Dyeing characteristics of a Tencel alloy fibre

S. I. Ahmed, C. J. Hawkyard, R. Shamey

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Abstract

The exceptional characteristics of Tencel have been modified by incorporating poly(ethylene terephthalate) during solvent spinning, giving the novel Tencel alloy. The present work involved studying the dyeing characteristics of Tencel and Tencel alloy using a range of multifunctional reactive dyes. The fibrillation properties of the fibres was also investigated. Scanning electron microscope studies were carried out to observe the degree of fibrillation of these fibres after wet treatment. Optical microscopy was also carried out to confirm the absence of ring dyeing in fibres dyed using the padding technique. © Color. Technol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalColoration Technology
Volume120
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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