HONG KONG: BASF pigment printing system for sensitive textiles
Helizarin EcoSafe is designed for infant and baby clothing
Textile chemicals company BASF has launched a pigment printing system with "zero add-on" formaldehyde - which it claims will set a new benchmark for safety in the textile industry and is ideally suited to sensitive applications such as infant and baby clothing.
Helizarin EcoSafe will, the company says, enable significant reductions in water and energy consumption by eliminating the after-washing process as well as the subsequent drying process, compared to a conventional reactive printing system. This also results in shorter overall processing time and reduced cost.
According to Lütfü Okman, vice president of global business management textile chemicals at BASF South East Asia, it also complies with the Japanese Law 112, which requires non-detectable limits of formaldehyde for infant clothing.
Helizarin EcoSafe pigment printing system is part of BASF's range of sustainable solutions for the textile industry, developed with new technologies that contribute to consumer safety, resource saving and environment protection.
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