Fujifilm's takeover of Avecia's business in inkjet inks at the end of last year demonstrates how rapidly the structure of key parts of the digital printing sector is moving towards a vertically integrated structure.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor02.06.06
Fujifilm’s takeover of Avecia’s business in inkjet inks at the end of last year demonstrates how rapidly the structure of key parts of the digital printing sector is moving towards a vertically integrated structure.
The Japanese company made its first major move into printing inks a year ago when it acquired Sericol, one of the biggest global producers of screen printing inks. The UK company is also a manufacturer of inkjet inks and a distributor of inkjet printing presses.
Now with its purchase of Avecia’s inkjet operation as well as an electrophotographic activity, both also located in the UK, Fujifilm is acquiring the world’s leading producer of dye-based inkjet inks.
The takeover brings Avecia into a worldwide operation which has been diversifying away from traditional celluloid film photography into the manufacture of hardware, printing equipment and accessories for digital imaging.
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