Fujifilm has announced that more than 50 products from three of its Sericol screen printing textile ink ranges have been approved by the Soil Association Certification to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) for use in organic textile processing. Fujifilm is the first company to have products approved under the Soil Association Certification’s new “Approved Inputs for Textiles Scheme,’ designed to help organic textile and garment manufacturers to source low-impact textile processing chemicals.
According to Jon Harper-Smith, marketing manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe, “We are thrilled that it is now even easier for our customers to print certified organic textiles. With this comprehensive range of Soil Association approved screen printing inks there is virtually no limit to the range of colors and effects that can now be printed onto organic certified textiles.”
Fujifilm has undertaken an extensive research and development program focused on developing inks with performance characteristics that meet Soil Association Certification guidelines. The research involved carefully balancing print performance characteristics with the toxicological and ecological requirements necessary to meet the approval criteria.
The products approved are from three of the Sericol screen printing textile ink ranges:
- Texiscreen Aqua AJ–a water-based ink for direct printing
- Texcharge TC–a water-based discharge ink for printing dark garments
- Pioneer Ultra YC–an opaque PVC-free and phthalate-free plastisol ink for printing line and process colors together with a range of special effects including high build, puff and suede