02 June 2021
Xaar, the leading inkjet printing technology group, has signed a cooperation agreement to establish a ‘Joint Digital Printing Laboratory’ with the Beijing National Innovation Institute of Lightweight Ltd. (BNI).
The signing ceremony was attended by Qiao Peixin, BNI general manager, Liu Feng, BNI deputy general manager, and Samuel Tam, Xaar’s General Manager for Asia, alongside other representatives from both sides. In addition, the event was attended online by Xaar’s leadership team, comprising CEO John Mills, CFO Ian Tichias, General Manager of the printhead business unit Graham Tweedale, and Sales Director Chris Ellis.
Over the years, Xaar has developed a strong partnership with BNI in the field of 3D printing. This ceremony cements the two sides’ commitment towards ever closer and richer cooperation in digital printing, with Xaar providing BNI with technical support and advice.
Built on the innovative technologies from both parties as well as their expertise in inkjet printing, the Joint Laboratory will develop new applications in digital inkjet such as printing glass, electronics, 3D and automotive spray painting.
John Mills, Xaar’s CEO said: “We are delighted to be partnering BNI in establishing our Joint Laboratory in Beijing. This important new facility will maximise our complementary advantages and strengthen our collaboration in the future development of digital inkjet technologies.”