Textile chemicals specialist Archroma is gearing up for the introduction of what it claims will be a "pioneering system" that will mark a turnaround in the textile digital printing market.

Inkpresso, the company says, will change the way inks are supplied to digital printers. Archroma claims the system offers benefits that have been unattainable so far in inkjet printing, including production flexibility, no shelf-life problems, a larger colour spectrum and the possibility of an individual coloristic fingerprint.

Archroma, together with a Swiss technology provider, will launch Inkpresso at ITMA 2015, which will take place in Milan in November this year.

In addition, the textile chemicals company will also present two other innovations: SmartRepel Hydro and its "zero add-on" formaldehyde solutions.

SmartRepel Hydro nature-friendlier protection keeps cotton, polyester and polyamide textiles dry. The unique technology, Archroma says, offers exceptional, durable water repellency and it is not based on fluorine.

With formaldehyde set to be re-classified by ECHA as "may cause cancer" from January 2016, the company has combined Fixapret Resin WFF, a "zero add-on" formaldehyde no-iron finishing system and Helizarin EcoSafe, a "zero add-on" formaldehyde printing system.

Last month, the company completed its acquisition of BASF's textile chemicals business, which it believes will help businesses prosper as the industry undergoes "transformational change".

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