DIC build new liquid inks blending facility in Indonesia

DIC to build new liquid inks blending facility in Indonesia

7:31 AM, 30th December 2015
DIC to build new liquid inks blending facility in Indonesia

TOKYO, JAPAN: DIC Corporation said that its Jakarta-based wholly owned subsidiary PT DIC Graphics will build a new blending facility for liquid inks for food and beverage packaging in Surabaya, Indonesia. It will also shift operations from its existing plant, located on the outskirts of Surabaya, as it has become small due to increase in production volume.

The new facility, investment in which is estimated at around JPY 600 million, is scheduled to begin operating in May 2016, will approximately double the company’s production capacity.

As a key production base for printing inks, PT DIC Graphics has a main production facility in Jakarta, which manufactures inks from raw materials, and its blending facility in Surabaya, which transforms these inks into commercial products.

In recent years, a rising standard of living and other factors have driven up demand for packaging materials in Indonesia. According to DIC estimates, demand for liquid inks for packaging, approximately 80,000 tonne in 2015, is likely to surpass 120,000 tonne in 2024.

The new facility and its main facility will give PT DIC Graphics a two-pronged production configuration that will position it to respond to demand growth and will also ensure a level of safety and productivity worthy of the trust of global brand owners and other customers.

Under its current medium-term management plan, DIC105, the DIC Group is working to reinforce the earnings foundation of its printing inks by shifting its focus from inks for publishing to those for packaging applications and by reinforcing its production configuration in Asia. The group will continue promoting efforts to strengthen its capabilities in the area of printing inks for packaging with the aim of increasing its global market share to 30 percent, from 25 percent at present, by 2020, it said.

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