International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 3, PART A
Effects of alkali modification on polyester printed with disperse dyes and tamarind kernel thickener
Author(s): Dr. Harshita Chaudhary and Vinita Singh
Surface modification of polymer surfaces is a research field that has received a lot attention in order to enhance specific surface characteristics of polymers that are needed in a number of applications. In the present study, alkali modification has been used to enhance the functionality of inert polyester fabric whilst improving its printability with tamarind kernel thickener and disperse dyes. The results of the study show a marked improvement in the colour strength values of the samples printed post alkali modification. The samples exhibited sharp lines with uniform colour. With minimal weight loss of 6%, moisture regain properties of hydrophobic polyester were also found to improve.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Harshita Chaudhary and Vinita Singh. Effects of alkali modification on polyester printed with disperse dyes and tamarind kernel thickener. International Journal of Home Science. 2017; 3(3): 26-28.