Inkjet printing is predicted as the future for printed textiles. Currently, two main types of colourants exist: dyes, which require extensive post-processing washing treatments but result in substrates with unaltered handle properties; and pigments, which are economically attractive due to their print-dry-sell application sequence, but result in textiles with drastically altered handle.This project proposes to investigate the use of phosphonic acid reactive dyes for application to cellulosic substrates via inkjet printing.It is proposed that these dyes may be fixed by dry heat, and may result in levels of fixation sufficiently high to negate the need for washing procedures. This project aims to test these hypotheses.
|Date of Award||1 Aug 2016|
- The University of Manchester
|Supervisor||Robert Freer (Supervisor)|