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Avient Launches Non-PVC Inks for Sustainable Textile Printing

Published on 2021-01-12. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Inks     Environmentally Friendly Coatings    

taurus-inkAvient Corporation has announced the launch of Zodiac™ Taurus™ non-PVC inks, the third offering in the Zodiac™ brand collection of eco-conscious screen-printing inks. The Zodiac™ portfolio now includes non-PVC inks, silicone inks, and water-based inks.

Eco-conscious Options for Textile Printing


Zodiac™ Taurus™ non-PVC inks can create the sustainable garments that consumers seek, while providing the durability and feel expected by brand owners and printers. At the same time, there are no performance tradeoffs with traditional plastisol ink. Comprised of a combination of bases, additives, pigments, ready-for-use (RFU) colors, and special-effect inks, the Zodiac™ Taurus™ family of non-PVC ink solutions also deliver the convenience and printability of traditional plastisol ink systems.

We are thrilled to introduce the next addition to our Zodiac™ line of eco-conscious inks,” said Tito Echiburu, general manager of Avient Specialty Inks. “The entire range was developed to offer our customers an easy way to convert to non-PVC technology.”

Highlights:

  • Bases and bleed barriers
  • Improved durability and elongation
  • Modifiers and additives include thickener, reducer, and matte additives to increase the productivity and improve the finish, and effect additives to achieve textured suede or high density (3D) effect
  • RFU colors a palette of 14 RFU mixing color inks, including fluorescents and silver and gold metallic
  • Special-effect inks add dimension and dazzling impact to any flat print


Source: Avient
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