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Dyeability is a term used to describe the ability of a fibre or textile fabric to be dyed. One of the most important properties for a textile fibre is dyeability. A range of applications to some man-made (synthetic) fibres have been, and still is, limited ability or poor dyeability. Dying of textile can depend on certain processes and parameters,  and these have to be being carried out correctly. For example, the dyeing properties of mercerized cotton compared to non-mercerized cotton can be characterized by results from the time of half dyeing and amount of water used (i.e. the reciprocal of the rate of dyeing) and the saturation concentration of the substantive dyes. Dyeing with Indigo, for instance, requires a combination of practical experience and precise knowledge of the physical and chemical background. The ecological problem in textile dyeing is a part of environmental protection and new laws and regulation’s growth. Evidence for this statement can be furnished by world textile consumption. If e.g. 30% of the cotton were to be replaced by synthetic fibres, approx. 200 g of bread could be produced per person per day by the increased foodstuff.

A few important factors for dyeability

  1. Chemical composition of fibres
  2. The coloristic dye class
  3. Fibre  geometrical form
  4. Fibre structure, morphological and histological
  5. Fibre dimensions


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