The Perfect Matt PM inks are widely used for outdoor signage, POP display, decal, automotive dial, graphic overlay (e.g., membrane switches) & vacuum forming. The Perfect Matt PM Ink System includes 12 standard line colours, an extender base and a set of trichromatic (halftone) colours.
These inks have exceptional weathering resistance
when overprinted with Polyplast PY433 EL Overprint Varnish which could increase
it’s outdoor life by five years and
above. The Perfect Matt PM is one of the
most popular product which is highly popular among
Sericol India organized a one day in-house first aid training session on 7th October 2017. The training was carried out by a team of Doctors
from Life Line Institute of First Aid & Emergency Medicine, a Directorate
of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH)
recognized institute. The objective of the training was to promote a
healthy and a safe work environment and
to familiarize employees with various
first aid safety procedures and practices. The one day practical and class room training
covered how to correctly undertake first aid while dealing with potentially
dangerous situations like unconsciousness,
falling from height, burns, injuries, fractures and snake bite. The training
also explained how to perform CPR and ways to examine a serious casualty.
Director, Mr. M.P. Raghav Rao believes that providing first aid training to the employees is a way to celebrate and strengthen the
company’s ongoing commitment to safety . Speaking on this occasion, he said “At
Fujifilm Sericol, safety has been adopted as a core value rather than a simple
priority and that is why we have managed a great work place safety record over
the years. Preventing incidents of occupational ill health and injuries are of
paramount importance to us and it is our core integrated management system
Mr. Chandrakant Deshmukh, Manager-HR, Fujifilm Sericol
India said “We are committed to
ensure zero harm to our employees and it is our standard procedure to give them in- house first aid and fire
fighting training every year. This is for the first time we have invited
Doctor’s from DISH Institute to provide live demonstration of various first
Adam Batting, Technical Manager, FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems Ltd. shared his views on UV Screen printing segment and upcoming launch of Fujifilm Sericol’s new Smart UV ink technology at SPI2016 /ASGA India 2016
always been an exciting market for Screen Printing business. In the last
decade, where Screen printing was predominantly carried out by manual printing
processes, Indian Screen printers have come a long way since then. Now there is
an abundance of semi-automatic and automatic Screen printing machines and
Screen printers have their own Screen making setup. There are better Screens
and Squeegees available in the market and recent introduction of UV Screen ink
technology is proving to be a quantum leap forward for Indian Screen printing
my stint in India, I had the
opportunity to visit many customers in Pune, Mumbai, Coimbatore and Tirupur and I could see a
visible shift towards quality and a wide ink portfolio offering to clients. But there were apprehensions as
well. Indian Screen printers often asked me if inkjet printing is an upcoming
threat to the dominance of Screen printing in Indian market.
have seen just recently that digital printing has emerged as a new technology
for textile printing applications. Digital
textile printing is a growing market and will continue to grow as a viable
option for textile Screen printing. It
is no secret that the future of screen printing is moving toward digitalization
with greater speed and having followed Indian Screen printing market closely, I
can say that inkjet printing is gaining good ground in India but I feel versatility
that Screen printing offers, makes it very difficult to replace.
printing is a fantastic technology that is used by many industries with so many
old, new and yet to be discovered applications. It can be used to print on a wide variety of
substrates, including paper, paperboard, plastics, glass, metals, fabrics, and
many other materials. For many years in India, Screen printing has been a
reliable and cost-effective technology for Graphic printing applications but
now it has expanded into various other industrial segments like Membrane
switches, Vehicle graphics, Autodials, Packaging, Garment and non Garment. The
market is expected to grow further as new technologies like UV Screen printing
evolve further for printing applications.
UV Screen printing has been growing strongly in Europe and
in recent years, India
has also shown rapid transition in this field. I believe, there is a strong
growth opportunity in Indian market for UV curing products. Instant curing
properties of UV curing ink have made Screen
printing operations competitive with other printing technologies. UV curing
technology is turning out to be a massive success in India where production speed is a
critical criteria. These inks can make a
big difference to the speed and efficiency of conventional print operations.
When printing multicolor jobs, the second color can be printed almost
immediately. Some new high-production presses can print several colors at once
by passing prints through intermediate UV curing stages. Prints can be handled
and packed for shipping the minute they emerge from the curing unit. No waiting
around for prints to dry, no storage racks to hold drying substrate, and no
bulky heat-drying equipment, UV curing inks can make a big difference to the
speed and efficiency of conventional print operations.
Apart from that, when we compare the advantages of
UV-curable inks, they are indeed more environmentally friendly than
conventional solvent based Screen printing inks. A Screen printing operation
that converts to UV inks can reduce its air-borne emissions dramatically.
Another big advantage of UV inks is that they don’t dry in
the screen. Air-dry inks continue to increase in viscosity as you use them
because the solvents in them continue to evaporate. UV inks do not increase in
viscosity. The result is you don’t have to shut down in the middle of a
production run to clean your screen
Our team at Fujifilm Sericol India has been constantly helping
many Screen printers keeping up with new technologies like UV screen printing.
For many years, our state of the art colour matching lab and R& D center has
been a driving force behind reliable and efficient Screen printing ink delivery
for various segments.
I must also add that our Indian customers have also played a
vital role in our technological innovation. New customer requirements and
feedbacks have constantly driven us to deliver competitive technologies because
of which we are now launching next generation of UV curing ink in Indian market.
The patented Smart UV ink, which we launched in Screen Print India expo 2016,
comes with high gloss and longer outdoor life apart from all the other benefits
of UV inks. We hope to set a
new benchmark in UV screen printing segment with this new addition.
I have a positive outlook for India and I
firmly believe Screen printing will co-exist with other print technologies in
the near future. Technologies will improve which will provide a seamless
process improvements for vast Indian Screen printing segments.
Fujifilm Sericol India Pvt.
Ltd., a subsidiary of Fujifilm Sericol International Ltd. and a leader in the field of printing ink
technology, inaugurated today their
new Research and Development centre, a
state-of-the-art technology hub designed to develop latest technologies
and innovative solutions for Screen,
Digital, Offset and Narrow Web printing ink segments. The new R&D hub
includes Digital Graphic Ink
R&D Centre, Digital Textile Ink R&D Centre and Colour
Match Development Centre. The
R&D hub was officially inaugurated by Mr.
Rob Fassam, Chairman, Fujifilm Sericol India.
“ We have achieved another
milestone with the launch of our new and
upgraded Research & Development Centre which is packed with latest equipments and
technologies. It is a clear testament of
our commitment to support customers around the globe with innovative and high
quality printing ink solutions” said Mr. M.P. Raghav Rao, Managing
Director, Fujifilm Sericol India.
Mr. Rao continued “We believe in
greater investment on R&D and this will enable us to incorporate and
develop new products and solutions in the shortest possible time. This will
also enable us to sustain our growth momentum in the domestic and overseas
Sericol India won the Safety slogan
award at Inter Industrial Safety Competition, organized by Deccan Chamber of
Commerce Industries and Agriculture, Pune. The company also received first
runners-up award for Safety poem. The awards were handed over by Mr. Vilas
Ghogre, Dy. Director of Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health to Mr.
Rahul Pawar from Fujifilm Sericol India. DCCIA
on this occasion, Mr. M.P. Raghav Rao, Managing Director, Fujifilm Sericol India
said “ We are very excided to receive
these awards. This is a testament to our commitment to safety and well being of
our employees. This is an important recognition for all of our efforts to safety and it will surely motivate
us to maintain a injury free work environment. ”
The All India Printing Ink
Manufacturers Association (AIPIMA) conducted
a one day seminar titled ‘Sustainability in a Constantly Challenging
Business Environment” on 9th February 2018 at Parc Estique Hotel,
Pune. The Seminar was hosted by Fujifilm Sericol India Pvt. Ltd. in association
with Thermofisher Scientific India Pvt
Shri Prabhuji Vamanadeva Das from ISCON, Pune, graced the occasion by delivering an inaugural speech on “Joy of
Alka Verma, Advocate and Patent Attorney
at R.K. Dewan & Co., gave an
insightful presentation on “ Importance of Patents & Trademarks” . She briefed the gathering by sharing global statistical data,
registration process and current trends
on various Patents and also shared some case studies.
Atul Gandhi, Managing Director, Macart , discussed about latest digital
printing technologies like UV printing, Digital Textile printing, corrugated
box printing and Industrial Label
printing in his presentation titled
“Trends in Digital Technologies”.
by Mr. Atul Gandhi’s presentation, Dr,. Gokulakrishnan Srinivasan , General
Manager, Thermo Fischer Scientific discussed different ways to differentiate
non identical polymers in his presentation titled “Spectroscopy analysis on
Polymers & Inks”. He described the
applications and benefits of using instruments like FTIR spectroscopy, TGA-IR,
DSC and UV Spectrophotometer in Polymer Characterization.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. M.P. Raghav Rao, Managing Director, Fujifilm
said, “ It was an excellent technical
seminar that featured speakers from different part of the business which addressed
latest trending printing technologies , patents and material characterization.
It was also a privilege to have Prabhuji Vamanadeva Das at the seminar ”
–Fujifilm Sericol India, a leading manufacturer of high quality Screen, Wide Format, Narrow Web and Sheet-Fed Offset ink, has been recognized as one of the top companies in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise sector (MSMEs) at AIPIMA Award Night, organized by All India Printing Ink Manufacturer’s Association. The Excellence Award in MSME sector was received by Mr. M.P. Raghav Rao, Managing Director, Fujifilm Sericol India.
is a great honor to receive this award”, said Mr. Rao “ This is an
acknowledgment of all the talented and committed people at Fujifilm Sericol and
many dedicated and discerning clients whom
I have been fortunate enough to work with over the past few years. This award is a testament to Fujifilm
Sericol’s incredible growth and our strong focus on innovation and technology.’’
Fujifilm Sericol India participated in Pune Vidhyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering and Technology’s annual Print Era 2016 event as Sponsors and displayed a lot of products, printed with Sericol inks, which invited a lot of attention from students. We interacted with some students to know what they felt about the print samples
Fujifilm Sericol has launched Sericol JJ UV LED inks in India at Labelexpo 2018.
Speaking on this occasion, Rajesh Gandhi, General Manager, Fujifilm Sericol said, “ Fujifilm has been testing Sericol JJ ink with Illumina UV lamp and found exciting results. With Sericol JJ ink system, printers can now achieve speeds of 150 to 170 m/min, much quicker set-up time increased productivity and less wastage on the printing process. This will certainly prove to be a revolutionary product in the UV LED printing segment.’
He further added “ Fujifilm Sericol has tied up with UV lamp manufacturer Illumina. Their UV lamps can be retrofitted on an existing press which can save 80 percent machine power consumption as against the conventional UV. These lamps also offer 40 percent more power savings as compared to the UV lamps of our competitors’
When asked about Flenex FW water wash plates he said “ Fujifilm Sericol India has now taken full responsibility to promote Flenex FW water wash plates in Indian market. These plates are performing exceptionally well globally as they can be processed in less than 40 minutes as compared to the existing solvent digital plates which take up to 3 hours to process.’
Of Labelexpo India, Gandhi said, ‘We see more footfall this time and it is a better show. Printers who have installed new machines have visited the show to see new technology. We are pleased with the response received on the show floor.’