SubliNova Inks Achieve Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex Association

InkTec has successfully achieved an ECO-passport certification from the Oeko-Tex Association. This is for its SubliNova HI-LITE dye sublimation inks.

The Oeko-Tex Eco Passport is an internationally recognised safety and environmental certification for manufacturers of textiles. It includes stringent analysis of textile chemicals, colourants and auxiliaries. The priority is to confirm that the compounds and individual ingredients meet the specific criteria for sustainability, safety and regulatory compliance. It also involves laboratory evaluation to ensure no unsafe contaminants are included. Only by passing these strict tests are the textile products certified as safe to use.

“Understandably, we are really very proud to have received this important certification for our SubliNova HI-LITE ink, particularly as this is a completely independent accreditation. Our SubliNova HI-LITE ink is one of our key sublimation ink ranges, so we are particularly pleased to have reached these high standards,” says Joey Kim, InkTec Europe’s Managing Director.

Designed specifically for plotters equipped with Epson DX5 and DX7 print heads, this globally recognised certification enhances the already significant attributes this ink delivers. Its high black and colour density ink formula, means it can be printed onto any uncoated and coated light-weight transfer papers while delivering efficiencies and low production costs.

Background on ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX
The ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® is a mechanism by which textile chemical suppliers demonstrate that their products can be used in a sustainable textile production environment.The ECO PASSPORT programme involves two distinct, yet complementary stages:

 

  • Stage 1: Restricted Substance List (RSL) and Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) screening
  • Stage 2: Analytical verification performed in an OEKO-TEX® member institute laboratory
Once products have passed the requirements of both these processes they earn the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification and are entered into the OEKO-TEX® buying guide This is the OEKO-TEX® central sourcing platform of pre-certified articles and materials.