UK: MagnaColours, a specialist in water-based ink manufacturing, has launched a new eco-friendly standard for water-based inks used in textile printing which is likely to become the global standard soon. Also GNA mark has been developed for use by all compliant manufacturers, printers and retailers in order to push for more sustainable production methods.
The mark is also designed to reassure consumers who buy printed textiles and apparel that no harmful products has been use in their manufacturing. Inks and products marked with GNA are guaranteed to be free of harmful chemicals such as PVC and alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO) and must be water-based formulations.
MagnaColours said that there are so many standards on the market from people like Bluesign or Eco Passport, as well as around 50 major retailers that all have different standards, but these don’t work so well for water-based inks.