Dyeing of cotton fabric

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Dyeing of cotton fabric is an important final step to impart the desired colour to the textile fabric, which is a major consideration in the selection of the product by the consumer. Cotton fibres, in addition to cellulose, contain pigments, pectin, waxes, ash, etc., which interfere with the fixation of the dye and impact the final shade of the cotton fabric. Therefore, chemical preparation is required to remove all non-cellulosic compounds. In this chapter, we review the steps in preparing cotton yarn or fabric for dyeing, factors affecting dye uptake and the interactions between cotton cellulose, dye molecules and the dyebath.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCotton Fibres
Subtitle of host publicationCharacteristics, Uses and Performance
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781536109306
ISBN (Print)9781536109139
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Bleaching
  • Cotton
  • Direct dyes
  • Dyebath
  • Dyeing
  • Exhaustion
  • Reactive dyes
  • Scouring
  • Singeing
  • Sizing
  • Sulphur dyes
  • Vat dyes


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