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17 Apr 15
Huntsman Textile Effects enhances digital printing efficiency with NOVACRON® XKS HD inks
Reactive inks deliver deeper shades and optimum print performance at lower cost

Singapore – Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced NOVACRON® XKS HD reactive inks for industrial ink jet printing. The inks achieve deep and very deep shades as well as true black on multiple fibers.

NOVACRON® XKS HD inks’ high color strength requires less ink to achieve the desired depth of color. The inks are Kyocera-tested and compatible with Kyocera high-speed printer heads commonly used by printer manufacturers.

NOVACRON® XKS HD inks deliver a high-performance result with minimal printer maintenance or downtime, and minimizes ink wastage. It offers excellent runnability and up to 50% more color intensity than other reactive inks available in the market. 

“Industrial digital printing faces the challenge of delivering superior quality and optimum print reliability while effectively managing cost and environmental impact.

NOVACRON® XKS HD inks address these demands and deliver the full effect of digital designs – intense, vivid colors and top quality finishing,” said Joerg von Allmen, Global Director of New Business Development for Huntsman Textile Effects. “Our innovative formulation enhances efficiency by reducing ink consumption without compromising on color intensity. NOVACRON® XKS HD inks can be combined with Huntsman’s PREPAJET UNITM pre-preparation auxiliary for exceptional color, printing efficiency and cost savings.”

The special polymer structure of the PREPAJET UNITM auxiliary prevents ink migration on the fabric surface enabling optimum sharpness, definition and color intensity. It is easy to apply and remove, and is suitable for use on all fibers.

The NOVACRON® ; XKS HD ink range contains eight high density colors for achieving deep and very deep shades, including very deep black. Its market-leading and exceptional color-fastness are ideal for industrial digital printing of apparel and home textiles.

Copyright© 2015 Huntsman. All rights reserved. NOVACRON is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all countries. PREPAJET is a trademark of Huntsman Corporation.

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About Huntsman Textile Effects
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries. With operations in more than 90 countries and seven primary manufacturing facilities in six countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand),  Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide prompt and expert technical service wherever our customers are based. 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 towards meeting the needs of our customers in supporting a more sustainable environment.

About Huntsman
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2014 revenues of approximately $13 bi llion including the acquisition of Rockwood’s performance additives and TiO2 businesses. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.  We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in more than 30 countries and employ approximately 16,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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