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DNP Completes Construction of Dye Sublimation Photo Media Plant in Malaysia

Responds to global digital print demand, aims to develop Southeast Asian market


Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) is pleased to announce the completion of a new plant in Malaysia for the production of dye sublimation thermal transfer media used in photo printing. The new plant was completed on December 3, 2013 by DNP IMS MALAYSIA SDN, a DNP subsidiary.

[Overview of New Malaysian Plant]

The new Malaysian plant is located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula which has a port capable of serving as a logistics hub for Asia, bordering Singapore. The new plant has an integrated production system, from coating to packaging, which will serve to enhance response capabilities to customer needs and delivery requirements. The new plant provides dye sublimation thermal transfer media to the Southeast Asia photo print market which is expected to see increased demand in the future, including that for ID and tourist photo in addition to photo taken by consumer digital camera.

Operating company name


Paid-in capital

159 million Malaysian Ringgits (DNP 100 % as of November 30, 2013)

Company representative

Koichi Shirai


PLO 676, Jalan Nikel, Kawasan Perindustrian Pasir Gudang, 81707 Pasir Gudang, Mukim Plentong, Johor, Malaysia

Total site area

Approximately 44,000 m2

Total construction area

Approximately 9,000 m2

Construction commencement

February 2013

Total investment

Approximately 5.0 billion yen

 [Future Developments]

 DNP IMS MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. will provide dye sublimation thermal transfer media developed for emerging nations, not only to Southeast Asia, but also the global market. DNP deems the new plant one of core production facilities in the overseas operation of its photo print business, and will actively work to expand the business. DNP IMS MALAYSIA SDN. BHD aims for sales of 4.0 billion yen (approximately $44 million) in the fiscal year of 2016.


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