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Senior appointment takes Xennia's ink business to next level

Xennia Technology, the world’s leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, announces today the appointment of Mr Laurie Geldenhuys, as Commercial Director, responsible for growing Xennia’s global business.

Dr Alan Hudd, Xennia’s Managing Director, comments: “Xennia has many years of knowledge and experience in developing inkjet inks for a variety of important applications. With this game-changing appointment we are driving the commercialisation of our existing developments, making ink central to our business.”


Xennia has a state-of-the-art high capacity ink manufacturing facility complete with the latest technology and equipment after a significant financial investment fully supported by Xennia’s parent company, TenCate. Xennia sells a range of XenInx high performance inks for a number of applications including textiles, ceramics, graphics, glass and industrial product decoration.



Mr Geldenhuys, formerly Global Business Director of SunJet, the digital division of Sun Chemical, collectively has many years’ experience in the Paint, Coatings and Inks industries. Whilst at SunJet, Mr Geldenhuys achieved dynamic growth at the OEM level on a global basis in graphics, coding & marking, labels, industrial decoration, edible inks and other applications across solvent, aqueous, oil and UV ink chemistries.



“In my new role, the primary goal is to make Xennia the ink supplier of choice to OEM customers across a range of key applications including textiles, ceramics, labels, packaging and graphics,” said Mr Geldenhuys. “I look forward to working with Xennia’s highly experienced and knowledgeable team to fully commercialise a number of significant existing ink development projects and take Xennia’s ink business to the next level.