Colorjet earmarks ₹25 Million on technology for Oxyvent Face Filters launch amid pandemic crisis
Contrary to the opinion that usage of masks would sustain only during the pandemic, IPSOS, one of the largest consulting firms in the world opined in a recently published report that 76% of the Indians would continue to use face shields in the future due to Covid 19 crisis. WHO has reiterated in its study that the world needs 89 million masks per month and called on industry and governments to increase manufacturing by 40%.
Responding to the need in the market and to appease more people into wearing the face gear by making them more inclusive to everyday life, Colorjet Group has launched Oxyvent, a designer face filter brand in the market that comes with creative prints on it to amplify the aesthetics. As the masks become a necessity, the need to give the industry a new shape by making it fashionable and appeasing to the masses forms the core of this new venture.
The face filters are unique adhering to safety standards and putting in creative design prints to encourage more people into wearing them. The products include Multilayer Safety masks made up with 100% Cotton with 120 TC and melt blown material with moisture control anti-bacterial finish achieving a strict 95% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency(BFE). The designs are digitally printed on the fabric with Oekotex™ Approved Inks making the masks fit for human use and ecologically compliant.
At the Launch of Oxyvent Face Filters Mr. M S Dadu, Managing Director Colorjet Group said," The vision to create a cloth based protection filter which provides superior filtration, yet being highly breathable was key to the innovation. As masks would become the essentials in the coming days, a fashionable yet fully functional air filtering mask is the need of the hour. We have conceptualized a hand crafted fashionable necessity that provides safety while encouraging the fashion it has yet to set. Committing to our core design values of being Economic, Efficient and Ecological, we are using our own renowned International Digital Textile Print technology. "
Colorjet has earmarked an initial investment of 25 million INR for the venture and is aiming at Printing 100,000 filters a day. The company has installed Direct to Fabric, Dye Sublimation, Direct to Garment and Laser Cutting & Finishing machines native to the group and in partnership with a Japanese brand for the project.
To bring in international designs and styles to life, Oxyvent has collaborated with renowned Web-2-Print workflow solution provided by Early Vision from Israel. “For mass customization of our designer face filters we needed an end to end workflow solution for our manufacturing. To achieve this we have collaborated with Guy Alroy of Early Vision as our pattern cutting solution provider because of its intuitive, easy-to-use tools and functionalities. Its insight into implementing Early Vision down the road, to enable efficient workflows for mass customization and on-demand manufacturing makes it the best in the industry. It will also minimize errors in communication with our partners, hence, saving time and costs.” added Mr. Smarth Bansal – DGM Product & Brand – ColorJet.
For the print designs, the company has partnered with Emma Tranchini, a renowned Italian fashion designer and Niti Singhal, the native couturier of the New York Fashion Week fame where she displayed her range of apparels that were digitally printed on a Colorjet Textile Printers.
Oxyvent is also attempting at bringing its designer masks into corporate culture and has tied up with several leading brands in the market to customize the masks as per their branding needs. The whole range of products comes for men, women and kids, and can be explored at www.oxyvent.org
About ColorJet India Ltd:
ColorJet Group the largest manufacturer of digital inkjet printers in India for Textiles and Signage(IDC 2020 Q1 Report), markets its products in 25 countries worldwide. Over 4,000 ColorJet printers are in operation around the world, across India, Middle East, Australia and Europe and the company keeps its presence strong, by exhibiting at various international platforms like ITMA Asia, Shanghaitex, DTG- Bangladesh, ITMA-Barcelona, etc.