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MacDermid Celebrates Addition of New Production Line

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Doubles Manufacturing Capacity

Morristown, Tennessee, USA – MacDermid Printing Solutions officially opened its new photopolymer plate production line in Morristown, Tennessee recently. Timothy Gotsick, Ph.D., company vice president and general manager, was joined by MacDermid, Inc.’s group president, Scot Benson, and parent company Platform Specialty Products’ CEO Dan Leever in opening the new line, and officially celebrating MacDermid’s expansion.
With the addition of this new line, MacDermid almost doubles its current production capacity. “Package printing is the fastest growing segment within the overall printing industry.  And by bringing new technology to the package printing industry, MacDermid has achieved tremendous sales growth in the past several years. The next logical step for us was to expand our manufacturing capacity. We are excited to show our continued commitment to the package printing industry with this new investment”, said Gotsick.

The new 100-foot fully enclosed photopolymer plate production line, the first new line of its kind to be built in over a decade, features state-of-the-art technology including a twin-screw extruder, tank farm, calender, inspection system, laser marking machines, and UV lighting/treatment; all integrated within a single control system. Additionally, new energy efficient features within the line will help to reduce MacDermid’s per unit greenhouse gas emissions.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony there was a tremendous amount of excitement about the future of the Morristown plant. “We have very ambitious goals. We can always get better, and we intend to do so. We are committed to making the most of this investment.” Gotsick said.


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