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Enhancing Dark Shade Pigment Dyeing of Cotton Fabric Using Plasma Treatment

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong 999077, China
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Coatings 2017, 7(7), 104;
Received: 19 June 2017 / Revised: 4 July 2017 / Accepted: 16 July 2017 / Published: 19 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plasma Etching and Deposition)
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This study is intended to investigate the effect of atmospheric pressure plasma treatment on dark shade pigment dyeing of cotton fabric. Experimental results reveal that plasma-treated cotton fabric can attain better color yield, levelness, and crocking fastness in dark shade pigment dyeing, compared with normal cotton fabric (not plasma treated). SEM analysis indicates that cracks and grooves were formed on the cotton fiber surface where the pigment and the binder can get deposited and improve the color yield, levelness, and crocking fastness. It was also noticed that pigment was aggregated when deposited on the fiber surface which could affect the final color properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: atmospheric plasma treatment; dark shade; pigment dyeing; cotton fabric atmospheric plasma treatment; dark shade; pigment dyeing; cotton fabric

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Kan, C.-W.; Man, W.-S. Enhancing Dark Shade Pigment Dyeing of Cotton Fabric Using Plasma Treatment. Coatings 2017, 7, 104.

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