International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part P (2015)
Printing of cotton fabric with reactive dyes using Aloe vera gel as printing thickener
Swati Pradhan, Nargis Fatima, Ekta Sharma
The present study was undertaken with the objectives to optimize various concentrations of reactive dye using aloevera gel, to test the physical and color fastness properties of the printed samples and to develop various articles by utilizing prepared optimized recipes and calculate their cost. The reactive dye with different concentrations was optimized and the best result was selected on the basis of physical testing, color fastness testing and visual evaluation. Reactive dye concentration of 3g was selected as best. Vinegar with different concentrationswere also optimized for after treatment of selected reactive dye printed samples and the best results was selected on the basis of physical testing, color fastness testing and visual evaluation. 10% vinegar concentration for 4g reactive dye was selected as best. Selected concentration of vinegar was again treated in different time periods. In case of after treatment reactive dye showed good results with 10% vinegar for 5 minutes treatment. Physical properties, drape, crease recovery, thickness, stiffness of all printed and treated samples showed good results. Color fastness properties were also found to be satisfactory. All the articles printed and treated with optimized recipes were highly appreciated as these were cost effective. The cost of prepared products varying from ≠ 332.12 to ≠ 250.80.
How to cite this article:
Swati Pradhan, Nargis Fatima, Ekta Sharma. Printing of cotton fabric with reactive dyes using Aloe vera gel as printing thickener. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(9): 1027-1032.