Colourtex – DuPont™ strategic partnership for Artistri® reactive and direct disperse textile inks


DuPont™ Artistri®, a global leader in digital inkjet inks with more than 30 years of innovation, is transitioning the production and supply of Artistri® reactive and direct disperse textile inks to Colourtex Industries Private Limited (Colourtex), as part of its long-term sustainability strategy.

Colourtex is an India based company located in Surat, Gujarat, serving the global textile industry for more than 50 years. Colourtex was strategically selected based on its inks manufacturing know-how, technical capabilities, and location to offer the high-quality inks customers expect. Tucker Norton, General Manager for Artistri® Digital Inks at DuPont, said: “With this strategic decision, our goal was to find a company capable of continuing to offer reactive and direct disperse inks at the quality level that the DuPont™ Artistri® products are known for in textile printing. With Colourtex’s vast experience and manufacturing capabilities, these products will meet customers’ standards for quality performance and delivery.”

Talking about this partnership, Vishad Jariwala, Marketing Director at Colourtex, said: “We are excited to have the DuPont™ Artistri® reactive and direct disperse inks in our digital inks portfolio. With our proven expertise in manufacturing processes and comprehensive product range for textile applications we look forward to serving digital printing customers globally.”

DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks

DuPont™ Artistri® is a leading manufacturer and innovator of digital inkjet printing inks for commercial, packaging, textile, office, and home printing applications. Artistri® digital inks combine DuPont’s proprietary dispersions, polymers and ink formulations to deliver digital printing solutions to our customers world-wide. From the richest colors to custom formulations, DuPont™ Artistri® provides high quality digital inks that enable superior color consistency and durability across production runs and over time. With a 30+ year history in inkjet technology and innovation, Artistri® water-based inks deliver an innovative portfolio of products to bring your colors to life.


Founded in 1967 by the present Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Jayantibhai Jariwala, Today, Colourtex has become one of the most responsible dyestuff manufacturers with comprehensive range of dyestuffs and performance chemicals for every fiber.

The uncompromising attitude of the management, toward environmental and ecological priorities and innovation augurs well for future of Colourtex. Colourtex is ETAD member, bluesign System Partner, EcoPassport holder, ZDHC Contributor and “Responsible Care” company. The Chairman’s statement sums up the spirit of Colourtex, “My people are my real assets, and they are the future of the Colourtex.”