Xaar, an inkjet printing technology group, signs a cooperation agreement to establish a ‘Joint Digital Printing Laboratory’ with the Beijing National Innovation Institute of Lightweight Ltd. (BNI).
Qiao Peixin, BNI general manager, Liu Feng, BNI deputy general manager, and Samuel Tam, Xaar’s general manager for Asia, attended the signing ceremony alongside other representatives from both sides. In addition, Xaar’s leadership team, comprising CEO John Mills, CFO Ian Tichias, general manager of the print head business unit Graham Tweedale, and sales director Chris Ellis, attended virtually.
Over the years, Xaar has developed a strong partnership with BNI in the field of 3D printing. This agreement furthers both sides’ commitment to digital printing, with Xaar providing BNI with technical support and advice.
The Joint Digital Printing Laboratory will develop new applications in digital inkjet such as printing glass and electronics, 3D printing, and automotive spray painting.
John Mills, Xaar’s CEO, says, “We are delighted to be partnering BNI in establishing our Joint Laboratory in Beijing. This important new facility will maximize our complementary advantages and strengthen our collaboration in the future development of digital inkjet technologies.”