Xaar has signed a cooperation agreement to establish a ‘Joint Digital Printing Laboratory’ with the Beijing National Innovation Institute of Lightweight (BNI). It will develop new applications in digital inkjet such as printing glass, electronics, 3D and automotive spray painting.
Over the years, Xaar has developed a strong partnership with BNI in the field of 3D printing. The latest move cements the two sides’ commitment towards ever closer cooperation in digital printing, with Xaar providing BNI with technical support and advice.
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.