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Mohawk introduces new line of printable textiles ‘Engineered by Aurora’

Mohawk Fine Papers, in collaboration with Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, is launching a line of textiles for digital printing.

28th February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Yorkville, IL

Interiors, Sports/​Outdoor

Called Mohawk Printable Textiles and Canvas, Engineered by Aurora, the product line includes a wide variety of high quality textile products engineered to work optimally on the latest digital print technologies for a broad range of end use applications.

“Mohawk is pleased to partner with Aurora to expand our wide format product offering.  Aurora offers a best-in-class portfolio of printable textiles and canvas that allows Mohawk to truly serve as a one-stop-shop for our customer’s wide format printing needs,” said Mike Madura, Vice President, Digital, Mohawk.

Growing demand

The collaboration reflects the rapidly growing demand in North America for textile substrates, such as specialised canvas products for digital printing. The move also reflects Aurora’s leadership position as a North American developer of high quality textile printing products, and Mohawk’s global leadership in the digital printing industry, the company reports.

“Aurora is very excited to partner with Mohawk in providing the North American paper distribution channel with access to a full range of printable textiles and canvas engineered to perform on today’s newest digital printing equipment,” said Mark Shaneyfelt, Director of Sales & Marketing, Printable Textiles, at Aurora.

“Our partnership combines Aurora’s textile coating and finishing manufacturing expertise with Mohawk’s market-leading knowledge in serving the digital needs of the North American paper distribution channel. In summary, our collaboration provides that channel with a “one stop” shop for all their digital print media needs.”

Committed to manufacturing in US

Aurora specialises in developing specialised textile substrates for the latest digital printing technologies and its products are designed for printing on latex, UV, solvent and dye sublimation printers. Aurora has an established, full line of products to meet application needs in wall graphics, wall coverings, front lit and backlit displays and fine art.

Mohawk has an established history of manufacturing in the North American paper distribution channel and a network of warehouses located across North America, plus comprehensive expertise in research and development and a skilled staff of digital specialists with experience in helping their distribution partners successfully use new substrates and printers. With this collaboration, Mohawk says it is providing one-stop-shopping for digital print customers.

Both companies are privately owned by US-based families, and are established manufacturers with US plants committed to maintaining North American operations and supporting the communities that rely on their companies for jobs and economic viability. In addition, both have invested in state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and are committed to sustainable manufacturing practices.

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