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Dyeing and Printing: A Handbook

Handbook / Manual

Series: Small-Scale Textiles Series

By: J Foulds

62 pages, A4, figs, illus

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1990 | #28235 | ISBN: 1853390283
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NHBS Price: £9.95 $13/€11 approx

About this book

The art of colouring textiles is very old. This handbook is primarily concerned with the principles and practices of dyeing and printing, based on the use of modern chemical technology but applied to small-scale textile production with all its particular problems. The handbook is one of a series aiming to present basic information about all aspects of small-scale textile manufacture from raw materials to finished products. It is intended for field workers, development agencies, those starting small-scale manufacture or attempting to improve or extend manufacture.


Introduction to dyeing and printing; basic principles and processes; simple methods of testing; specifications of small-scale dyeing machines; planning for production; equipment and materials suppliers; sources for further information. Appendices: some technical terms used in dyeing; preparation and aftertreatment of yarn and fabric; dyeing wool with acid and metal complex dyes; dyeing cotton, viscose rayon or linen with direct dyes and reactive dyes; dyeing silk with acid, metal complex and reactive dyes; printing wool and silk with reactive dyes without steaming; printing cotton fabrics with reactive dyes and with pigments; effluent disposal.

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