The full range of water-based Genesta inks — acid, reactive, disperse, pigment and sublimation-disperse — manufactured by Japan-based Epson in collaboration with its owned company Italy-based FOR.TEX, have achieved Eco Passport certification from Oeko-Tex®. The certification demonstrates to the marketplace that the products can be used in sustainable textile production processes.
The inks had to pass a two-stage verification test to earn the certification and meet the chemical requirements of STANDARD 100 by Oeko-Tex.
“We are very proud to have received the Eco Passport certification for all our Genesta, our top textile inks,” says Tomoaki Kuwata, general manager, Epson’s P Strategic Planning Department. “It assures all Monna Lisa users around the world that Epson complies with
the necessary environmental legislations and is the next step to promoting a new, sustainable, printing methodology after the previous Eco Passport achieved by the UltraChrome inks.”