Single pass printing of aqueous pigmented inks into powder substrates

The décor industry is rapidly becoming a new application area for inkjet printing. Several companies are developing systems to inkjet print decorative papers which are to be bonded with the laminate flooring base, or alternatively printed directly onto the flooring materials.

 Dr Andy Hancock, Mexar

Dr Andy Hancock, Mexar

Välinge Innovation is the Swedish company that specialises in innovating new processes which are then licensed to manufacturing companies. They are taking a different approach to printing laminate flooring, where the pattern is printed with a water-based ink, then dry ink, as a powder is applied to the whole surface. Any non-bonded dry ink particles are removed by vacuuming, leaving a pigmented image.

 Marcus Bergelin, Välinge Innovation

Marcus Bergelin, Välinge Innovation

Dr Andy Hancock of Mexar, who worked on the fluid technology, and Välinge Innovation, who have developed the process, will give this presentation jointly. We’re delighted that these great companies have chosen the IMI Europe Inkjet Printing Conference to disclose this technology to the inkjet industry. As well as describing the technological process, the way in which it may change the flooring industry’s products and logistics will also be discussed.

Join us in Amsterdam on 2-4 December, 2015 to hear about this novel approach for the inkjet industry.