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 human-made (synthetic) threads have been, and still is, limited ability or poor dyeability.
Mercerized cotton vs non-mercerized
Dying of textile can depend on specific processes and parameters, and carried out correctly. For example, mercerised cotton compared to non-mercerised cotton results, characterised 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 the statement furnished by world textile consumption of the chemicals, e.g. if 30 per cent of the cotton 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
- Chemical composition of fibres
- The colouristic dye class
- Fibre geometrical form
- Fibre structure, morphological and histological
- Fibre dimensions
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