Pigments are generally colored, organic or inorganic solid powder. They are insoluble coloring matter mostly mineral origin which are used for the coloration of metal wood, stone, and textile material. These pigments does not have any affinity with fibers. They are used with the binder system for printing.The binder ensures that pigment particles remain on fibre by forming a film on the fabric surface. Long macromocules of binder together with binder and thickener forms a 3-dimensional links on heat fixation. In the fixation process, the printed fabrics are treated with heat cure at 150 °C. This can be done in heat press or hot mangle, or in industrial process, in curing oven. The heat activates the binder to adhere the pigments onto the surface of the cloth. Unlike dye applications, fabrics printed with pigments do not require washing after fixations.
- Easily applicable
- Less expensive
- Highly efficient because of the elimination of washing-off and other finishing processes
- No pollution
Zydex presents a complete range of fabric printing solutions by offering a variety of innovative products in entire value chain processes right from grey selection to finishing. Our wide range of textile pigment printing inks allow customers to achieve reactive-like feel and color fastness without the effluent management hassles associated with reactive/ procion printing. This helps our customers to achieve higher production efficiency at minimum cost.
Eco friendly printing solutions for reactive and discharge replacement
Reactive/ Procion printing has been the mainstay of printing fabrics due to depth, brilliancy, soft feel and good crock and washing fastness. However reactive dyes require alkaline fixation, consuming large quantities of water for washing. Due to lack of 100% fixation dye contaminated water is produced. The final color depth and tone cannot be ascertained until the fabric is fully processed. This can be termed as blind printing which results into rejection due to color matching issues.
Epricon package is based on eco-friendly pigment systems with matching depth, solidity, soft feel and excellent crock and washing fastness. There is no effluent stream generated unlike reactive dying. Zydex uses pvc free inks and enables printers to move towards eliminating discharge printing processes without compromising on print quality and feel. Our rotary grade whites and clear inks are designed for highest opacity, hand feel and washing fastness mimicking discharge printing thereby eliminating water washing step.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
- Replacement of Procion/ Discharge will eliminate pollution
- It will lead to higher productivity due to removal of multiple pre and post printing processes
- Being a direct printing technique it will reduce rejections