TEXTILE PRINTING

Achitex Minerva Group produces and distributes products for both continuous and discontinuous printing of textiles (screen and digital printing).

The constantly updated and expanded wide range offers Customers versatile products which can be used for printing upholstery and furnishing fabrics and garments, with excellent quality results.

Today, our portfolio of textile printing products includes:
•    ready-to-use pastes and pigment dispersions for continuous printing
•    screen printing ranges (water-based, Plastisol, PVC-free Plastisol-like, silicones)
•    digital printing pre-treatments
•    pigment-based inks for digital printing

Most Achitex Minerva printing products are on the Inditex list and hold GOTS, bluesign® and ZDHC certifications.

The range can be modified in response to the demands of the market and our Customers, without any reduction in quality.

AUXILIARIES

CATALYST AT5

Polyfunctional catalyst based on aziridine suitable for pigment printing with pastes containing acrylic and / or polyurethane resins, recommended for printing synthetic fibres and PVC.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

CATALYST W77

Water dispersible catalyst for latexes of polymers containing active hydrogens, such as polyurethanes, polyesters and epoxy resins. It has good compatibility with a wide range of additives and with other anionic dispersions; incompatible with cationic dispersions and with products with acid pH. It can also be used in processes where food contact is required.

FDA APPROVED

CROSSLINKER M

Polymerization accelerator for printing pastes containing binders, used to reduce times and / or temperature during the polymerization process of pigment prints. The product is compatible with all alkaline systems of pigment printing pastes, while its use in an acidic environment, such as in discharge printing, should be avoided.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX C C C

EMULSION SR KF

Ready-to-use neutral printing paste, with a high concentration of binders, suitable for printing cotton, synthetic and mixed fabrics, where better strength, soft hand and intense tones are required. It is used in printing and screen printing that do not have the possibility to prepare the thicknesses directly, as it already contains all the products necessary for fixing.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX B A A

FINISH S

Printing auxiliary designed to improve the characteristics of pigment prints, increasing their fastness to dry rubbing and giving the fabrics a soft, pleasant and smooth hand. It also improves printability by acting favourably on the sliding and stability properties of the printing pastes.

GOTS 6.0 bluesign® ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

HYDROPHIL M

Auxiliary with high wetting action, suitable for double-sided prints and where a strong penetration of the printing paste into the fabric is desired. It is often used in conjunction with the EMULSIFIER DF.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

MINERPRINT® ANTIFOAM 100

Stable emulsion of silicones that acts as an antifoam maintaining its effect during the pigment printing phase. The product is extremely effective and has a rapid action.

MINERPRINT® BINDER 110

Acrylic binder whose cross-linking occurs already at 110°C, to be used as a binder in both continuous and screen printing pigment printing. The product is ideal for the production of home textiles and fabrics for clothing. The product allows to obtain prints characterized by a soft final hand, a good colour rendering and good fastness.

MINERPRINT® FIXATOR NFO

Crosslinker for pigment printing, suitable for obtaining prints without formaldehyde release, but with a fastness equal to that obtained with traditional melamine-based fixers. The product improves the fastness to dry and wet rubbing and the fastness to washing. It is effective in printing both elastic and non-elastic fabrics, in particular on synthetic and cellulosic fabrics.

GOTS 6.0 bluesign® ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

PLEXMET 159 N

Dispersing additive for pastes and / or dispersions based on titanium dioxide, even in high concentrations. It avoids the gelling of the finished product, stabilizing the viscosity over time and avoiding the formation of lumps, allowing, even during the production phase, to add up to 50% of titanium dioxide.