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Title: Utilization of Cosmos sulphureus Cav. flower dye on wool using mordant combinations
Authors: Kale, Sunita
Naik, Sangita
Deodhar, Sucheta
Keywords: Natural dyes
Cosmos flowers
Wool dyeing
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. cl.7 C09B 61/00, D06P 1/34, D06P 3/14
Abstract: Natural dyes are biodegradable and eco-friendly. In the present study an attempt is made to dye wool with Cosmos, Cosmos sulphureus Cav. flower dye using three different mordant combinations in three varying proportions and to test the fastness properties of dyed samples. The results revealed that wool could be dyed with Cosmos flower dye. Wool dyed with Cosmos flower dye exhibited excellent to outstanding sunlight fastness irrespective of mordant combination and mordanting method
Description: 19-24
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.5(1) [January-February 2006]

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