Polyester is the second largest category in the overall T-shirt market, it is key in the sports segment, and is growing in the athleisure and functional apparel segments. Currently, polyester is printed predominantly by analog solutions, which creates major technological, cost and sustainability challenges.
The new Kornit NeoPoly Technology addresses these challenges with a new process and ink set implemented in the renowned Kornit NeoPigment process. Kornit’s new process handles polyester applications without compromising on design, run size, substrate or labor.
The breakthrough technological innovation is achieved by an ink set and a physical and chemical process specifically developed for low-temperature curing, and polyester enhancing functionalities developed to maintain fabric characteristics and provide superior fastness. This process prevents dye migration on polyester. The inks are Oeko-Tex and Eco-Passport certified and do not contain PVCs or other toxic ingredients.
The first system equipped with the Kornit NeoPoly Technology is the new Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro.
One of Kornit’s first customers to embrace NeoPoly Technology is DTG2Go, a Delta Apparel, Inc.
The new Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro will be unveiled at Kornit’s Discover events on April 3-4, in the New York Metropolitan area, on April 11-12, in Duesseldorf, Germany and April 15-17, in Hong Kong. The system will also be publicly shown and demonstrated in Fespa Munich, CITPE China and ITMA Barcelona.
“Kornit is on a mission to reinvent the garment and textile printing industry with game-changing technologies for growing market segments," said Omer Kulka, Kornit’s VP of marketing and product strategy. "We continually work to break technology boundaries, so that our customers can innovate and open new markets and new business opportunities while being more operationally efficient. The new NeoPoly Technology is further proof of this innovation and reinvention mission.”