UK fabric printing company Standfast & Barracks, which has two Durst Alpha 190 systems, has now trademarked its direct-to-fabric Greentex pigment printed collection Ecofast, which is sustainable and has the highest lightfastness in its class. Durst’s technology will enable the company to open up market opportunities in areas such as contract and apparel, including outdoor and roller-blinds.
Standfast & Barracks plans to formally launch the new Ecofast line at Heimtextil in January 2019. Durst developed the One-Step Greentex P ink especially for the Alpha Series. The environmentally friendly pigment and the reactive and dispersion inks are based on Durst Water Technology.
Stephen Thomas, managing director of Standfast & Barracks said, ‘Our order books are definitely growing and we are actively encouraging our customers to do more digital printing, pointing out the many benefits. Our investment in Durst’s digital technology continues to trigger new waves of innovation. Digital gives unlimited opportunities and colour variations with the ability to develop new application and products and continuing to develop our business – all with the support of Durst. Digital is by far our biggest growth area. It’s the future.’
Martin Winkler, segment manager Durst Textile Printing said, ‘Standfast & Barracks is an exceptional example of how innovative companies are pushing the barriers by continue to invest in new digital technologies. We take great pride by working in partnership with our customers to help them to bigger and better things. And we look forward to continuing to work closely with Thomas and his great team to further help them grow opportunities that are virtually unlimited with digital.’