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Agfa to Increase Inkjet Ink Production Capacity

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Agfa announces it will invest in the expansion of its inkjet ink production capacity with a new manufacturing plant dedicated to water-based inkjet inks.

The new production facility, located at Agfa’s headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium, will enable the company to serve its current customers, as well as be a supplier of aqueous inkjet inks for a range of applications.

Its first target is the growing market of printing on décor paper for the production of laminate floorings and furniture panels. The second target is the market of inkjet printing on packaging.

In combination with Agfa’s existing facilities, the new plant will form a production center, where R&D and quality control teams will be co-located. The company expects its facility capacity to cover expected growth rates of ink volumes for the next five to 10 years.

“The inkjet ink business is one of our growth pillars,” says Tom Cloots, director industrial inkjet. “The time has come for a new investment to keep up with growing market demands.”

For more information, visit www.agfa.com.

Alexandria Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines.

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