Dr. Simon Daplyn is Product Marketing Manager for Sun Chemical's digital inks business with a focus on textile and specialty products. After gaining a PhD at the University of Leeds for work on inkjet printing of textiles Simon has continued to work in the field of digital printing and textiles. Starting in the direct to garment sector, Simon then moved to Xennia Technology in 2008 and helped develop the digital textiles proposition. Xennia was acquired by Sensient Imaging Technologies in 2015 and Simon became Product Manager for textile inks and subsequently global marketing manager. Since July 2020 Simon has worked for Sun Chemical after their acquisition of the digital inks business from Sensient.