Sensient® ElvaJet Opal SC Awarded ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®

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Sensient Imaging Technologies, a division of Sensient Technologies Corporation, announced today the certification by OEKO-TEX® of the newly released ElvaJet Opal SC inks for the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®.

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Sensient has long been considered a leader in both developing first class digital sublimation inks and as a pioneer of eco-friendly and sustainable technologies. “With the latest sublimation technology, ElvaJet Opal SC achieving the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification, Sensient re-affirms a longstanding commitment to developing sustainable products. The ECO PASSPORT allows our customers to confirm compliance with sustainable textile manufacture.” comments Mike Geraghty, President of Sensient’s Colors Group.

“ElvaJet® Opal SC is the first digital sublimation ink designed for industrial printers using Kyocera heads to achieve the ECO PASSPORT,” says Dr Simon Daplyn, Marketing Manager for Sensient’s Inks business, “clearly this is quite an achievement and underlines our core innovation strategy to deliver eco-friendly products that offer a real value for our partners”.

With ECO PASSPORT status, ElvaJet Opal SC is also considered compliant with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme, which accepts the OEKO-TEX® as indication of conformance with the organization’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) in connection with the ZDHC Gateway-- Chemical Module.

OEKO-TEX®, The International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology, is a union of 18 independent textile research and test institutes providing tests and standards to ensure responsible and sustainable management within the textiles industry. ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® is a mechanism by which textile chemical suppliers can show that their products can be used in a sustainable textile production. The ECO PASSPORT issued for the ElvaJet Opal SC is without restrictions as all product test results are below the threshold limit set by the ECO PASSORT. Therefore, this series of ink can be used for the production of human-ecological optimized textiles without further testing on the printed textile. The combined tests performed on this series showed that there is no harmful effect on the human and environmental health of the textiles printed with the ElvaJet Opal SC. This evaluation used the test methods and requirements of the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® that are in force in January 2018.


Sensient Imaging Technologies is a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. Sensient Imaging Technologies is a leading supplier of inkjet inks for digital textile, industrial digital and sublimation printing.

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