Toyo Ink Realigns U.S. Printing Ink Business

“Toyo Ink is fully committed to ensuring our customers in North and South America a steady supply of consistently high quality products and reliable service well into the future,” said John Copeland, division president of the new printing inks unit at Toyo Ink America. He added, “The new organization will allow us to benefit from greater cross-division coordination of production functions and optimization of product and information flow.”

The newly formed printing ink division of Toyo Ink America will focus on the sales, development and production of print materials and solutions for the commercial printing, flexible packaging, paper packaging and label printing markets. The production and R&D arm of Toyo Ink America will be directed by Yasuo Koga as manufacturing director. Koji Ueno will oversee the company’s chemical division, which includes the adhesives and functional polymers business, as division director.

Toyo Ink Mfg. America, LLC, based in Teaneck, New Jersey will retain its function as an import company for organic pigments and specialty materials and chemicals.

The Toyo Ink Group, a longtime leader in printing and packaging innovation throughout Asia, is looking to bolster its position in the US inks sector, a strategy in line with the Group’s expansion plans, both regionally and globally.

About Toyo Ink International Corp.

Headquartered in New York, Toyo Ink International Corp. is the holding company for the North and South American operations of parent Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. of Japan www.toyoink.co.jp. Toyo Ink is a leading provider of high-performance printing inks, organic pigments, specialty performance products (i.e. polymers for adhesives, coatings, inkjet and pigment dispersions), packaging inks and related products for markets in the Americas. For more info on Toyo Ink’s business operations in the Americas, see www.toyoink.com.

Source: Company press release.

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