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touchpoint textile

Water-based, biobased and biodegradable printing inks for textiles

Session touchpoint textile


Brecht Demedts Centexbel, Researcher

Polylactic acid (PLA) is one of the most promising biobased and biodegradable polymers on the market. Besides extrusion coating for paper and cardboard, there exist little to no commercial examples of coating or ink formulations based on PLA. Centexbel developed a novel method to prepare low cost water-based dispersions of PLA, which include the use of different plasticisers.