yesterday & today
Sublitex uses certified dyes that are completely free of dangerous substances and don't contain allergens.
All the inks in our rotogravure production process are completely and constantly reused.
The paper used in the manufacturing process comes from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper mills, and can be recycled or reused in other sectors.
The "Just in time" execution ensures that ink consumption is limited to the request for the print, therefore there are no processing returns to be managed in recoveries and very low processing scraps.
Sublitex printing processes, with rotogravure and digital technology, are completely water free and energy saving, in fact the digital and rotogravure printing present in Sublitex doesn't use water in the transfer phase (only in a small part for heating). Water consumption went from 2010 (101 cubic meters per tons produced) to 2018 (15 cubic meters per tons produced), it means a reduction of 85% that has grown steadily over time.
Transferring the design from paper to fabric is also a completely clean / dry process. In fact, no air or water pollution is generated when printing with Sublitex thermal transfer paper. Furthermore, this process does not require preparation and finishing of the fabric which are water and energy consumers.
The printing vapors captured during the exhalation phase are conveyed to a Regenerative Thermal Oxide (OTR) plant allowing a very low environmental impact.
For the production of new designs the printing cylinders are constantly reused.
The cylinders are reworked within the plant according to the strict European environmental standards.
Sublitex offers on the market a collection of fabrics printed with transfer technology in completely water free recycled polyester. Such fabrics and garments printed with Sublitex thermal transfer paper can be recycled and reused in the production of new garments.