Toyo Ink’s two new products at Printpack India

Sustainable ink solutions for print

Toyo Ink
Toyo Ink stand at 15th Printpack India. Photo IPP

For Toyo Ink, the main theme at the 15th Printpack India was sustainable print. The company showcased several products, starting from low migration inks to cobalt- and mineral-free inks, barrier coatings, UV inks and coatings, liquid inks, solvent-free lamination, and pressure-sensitive adhesives. It also launched two new products.

In the previous Printpack that took place in 2019, Toyo launched its made-in-India UV ink product basket, which was a huge success. This year it launched its water-based flexo and UV flexo inks that are also manufactured in its Indian plants. The initial feedback for these inks from customer tests have been very positive, says Toyo Inks India.

The company also highlighted its eco-friendly products such as water-based inks, and biomass products along with a range of coatings. The Toyo Ink Group’s Sustainability Vision TSV2050/2030, introduced this year, has set forth an ambitious target to make the company’s production operations carbon neutral by 2050, and the new product launches are aligned with that trajectory. Toyo Ink India was established in 2006 and has two manufacturing plants in the country, at Greater Noida and at Bharuch in Gujarat.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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