Fujifilm Sericol India, based in Pune, participated in Screentex India, which took place for the first time in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Fujifilm Sericol India, being an integral part of Fujifilm Ink Speciality Group, offers dry offset inks for printing on plastic containers and sheetfed offset inks for printing on all kinds of plastic substrates. It provides inks for verticals such as textiles, sports shoes, bags, helmets, and decals. The company asserts that the inks used in all the speedometers manufactured in the country are made by Fujifilm.
The Fujifilm conglomerate, active in print, healthcare, and cosmetic segments, bought UK-based Sericol in 2005. Fujifilm Sericol is an ink manufacturer for several types of ink technologies, such as inkjet, screen printing, and UV label presses.
At Screentex, Lasantha Peiris, director commercial at Fujifilm Sericol India, explained that its inks are used for screen, flexo, offset, and digital printing. The company is committed to providing sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions and uses biodegradable inks that are tested by its in-house R&D team in various applications.
Speaking about the pandemic situation for Fujifilm, Peiris said, “Though our business was low, we ensured that our team was safe. We were managing our customers on calls by working remotely for the few months of the lockdown, and we took care of each member of our team.”
Reflecting on the exhibition, he said, “We are participating in such an exhibition after a gap of around three years, and Screentex India, although small, has the main players here. Kind of a let-out after the pandemic event, we’re getting customers from all over India. It’s a good time to meet our customers, and in this show, we’re talking about our 21 new environment-friendly products.”