DNP has one of the most comprehensive research and development laboratory networks in the world. Our R&D teams don't just build new products - they develop innovative strategies for supporting and implementing them. DNP currently invests in 6 independent laboratories for support of it's various divisions. These laboratories work closely with our new business development institute and our manufacturing integration laboratory to create a solid network of research and development that has propelled DNP into the 21st century as the world's largest printing/coating technologies corporation.
The DNP development process starts at our Central Research Institute (CRI). At CRI, scientists and developers spend countless hours researching new or emerging industries and technologies. Once the CRI team establishes a new business opportunity, they transfer the project to the Manufacturing Technology Integration Laboratory (MTI).
There, DNP's top engineers, chemists, and physicists work together to design the most efficient and technologically advanced method to build and manufacture the new product - for example, our MTI laboratory successfully designed the largest and fastest thermal transfer ribbon coating machine for Dye-Sublimation ribbons in the industry. Once a new technology has been thoroughly researched- and the production process has been streamlined, the new product is integrated into an existing division's laboratory or, if necessary, a new laboratory is created to support the life cycle of that technology.
This approach to research and development enables DNP to operate at maximum efficiency - a savings we can continually pass on to our customers. It also ensures that our products and processes consistently set the industry standard for quality and reliability.