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Sun Chemical's new Hi-Tech Ink Plant to be Built in Moscow

Published on 2005-02-03. Author : SpecialChem

MOSCOW -- Sun Chemical, the global leader in printing inks, underscored its commitment to the principal growth markets in Eastern Europe by announcing its decision to build an advanced printing ink production facility in the vicinity of Moscow. The current plant in Moscow will be closed and the property disposed of.

The new Moscow production unit is the second major investment by Sun Chemical in Eastern Europe. The company recently opened another plant in Warsaw, Poland. According to Dr. Gerhard Jaschek, Group Managing Director Central and Eastern Europe for Sun Chemical, the planned Russian unit will incorporate the latest production technology and permit a considerably higher output of high-quality color inks for sheetfed, flexo and packaging gravure printing. It will also feature an advanced laboratory for research and development in the field of printing ink applications. The precise location of the new Russian plant will be determined shortly, once on-site evaluations have been completed.

The Russian facility will be home to Sun Chemical's entire Russian management and administrative work force, including an expanded sales and distribution team. It will also incorporate ink-mixing stations for selected customers. According to Andrey Ivanov, General Manager of Sun Chemical Moscow Printing Inks, this new setup will allow every customer to benefit from innovative and application-specific solutions backed by a high degree of professional service and technical support.

About Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical, the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments, is a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales of more than $3 billion, Sun Chemical has over 12,000 employees supporting customers around the world. The Sun Chemical Group of companies includes such well-known names as Coates Lorilleux, Gibbon, Hartmann, Kohl & Madden, Swale, Usher-Walker , Rycoline and US Ink.

Sun Chemical Corporation in the U.S. and Sun Chemical Limited in England are subsidiaries of Sun Chemical Group B.V., the Netherlands. Sun Chemical has headquarters in Fort Lee, New Jersey, U.S.A.; Watford, England; and Weesp, the Netherlands.

Source: Sun Chemical

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