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.

VARIOUS 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

COMPOUND SR

Auxiliary product for pigment textile printing, easily dispersible in water, in all proportions, developed to improve the printability of the pastes and the final fastness of the print. It is recommended for preparing printing pastes, both in a totally aqueous environment and in semi-emulsion with white spirit. The product is characterized by its ease of dissolution in the printing paste.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX C B A

DETERGENT BS

Solvent-based auxiliary, not very aggressive, formulated for the easy removal of printing paste residues from accessories normally used in production, without the formation of foam. It is recommended to apply it by immersion, using a mechanical action in case of stubborn dirt. After washing it is recommended to rinse thoroughly with water. The product contains a special mixture of solvents which makes it non-flammable and low volatile.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

DEVOPRINT B

Auxiliary used as acidity generator in devoré printing. Its particular chemical characteristics allow to obtain an excellent destruction of the cellulosic fibres, allowing eliminated in the washing phase.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

DISPERSANT P

Dispersing additive that prevents pigments from agglomerating and keeps them in a stable and very fine suspension throughout the printing process. It can also be used in modern automatic colour kitchens, it prevents pigment deposits and encrustations, which are no longer dispersible. The product also stabilizes the printing pastes, facilitating the cleaning of the cylinders and preventing the formation of colour films inside them.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

DISPERSION AQUAGEL HV

Aqueous dispersion of unsalified acrylic copolymer, as it does not contain solvents, surfactants or other auxiliary products, it is perfectly ecological. To be used as a thickener in printing pastes, especially for printing fabrics intended for the manufacture of children's clothing.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX B 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

OPACIFIER

Anionic dispersion of colloidal silica widely used in textile finishing as anti-weeding on fabrics. It can be used in combination with acrylic resins and anionic polyurethanes normally used in foulards, or in printing pastes or in recipes for coating.

OXITON S P

Prevents the reduction of direct, reactive or naphthol dyes during direct or discharge printing.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A