Hansol Paper has succeeded in developing transfer paper for nylon fiber.
On Sept. 14, Hansol Paper announced that it successfully developed a technology that can use transfer paper onto nylon fiber, which was previously possible only for polyester.
Fabric transfer paper is a cutting-edge paper used to print images on clothes, curtains, and other fabrics. After being printed on transfer paper, specific patterns or images are transferred to fabrics using heat. The most notable characteristic of the newly-developed paper is that it can be used in nylon. Existing fabric transfer paper has only been used in polyester due to a lack of special inks or paper that can be used on nylon.
The global fabric transfer paper market is growing 20 percent per year, and 70,000 tons of fabric transfer paper is consumed in the market each year. The market is expected to expand to reach 200,000 tons by 2020. In particular, the newly-developed transfer paper market for nylon is projected to grow from 1,500 tons this year to 20,000 tons by 2020.
Hansol Paper aims to make up 20 percent of the global fabric transfer paper market by increasing the sales volume of fabric transfer paper up to 40,000 tons by 2020. In particular, the company intends to produce 20,000 tons of transfer paper for nylon, half of its total fabric transfer paper. To achieve its goal, the company is planning to file for a patent for transfer paper used in nylon, and to secure exclusive rights in the global transfer paper market for nylon.