In an interaction with Imaging Solution magazine, Mr. Prajesh Patel, Founder, Polyton Nano Technology, shares their company’s technological innovations, business strategy, future plans and vision. Polyton Nano Technology founded in 1999 in Rajkot (Gujarat) manufactures and provides world-class toners (monochrome and color) for printers and copiers to the Indian users and OEMS under their brand name Polyton. The company exports toners to Dubai, Egypt, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc under their brand name XOLOR. Polyton has invented a ground-breaking High Tech Cryo Milled Technology, which is a unique manufacturing process that reduces the cost of production of toners significantly besides improving quality.
Mr. Prajesh Patel comments, “We started our company in 1999 with importing toners. In 2005, we started our own monochrome manufacturing plant in Rajkot and then we started manufacturing color toners in 2012. We currently export to other countries nearly 20 tons of mono toner and 30 tons of color toner per month; and we sell similar amounts of toner to the domestic India customers. When it comes to color toner manufacturing, we do not have competitors in India. Our exports are growing well YoY and we are getting excellent feedback from our overseas customers.”
Polyton Nano Technology has 3 state-of-the art manufacturing plants in Gujarat: one in Rajkot (Gujarat) and two in Morbi (Gujarat), backed by the best equipped R&D department and professional teams. The company’s production capacity for monochrome toners is 50 tons per month and for color 70 tons per month.
Talking about their newly invented Cryo Milled Technology to manufacture toners, Mr. Prajesh Patel comments, “We invented Cryo Milled Technology using our R&D, and this technology is not available with any other manufacturer. With the current traditional technology, which the manufacturers across the globe use, nearly 20% of the raw material goes as a waste which has be separated and recycled. This process involves extra effort, time and electricity. Our unique Cryo Milled technology helps us to maximize production, reduce costs, and produce superior quality toners. This technology allows us to produce quality equal to that of Japanese makers at costs lower than that of Chinese products! We applied for patent for our Cryo Milled Technology and once we get the patent, we can sell this technology and license to other color toner makers in future.”
Polyton provides monochrome and color toners and cartridges for a wide variety of printer and copier brands and their models including Xeikon, Kodak, Canon, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Toshiba, HP, Samsung and Sharp.
Talking about the impact of pandemic, Mr. Prajesh Patel shares, “Pandemic has no negative impact on our business. On the other hand, the demand for our toners has increased significantly, because most people in India now are more willing to purchase India-made products and they do not want China-made goods. One hindrance is the Indian govt does not consider toners as IT or electronics products and as a result there is no quality level standardization, so we are unable claim or mention the quality standard of our products. We have written to the government to allow to set the standards to toners in same way as it is for electronics & IT products so that the toners too get the status and image like the electronic and IT products. We are waiting for the reply from the government”
Talking about their future plans, Mr. Prajesh Patel adds, “We want to set up about 10 small-scale toner manufacturing plants in each of the major cities in India with our new latest technology in the next 2 to 3 years. We will provide semi-finished raw materials and excellent training to our partners who are going to operate these plants with minimum effort and expertise. I believe this is going to be a major development that helps to prevent the dumping of low quality toners from China into India. We are not using any raw materials from China since we set up our color toner plant in Gujarat. We procure raw materials from the Japan, German and USA based providers and some raw materials from the local Indian manufacturers. We want to expand our production capacity to 250 tons with major share set to manufacture color toners in the next 2 years. In the coming years, we want establish XOLOR as a leading global brand for color toners.”