ImagesMagUK_June_2024

PRINT & EMBROIDERY CONSUMABLES www.images-magazine.com 60 images JUNE2024 Avient Specialty Inks: Wilflex Revive Bio Plastisol Inks Wilflex Revive Bio plastisol inks are made using 50-59% bio-derived content, offering screen printers an innovative way to achieve their sustainability goals without compromising performance, says Avient. Tested to ASTM D6866, the bio-based white ink and mixing base promises “excellent wash durability and a supersoft hand-feel”. “Wilflex Revive Bio plastisol inks maintain the on-press performance of standard plastisol inks,” adds Avient, “providing an intuitive printing experience with conventional screen printing equipment and processes”. Wilflex Revive Bio plastisol inks are also compatible with the Wilflex Epic PC Express Colour Mixing System, and can be mixed to thousands of Pantone shades using IMS 3.0, Avient Specialty Inks’ proprietary colour formulation software. Everydayessentials Screen inks, digital inks, HTV, DTF films and powders, threads, backings… Our round-up of the latest consumables for the garment and textile decoration industry has something for every print and embroidery shop Wilflex Revive Bio plastisol inks are made using 50-59% bio-derived content GS UK: Gunold Embroidery Threads GSUKoffers a range of Gunold embroidery threads, including its Sulky Rayon, Poly and Cotty threads. “Gunold threads are made of highquality raw materials that address renewable resources,” explains the supplier. “Sulky Rayon is made from 100 percent viscose and therefore exclusively from the renewable raw material wood, whilst its Cotty thread range is made from 100% cotton, and offers a Cotty Bio option which is made from organic cotton using Gots-certified cultivation and dyeing.” Other benefits to sustainability in the production of Gunold threads include the yarn drying taking place in energy-saving special drying systems with heat recovery, plus changing to recycled PET for its cones and mini-king cones, adds GSUK. “Premium quality threads such as those produced by Gunold can decrease the chance of a thread break occurring on the machine due to their consistently high breaking strength. They also ensure colourfastness, as well as a low tolerance in colour deviation, and the identical thread size in all colours and dye batches of a particular thread type.” GS UK supplies Gunold’s Sulky Rayon, Poly and Cotty embroidery threads Grafityp: Siser PureHTHTV New from Siser, PureHT heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is designed to decompose naturally with the help of microorganisms in just 180 days, leaving no harmful residue or negative impact on the environment. Made with a 100% recyclable polyester carrier, PureHT has a matt finish for a natural look. Designed to be layerable for versatile customisation options, the eco-friendly HTV is available in nine colours, and is supplied in compostable packaging. “It’s the first, and only, compostable product in the garment decoration industry,” says Grafityp, which adds that PureHT is “compostable once applied and in contact with the soil”. In addition, PureHT is certified to DIN EN 13432:2000-12, ASTM D 6400:202303 and DIN EN 14995:2007-03 standards. Offering an optimal thickness at 80-100 microns, new PureHT promises a soft touch without compromising durability, and has a washing temperature of 40°C for long-lasting durability and shelf life. PureHT prints biodegrade when in contact with soil

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