30 Jan 2023

Durst P5 TEX iSUB – now certified with ECO PASSPORT by OEKO TEX

OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPORT is an independent certification system for chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries used in the textile and leather industry.

Durst has received a new ink certification that completes the overall sustainable package of the P5 TEX iSUB printer: the P5 Sublifix sublimation inks now have the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX.

P5 TEX iSUB technology
Winner of an EDP (European Digital Press Association) award in 2022, the P5 TEX iSUB technology with its inline fixation technology sets a milestone for sublimation printing and allows the elimination of one step in the production process. The integrated inline fusing for direct printing on polyester fabrics means that no investment is required for external devices as a heat press or calender. Time and production cost reduction as well as energy savings of up to 50% compared to a traditional process with an external heat press, enable a significant increase in efficiency and reduction in total cost of ownership for the user.

The iSUB contactless technology ensures excellent color consistency along the whole printing width as well as extreme sharpness of detail in images and text, also blurring or bleeding of color is virtually eliminated. Furthermore, the multiroll feature offers a big advantage in media handling, enabling a fast media change through one man operation.

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX
The P5 Sublifix sublimation inks have now the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX.
OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPORT is an independent certification system for chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries used in the textile and leather industry. During a multistep process, each individual ingredient in the chemical product has been analyzed to meet the statutory requirements. Certified products are safe to human and environmental health, can be used for ecologically responsible textile production and are listed on the OEKO-TEX Buying Guide (OEKO-TEX Buying Guide).

OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 compliance of the sublimation inks has always been very important to DURST, this now available independent confirmation by ECO PASSPORT of the P5 Sublifix Inks further confirms their efforts and responsibility to anchor impact reduction as a central argument in their customers' production chains.

Additionally, this certification enables the customers an accelerated and cost-optimized certification process of both, their production chain according to OEKO-TEX STEP, as well as their final products according to OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100.

Thus, obtaining the ECO PASSPORT certificate for the P5 Sublifix Inks also results in an immediate economic advantage for all customers using these inks.