Solenis is expanding production at its Ankleshwar facility in India to manufacture its next-generation Pergafast 425 color developer for the thermal paper market.
Part of Solenis’ imaging product line, the patented Pergafast 425 provides additional performance capabilities compared to the Pergafast 201 color developer.
Christophe Zebst, director, product management, Solenis, said: ‘With this new expansion, we intend to support our customers in their journey towards more sustainable products. With Pergafast 201, we were able to support customers when the ban on BPA (bisphenol A) was enforced in Europe. With Pergafast 425, we are positioned to offer additional benefits to our customers while giving them access to an improved product for future thermal market requirements.’
John Naughton, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain and Operations, added: ‘Solenis is committed to the global thermal paper industry and we are pleased to invest in a new production line in Ankleshwar to produce this novel product, Pergafast 425, while continuing to produce Pergafast 201. This expansion is in line with market demand for our thermal paper brands.’
Color developers are used in the formulation of the coating layer in thermal papers. They play a key role in developing the image on the paper when exposed to heat in the thermal printing process. Thermal paper is used in various applications, such as supermarket receipts and packaging labels.