DuPont Advanced Printing Announces ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX ® Certifications for DuPont™ Artistri® Textiles Digital Inks
New Certifications Demonstrate Commitment to Sustainability for Inks
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 24, 2018 – DuPont Advanced Printing announced this week that they have received ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification from the Hohenstein Institute in Germany. The new certifications expand across the robust DuPont™ Artistri® textiles digital inks and pretreatments portfolio for both roll-to-roll and direct-to-garment textiles printing applications and specifically apply to pre-treatments, acid, reactive, disperse, pigment and dye sublimation inks. For a full list of our certified products, please click here.
Artistri® inks deliver brilliant colors with outstanding print reliability, and excellent fastness properties. Combining DuPont proprietary dispersions, polymers and ink formulations, Artistri® ink jet inks offer an advanced textiles digital inks portfolio for customers worldwide. From the brightest and richest colors to custom formulations, Artistri® provides color consistency across product runs and over time.
“DuPont™ Artistri® ink jet inks are developed not only to deliver brilliant colors and efficient, reliable processing but also with safety in mind. We are very pleased to announce these certifications which demonstrate our commitment to the health and safety of the textile industry,” said Eric Beyeler, Global Marketing Manager – Digital Printing, DuPont Advanced Printing. “The ECO PASSPORT certificates can help give our customers an extra measure of confidence in using our products,” he said.
ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® is a leading independent testing and certification system for textile chemical suppliers to demonstrate their products can be used in a sustainable textile production and safe products.
“DuPont’s commitment to greener chemistry provides downstream manufacturers and brands even more choice when certifying products and processes within the OEKO-TEX® system, complying with worldwide regulations and helping customers make safe and sustainable products,” said Ben Mead, Managing Director, Hohenstein Institute America.
DuPont intends to continue expansion of ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certifications with new product introductions. For more information, please click here.
About ECO PASSPORT
The ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® program analyzes a broad set of chemicals including colorants, scouring agents, adhesives, inks, pigments, and auxiliaries in a confidential, process that confirms that the formulations and individual ingredients (CAS level chemicals) meet specific criteria for sustainability, safety, and regulatory compliance. Chemical formulations are checked against the comprehensive OEKO-TEX® list of substances of concern and then verified by laboratory evaluation to ensure that they do not contain unsafe contaminants. Sustainable production is verified with on-site-visits of the manufacturer’s occupational safety methods, water and air protection mechanisms, and quality control practices in line with STeP by OEKO-TEX® guidelines for sustainable production facilities. Formulations that are ECO PASSPORT certified are eligible to be listed on the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module and the OEKO-TEX® Buying Guide so that they are easily identified by manufacturers shopping for sustainable chemistries.
About Advanced Printing
DuPont Advanced Printing, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, brings together leading technologies and products for printing and package printing. DuPont™ Artistri® offers high-quality inks for consumer, commercial, office inkjet and textile printing applications. DuPont™ Cyrel® is one of the world’s leading flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the new Cyrel® EASY photopolymer plates and Cyrel® FAST plates and processing equipment.
About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.