India's industrial ink industry is thriving due to growing industrialization and expanding manufacturing sectors. Essential for product identification and branding, industrial inks play a crucial role in sectors like automotive, textiles, consumer goods, and electronics. However, the industry faces challenges in terms of consistent production of high-quality inks that do not present issues like smudging and poor adhesion. Price competitiveness, sustainable ink solutions are sought that meet eco-friendly, recyclable and non-toxic criteria without compromising performance are other market demands that many vendors fail to fulfill. Electron Colour Chem, founded in 1976, is a name that needs no introduction in this industry. The company collaborates with clients, delivering superior, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly inks while offering exceptional technical support.
Electron offers an extensive range of pigment printing systems with various special effects and exceptional properties like whiteness, softness, stretchability, gloss, and coverage. The firm also provides printing systems with disperse and reactive dyes in addition to special effect inks like high density inks, metallic inks, discharge systems, high visibility inks, glitter inks, flock printing systems, UV inks, highly stretchable inks, foam inks, bubble printing systems, glow in the dark inks, thermochromic inks, photochromic inks and hydrochromic inks. Electron is known for offering tailored solutions through these offerings; fostering long-term partnerships by meeting client requirements effectively.
“With over 45 years of experience under the supervision and guidance of our founder and chairman Anilbhai Patel; and a strong R&D team, we dominate the ink market with an extensive range of high-quality products for various substrates and industries. Our success is driven by a commitment to quality, an expansive market network, and innovative offerings like Laser 4000 pigment printing binder, Winner discussion white ink, non-tarnishing metal inks, fluorescent inks, Texon pigments, Magic Bright series for dry discharge printing systems.
The diverse research backgrounds of the teams enable us to provide cutting-edge fashion effects, while a well-established production team ensures fast deliveries with rigorous quality control. Furthermore, extensive product testing and a vast distribution network of over 100 distributors ensure a seamless product production to delivery lifecycle”, shares Anilbhai Patel, Founder & Chairman.
Journey & Future Roadmap
Electron Colour Chem's journey began in 1976 when Anilbhai Patel founded the company in a small garage in Mumbai. Initially catering to textile mills in the city, the company's superior and premium products gained widespread recognition, leading to its relocation to Ahmedabad. He also provided opportunities for family members to join and grow within the organization. As the brand gained prominence, Electron expanded its reach by appointing distributors nationwide.
Electron is known for fostering long-term partnerships by meeting client requirements effectively
Anilbhai Patel's vision and partnerships with leading global companies brought innovative technologies to India, including the introduction of synthetic thickener for printing inks in the Indian market. Today, Electron stands as a formidable name in the textile chemicals industry. “The past five years have been exceptionally outstanding with us being able to introduce novel products like Dew Drops, Foil-Fix Binders, Thermo Colours, Leather Touch, and many more products to the market. Our knack and passion for innovation are the primary reasons for the company’s strong market position”, further shares Anilbhai.
In 2023, Electron was chosen by Stanford University for a business transformation program among 85 companies from the APAC region. Directed by its MD and research director, Dr. Harshit Patel, this program has revolutionized the firm’s business approach, strategy, vision, marketing, sales, and administration. For the next phase of growth, the firm is undergoing significant hiring and implementing new systems with the aim to create a strong platform for the company's advancement to new heights.