New, affordable plasma treated screen print fabrics at FESPA 2015.

EXTRIS is unveiling its new look at FESPA 2015 (stand D80 - hall 8), together with an extended range of high performance screen printing fabrics with greater emphasis on added value features like plasma treated and Oeko-Tek certified products.

Plasma treatment is an environmentally effective process that increases the fabrics wettability. The process enhances the emulsion bond, without the need for pre-surface treatment, yet leaving the printed surface unaffected. The Oeko-Tek certification on the other hand guarantees that fabrics are completely safe and do not release harmful chemical substances into the environment.

In addition, EXTRIS will showcase its CarboNY range, produced with a highly heat-resistant nylon thread and a shield of carbon fibre. Its anti-static characteristics, which are in fact slightly conductive, mean it can be used for high quality printing in environments sensitive to electrostatic charges.

“Our products are ideal for those markets where the highest image registration standards are required, such as advanced industrial components, automotive and electronics” says Daniele De Rosa, Managing Director, “they are equal if not better to equivalent ones, and much less expensive .”

Formed in 2008 EXTRIS has already become the corporate provider to many large textile firms as well as to the automotive industry. EXTRIS fabrics are already used globally and the firm has full ISO 9001 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications. The EXTRIS production facility is equipped with Dornier looms, considered by many the most advanced technical fabric looms in existence. All of the yarns used by EXTRIS for its own fabrics are subject to extensive performance testing before going anywhere near a loom.

Daniele continues, “The use of screen printing for electronics and glass remains the best way to get high-quality results and our company will continue to invest in the production of even better textiles. Some large players in the screen printing sector are disengaging from the technique and several well known producers will not even be present at this year’s FESPA exhibition in Cologne. We remain loyal and committed to technological development providing greater added value to industrial and textile screen printers around the world and our enhanced presence at FESPA 2015 is another significant measure of our ambition and drive in this direction.”