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.
Plastisol inks are polyvinyl chloride (PVC) suspensions in a phthalate-free plasticizer. They are ready-to-use inks, perfectly homogeneous.
One of the main characteristics of Plast inks is their tissotropy, which allows them to vary viscosity under the action of mechanical forces and to return to the previous state when mechanical action ends up.
This property allows the ink to pass through the fabric of the frame under the pressure exerted by the screen squeegees and to return to the previous viscosity without spreading too much on the printed support and without dripping from the frame, allowing precision in detail, high coverage and uniform printing.
The range consists of:
• 13 basic colors that can be mixed to obtain other tones.
• 6 fluorescent colors.
• 5 concentrated inks for four-colour printing (PK series).
• 3 plast inks for metallic effects.
• white inks and bases.
• a series of special effects products: opaque, puffed, thickened.
Stability in the frame: the Plast range does not dry in the panels, does not block them, allowing a significant reduction in machine cleaning times and a reduction in product waste, as well as production costs. This allows to maintain high production speeds.
Wet on Wet Stability: the Plast range allows wet-on-wet printing, without the use of intermediate flash lamps, with a consequent saving of energy and time, this also allows to reduce printing stations and increase the number of colors.
Low polymerization temperature: Achitex Minerva plast range has the characteristic of polymerizing at low temperatures (130 °C), without affecting the final characteristics of the prints.
Plast range and Minerprint Pure range (PVC-free plastisol-like) for screen printing, extremely versatile and at low polymerization temperatures.