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Stahl and HP collaborate on sustainable printing solutions

Stahl EVO and HP Latex Inks are said to enable fully water-based and environmentally conscious print production.

13th August 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Waalwijk

Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear

Stahl, a leader in surface treatment and coating solutions for flexible materials, is working with HP to increase the durability of printed synthetics. The two companies combined their expertise and product portfolio to help manufacturers to print unique durable designs in a more sustainable way.

The collaboration between Stahl and HP underlines the importance of introducing innovations that transform the growing synthetic market while taking environmental responsibility, the company reports. The water-based HP Latex Inks preserve the flexibility of the material, allowing the designer to print professional items of upholstery, bags, shoes or apparel. Adding the water-based Stahl EVO coatings is said to enhance the durability of the printed items and together they are designed to offer a cost-effective and fully environmentally conscious production.

“We have first demonstrated our partnership during FESPA’s Global Print Expo in Berlin last May. Visitors could experience how HP Latex Technology and Stahl EVO complement each other in the best possible way. The partnership with Stahl enables us to reach new markets and help our customers to quickly adapt to new market trends while reducing costly stocks,” said François Tanière, Worldwide Marketing Business Developer at HP Large Format Printing Division.

Stahl and HP are both committed to developing and delivering an environmentally sustainable product portfolio, improving the sustainability of their own global operations, and partnering with suppliers to further reduce their environmental impact.

“Our Stahl EVO range is the next generation of polyurethane coatings for synthetics. The coatings do not contain any hazardous classified substances and offer the performance leading brands are used to. The Stahl EVO primer is the perfect preparation for digital printing. The 100% water-based Stahl EVO top coat is perfect to apply on printed synthetic substrates in order to create durable, smooth and wide colour gradients,” commented Sidnei Blos, Global Market Manager Synthetics at Stahl.

Stahl and HP will present during the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) from 29-31 August in Shanghai to discuss their partnership with visitors.

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