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Archroma’s MD inaugurates Inkpresso at Ankaleshwar plant

18 January 2021: Digital textile printing is the fastest growing segment within textile printing. Increasingly, more printing mills are making the transition from conventional to digital printing. More than 20 billion linear meters of printed textiles are produced every year; currently, only around five percent of these are made using digital printing techniques. However, digital textile printing has an average growth of around 25% per year.

So, Archorma’s Ankaleshwar plant has installed the Inkpresso system for manufacture of digital ink for textiles. The Inkpresso unit was recently inaugurated by Anjani Prasad, Managing Director of Archroma India Nepal and Sri Lanka and Member of Global Leadership Team. As per his posting in social media, during his visit to the plant, he also interacted with his motivated staff who run safe and efficient operations for business in textiles, paper, home care products. Archorma has a plant at Roha in Maharashtra.

Anjani Prasad recently was the speaker at the recently concluded conference on Water Tech, organised jointly between Archroma and CII with the help of Ludhiana and Pali Jodhpur Process Association.

Headquartered in Reinach, Switzerland, Archroma is a global, diversified provider of dyes and specialty chemicals serving the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets. It operates a highly integrated, customer-focused platform that delivers specialized performance and color solutions in over 100 countries with 3,000 employees located in 35 countries and 26 production sites. Archroma is a member of the SK Capital Partners group.

Archroma’s heritage traces back to when Kern & Sandoz was established in 1886 in Basel to produce textile dyes. In 1995 Clariant was formed, as a spin-off from Sandoz, and in 1997 acquired the specialty chemicals business of Hoechst. SK Capital acquired the then Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties, and Emulsions businesses from Clariant Corporation in September 2013. The three divisions were combined into an integrated, market-focused, and collaborative company and renamed Archroma upon becoming an independent entity.

In July 2015 the Group acquired the global textile chemicals business of BASF, and between 2014 and 2018, we acquired M. Dohmen, an international group specializing in the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors. So, today, from fiber to finish, Archroma’s Brand & Performance Textile Specialties Business plays a key role throughout the entire textile supply chain, with special chemicals for pretreatment, dyeing, printing and finishing of textiles.

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