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Xennia pioneers use of composite materials in inkjet systems

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Xennia, the world's leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, is demonstrating the concept of using advanced composite materials in the latest design of inkjet printing systems on its stand at IPEX.

"We are using IPEX to show the promise of composite materials for the design and manufacture of inkjet printing systems," said Dr Alan Hudd, Xennia's Managing Director, "the use of composites as structural elements of our inkjet modules will lead to large benefits to our customers in the future.  Our composite module concept will lead to much lower build and operating costs for inkjet systems: the lighter modules enable lower cost motion components to be used and lead to a significant reduction in energy consumption. This initiative is an important part of our strategy of introducing technology to help industry transform their inkjet ideas into production reality, increasing productivity, efficiency and reliability, while lowering costs and environmental impact."

"Composite materials promise significant performance improvements for inkjet printing systems," commented Dr James Fox, Xennia's Chief Technologist. "We are working with a subsidiary of our parent company, TenCate Advanced Composites (a world leading composite materials supplier for high end aerospace and satellite applications) to introduce Formula 1 technology with the same discipline of structural strength combined with lightness that is the motorsport mantra. Application of this technology to inkjet printing systems promises similar benefits, with structural rigidity, mechanical stability over a wide temperature range and lightness. This leads to much enhanced printing performance, with improved printing accuracy and consistency from a higher degree of droplet control, combined with reduced energy consumption."

Xennia's stand at IPEX includes a concept display of its XenJet inkjet modules including the use of advanced composite materials as structural elements, introducing much improved stiffness and reduced weight into pivotal components of the printing system.

Xennia's products are displayed at its stand at IPEX, located at Hall 9, Stand D300.