On May 26, Xerox
opened an extension of its emulsion aggregation toner production plant in Rochester NY (USA). This project, costing nearly $ 35 million (€ 31 million) is intended to increase production capacity of this type of toner by 40% to support the increasing needs for this "raw material" of digital printing.
According to InfoTrends digital production "toner" color pages will grow annually by 6.2% up to 2018. It is a fact that on average a certain volume of color pages will consume more toner than the same number of monochrome pages, since color documents tend to be of a different nature and include photos and colored areas - thus using more toner.
This expansion has meant the plant has increased in size by about a half to 14,400 m², 155,000 square feet; the equipment to manufacture the toner has cost some $ 26 million (approximately EUR 23.7 million).