The demand for masterbatch, an essential material for adding color and function to plastics found in packaging, containers and automotive interiors and exteriors, has been on the rise in keeping with Mexico’s growing manufacturing sector. The Toyo Ink Group considers Guadalajara the ideal location from which it can meet the growing demand for masterbatch in the surrounding areas and throughout the Bajio region.
“This expansion demonstrates our commitment to the region and the plastic colorants sector,” stated John Easley, the president of Toyo Ink Mexico and former production manager of LioChem’s plastic colorants division. “Backed by a global supply chain and support network, and our unique technological know-how, the new plant will give us the additional capacity and capability to service and supply our customers throughout the Americas with greater speed and flexibility.”
Once completed, the plant located in the state of Jalisco, will be Toyo Ink Group’s second plastic colorant manufacturing base in North America – thirteenth overall spanning 11 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia, including Japan and India. The new plant will house state-of-the-art processing lines, a color matching and applications development center, warehouse and administrative offices. The plant will manufacture the LioplaxTM series of high-performance plastic colorants for blow, extrusion and high-speed injection moulding applications.
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