The competitiveness of a chemical manufacturing company is determined by how well it manufactures products designed
with the company's own formulation technology and how to efficiently produce them on an efficient production line.
Kwang Myung Ink has a creative production solution that distinguishes itself from other inks in the world.
The success stories of 50 years of Kwang Myung Ink start with differentiated production facilities and production methods.
Kwang Myung ink itself produces 'hard resin' which is the key raw material of ink manufacture.
Hard resins are a key source of raw material that determines more than 80 percent of ink properties.
Nevertheless, many of the world's largest ink manufacturers are purchasing hard resins from outside. Companies who have their own hard resin formulations and production technologies are extremely limited.
Kwang Myung Ink uses its own hard resin formulating technology to control the ink quality from A to Z, and the production cost is greatly reduced through the production of hard resin, thus providing more benefits to customers.
'Cascade' means 'waterfall' in English and 'cascade method' is one of the original and differentiated ink production methods of Kwang Myung Ink.
Unlike the horizontal movement of most ink manufacturers' production processes, the production process of Kwang Myung ink is designed as a vertical drop method as if it leads from a large waterfall to a small waterfall.
The gravity-based cascade process minimizes electricity usage in the production process, simplifies lead-times between processes, and ensures ‘Consistent Quality’ by minimizing batch deviations in subsequent processes.
Kwang Myung Ink boasts the largest production volume in a single ink plant not only in Asia but worldwide.
Kwang Myung Ink Busan Noksan Plant produces 25,000 tons of ink per year and has a production capacity of 35,000 tons per year.
This overwhelming mass production capability is another factor that revolutionizes product cost. Each process is integrated and controlled by advanced automation facilities, and some key processes have the best efficiency to operate automatically 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Conventional ink manufacturing methods have inevitably required the discharge of pollutants such as wastewater generated during cleaning of pigment, ink, and odor in chemical reaction process.
However, Kwang Myung's advanced integrated manufacturing process consists of Pipe to Pipe / Tank to Tank. It does not generate only 1Kg of waste water. In addition, the use of environmentally friendly raw materials not only eliminates the odor generation fundamentally, Fine air purifier for each process minimizes odor and dust. Green & Clean Factory produces good quality green ink.