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Innovation in european textile printing using uv-curable pigment inks and online-fixation in inkjet printing (HIGHTEX-INNOPRINT)

Objective

Pigment printing is the most important printing technology for textile materials. More than 50% of the fabrics are printed by this technique, since it needs no washing off and can be applied on every type of fabric. The most innovative technique for the application of dyestuffs on textiles is inkjet technology, but so far no online fixation is realized, which prevents quick response and high flexibility. Online-curable pigment inks will be developed for application in inkjet printing using UV-curable binders. Focus is given on biodegradable dispersants. Curing will be performed with high energy light and photoinitiators. Advanced ink formulations will be applied with inkjet printers and fixed in an online-fixation unit, which will also be developed. The optimization and monitoring of the whole printing process will guarantee proper performance and results in high quality products, quick response and high flexibility.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG STUTTGART
Address
26,Koerschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf (Wuertt)
Germany

Participants (4)

IST Metz GmbH
Germany
Address
Lauterstrasse 14-18
72622 Nürtingen
LABORATORY FOR TEXTILE RESEARCH PREBOLD
Slovenia
Address
Tovarniska 7
3312 Prebold
MINERVA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Arrighi 16
20134 Milano
UNION CHIMIQUE BELGE SA
Belgium
Address
33,Anderlechtstraat 33
1620 Drogenbos