Ciba Develops MagiCarpet Jet-Printing System

Switzerland-based Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc. has introduced MagiCarpet, a carpet jet-printing
system that includes dyes and chemicals for all fiber types, and Ciba® Alcoprint® CT-DP thickener.
Endorsed by Austria-based J. Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH, MagiCarpet was specially designed for
Zimmer’s ChromoJet® printers. The system is suitable for all finished carpet products including
carpet tiles, rugs, mats and wall-to-wall carpets. According to Ciba, Alcoprint CT-DP thickener
allows brilliant shades and maximizes fixation even at low pHs.

“[The system] allows carpet printers to make the most of all the advantages of jet printing,
including high flexibility in terms of fiber materials, production runs, design and end product,”
said Peter Otto, global head of Textile Effects marketing, Ciba.

July/August 2006