Agfa and TFL have entered into a strategic partnership, focusing on the development of Alussa, a dedicated inkjet printing solution to decorate high-quality genuine leathers used by the fashion, upholstery, automotive, aviation and nautical industries.
Agfa will develop the inkjet printer and dedicated inkjet inks, as well as the software to manage and monitor the printing process, while TFL will provide custom-developed coating chemistry.
Alussa enables the leather industry to decorate high-quality leather in such a way that it exhibits the excellent performance required in terms of flexibility and scratch resistance. It is the first industrial inkjet printing solution outputting decorated leather that can handle up to 100,000 flexes. Productivity amounts up to 80 m² per hour.
Alussa can print both white and full-color designs with photographic quality on diverse types of leather. As it is a digital printing solution, it is ideal for customizing and personalizing leather products, thus catering to a global trend. Also, it just as easily allows for the creation of one-offs (e.g. samples) as of large volumes.