New Innovations in Textile Technology at ITMA 2015, including the Debut of the new ReNOIR NEXT System.
At the first dedicated textile exhibition since the mid-2015 acquisition to form EFI Reggiani, the company showcased new technological sustainable technology solutions and processes for the new era of green textile factory production at ITMA 2015.
EFI™ Reggiani's is considered to have a strong position, including a long and successful history as a leading manufacturer of high-end digital textile machines. This has resulted in a comprehensive range of systems used worldwide for a growing range of fabric applications. The company's innovative philosophy is founded on decades of extensive research and now targets end-user demand for consistent, superior quality and fast productivity. This is achieved successfully through the optimization of the textile manufacturing process with reduced energy and water consumption, leading to greater efficiency and a lower environmental impact.
"Visitors to ITMA were able to generate a wealth of new ideas, whether they were first-time investors in digital textile solutions or established fabric specialists. With the key to true integration, our fabric printing and finishing solutions incorporate the highest levels of technological know-how with a solid legacy of chemical knowledge and inks," explained Dr. Ambrogio Caccia Dominioni, managing director, EFI Reggiani. "Analogue textile print companies can place their confidence in us for future versatility in-line with production trends, mass customization and variable volumes. As a result, customers can grow with digital technology for sampling and production runs while adopting a cost-effective and environmentally friendly business model."
Technologies on display at EFI Reggiani's booth included:
- The TOP printer, which the company maintains features exceptional, industry leading quality with one of the most robust inkjet arrays in the market. Available in both 1.8m and 2.88m widths, this heavy-duty, flexible, fully integrated machine was demonstrated with reactive dyes printing direct to cottons.It is a fast throughput machine that can also be used with acid, disperse, sublimation and pigmented inks.
- The Essetex 2m wide washing box, for knitted and light fabrics, particularly where print washing is beneficial for delicate textiles and for post-dyeing of printed cloth.
- The new ReNOIR NEXT printer, billed as a highly versatile product that prints onto fabrics and papers using the same ink set with a 1.8m beltless digital printing system. It joins the Reggiani line-up of textile printing solutions and offers simplified material handling, compact footprint and lower acquisition cost, making it an ideal entry-level production device. Like other EFI Reggiani printers, its high quality sublimation inks are complemented by its ability for high-speed throughput with the lowest total running costs.
Also making their debut at the show was new Artistri® PK2600 inks developed by DuPont™ for cotton textile roll-to-roll printing on EFI Reggiani printers. The new inks offer colour and hand comparable to reactive printing, once again billed as having excellent fastness performance and best-in-class digital printing performance, without steaming or washing production steps that hinder turnaround times.
As a complete solutions company, EFI Reggiani demonstrated the capabilities of EFI Fiery® production workflow and colour management for the first time with EFI Reggiani products. These valuable components of the EFI Ecosystem are designed to enhance and increase customer productivity and efficiency.
EFI Reggiani's portfolio of integrated systems is designed and manufactured to the highest standards and to simplify textile production across a wide range of industries, including home textile and interior décor, sports and active wear, fashion, outdoor, automotive, and flooring applications. Plus, the company is addressing the growing demand for display graphics applications and displays where vivid colors, dense blacks and lightweight materials are complemented by more eco-friendly results.
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