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Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology

Evaluation of Screen Printing using Cochineal Natural Dye

Submission: April 19, 2018;Published: May 23, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2018.02.000546

ISSN 2578-0271
Volume2 Issue5


Recently a great interest has been developed in the use of natural dyes for fashion apparel textiles which arises from the restrictions on the effluent to be released from the dye houses to reduce pollution. Wash colorfastness has been a continuing problem in the use of natural dyes. This study addresses this issue by investigating screen printing on cotton fabric using Cochineal natural dye in the presence of stannous chloride as the mordant. It was found that, the dye recipe using 6% Cochineal pigment in water-based solvent, where the fabric was soaked in the heated stannous chloride mordant for an hour and cured at 160 oC for 3minutes, produced the best screen print on 100% cotton fabric in terms of appearance and color wash fastness./p>

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