Technical textiles have one or more special functions. We work with technical textiles across our customer segments and have print project in the technical textile category within children’s clothing, sportswear, medical textiles and of course metres and metres of curtain fabric.
Characterising all of the technical textiles is some sort of pre-treatment that provides the fabric with a certain function, i.e. flame-retardant or water-repelling impregnation. Perhaps the fabric for the boat cover needs adding of UV absorber to resist the forceful sunlight at sea, or perhaps the interior trim of the car needs antistatic treatment to be comfortable to use.
Our printing techniques do not alter the qualities of the fabric. We dispose of the most recent technology, so if the fabric is printable, we will have the solution. We test and test and test again. And we keep developing new ways to good print results acquiring important experience as we go along. We thrive in the nerdy innovative environment.
Digital transfer technology provides a precise and durable print
Digital print using the transfer technology gives us high fastness. During the sublimation process, the polyester fibres will absorb the ink entirely, and the print stays the same after use and washing.
The digital printing technology gives you the opportunity to print all the details you want, and almost limitless choice of colours. The accuracy of the print is often very important on technical textiles, for instance if the print serves as a diagram for the placing of hoses and buttons. When it comes to accuracy and scaling, the digital technology is excellent.
Documented functionality of technical textiles
Documentation is important for our customers, especially in projects involving technical textiles. We understand very well. We also have high demands for well-documented qualities from our own suppliers. We want to absolutely certain of the fastness of your printed fabric, and we only buy duly certified Trevira CS textiles.
The qualities of these types of fabric are so crucial for the end product that many of our customers challenge the existing documentation and take the fabric through further control procedures.
If you need our assistance in this process, we are happy to help you make the arrangements for further testing with the technical authorities, i.e. Danish Technological Institute. We also offer to participate in the subsequent dialogue and evaluation.
Strict environmental requirements for technical textiles
The demand from the end user is clear. We want products that do not harm the environment and that has put as little impact on the environment during the production process.
scan htp is engaged in sustainable production. Digital textile printing is one of the techniques within textile processing that emits the least amount of CO2 and wastewater.
We also valuate our suppliers according to their environmental profile.
Technical textiles become intelligent
The greatest development within textiles in recent times is undoubtedly the intelligent textiles. This development is both exciting and logical. Because we can.
Man will not settle for less. Imagine if your football boot had the ability to measure the speed and angle of your kick, or your underwear would automatically notify on you medicine dosage. We see many projects of intelligent textiles already, but this is only the beginning.
scan htp participates all kinds of projects involving intelligent and technical textiles. We have a long and profound experience of printing on textile. The innovative mindset is part of our DNA.