KRONOS and Covestro team up for digital fabric printing innovation

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Covestro, a high-quality polymer producer from Germany, and US-based KRONOS, a distinguished supplier of titanium dioxide pigment, have joined forces to spotlight the potential of cutting-edge supplies in selling the adoption of digital inkjet printing on materials. This partnership goals to drive ahead the sustainability transformation throughout the textile trade. By way of testing and validation, Covestro’s waterborne INSQIN® portfolio has confirmed compatibility with KRONOS 9900 Digital White, a white pigment dispersion.

Moreover, Covestro has launched a brand new polyurethane dispersion, Impranil® DL 1606, particularly engineered to fight sagging in direct-to-foil (DTF) printing, a typical high quality problem resulting from excessive ink hundreds. This progressive binder showcases distinctive anti-sagging properties, enabling the incorporation of excessive white ink hundreds and guaranteeing superior leads to inkjet printing.

Torsten Pohl, Head of World Textile Coatings, Covestro mentioned, “By becoming a member of forces with one other uncooked supplies provider, we will deal with two key pigment ink challenges dealing with the rising digital inkjet printing market: formulation and sagging. Working along with KRONOS brings us one other step nearer to a extra sustainable textile trade!”

Jürgen Bender, World Market Growth Supervisor, KRONOS, mentioned, “Due to this collaboration, we’ve ensured that our progressive KRONOS 9900 Digital White aqueous pigment focus is suitable with Covestro’s INSQIN® polyurethane binders – superb for direct-to-foil textile printing. Furthermore, the brand new KRONOS improvement addresses the necessity in inkjet purposes for highest stability in bottle, drum, printhead, in-flight and on-substrate. Collectively, we’ve cleared a barrier to the uptake of extra sustainable digital printing applied sciences.”