XEROX TO SPEND ANOTHER $25M TO EXPAND NEW YORK TONER PLANT Xerox Corp. said Tuesday that it will invest $25 million over the next year to expand an upstate New York manufacturing plant to meet growing demand for its chemically grown toner.Xerox says the benefit of emulsion aggregation, or EA, toner is that its consistency is smoother than other toners, which are made from pulverized plastic. Having more evenly sized particles in the toner is designed to yield finer image quality. Xerox also says printers using EA toner use less toner per page and take less time to warm up.
Xerox plans to finish construction on its Webster, N.Y. plant by the end of 2011, at which point it will have increased its EA toner manufacturing capacity by 50 percent. The expansion will add 10 engineers and union technicians, bringing the total number of employees working at the plant to 85.The current plant produces EA toner for use in Xerox products around the globe.