Mimaki Dye Sublimation Inks Now ECO PASSPORT Certified
Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. (Suwanee, GA) recently announced that its original Sb54/310/410 and Sb320/420 sublimation inks have achieved ECO PASSPORT certification from OEKO-TEX, the international association with the first certification process (dating back to 1992) to validate the safety of textiles.
Safety certification of raw materials for the Mimaki original dye sublimation inks was achieved through the Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, the first exclusive certification authority in Japan. The certification validates OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 compliance, a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. This authentication is very strict and only applies to products that meet more than 300 requirements of relevant harmful substances.
The certification reinforces Mimaki’s market-leading approach to developing ink and inkjet systems while reducing overall environmental impact. This is especially the case with sublimation printing, as this environmentally conscious print system does not use chemicals such as emulsion and does not require steaming or washing processes after printing, further reducing the environmental footprint compared to other textile printing systems such as screen printing.
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