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|Title: ||Dye and Fibre|
|Issue Date: ||Feb-2004 |
|Abstract: ||Dye-Natural products in general and natural dyes in particular are
heading towards a period of renaissance in the area of dyeing. Researchers at
Punjab Agricultural University,Ludhiana extracted dye from Peach, Prunus
persica Batsch. (Hindi —
Aaru) leaves and find out the optimum conditions for dyeing of cotton
using combination of mordants.
During experiment, dry peach leaves were taken and ground to
powder form. Pure cotton in the form of yarn was used after scouring it with a
detergent. The mordants used for dyeing were alum, chrome, copper sulphate and
Fibre-Researchers are always in the search of new cheaper and sustainable source of fibres that can replace or compete with fibres like cotton, Jute, flax, ramie, polyolefin, polyesters, polyamides and polyacrylics, etc. in terms of economic viability and eco-friendly properties. In recent past agro-based waste products have been utilized as natural sources to get natural fibres suitable for agro-tech protective clothing.
Betel nut fruits are covered with a shell and the shell of each betel nut fruit produce nearly 2.50 to 2.75 g of fibres. It is estimated that approximately 1,300,000 Mt/year fibre may be available in India only.
|ISSN: ||0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)|
|Source:||NPR Vol.3(1) [January-February 2004]|