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Xennia Develops Digital Textile Ink for Polyamide Printing

Xennia, a leading supplier to the digital textiles industry, launched a full range of digital textile inks for production printing of silk and polyamide materials, like nylon and lycra/elastane/spandex, called Xennia Agate.

“While smaller than the cellulosics market, the silk and polyamide markets are important ones with stringent quality requirements, which makes them ideal for Xennia,” Dr. Tim Phillips, marketing manager at Xennia, said. “Adding Xennia Agate to our expanding range allows us to help a wider audience of customers looking for high quality digital textile ink products.”

Xennia Agate inkjet inks are designed for high quality polyamide fabric printing, for use in sports, swimwear and intimate apparel and are available for high speed production digital textile printing systems based on the Kyocera KJ4B printheads.

“Xennia Agate is a high performance ink designed for polyamide textile decoration,” said Dr. Olivier Morel, Xennia’s chief technology officer, “Which uses specifically tailored dye chemistry to give customers excellent color vibrancy and fastness performance, while maintaining the high production reliability that customers expect from a Xennia product. After testing in their mill, one customer in South America described the results as ‘absurdly better’ than those from their previous ink supplier, showing the real benefits from choosing Xennia ink.”

The company’s digital textile inks allow printers to create high color fabric prints with reduced materials, energy and water usage.