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Solenis to Expand Production for Next-Generation Color Developer for Thermal Paper

June 9, 2020


Solenis is expanding production at its facility in India to manufacture Pergafast™ 425 next-generation color developer for the thermal paper market.

WILMINGTON,Del. (USA) —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 as compared to the company's well-known Pergafast™ 201 color developer.

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.

"With this new expansion, we intend to support our customers in their journey towards more sustainable products," said Christophe Zebst, director, Product Management. "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 solution for future thermal market requirements."

"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," said John Naughton, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain and Operations. "This expansion is in line with market demand for our thermal paper brands."

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About Solenis

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, packaging paper and board, tissue and towel, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids and functional additives, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 41 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,000 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. Solenis is a 2021 US Best Managed Company.

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