United States

FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants

A world leader in developing and supplying high performance aqueous inkjet inks, pigments and dyes, FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants, Inc. has the largest global aqueous inkjet capacity and customer-focused formulation and engineering teams to produce bespoke digital inks compatible with leading printhead technologies.

Our company was formed in February 2006, following the acquisition of Avecia’s Electronic Materials business by Fujifilm. With a global reputation and market leading position based on:

  • a rich heritage in color and polymer chemistry (ICI, Zeneca & Avecia)
  • an enviable track record of product innovation spanning two decades
  • a broad range of high performance products
  • unique proprietary technology
  • extensive development & manufacturing capabilities
  • a dedication to achieving the highest standards of customer service
  • comprehensive regulatory support

The business began in the 1980s, when inkjet printing was in its infancy and color technology was rapidly expanding into new and diverse areas. Today, technological developments continue to enable the rapid expansion of inkjet printing technology into many new applications areas.

We offer a diverse range of products custom designed for inkjet printing, laser printing and photocopying, high security markings and other specialty applications. We offer an unparalleled mix of critical mass, R&D expertise, unique proprietary technology and advanced manufacturing capabilities to support the needs of our customers across diverse and expanding market sectors.

We have built our business on Core Technologies that help produce the innovative, high performance aqueous inkjet inks and colorants that are enabling new possibilities in digital inkjet print as well as a range of specialty applications.

We have advanced chemical and physical processing technology and state-of-the-art physical and analytical science laboratories that can be adapted to many other sectors. Our development team is highly skilled in process scale-up from gram to multi-ton. This is supplemented by years of successful, complex technology transfer experience.

Specialist teams of chemists, engineers and analysts possess an in-depth knowledge across a broad spectrum of chemistries, and work strategically with our customers to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions for industrial-scale chemical processing and manufacture.

Core Technologies:

  1. Aqueous Inkjet Ink Formulation and Manufacturing – Focus on high performance OEM inks containing proprietary materials technology for new applications
  2. Aqueous Pigment Dispersion Technology – Proprietary dispersion technology allows dispersions to be used reliably in complex inks for new applications
  3. Dye Design, Synthesis and Production – Complex, very high purity dye design and production for inkjet applications

Our Approach

At FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants, innovation and technological development combined with custom-designed, quality production comprise the foundation of our business. Providing in-depth knowledge across a broad spectrum of chemistries enables us to adopt a practical, commercial and collaborative approach to the application of our processing technologies. This is demonstrated by the successful strategic partnerships with market-leading customers we have developed over many years.

With more than twenty-five years of recognized innovation in colorant development, the new product development teams are vastly experienced in bringing new products to market and delivering the innovative breakthroughs that are enabling new possibilities in digital printing.

Our Research Centers in New Castle, Delaware in the U.S. and Grangemouth in Scotland, bring together highly experienced teams of scientists with core competencies in the fields of organic chemistry, resin/polymer chemistry and application science.

Excellent teamwork between the technical and commercial groups – and close collaboration with customers – drives the leading edge product development required for this fast changing and expanding market.

The process development teams in the U.S. and UK also work in close collaboration to provide the flexibility, speed of response and high quality manufacturing standards that are key to satisfying rapidly developing industry needs.

In addition, with access to world leading product testing laboratories a highly experienced team of in-house regulatory specialists provide fully integrated, quality assured support for world-wide product registration. Our global facilities operate to world class safety, health and environmental standards - a feature that has been recognized with industry safety awards in the U.S. and UK.