Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials: Textiles

Inkjet Ink and Resin Solutions for Textile Applications

Sun Chemical and its parent company, the DIC Corporation, offer a wide array of inkjet inks and resins for a wide range of textile applications, including:

  • Direct-to-garment printing
  • Flags
  • Signage
  • Exhibition displays
  • Furniture
  • Fashion
  • Sportswear
  • Leather

Capitalizing on Sun Chemical’s expansive ink manufacturing heritage and decades of digital printing leadership, our wide range of acid dye, pigment, sublimation and reactive inks are formulated for your specifications and needs. Sun Chemical also invests considerable research and development for chemistry advancements that will allow for further reductions in waste, water consumption and energy use with a further drive towards a circular economy for textiles.

Sun Chemical also offers a wide range of resins for synthetic and artificial leathers used in a variety of applications such as furniture, automotive, clothing, aerospace, rubber, PVC, PET and films. From urethane resins and waterborne acrylic resins to polyurethane dispersions and hot melt adhesives, Sun Chemical’s resins can deliver whatever your application requires, including:

  • Light resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Structure
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Permeability
  • Bond strength
  • Water resistance
  • Stain guard properties

Below is a sampling of Sun Chemical ink and resin solutions for the textiles market:

  • CRISVON for Textiles

    DIC's CRISVON solventborne urethane resins imbue artificial leather surface films with improved abrasion resistance, light resistance and flexibility.

  • DEFENSA TR for Textiles

    DIC's DEFENSA TR solventborne fluorinated surface coatings give artificial leather excellent stain-guard properties and adhesion to various materials.

  • HYDRAN for Textiles

    DIC's HYDRAN polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) for artificial leather applications provide peel strength, texture, permeability and adhesion to base materials.

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    Technologies for Digital Textiles

    Sensient Imaging Technologies was recently acquired by Sun Chemical and brings with it a series of water-based inkjet inks for digital textiles for any fabric.

  • TYFORCE for Textiles

    DIC's TYFORCE polyurethane (PUR) hot melt adhesives for artificial leather laminates utilize proprietary chemistry to rapidly build bond strength.

  • WATERSOL for Textiles

    DIC's WATERSOL waterborne resins for paper processing offer outstanding barrier capabilities and serve as specialized cationic emulsions.