BASF Thickener Provides Sharp Pigment Prints
Lutexal® GP ECO is a new powder thickener for pigment printing from Germany-based BASF AG. The
microgranule thickener sharply outlines pigment prints, reduces print penetration, and has high
reliability and low overall costs, according to the company. Lutexal GP ECO is environmentally
friendly, producing lower emissions values than traditional liquid thickeners.Powder thickeners are
the way to the future, said Tibor Duris, manager of marketing and developing BASFs textile printing
auxiliaries. They contain only traces of hydrocarbons and therefore have only a very slight impact
on air and wastewater.