Our new product is one of the first inks on the market which is biodegradable.
Our new product is one of the first inks on the market which is biodegradable.
Manufactured using plant-based oil, an ink with outstanding performance.
Super elastic, even after tumble drying or washing it 50 times at 60°C.
Creates a very thin "film" on the applied fabric. Improved hand feel.
Does not contain chemical components such as formaldehyde or Phthalates.
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We use PU polymers produced from vegetable oils of plants as the materials of TAOeco®. However, we don't use palm oil, which is planted into the location of destroyed rainforests. The PU polymers in TAOeco® could be biodegraded by Protease and Lipase enzymes that are found in the soil – the enzymes could also be produced industrially.
TAOeco® - made specifically for transfer printing.
Elastic, 100% eco friendly.
Biodegradable means that the "print" will go back to nature. On the other hand, plant-made polymer does not necessarily have this ability as the material will remain a hazard to our environment.

However, we can't provide a clear answer when a biodegradable print is used on a non-biodegradable shirt.

We use PU polymers produced from vegetable oils of renewable plants as the materials of TAOeco®. However, we don't use palm oil, which is planted into the location of destroyed rainforests.

The PU polymers in TAOeco® could be biodegraded by Protease and Lipase enzymes that are found in the soil – the enzymes could also be produced industrially.

The enzymes degrade and hydrolyze the polymer film in the transfer, as well as the main additive used in TAOeco®. During the process, the main additive will disintegrate, decompose, and rot away when exposed to bacteria and fungus found in the environment.

Fungus themselves can produce enzymes like Protease and Lipase. However, TAOeco® does not contain chemical components such as Bisphenol A or Phthalates.

According to multiple studies, both fungi and bacteria have demonstrated their ability for degrading plastic with proven incorporation of microbial species in the degradation of both natural and synthetic plastics (Gu et al. 2000b, Shimao 2001, Tokiwa et al. 2009, Zafar et al. 2014, Lipsa et al. 2016).

Due to their ability to produce a variety of enzymes – such as Glucosidase, Cutinase, Amylase, Lipase, Esterase, Cellulase, Pectinase, and Hemicellulase –, fungi could also play a crucial role in degrading polymers in soil (Kim & Rhee 2003, Maeda & Yamagata 2005, Anastasi et al. 2013).

Our Mission
Through our suppliers, we are always pushing towards more sustainable raw materials to be at the frontline of innovation and environmental awareness. In the future, all the raw materials sourced from our suppliers will be based on plant oil and will be biodegradable.
Mads Christoffersen, creator of TAOeco®
"A GREAT CHOICE FOR USERS WHO ARE FOCUSING, AS WE ARE, IN PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT. IT'S TIME TO GO GREEN AND USE THE ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY TAOeco® INK"
How it works
The enzymes degrade and hydrolyze the polymer film in the transfer, as well as the main additive used in TAOeco®️. During the process, the main additive will disintegrate, decompose, and rot away when exposed to bacteria and fungus found in the environment.
We proudly offer the following products to our customers:
TAOeco® ink:

  • TAO – For standard prints
  • TAO WORKS – For workwear prints
  • TAO - DIP – For digital prints [b]
  • UniMelt – Adhesives
  • UniLithio – Ink for offset
  • UniFoil – Substrate to print on
  • UniClean – Cleaning agents for the graphic industry
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