CINCINNATI, OHIO – MARCH 8: Kao Collins Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of
industrial inkjet inks, announced the launch of the NEXXO line of inkjet inks for the new
solvent-compatible Funai thermal inkjet ink cartridge after extensive testing in production

The inks offer greater opportunities for printing on new and challenging substrates with
thermal inkjet technology. Cartridges maintain integrity when using strong solvent

“These amazing Funai cartridges opened the door for our NEXXO line of solvent inks. Now
printers using CIJ systems have a TIJ alternative that requires little ongoing service, reduces
VOC emissions, and prints higher-quality expiration information,” said John Herman, the TIJ
Business Manager.

The NEXXO inks print high-resolution 2d coding and increase the readability of expiration
dates and lot numbers using solid alphanumerics instead of dot-matrix.

The inks also support the increased throw distance of the cartridge. At 10mm, the Funai TIJ
systems now offer an alternative to other printing systems for marking and coding on
curved or recessed surfaces.

Compared to CIJ systems for printing non-porous materials, the ink-cartridge combination
reduces VOC emissions by almost 90%. There is virtually no downtime when using Nexxo
ink in Funai cartridges. Funai TIJ technology offers greater efficiency, with less downtime,
maintenance, and almost no cleaning.

Kao Collins has been producing inks for Funai systems since 2009.

Kao creates high-value-added products that enrich the lives of consumers around the world.
Through its portfolio of over 20 leading brands such as Attack, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John
Frieda, Kanebo, Laurier, Merries and Molton Brown, Kao is part of the everyday lives of people in
Asia, Oceania, North America, and Europe. Combined with its chemical division, which
contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates about 1,500 billion yen in annual sales.
Kao employs about 35,000 people worldwide and has more than 120 years of history in
innovation. Please visit the Kao Group website for updated information