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Clariant at Asia Coat + Ink Show’15: Unveiled Two Pigment Dispersions for Indian Printing Industry

Published on 2015-04-03. Author : SpecialChem

Clariant one of the leaders in Specialty Chemicals, announced the launch of two new pigment dispersions for the Indian printing industry, at the Asia Coat + Ink Show 2015. With the launch of Permajet IN-C and Flexonyl WF, Clariant will actively demonstrate its commitment to creating value for its customers. These pigment dispersions are launched to address the needs of the non-impact printing and packaging industries, respectively.

Dr. Deepak Parikh, Region President – India, Middle East and Africa, Clariant, was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the Asia Coat + Ink Show 2015.

Dr. Parikh said, "We are excited to offer long-term solutions that cater to the unmet needs of the printing and packaging industries in India. We look forward to a deeper partnership with our customers to help generate significant revenues for their operations. Our commitment to sustainability and innovation is a true differentiator for us to stay ahead in the competitive and dynamic global market scenario. We are accelerating change and will continue to deliver on our hypergrowth strategy in 2015, fulfilling our commitments to all our stakeholders, as India's attractive market stays at the core of Clariant's global focus."

Mr. Sambit Roy, Regional Director – Marketing and Sales (Pigments), Clariant in India, added, "The features of our newly launched pigment dispersions are innovated in line with the demands put forward by brand owners. These products fully support the recent trend of intelligent packaging that brands are adopting, thus offering more information, in a vibrant manner to consumers via packaging and labeling. Additionally, brands are also concentrating more on vibrant outdoor campaigns. Clariant’s pigment dispersions enable brands to achieve deeper consumer engagement by way of efficient processing. Clariant in India is fully geared up to stay ahead in the market with its range of superior pigment dispersion, tailor made to suit the needs of brand owners."

Dr. Uwe Dahlmann, Head – India, MEA and SEAP, BU Pigments, Clariant International, said, "Clariant's Pigments Business Unit has repositioned itself toward a more innovation-driven business. A clear focus on attractive markets and customers forms a key element of Clariant's five-pillar growth strategy. The launch of these products will support our evolution in the domestic Indian market where we continue to see double digit figures."

In focus at Asia Coat + Ink Show 2015:
Permajet IN-C are pigmented chips for inkjet industry for use in non-impact printing (NIP) applications. These solvent-based pigment dispersions have uses in wide format outdoor and indoor graphics. These solid nano-dispersed pigment preparations are based on high performance pigments and vinyl binders. It has very narrow particle size distribution, excellent jettability and very low viscosity. Moreover, it offers dust free and convenient handling; and has high color strength, high transparency and brilliancy. It is also equipped with features like excellent light fastness and good filterability. "According to current market trends, the NIP share of printing market continues to grow. Gradually dyes, that are in use at present, will be replaced by pigments completely," added Mr. Roy. This range of pigment dispersion has long term ink stability performance.

Flexonyl WF pigment dispersions are launched for water based flexographic inks applications, for the packaging industry. It is available in free flow paste form. This range is convenient to use as it provides a dust free environment and no grinding of pigments is required. These pigment dispersions are sustainable, free of heavy metals and banned primary aromatic amines. This dispersion mixes readily into aqueous media to form stable products. It is compatible with all aqueous binders being used in flexographic inks.

Clariant India has local pigment production activities at Roha (Maharashtra) and Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu) sites in India.

About Clariant
Clariant is one of the leading specialty chemicals companies, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2014 the company employed a total workforce of 17,003. In the financial year 2014, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.116 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.

Source: Clariant 

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