New digital inkjet printer makes larger textile samples and reduces environmental impact

Vincent Nierstrasz, professor and Junchun Yu, Docent, both at Swedish School of Textiles, explain that the new inkjet system (which is not yet in place in the lab) enables digital printing with mixed colors and functional inks on a pilot scale, which means that they can now print and functionalize textiles at industry relevant conditions to stimulate research and innovation.

The important acquisition is made possible thanks to “Stiftelsen Svensk Textilforskning”, which also financed several other machines in the lab. The grant for the new digital inkjet printer is about SEK 2.5 million.

"Thanks to their investments in our research, we can show companies ways to reduce unnecessary chemicals, unnecessary water use and other ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions", says Vincent Nierstrasz.

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About the lab which is a part of the Textile Technology Laboratories

Vincent Nierstrasz research profile

Junchun Yus research profile