Effect of chitosan on resist printing of cotton fabrics with reactive dyes

  • MS Yen
  • CW Chen
Keywords: Chitosan, resist printing, reactive dyes, cotton fabrics.

Abstract

The concentration of chitosan, types of resist agent, curing temperature and curing time were varied to determine their effects on resist-printed cotton fabrics. An optimal chitosan concentration of 1.6% resulted in the greatest resist effect on printed cotton fabrics. For mixtures, a 6:4 ratio of citric acid : chitosan and an 8:2 mixture of tartaric acid : chitosan yielded the greatest resist effects. A curing temperature of 150°C for 180 s was optimal.

Key words: Chitosan, resist printing, reactive dyes, cotton fabrics.

Published
2013-08-22
Section
Articles

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