Ricoh collaborates with Farbenpunkt to reduce CO2 emissions with waterless and chemical-free solution for textile ink
Ricoh Europe, London, 12 January 2021 – Ricoh is opening market access to American ink pioneer Farbenpunkt’s innovative new textile ink, PeractoJet. The collaboration enables OEM clients to compete in the highly attractive digital textile market and enhance their environmental offering. Reducing the environmental impact of global textile production caused by using dye-based, such as reactive inks in digital and analogue processes, is the driver for this collaboration.
The optimised combination is ideal for apparel and home furnishing applications. It delivers more than 90% savings in fresh and wastewater use, as well as 50% savings in energy use. This delivers significant reductions in CO2 emissions. Also, no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are emitted.
The combination allows a simplified digital textile print production process which:
- Eliminates the need for high water and energy consuming stages of pre-treatment and post-treatment, saving up to €0.9 per sqm. These savings can equal twice the cost of the ink.
- Uses hot air fixation at a relatively low temperature of 140°C – 160°C.
- Delivers a quick fixation time of two to four minutes.
- Ensures consistent and reliable results on synthetic, natural, and mixed fibres.
- Meets or exceeds all industry specifications for strict colour fastness tests for washing, wet and dry rubbing, lightfastness, and ageing.
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