Ethics & Environment
Most screen printers and artisans are aware that PERMASET® screen printing inks are water-based and eco-friendly. PERMASET Inks do not contain ozone depleting chemicals such as CFCs or HCFCs. They are also formulated free of aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic solvent and do not contain PVC resin or phthalate plasticiser. PERMASET Inks do not contain lead, heavy metals or any toxic chemicals whatsoever (not even white spirits like other water-based inks on the market). However are PERMASET Inks compostable?
PERMASET Inks Put to a Compost Challenge
PERMASET eco-friendly ink prints were recently put to a compost challenge by Melbourne yardage designer Ink and Spindle, and passed with flying colours. All that was left of this cushion cover (which was printed with PERMASET inks) after 4 weeks in a worm farm was the zip!
85% Biodegradable Screen Printing Ink
PERMASET Inks are 85% biodegradable making them the perfect choice for screen printers printing organic garments and fabrics including hemp, linen and organic cotton. This means that the ink is capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms.
For further information about PERMASET’s environmental initiatives visit our Sustainability page
My name is Jonna Saarinen and I am a Finnish born textile designer and screen printer working in London, UK. This year I wanted to prepare something different to wrap my Christmas gifts in, rather than the traditional paper that just gets ripped off and never used again.
I have been using Permaset and Permatone inks for years now to screen print my textiles, and though a fun way of brightening up my work would be adding some Xmas glitz with the Permaset Aqua Gold Lustre. … Read More
In the middle of downtown Los Angeles, California lies an 88 year old community college called Los Angeles Trade Technical College. It offers vocational training along with several two year Associate degrees. One of the degrees offered is Sign Graphics, the art of designing and producing signs by … Read More
We’re thrilled to announce that we have just been granted Approval by the Soil Association of the UK for our PERMASET PERMATONE range of textile screen-printing inks, having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS 6.0) for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing. … Read More