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Kornit to launch direct-to-polyester next week

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
By Wayne Robinson

All welcome to open hosue next week for Poly Pro launch: Kornit Digital Asia Pacific president Andy Yarrow r)n with ANZ country manager Jamie Weller

Kornit Digital is launching what it says is the industry’s first digital, industrial process for high-quality printing on polyester, the Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro, with an open house at its regional centre in Hong Kong next week set to show off the new technology.

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Andy Yarrow, president of Kornit Asia Pacific says there are significant market opportunities in digital direct to polyester printing. Polyester is the second largest category in the T-shirt market, it is key in the sport segment, and is growing in the athleisure and functional apparel segments. Currently polyester is printed predominantly by analogue solutions, which creates major technological, cost and sustainability challenges.

According to Kornit its new NeoPoly Technology addresses these challenges with a new process and ink set implemented in the Kornit NeoPigment process. Kornit’s new process handles polyester applications without compromising on design, run size, substrate or labour.

The breakthrough technological innovation is achieved by an innovative ink set and a physical and chemical process specifically developed for low temperature curing, and polyester enhancing functionalities developed to maintain fabric characteristics and provide superior fastness. This process prevents dye migration on polyester. The inks are Oeko-Tex and Eco-Passport certified and do not contain PVCs or other toxic ingredients.

The first system equipped with the Kornit NeoPoly Technology is the new Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro which will be a highlikght of the open house. The company says the single-step Poly Pro enables easy and cost effective short-runs and on-demand printing on polyester garments.

Also on demo at the open house will be the Kornit Avalanche, which it says is the most advanced and productive direct to garment system on the market. Launched in January the Kornit Atlas is a heavy-duty system created for industrial garment decoration businesses. It was designed to deliver a typical annual production capacity of up to 350,000 impressions, and says Kornit optimising production efficiency and cost of ownership.

The Kornit Atlas is aimed at highly productive garment decorators, mid to large size screen printers and innovative businesses looking to combine state-of-the art technology with lowest cost of ownership.

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