Dyeing of Silk with Ecofriendly Natural Dye obtained from Barks of Ficus Religiosa.L

Dyeing of Silk with Ecofriendly Natural Dye obtained from Barks of Ficus Religiosa.L


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  • LCC Subject Category: Environmental Sciences
  • Publisher's keywords: Extraction, ecofriendly dye, Ficus religiosa.L, silk, textiles
  • Language of fulltext: english
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    Saravanan P. and Chandramohan G.



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The present investigation was carried out to revive the old art of dyeing with natural dye obtained from barks of Ficus religiosa.L. Ficus religiosa.L belongs to family moraceae, commonly known as peepal tree. The dye has good scope in the commercial dyeing of silk in garments industry. In the present study, bleached silk fabrics were dyed with chemical and natural mordants. Dyeing was carried out by pre-mordanting, post mordanting and simultaneous mordatning. The dyed samples have shown good washing, light and rubbing fastness properties. The various colour changes were measured by computer colour matching software. The heavy metals like antimony, arsenic, cadmium and lead present in the extract were determined by Inductive Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer.

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