Firstly, greetings from ITMA in Barcelona. We are visiting the exhibits of so many AAPN members and running into dozens of others during this bi-annual massive textile industry trade show.
You may recall my paper on AAPN member Coldenhove, who have been producing paper at the same location in Holland since 1661. Their revolutionary ink jet printer paper was perfected for application in the production of synthetics in activewear. Yesterday they announced the same capability for cotton, as detailed below.
I've set up a meeting today between Buhler's David Sasso and Coldenhove's Ron Sportel. I can not imagine a better person to position this announcement and David, plus their two exhibits are closely collated in Hall 3 (of 8 halls), as are those of our members EFI Reggiani, Sensient inks and Lenzing fibers.
Neenah Coldenhove to launch digital transfer paper for natural fibers at ITMA 2019!
Eerbeek, 20 June 2019 – Neenah Coldenhove is pleased to announce that they will unveil their highly anticipated Texcol® digital pigment transfer paper at this year’s edition of ITMA in Barcelona, Spain, from 20-26 June. The newly developed Neenah Coldenhove digital transfer paper allows users to print on a wide range of natural fibre textiles, like cotton, using a waterless process. Texcol® digital transfer paper eliminates complex pre- or post-treatments of textiles, and reduces the user’s cost and carbon footprint.
A revolution for the home textiles industry
Texcol® guarantees a wider color gamut with deeper, more brilliant colors in comparison to digital direct pigment printing. The light fastness of the product is outstanding, and the paper’s special coating makes it highly resistant to crocking. It’s this coating that also allows users to generate ink savings of up to 25% on their current jobs!
Excellent for use on textiles, Texcol® is designed to run on most plotter printers and allows for easy transfer when using the currently available technologies. Users can transition to this new way of printing without having to make large investments. And for those who want to try out the product before they invest in it, they can become a Neenah Coldenhove test customer. Contact us at +31 6 21809223 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.