As the apparel market is growing globally. In sportswear and loungewear, the use of polyester, nylon and blends of these materials with elastane is also on the rise.
So, to support this higher demand for synthetic textiles, Dow (NYSE: DOW) is launching a patented silicone ink – SILASTIC™ LCF 9600 M Textile Printing Ink Base – that can be used for printing on synthetic and cotton fabrics, particularly highly elastic garments.
In recent years, the increased use of synthetic yarns has resulted in greater performance requirements on ink chemistries such as durability, elongation and ease of use in highly elastic sportswear.
Also, Dow leveraged the exceptional benefits of silicone ink bases with products such as SILASTIC™ LCF 9600 Textile Printing Ink Base and SILASTIC™ 9601 Textile Printing Ink Base.
Regarding this, Isabelle Riff, Dow Global Marketing Leader for Textiles said, “At Dow, we continue to support apparel manufacturers in their next performance challenges.”
Additionally, their latest solution, SILASTIC™ LCF 9600 M Textile Printing Ink Base, builds on the strength of Dow’s existing product offerings and is a testament to their dedication to continued innovation for the textile industry.
Designed for an increased matte effect and improved hand feel, the patented SILASTIC™ LCF 9600 M offers excellent wash durability, high elongation, very soft low tack touch and avoids the “orange peel effect” on cotton substrates.
And, SILASTIC™ LCF 9600 M enables safer textile development with its ability to be formulated without the use of PVC, phthalates, solvents, organotins and formaldehyde.