DuPont to highlight new inkjet ink series at Drupa

DuPont is set to promote its newly launched inkjet product series at its Drupa stand (Hall 8B/B13). The PN 1000 ink series is a set of low-viscosity water-based pigment inkjet inks formulated with proprietary DuPont technology aimed at the commercial printing segment. DuPont said that it is compatible with industry-standard drying technologies.

17 May 2024 | By Noel D'Cunha

DuPont has been manufacturing its Artistri ink product for the last 35 years.

DuPont has been manufacturing its Artistri ink product for the last 35 years.

Tucker Norton, global business director of DuPont Printing and Packaging, stated, "We believe that Drupa 2024, the most important printing show in the world, is the perfect place for presenting the newest ink series. With the growth in digital printing, we will continue to innovate, bringing more sustainable solutions that will elevate commercial and textile printing to a higher level."

DuPont will also showcase its water-based inks for corrugated, folding cartons, and flexible packaging printing. These products are ideal for indirect food contact and comply with Swiss Ordinance and EuPIA (European Printing Ink Association) standards. The Artistri water-based pigment inks for packaging printing are manufactured under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards and in ISO 9002-2015 certified facilities.

Sustainability is a key focus for DuPont's portfolio innovation. The company aims to offer more environmentally friendly products and develop safer and sustainable products. DuPont's recent 2024 Sustainability Report highlights the success case of DuPont scientists replacing 2-pyrrolidone solvent in inks with safer, non-regulated alternatives while maintaining equivalent performance and shelf life.

"We are proud to see that this work supports the overarching trends of printers moving to digital printing for consumer products and demonstrates DuPont's commitment to being ahead of the curve with regard to substances of concern across our portfolio," said Gabriela Kim, Global Brand and Marketing Manager, DuPont Artistri digital inks.

DuPont will also exhibit other products from the Artistri portfolio at Drupa 2024, such as P1600, the premium pigment inkjet inks for Direct-to-Film (DTF) textile printing.

"Within textile printing, there's a boom with the DTF technology over the last few years due to its versatility, and DTF is here to stay. The P1600 ink series was specially designed for this technology, delivering bright images while giving consistency and reliability so printers could spend less time with maintenance," added Kim.