EFI Reggiani to take part in World Textile Information Network (WTiN) Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show

The virtual event will take place from 15-30 October

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EFI Reggiani
Gamut of solutions will be on display

EFI Reggiani, a solutions provider for the textile industry, will take part in the World Textile Information Network (WTiN) Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show from 15-30 October.

EFI Reggiani textile solutions to be featured at the event include a complete range of digital and analogue printers and pre- and post-treatment lines. Plus, the event’s display of EFI Reggiani technologies will also feature textile inks, together with short, sustainable processes – such as pigment and direct sublimation printing – as well as greener, eco-friendly denim dyeing solutions.

Innovation in Green

According to the company, the core of EFI Reggiani technology development is about sustainable solutions under the theme of Innovation in Green.

“Sustainability, new online business opportunities and smart processes are the key advantages for the ‘new normal’ that we are addressing with the EFI Reggiani portfolio of solutions,” said EFI Reggiani vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. “In textiles, the longstanding move towards more sustainable solutions that are also productive and efficient has quickened because of COVID-19, accelerating the adoption of digital technologies. Green and sustainability, nearshoring and reshoring, and the growth of online shopping will be the rising trends, and all those trends finding their perfect answer in digital printing and shorter, greener processes.”

Pigment and sublimation processes

One of the solutions to be featured at the WTiN event, EFI Reggiani TERRA, brings the advantages of pigment to digital printing. EFI Reggiani TERRA eliminates the need for steaming or washing on direct-to-textile applications using a greener, more-efficient polymerisation process that takes place as printed fabric goes through the printer’s on-board dryer. The EFI Reggiani TERRA solution features four different printer models – a complete line-up to accompany customers through their digital journey from small scale to mass production.

Another solution showcased at the event, the EFI Reggiani BOLT printer, is the next-generation single-pass textile solution. The 1.9-metre wide printer, which last month received a 2020 InterTech Technology Award from the leading U.S. printing association, PRINTING United Alliance, is the only digital textile printer capable of reaching speeds up to 90 metres per minute on fabric, the company said.

The EFI Mezzera DENIM line – the latest innovation in the Mezzera line of low-impact indigo dyeing and finishing solutions – uses patented Nitrogen Indigo technology to deliver greater sustainability in denim production. Key advantages include an up to 35-40% reduction in chemical usage, up to 6.5% higher indigo intensity, improved color fastness, deeper sulphur dyeing shades with no steaming and a smaller machinery footprint.

During the Innovate tradeshow, EFI Reggiani will also take part in the 20 October “Clash of the Titans” roundtable chaired by WTiN, which will bring together industry leaders to debate the future of textile inkjet printing.

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