In a bold leap towards sustainability, Kyocera, the global leader in advanced ceramics and technology solutions, is poised to amaze the world with its groundbreaking Forearth all-in-one inkjet textile printer. Set to make its debut at the highly anticipated ITMA 2023 event, this revolutionary printer promises to transform the textile industry by eradicating the need for excessive water consumption and addressing long-standing environmental concerns.
For decades, the textile industry has grappled with the alarming water consumption associated with traditional analog printing methods. The washing and steaming processes alone have led to an astonishing amount of water waste, contributing to widespread wastewater pollution. The urgency to find solutions has only intensified as the environmental impact of clothing overproduction becomes more apparent.
Enter Kyocera’s Forearth, an innovative answer to these pressing environmental challenges. By integrating patented inkjet technology, cutting-edge ink formulations, and state-of-the-art printing equipment, this printer aims to mitigate the adverse impacts associated with conventional textile printing.
At the heart of the Forearth printer lies its groundbreaking ability to dramatically reduce water usage throughout the textile printing process. This remarkable achievement is made possible through Kyocera’s proprietary pigment ink, which not only delivers soft hand-feel prints but also ensures exceptional colorfastness across a wide range of fabrics. Unlike traditional dye printing, the Forearth printer eliminates the need for pre and post-processes, as the pigment ink, pre-treatment liquid, and finishing agent are seamlessly discharged in the same sequence from the inkjet head.
The absence of water dependency in the printing process unlocks a multitude of advantages. Manufacturers can now optimize production volumes and select manufacturing locations based on operational efficiency, rather than water availability. Consequently, this leads to reductions in logistical costs, production time, and excess inventories.
“The introduction of Kyocera’s Forearth marks a pivotal moment in the textile industry’s journey towards sustainable practices,” said Mr. Hiroshi Fujita, Executive Officer and General Manager of Kyocera’s Corporate Marketing Division. “We are committed to developing innovative solutions that prioritize environmental stewardship without compromising on the quality and versatility that the industry demands.”
The environmental implications of the Forearth printer extend far beyond water conservation. By diminishing the industry’s reliance on water-intensive processes, Kyocera aims to make substantial contributions to global efforts in reducing the carbon footprint and conserving precious natural resources.
Kyocera’s commitment to sustainability is in perfect alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically focusing on Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, and Goal 13: Climate Action.
As the textile and apparel industries face increasing scrutiny regarding their environmental impact, Kyocera’s Forearth inkjet textile printer offers a beacon of hope. Its innovative technology represents a significant step towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly future, empowering manufacturers to adopt environmentally conscious practices without compromising their productivity or profitability.
Attendees of ITMA 2023 will have the exclusive opportunity to witness the unveiling of the Forearth printer at Kyocera’s exhibition booth. Here, they can immerse themselves in the technology, experiencing firsthand a future where textile printing seamlessly harmonizes with environmental preservation.
Kyocera’s Forearth printer has set a new standard for sustainability in the fashion industry. With its cutting-edge capabilities and commitment to environmental stewardship, it is poised to revolutionize textile printing and pave the way for a brighter, greener future.