Digital textile printing ink -The New Pigmented Ink


Digital textile printing ink is referred to as the ink that is tailored for clothing, garment, textile, household, and display applications. Digitally printed garments have characteristics such as durability, high color, and superior image quality.The increasing of digital printing textile is increasing day by day mostly in Southeast Asia. The demand for luxurious home textile products is increasing in emerging economies of Asia-Pacific, which, in turn, is anticipated to augment the need for digital textile inks.

A new pigmented ink that can print on all fabrics is truly a breakthrough in digital printing. The combined solution for digital printing, including a textile printer and a compatible ink that enables printing on a large number of fabrics, hastened the digital printing penetration into textile and fashion

Bio Textiles

The use of biotechnology is growing day by day in various textile industries and hope within very shorter will use it to make our environment be free from the contamination. In a textile industry the enzymatic process is used basically to remove sizing starch from the woven fabric. It also used in the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP).

Biotextiles are used in artificial hearts. With increasing innovations and developments in the healthcare industry, organ transplantations have been used to cater to the demands of patients suffering from acute organ failures. Further, there has been a growing demand for artificial organs across the globe on account of the increasing number of patients and lack of organ donors. Further, with technological advancements, artificial organs have been seen as an available option for organ transplantation. Recently new and advanced artificial organs have been introduced in the market with greater biocompatibility shelf life and safety.

Biotextile is also use in many different field like enzymes in textile,bio-stone washing,bioscouring process,biopolishing or textile finishing process ,bio-desizing,degguming of silk,  bio-singeing, integrated bio-desizing and bio-scouring, peroxide killers, enzyme effect on color, bio-carbonizing, bio-bleaching,reactive dyes washing etc.

Moreover growing usage of artificial organs such as artificial hearts, artificial kidneys, etc. has assisted in prolonging the patient’s life and improving their lives.Increasing expenditure on healthcare activities and better patient outcomes is anticipated to boost the demand for bio textiles used in artificial organ applications.

Smart fabrics & Intelligent Textiles

Smart fabrics can sense different environmental conditions and intelligent textiles or e-textiles can not only sense environmental changes, but can automatically respond to their surroundings or stimuli, such as thermal, chemical, or mechanical changes, as well.

  • The fashion and entertainment industry is using smart fabrics to incorporate unique aesthetics into clothing. Appearance features, such as color, size, or shape of garments, can be altered using technology woven into fabrics. Smart fabrics in clothes enable the user with the capability to interact with their surroundings and to communicate data via embedded sensors or conductive yarn through the clothes they wear with the wearable devices.
  • ·In the fashion industry, the market studied is driven by innovations of the designers coming up with new and aesthetically pleasing outfits, integrated with a useful technical architecture capable of relaying information. Many brands, ranging from Uniqlo to Lululemon, are using smart fabrics to set their collections ahead of the pack.

·Many prominent brands such as Under Armour, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, among others, along with smaller companies such as Sensora, Loomia,Hexoskin, CuteCircuit, others are offering their smart clothing that are using smart fabrics to set their collections ahead of the others. 

– The French startup Spinali Design makes high-end beachwear with integrated ultraviolet light sensors that tell the wearer when it’s time to apply sunscreen and distance trackers that tells the parents when the kids have wandered too close to the surf.

  •  Furthermore, many technology giants such as Microsoft and apple are filing their patents for their technology integration with smart fabric. For instance, in October 2019, Apple filed a patent for integrating health monitoring technology into clothing.? Similarly, in November 2019,Microsoft filed a patent for smart fabric technology named Electronically Functional Yarn that will be embedded into yarns for electrical functionality. This technology can be used in the fashion and entertainment segment, as reported by the company.

Sustainability in Textiles – Upcycling and Recycling

Whether it’s circularity, reducing microfibers polluting the world’s oceans or using more materials with less environmental impact, sustainability is front and center in the apparel sector, and brands that hadn’t been on board are joining the party. Because the industry—and the consumer—now demands it.

 “Companies are beginning to mobilize and gear up for circularity,” according to the PreferredFiber report, which also noted that 24 percent of companies said they’ve already developed a circular textiles strategy, and 57 percent said they had one underway.

  Innovators in the space, like Italy-based Orange Fibers, is making a silk-like fiber out of orange peels—700,000 tons of which would have ended up in landfills in Sicily.

Others, like Evrnu,are turning post-consumer cotton garment waste into cellulosic fibers that look and behave much like natural or synthetic fibers depending on the functions added, and Vegea has turned grape skins into a fabric akin to leather and has the backing of the H&M Foundation to help bring it to scale.

Demand of Organic Fabrics

Organic farming is the greenest approach to produce high quality organic fibre which is then converted into fabric. Natural fabrics when manufactured using organic production systems right from fibre to fabric stage is called organic fabric. In organic farming method, fibres are grown in controlled settings with no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or toxic chemicals. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming.

Cotton is a very pesticide intensive crop and is one the most widely grown crops in the world. Pesticides used during cotton farming are very harmful and have tremendous impact on the earth’s air, water, soil, and the health of people in cotton farm areas. To maintain the quality, many organic trade associations monitor the organic farms where the organic fibres are grown.  The top five countries—India, China, Turkey, Tanzania, and the United States—produce nearly 97% of total global organic cotton fiber. For a fibre to be certified as organic, the origin and the process of manufacturing should be organic. In simple terms, the operations must be managed in accordance with organic standards i.e .no prohibited chemicals should be used for more than 3 years.  In case of organic wool fabric, the wool must come from certified organic sheep (i.e. no prohibited chemicals used on the land for than 3 years) and animal is raised in accordance with organic standards. Organic silk is manufactured in such a manner that there is no destruction of silk worms to harvest the silk cocoons

Clothes made from organic fabrics are easy to maintain and clean. Despite the low market share in clothing industry of India, on average organic clothes, demand is growing at the rate of 30% per year, which is quite encouraging. Designers are working towards making these clothes more appealing, fashionable, and economical. Down the line, after some years people would be spotted wearing trendy and stylish outfits made up of organic cotton and fabrics. Brand image plays a vital role in endorsing any new product in the consumer market. Many esteemed clothes brands have started using organic fabrics in their collections.

Although not many people are aware of the ill-effects of formaldehyde and pesticides on our environment, but slowly and steadily the trend of using organic clothing is catching up. Raymonds have introduced an entire range of garments made from bamboo fabrics. The shirts and trousers made from bamboo fabric possess anti-bacterial and anti-static property, they have extra capacity to retain moisture thus in the summer season the wearer would experience cool even under the scorching heat. The trousers made from bamboo fibers could be worn as formal as well as formal wear, they give the look of linen trousers which looks very elegant and fashionable.

Raymonds also uses soybean fabrics in their trendy clothesline, as this fabric provides extra shine and moisture absorbing property. They have also introduced a fibre called Casein made from a combination of milk protein,super 120s wool, and silk. It is used for making suiting-shirtings and jackets. An international brand named BSC has launched its collection of organic towels in India



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