Xeikon ends Trillium Liquid Toner initiatives

Xeikon has announced that it’s terminated its Trillium Liquid Toner Development Project. The technology, first demonstrated at drupa 2016 in the Trillium One Press, has encountered several challenges in bringing it to market as a commercial product, said the OEM. As a result, the decision was made “to re-focus resources and efforts where the company can add the most value and leverage its strengths in delivering exceptional customer solutions.”

Benoit Chatelard.
Benoit Chatelard.

“We continuously review our portfolio and we’re confident the segments we operate can be well served with our current dry toner technology, and the newly launched Panther UV inkjet technology,” said Benoit Chatelard, President and CEO of Digital Solutions at parent company Flint Group. “With our dry toner technology, we’ll continue our focus on both the packaging and document businesses, as well as specialty segments where we bring significant value – including security printing and wall décor.

Chatelard pointed out that Xeikon has positioned itself as a ‘technology-agnostic’ provider, advising customers as to the most appropriate technology for their needs. “Changing market dynamics, but mainly ongoing technical issues in developing the liquid toner technology, including press uptime issues, encouraged us to make this difficult decision, and to communicate it to the marketplace in the straightforward, no-nonsense approach we’ve always taken,” Chatelard added. “Our core vision remains supporting high-volume, high-quality, high-value business for our customers in the graphic arts and security printing markets.”

 

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.