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Extraction of natural dye from Rhus parviflora (Tung) and evaluation of colour fastness properties of weaved wool herbal dyed fabrics using mixture of bio and chemical mordants

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemical Science, KLDAV PG College, Roorkee, Haridwar, UK, India
  • 2Department of Chemical Science, S.G.R.R. (Post Graduate) College, Pathribagh, Dehradun, UK, India
  • 3Department of Chemical Science, H.N.B. Garhwal University (A Central University), Campus Pauri, Pauri Garhwal, UK, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 12, Issue (3), Pages 16-20, October,2 (2023)


Present research is an attempt to assess the fastness grades of colourant on weaved woolen fabrics which were dyed by herbal dye extracted by the leaves of Rhus parviflora has been investigated with a mixture of botanical and chemical colour fixing agents like lime extract + CuSO4, lime extract + K2Cr2O7, lime extract + FeSO4 and lime extract + SnCl2 with the ratio 3:1, 1:2 and 1:3 respectively. Here dyeing method was followed with some colour fixing agent methods like prechromic-colour fixing agent, metachromic colour fixing agent and after chromic-colour fixing agent. Fastness tests of dyed fabrics are also observed under this study. A wide range of colour shades were observed with altering colour fixing agent ratios and their mixture. The fastness grades of the dyed fabrics to wash, rub, light and perspiration have also been examined as fair to excellent fastness grades and this observation can also be helpful to textile industries.


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