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Title: A computer color-matching study of reverse micellar dyeing of wool with reactive dyes
Authors: Wang, Y 
Tang, YL 
Lee, CH 
Kan, CW 
Keywords: Color-matching
Non-ionic surfactant
Reactive dye
Reverse micelle
Wool fiber
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: Polymers, 2019, v. 11, no. 1, 132 How to cite?
Journal: Polymers 
Abstract: Computer color-matching (CCM) and the levelness of poly(ethylene glycol)-based reverse-micellar dyed wool fabrics in octane and nonane were investigated and compared with a conventional water-based dyeing system. Reflectance curves and calibration curves exhibited no chromatic change and maintained high linearity in both dyeing systems. The linearity of water-dyed calibration curves was slightly higher than that of the reverse-micellar dyed curves. The color yield, in term of K/Ssum values, of solvent-dyed samples was found to be generally higher than that of water-based dyed samples at various calibrated dye concentrations. The concentrations predicted by CCM were close to the theoretical concentrations for both dyeing methods. This indicates that octaneand nonane-assisted reverse-micellar dyeing of wool is able to generate color recipes comparable to the conventional water-based dyeing system. The solvent-dyed samples, measured by the relative unlevelness indices (RUI), exhibit good-to-excellent levelness, which is highly comparable with the water-dyed samples.
ISSN: 2073-4360
DOI: 10.3390/polym11010132
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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