Sun Chemical Affirms Commitment to Sustainable Textile Printing with the Launch of Xennia® Pearl Pigment Inks

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA October 25, 2021 – Sun Chemical has launched Xennia® Pearl pigment inks for high-speed industrial applications during Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week.

The range, which includes inks for both mid-viscosity and high-viscosity printheads, has been developed following a careful assessment of the market and specific customer needs, particularly the requirement for high fastness, multi-substrate compatibility, consistent color, and outstanding print performance.

As well as addressing core market needs in terms of performance, the range also underlines Sun Chemical’s commitment to sustainability in the textiles industry – offering textile printers a way to significantly reduce water use and chemical waste. Based on proprietary pigments and resins, the inks will support the key application areas of fashion and home textiles – two sectors which are rapidly embracing digital pigment printing, both for the flexibility it offers, and for the huge sustainability benefits it brings.

Additionally, Xennia Pearl inks offer the key benefit of increased fastness performance on polyester and cotton-polyester blends, opening up digital pigment printing to high demand applications typically using the higher water and energy consuming direct disperse technology.

The new offering is part of Sun Chemical’s wider range of water-based inkjet inks for textiles, which includes reactive, sublimation, pigment and acid dye inks, under the Xennia® and ElvaJet® brands. These inks were acquired from Sensient Imaging in 2020 and Sun Chemical is pleased to be extending the range.

“The textile printing industry is moving towards pigmented solutions for simpler workflow, reduced waste and less reliance on water, so this ink is ideally suited to support that shift,” said Pete Saunders, Global Director-Digital Business, Sun Chemical. “The Xennia® brand is already an established and respected name in the market, but now with the inkjet expertise and R&D capability of Sun Chemical behind it, the benefits to customers are set to grow even further.”

To find out more about Xennia® Pearl pigment inks, visit or visit Sun Chemical at its virtual booth at the Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week at To find out more about Sun Chemical’s commitment to sustainable practices, visit

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Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.



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