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06 Feb 14
Huntsman Textile Effects Launches New TERASILĀ® Inks to Allow Truly High-Speed Sublimation Transfer-Paper Printing

SINGAPORE - In a first for the global textile industry, Huntsman Textile Effects is enabling true industrial-speed dye sublimation transfer-paper printing with the launch of its new TERASIL® Subli XKS inks.

Designed specifically for the Kyocera high-speed printing head, the TERASIL® Subli XKS inks use a simple waterless application system that ensures excellent runnability and consistency at speeds up to 30 meters / min, with excellent color depth.

These new Kyocera-approved inks allow dyehouses to adopt industrial-scale sublimation printing as an alternative to direct printing, which is both time consuming and water intensive, requiring as much as 60 to 80 liters of water to produce 1 kg of high quality printed polyester goods. The new inks thus make it possible for textile producers to improve their competitiveness and environmental performance while also capturing a share of the growing global market for high-quality dyed polyester products across diverse sectors, including apparel, sportswear, signage and flags.

“Developed by Huntsman Textile Effects in close cooperation with leading printhead and digital equipment manufacturers such as Kyocera and MS, the new TERASIL® Subli XKS inks deliver excellent results through a simplified application process that entirely eliminates the need for water during printing,” said Kevin Myers, Global Marketing Manager for Inkjets. “We expect these new inks to significantly boost customers’ digital printing capabilities and to help drive sustainability across the textiles sector.”

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About Huntsman Textile Effects
Hun tsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries. Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. We use cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as built-in freshness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. All these go toward meeting the needs of our customers in supporting a more sustainable environment. Selling into more than 90 countries and with presence including eight primary manufacturing facilities in seven countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Switzerland) and 14 Formulation Distribution Centers spread across 12 countries, Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide fast and expert technical service wherever our customers are based.

About Huntsman
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2012 revenues of over $11 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to meet the needs of consumers and manufacturers serving a broad range of end markets.  We operate more than 75 manufacturing and R&D facilities in 30 countries and employ approximately 12,000 associates within our five distinct business divisions.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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