Zimmer, SeattleChem, Unveil CombiPRINT-PP7

J. Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH, Austria and SeattleChem LLC, Seattle, have codeveloped CombiPRINT-PP7, an oil-free powder thickener system for use with carpet and textile printing technologies.

The companies report the system offers advantages over oil-based thickeners including: excellent print definition and penetration with unmatched color yield; high performance and thickening properties; a simple cleaning and drying process; an environmentally friendly, non-toxic and nonhazardous process; compatibility with ChromoJET and screen printing; and cost efficiency, as it typically does not require additional chemicals such as penetration agents, foaming agents, antifoam and acid donors.

 The CombiPRINT-PP7 system is compatible with all dyes used for carpet printing, including those for nylon, wool, acrylic, polyester and cationic polyester.

January/February 2014