Xerox Expands Global Toner Production
| 28 May, 2015
Xerox will increase its emulsion aggregation (EA) toner capacity by 40 percent with the completion of a nearly $35 million expansion project at its Rochester, which its says will help keep pace with growing EA toner product demand.
The expansion has increased the plant size from 100,000 square-feet to 155,000 square-feet, and added about $26 million in EA toner manufacturing equipment. Xerox and local officials participated in the official opening today.
Unlike traditional toner, which is created by physically grinding composite polymeric materials to micron-sized particles, EA toner is chemically grown enabling the size, shape and structure of the particles to be precisely controlled.
“From the first xerographic image over 75 years ago, Xerox has been reengineering the way people work and expanding this toner plant represents an opportunity to meet the high demand for our innovative solution,” said Richard Schmachtenberg, senior vice president, Consumables Development and Manufacturing for Xerox.