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[Left] Printed using our Ultramix Axeon Non-PVC 1200 Series PMS Color Mixing System, Axeon Non-PVC Crystalina Shimmer 1855, and Axeon Non-PVC
Ultra Clear Glitter Base 1859 with red glitter flakes added. [Right] Printed using our UltraMix Axeon Non-PVC 1200 Series PMS Color Mixing System and
Axeon Non-PVC Glow-in-the-Dark 1808. (Axeon is an acrysol.) Reprinted by International Coatings with permission from artist David Edward Byrd.

These statistics are sobering and have brought needed attention and urgency to sustainability and environmental friendliness in the fashion industry. There's a lot of opportunity for growth, particularly given the apparel
industry's size and scale of impact.
There has been a lot of positive and science-based progress made in recent
years, but at the same time, we've seen an increase in bold and unsubstantiated claims suggesting that various apparel-related products are "greener"
or "more eco-friendly" than others. Because these claims are largely unregulated, it should come as no surprise that many are unsupported by facts,
are misleading, or flat out wrong. For example, organic cotton shirts may
seem like the "greener" choice over polyester. Would it change your perception if you considered that it takes hundreds of gallons of water to grow, dye,
and treat one shirt, and that many polyester shirts are now being spun from
recycled plastic products?
Let's take a closer look at the environmental impact of screen printing
inks - the primary consumable for apparel decoration. As a supplier to the
industry, we're often asked why certain screen printing ink products (such
as water-based inks) are represented as environmentally friendly and others
(most notably PVC plastisols) aren't. Is one truly friendlier to the environment or more sustainable than the other? Not necessarily. Certainly there are
differences between PVC, acrysol, and water-based ink products, but they are
all plastics. Yes, water-based inks, like plastisols and acrysols, are plastics.

FACT OR FICTION?
PVC plastisols have been, and continue to be, the inks of choice in North America. They're versatile, easy-to-use, cost-efficient, and safe. Plastisols don't dry

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