Since 1943, Polytex Environmental Inks, Inc. has operated as a leading worldwide supplier of environmentally safe water-based inks/coatings. We have manufacturing locations in the United States and the Netherlands which allow us to provide sales, technical assistance throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Warehouse location enables our reach into China and Japan.

We formulate inks/coatings for use with virtually all printing/coating methods, including gravure, flexography, surface print, flat-screen, rotary-screen, wash coating, nip roll, slot, air knife. Each of these methods requires custom-engineered formulations to provide the full range of performance benefits. Ink/Coating customization is our core competency.

Our inks allow for a variety of unique and creative prints and designs on wall coverings. Our inks help to produce numerous wall coverings for both commercial and residential use. Our wall covering capabilities for these sectors include:

Commercial Wall Coverings

  • PVC, PETG, TPO film printability, Fiberglass
  • Gloss/Matte Extenders, Gloss/Matte Topcoats
  • Adherence to CCW408D specifications
  • Anionic and Cationic chemistry
  • Flame retardant chemistry
  • Low VOC
  • High-performance Pigments
  • Special-effect pigments (pearlescent mica, metallic)

Residential Wall Coverings

  • Coated Paper grades, non-woven grades, grasscloths, peel & stick
  • Adherence to residential specifications
  • High-performance Pigment
  • Special effect pigments
  • Glitters (Glow-in-the-Dark, expandable, 3D high solid texture, tactile)

Polytex Environmental Inks, Inc. manufactures inks and coatings for flooring- Compact and Foamed PVC, Extruded PVC Films. Flooring inks must feature high traffic wear/tear and possess the ability to adhere to different substrates. These inks and coatings must have the highest fade and yellowing resistance, a full range of product resistance abilities, and high aesthetic appeal.
Polytex continually develops products to suit the changing landscape in design, form, and function. We offer a myriad of high-performance inks and coating choices for flooring and industrial products manufacturers:

  • Durability tested, lightfast colors
  • Durable, clear topcoats for numerous printing and application methods, including flexographic, screen (flatbed, hand, and rotary), gravure, air knife, rod, tower coaters, spray applications
  • Products available in kits, drums, and totes
  • Low-VOC formulations
  • Unique special-effect coatings

Appearance and performance are two essential elements for flooring and industrial inks and coatings. Inks and coatings from Polytex help you ensure that your products feature the best of both. Our product line includes the following residential and commercial solutions.

Residential and Commercial Cushion Vinyl

  • Anionic and Cationic chemistry
  • Re-emulsification/Machine Run ability
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Excellent rheological flow
  • Shear stable
  • Low-temperature curing
  • Superior Plastisol wear layer bond strength
  • Special-effect pigments
  • Low VOC formulations

Residential and Commercial Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT)

  • Anionic and Cationic chemistry
  • Re-emulsification
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Non-blocking
  • Excellent rheological flow
  • Shear stable
  • Low-temperature curing
  • Superior wear layer bond strength
  • Special-effect pigments
  • Low-VOC formulations
  • High-saturation special color line

Window blinds come in various types, patterns, and colors to act as accessories to virtually any design aesthetic. At Polytex, we manufacture specialty aqueous inks for cellular honeycomb and vinyl window blinds. We formulate ink chemistries for rotary-screen, flexographic, and wash-coating processes. The full colorant range produces light and airy blinds that allow a balance of sunlight and air into the room.
Our window blind inks are available with the following properties:

  • Excellent ink transfer
  • Fiber saturation with hand retention
  • Washable
  • Fade-resistant colorants
  • Special effect pigments
  • 3D high solids inks
  • Low-VOC formulations

About Polytex Environmental Inks, Inc.

Rising concern about environmental issues worldwide has driven an increased need for replacing solvent-based solutions to reduce the use and release of products containing hazardous substances and volatile organic compounds. Water-based inks have proven to be a sustainable and high-performance alternative to solvent-based inks. Polytex products offer print fidelity, color uniformity, and consistency during production for an expansive range of printing processes.

Our staff at Polytex Environmental Inks, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to work with you to explore the advantages of aqueous inks and coatings for your application. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

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