Soyang Europe strengthens its textile offering with medley of new products

March 21, 2019
ST-603 Polarlight is a 100% polyester backlit fabric ideal for high-resolution UV printing ST-603 Polarlight is a 100% polyester backlit fabric ideal for high-resolution UV printing

Leading printable media manufacturer and distributor, Soyang Europe has today announced a raft of new products to further strengthen its textile collection. The new additions to its portfolio include materials, consumables and finishing solutions, broadening the company’s offering to this growing sector.

Recently developed at the company’s Chinese partner, Soyang Technologies, Soyang Europe is now stocking the ST-217 Eclipse blockout material, which has a palatable white reverse making it more pleasing to the eye, as Soyang Europe’s Managing Director, Mark Mashiter explains; “This market driven release has been developed to meet customer demand. Available up to 3.2m wide, this triple layer textile weighs in at 310gsm and is ideal as a backing liner for textile tension frame systems, or for backdrop graphics printed with either dye sublimation or UV print technologies.”

A further new textile material is now available from Soyang Europe’s 70,000ft² UK distribution centre: ST-603 Polarlight. “Polarlight is a coated backlit fabric that has been treated to make it print receptive and then coated again on one side with resin, which allows you to print UV on the coated side with high resolution,” continues Mashiter. “It’s made from 100% polyester, giving a super smooth surface, great wrinkle resistance and good light transmission.”

Two of Soyang’s popular printable textiles – ST-216 Nightstar and ST-601 Starlight have recently been released in 5m widths, making these already sought-after products available for the grand-format exhibition and retail markets, as Mashiter goes on to describe; “Starlight is our go-to backlit textile that works like a dream with UV and latex inks to create impressive lightbox displays. Now that it’s available up to 5m wide, we’re envisaging a positive uptake for grand-format applications and large, seamless backlit displays. Nightstar is a black back fabric ideal for backdrops. It has a slight stretch to the material which works well with frame systems.”

A further exciting addition to Soyang Europe’s product range is a finishing product manufactured in Canada – GreenStrip Keder, a specially-formulated, PVC-free keder for textile tension frame applications. “We’re really pleased to be able to offer the GreenStrip Keder as part of the Soyang Europe portfolio,” Mashiter explains. “There’s a very real demand for products to assist with the finishing of textiles, including those for lightboxes and frames and GreenStrip is an ideal solution. Its green credentials make it suited to retail textile applications where environmental responsibility is a hot topic.”

GreenStrip Keder, a specially-formulated, PVC-free keder for textile tension frame applications

New to its consumables portfolio, Soyang Europe has available from stock the Transjet Boost sublimation transfer paper. Transjet is a coated sublimation paper for digital transfer printing with water-based dye sub inks, especially suited for high speed printing. “We have a number of substrates available for the sublimation transfer market and the introduction of Transjet transfer paper is extending our portfolio so that our customers can get everything they need under one roof,” outlines Mashiter. “Sublimation transfer printing is popular with some of our customers for use with stretchier materials and for those without direct sublimation hardware. Transjet Boost provides a great solution for enhanced colour release and densities along with excellent ink absorption and drying for our transfer sublimation customers.”

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