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    Photo Film said it would buy Avecia, the British ink-dyes supplier, for
    £150m in February, to bolster its copier and printer division.

    Avecia, a private, Lancashire-based company, has a share of some 40 per cent in the ink-dye market.

    Fuji Photo snaps up ink maker
    Japanese camera giant
    Fuji Photo Film is to snap up Manchester-based ink dyes supplier Avecia
    Inkjet for $260m (£150m). The deal is part of the world’s second
    largest camera maker’s efforts to counter shrinking demand for its film
    products caused by people using digital cameras and printing photos at
    Fuji Photo is buying the business from Avecia Group which is
    owned by Cinven and Investcorp and will be left focused on
    biotechnology. The private equity firms funded a management buyout from
    Zeneca for £1.3billion in 1999 around the time of the merger with Astra
    to form the drugs giant.
     Fuji film canister
    Fuji’s acquisition is aimed at tapping into surging demand for home use ink-jet printers
    Inkjet employs 340 staff in Manchester, Scotland and in the US, making
    inks and ink dyes for printer manufacturers such as Canon and
    Fuji Photo said the acquisition was aimed at
    tapping into surging demand for home use ink-jet printers. It wants to
    boost Avecia Inkjet’s sales to Y30billion (£150m) by March 2010 from
    In 2002 Hewlett-Packard’s printer ink was found to be
    more expensive per millilitre than Dom Perignon champagne. But the
    recent entry of low-cost producer Dell to the printer market has put
    pressure on consumer prices.
    According to market analysts Dealogic,
    the value of cross-border deals in which Japanese companies bought
    foreign firms has more than doubled to $233billion this year. The move
    has been fuelled in part by the surging Nikkei-225 index, which climbed
    166.30 to 16107.67 yesterday – its highest close for more than five

    Bringing Inkjet Solutions to Life
    When Avecia Ink
    Jet Printing Materials was founded in 1985, inkjet printing was an
    industry in its infancy. Today it is one of the world’s fastest growing
    technology sectors – and Avecia remains at the forefront of innovation
    for ink and colorant development.
    Avecia Ink Jet Printing Materials
    holds a market leading position in the development and supply of
    desktop / home office colorants and inks.Inkjet technology is rapidly
    advancing beyond the home/office environment into a wide range of
    industrial markets, including commercial print, packaging, electronics
    and graphic arts. These applications have a highly diverse range of
    ink, substrate and image quality requirements which demand that ink
    developers have a wide range of technologies that can rapidly deliver

    Avecia Ink Jet Printing Materials offers a unique combination of critical mass and capabilities.
    Research and Process Technology – Centres of Excellence
    Ink Jet Printing Materials offers a comprehensive range of colorants
    which have been chemically engineered to meet technological
    requirements previously unattainable in the ink jet industry.
    At its
    Research Centre in Manchester, UK, Ink Jet Printing Materials brings
    together core competence in the fields of organic chemistry, resin /
    polymer chemistry and formulation science to provide novel solution
    Process development is undertaken at our sites in both
    the UK and USA. Speed of response, delivery and close customer
    collaboration are key aspects of this function and synergy with other
    Avecia businesses is exploited.
    The US site of Avecia Inc Ink Jet
    Printing Materials is based in the Wilmington Delaware area. The
    Process Technology Facility at the site is capable of carrying out
    development and scale up of ink base purification and inks manufacture
    to customer requirements. Flexibility, responsiveness and a commitment
    to quality are a proven track record of supplying customers over
    several years since the Facility opened in 1994.
    Combine these with
    our scale-up, manufacturing and processing facilities in Scotland,
    France and the United States … and that’s what makes us the world’s
    leading supplier.
    Product Offering

    We currently have
    aqueous based YMCK colorants which are utilised within the Desktop
    markets. The same products have found successful application in other
    areas such as the graphic arts and proofing sectors.
    Our first
    generation products were introduced to meet the needs of the evolving
    market. These same colorants are still in widespread use and our
    customers have developed innovative delivery methodologies to ensure
    the end users get what is wanted; and we have ensured the products meet
    the increasing demands of our customers.
    To meet the needs of the
    markets as they evolved during the early 1990s, we introduced our
    second generation range of higher performance sales products based on
    novel chromophore developments by Avecia.
    Our key product offering
    is a solution approach to develop customised products for specific
    applications. Through working closely with customers’ technical teams,
    we can bring a range of chemistry options to the application
    development team. Customers can focus on developing the application
    while we provide the chemistry.
    We understand the complex projects
    required to successfully combine inkjet head technology, machine
    engineering, media and ink technology to rapidly develop new inkjet
    printing products.

    ain Locations for Ink Jet Printing Materials
    Avecia Limited
    P.O. Box 42
    M9 8ZS
    Avecia KK
    4th Floor
    Osaka Green Building
    Osaka 541-0041
    Avecia Inc
    1403 Foulk Road
    Suite 200 – 2nd Floor
    Wilmington DE 19803
    Steve Johnson
    tel: + 44 (0)161 721 2614
    fax: + 44 (0)161 721 5810    
    Shuji Yokote
    tel: + 81 66202 5651
    fax: + 81 66229 0335 
    Nora Dever
    tel: + 1 800 552 1609
    fax: + 1 302 477 8025
    Kyle van Riper
    tel: + 1 302 477 8026
    fax: + 1 302 477 8025