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Huntsman Textile Effects introduces new reactive inks for achieving deep colours at lower cost

According to the manufacturer, NOVACRON XKS HD inks’ high colour strength requires less ink to achieve the desired depth of colour.

17th April 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear

According to the manufacturer, NOVACRON XKS HD inks’ high colour strength requires less ink to achieve the desired depth of colour. The inks are Kyocera-tested and compatible with Kyocera high-speed printer heads commonly used by printer manufacturers.

The product is said to deliver a high-performance result with minimal printer maintenance or downtime, and minimize ink wastage. It also offers up to 50% more colour intensity than some other reactive inks available in the market, the company reports.

Industrial digital printing

“Industrial digital printing faces the challenge of delivering superior quality and optimum print reliability while effectively managing cost and environmental impact. NOVACRON XKS HD inks address these demands and deliver the full effect of digital designs – intense, vivid colours and top quality finishing,” said Joerg von Allmen, Global Director of New Business Development for Huntsman Textile Effects.

“Our innovative formulation enhances efficiency by reducing ink consumption without compromising on colour intensity. NOVACRON XKS HD inks can be combined with Huntsman’s PREPAJET UNITM pre-preparation auxiliary for exceptional colour, printing efficiency and cost savings.”

Special polymer structure

The special polymer structure of the PREPAJET UNITM auxiliary is said to prevent ink migration on the fabric surface enabling optimum sharpness, definition and colour intensity. It is easy to apply and remove, and is suitable for use on all fibres.

The NOVACRON XKS HD ink range contains eight high density colours for achieving deep and very deep shades, including very deep black. Its colour-fastness is said to make it ideal for industrial digital printing of apparel and home textiles.

For more information visit huntsman.com

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