Kiian Digital, Novedrate, Italy, recently announced that its Digistar HI-PRO ink series has been awarded Nike’s Restricted Substance List (RSL) certification, and will now be used in its supply chain.
The Digistar HI-PRO line was found to be in compliance with Nike’s rigorous regulations to meet or exceed worldwide legislative requirements. The athletic footwear and apparel manufacturer requires that all its branded product, including shoes, apparel, accessories and equipment from Converse and Hurley and Nike Golf, adheres to its sustainability commitment. This demands that its suppliers evaluate their chemical impact and incorporate manufacturing processes that comply with a comprehensive list of chemical standards.
In terms of sublimation inks, these are subject to annual tests to ascertain the absence of a number of chemicals, including organotins, PVC and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
“We are very pleased to announce that our Digistar HI-PRO range is an official Nike-approved ink and fully-compatible with Nike’s RSL benchmark,” says Marco Girola, Kiian Digital Marketing Specialist. “This highlights our long-term ethos of a sustainable business approach, not only for us as an ink manufacturer, but also in providing solutions that allow our customers to offer more environmentally acceptable products.”
Verified by qualified laboratories as adhering to Nike’s exacting chemical criteria, the Digistar HI-PRO series is a high-performance sublimation solution for fashion apparel, endurance sportswear, equipment and household textiles due to its ability to produce striking, high-quality graphics across an array of textile and rigid materials, according to the company. Consisting of a gamut of 14 colors, the Digistar HI-PRO range is fully compatible with next-generation Epson piezo print heads. — J.L.
Source：Impressions，Kiian has confirmed to participate TPF 2017 (Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair)