DuPont Advanced Printing to Debut Latest Innovations at ITMA Asia 2018
Highlighted Offerings Showcase New Pigment Solutions for Asia Customers
SHANGHAI, Oct. 14, 2018 – DuPont Advanced Printing will highlight new additions to its innovative ink offerings for the growing digital textile market segment at ITMA Asia 2018 to be held from Oct. 15 – 19 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Booth: H5-09). Hosted in Shanghai, the trendsetting event will showcase DuPont’s portfolio of DuPontTM Artistri® inks, including pigment inks, acid inks, reactive dye inks, direct disperse inks and dye sublimation inks.
DuPont has leveraged a long history in textiles together with its core competencies in ink, polymer and color technologies to provide inks that are robust and reliable in a production environment. Backed by DuPont’s superior digital ink chemistry, Artistri® inks deliver exceptional print quality, productivity and reliability. From the brightest and richest colors to custom formulations, Artistri® provides color consistency across production runs and over time.
Eric Beyeler, global marketing manager, Digital Inks, DuPont Advanced Printing said, “Digital print solution providers need to transform their approach to take advantage of these growth opportunities. The brilliant colors and production reliability of our new inks will help our customers be a vital part in the transformation of digital textile printing. These products will help enable manufacturers to achieve higher quality, improved short runs and better production capability.
The highlighted Artistri® inks offerings include:
- Pigment inks: DuPont will feature pigment ink offerings for both direct-to-garment (DTG) and roll-to-roll (RTR) printing, including a color expansion in DTG printing for mid-viscosity printheads adding red, orange and green to the Artistri® Brite P6000 series and RTR pigment ink offerings from low to high viscosity for compatibility with all major printheads.
DuPont also will introduce its DTG pre-treatments for T-shirts. The new pre-treatments, in addition to the pigment ink solution, deliver superior color gamut, stunning results on white polyester, excellent stretchability and wash fastness.
- Dye sublimation inks: These innovative inks are now available for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and printers. They offer superior product consistency, jetting reliability and color print performance for printing on polyester textile substrates. They also offer better jetting, image sharpness, intensity of black inks and color saturation when compared to existing solutions.
The newly launched Artistri® Xite S2500 ink is a premium dye sublimation ink designed to work in printers with mid-viscosity printheads so that customers have more choices.
- Reactive dye inks: Artistri® reactive dye inks are brilliant inks used for digital textile printing. The new reactive offering has faster drying properties, a strong neutral black and bright colors. The inks can be fixed by the various methods of fixation typically used in conventional printing with reactive dyes and provide high crock, washfastness, and perspiration tolerance, making them ideal for apparel applications.
Inspired by innovation, DuPont is committed to developing new pigment solutions aligned with the growing needs of the Asia customers. DuPont has broadened its presence by placing innovation at the core of its efforts to drive operational excellence.
Lucy Chen, Asia Pacific regional leader, DuPont Advanced Printing said, “As Asia and China’s textile industry continues its transformation, the demand for advanced innovations is on the rise. DuPont delivers the art of innovation, underscoring its commitment to help Asia’s textile customers innovate. These inks are exciting and valuable new additions to our existing portfolio, continuing our historic commitment to provide quality to our customers.”
About DuPont Advanced Printing
DuPont Advanced Printing, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, brings together leading technologies and products for the printing and package printing industries. DuPont™ Cyrel® is one of the world’s leading flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the new Cyrel® EASY photopolymer plates and Cyrel® FAST plates and processing equipment. DuPont™ Artistri® offers high-quality inks for consumer, commercial, office inkjet and textile printing applications. For more information, visit http://cyrel.com.cn or http://artistri.dupont.cn.
About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.