Stahl, a leader in surface treatment and coating solutions for flexible materials based in Germany, has announced that it is working with IT Company, HP, to increase durability of printed synthetics. The two companies will combine their expertise and product portfolio to help textile developers to print unique durable designs in a more sustainable way.
The collaboration between Stahl and HP underlines the importance of introducing innovations that transform the growing synthetic market while taking environmental responsibility. The water-based HP latex inks preserve the flexibility of the material, allowing the designer to print professional items of upholstery, bags, shoes, or apparel. Adding the water-based Stahl EVO coatings enhance the durability of the printed items, and together, they offer a cost-effective and fully environmentally conscious production, Stahl reported.
Sustainable impact is at the heart of both companies. Stahl and HP are committed to developing and delivering an environmentally sustainable product portfolio, improving the sustainability of their own global operations, and partnering with suppliers to further reduce their environmental impact. François Tanière, worldwide marketing business developer at HP’s large format printing division said, “The partnership with Stahl enables us to reach new markets and help our customers to quickly adapt to new market trends while reducing costly stocks.”
Sidnei Blos, Global Market Manager Synthetics at Stahl said, “Our Stahl EVO range is the next generation of polyurethane coatings for synthetics. The coatings do not contain any hazardous classified substances and offer the performance leading brands are used to. The Stahl EVO primer is the perfect preparation for digital printing. The 100 per cent waterbased Stahl EVO top coat is perfect to apply on printed synthetic substrates in order to create durable, smooth, and wide colour gradients”.