Visitors will be able to discover the environmental and performance benefits of ElvaJet Coral - Sensient’s digital water-based sublimation ink for textiles, which will be showcased in China for the first time at the show.
With the textile industry in China under increasing pressure to reduce the amount of water, waste and energy from the production process, there is a growing demand for solutions that help manufacturers and brands reduce their environmental footprint.
Designed to reduce water and waste, ElvaJet Coral is a sustainable solution that doesn’t compromise on quality or color. The ink has been specially developed for direct printing onto polyester fabrics, which significantly reduces the waste from the transfer paper and residual ink. ElvaJet Coral also requires much less water than other inks - just 1 liter compared to the 50 liters required for traditional direct disperse printing.
Sensient will also be showcasing its broader portfolio of digital inkjet solutions, which include reactive, acid and sublimation inks such as Xennia Amethyst. A water-based, reactive dye ink, ideal for printing on a wide range of substrates, Xennia Amethyst has been optimized for use in demanding production environments on high-volume industrial printers.
"With our expertise in both the chemistry of color and delivery of high-quality, environmentally responsible digital inkjet solutions, the Chinese textiles industry can trust Sensient to deliver color that protects the integrity of their brand and ultimately adds value to their business," said Jérôme Jeanneret, managing director at Sensient Imaging Technologies.