International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART H
Discharge printing on turmeric dyed cotton and Silk fabrics
Author(s): Anjali Karolia, Dr. Rajni Yadav and Deepti Kothari
The impact of the textile industry on the environment and the consumption of raw materials and natural resources are becoming prime concerns. It is no longer adequate to have a finished product to be safe only to human beings, but the product has to be environmentally safe during its entire life cycle. This study aims to get environment friendly discharge print on natural dyed cotton and silk fabrics. The ecological impact was assessed on the basis of waste water emission and applicability of the prints by whiteness and tensile strength test. Fabric samples were dyed with natural turmeric in combination with myrobalan and mordants – pomegranate rind (natural), alum and copper sulphate (metallic). Four discharging agents were explored, two reducing i.e. Safolite and Safolin and Hydrogen peroxide and Potassium permanganate from oxidising category. Oxidising discharge pastes gave better results as compared to reducing agents. Discharge results were better on silk fabric than on cotton.
How to cite this article:
Anjali Karolia, Dr. Rajni Yadav, Deepti Kothari. Discharge printing on turmeric dyed cotton and Silk fabrics. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(1):310-315.