Handbook of Textile and Industrial Dyeing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845696962, 9780857094919

Handbook of Textile and Industrial Dyeing, Volume 2

1st Edition

Applications of Dyes

Editors: M Clark
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845696962
eBook ISBN: 9780857094919
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 25th October 2011
Page Count: 336
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Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Part I: Textile applications

Chapter 1: The colouration of wool


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Overview of industry practice

1.3 The theoretical basis of wool dyeing

1.4 Environmental impact of wool colouration processes

1.5 Reactive dyes for wool

1.6 Wool protection during dyeing by using reactive dyes and/or anti-setting agents

1.7 Ink-jet printing of wool fabrics

Chapter 2: Dyeing of synthetic fibres


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Mass coloration

2.3 Disperse dyes

2.4 Disperse dyes on acetate fibres

2.5 Disperse dyes on polyester fibres

2.6 Disperse dyes on texturised polyester

2.7 Disperse dyes on modified polyester

2.8 Disperse dyes on nylon

2.9 Disperse dyes on other fibres

2.10 Dyeing of nylon fibres

2.11 Anionic dyes on nylon

2.12 Reactive dyes on nylon

2.13 Dyeing of modified nylons

2.14 Dyeing of aramid fibres

2.15 Basic or cationic dyes

2.16 Dyeing of acrylic fibres with basic dyes

2.17 Dyeing of olefin fibres

2.18 Dyeing of elastomeric fibres

2.19 Future trends

Chapter 3: Dyeing of cellulosic fibres


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Cellulosic fibres

3.3 Main methods of dyeing cellulosic fibres

3.4 Future trends

Chapter 4: Dyeing of textile fibre blends


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Key fibre blends

4.3 Dyeing of textile blends

4.4 Main dyeing methods

4.5 Future trends

4.6 Sources of further information and advice

4.7 Acknowledgement

Part II: Industrial applications

Chapter 5: Colourants and dyes for the cosmetics industry


5.1 Introduction

5.2 Regulations and definitions

5.3 Raw material types and chemistry

5.4 Product types

5.5 Future trends

Chapter 6: Dyes for the medical industry


6.1 Introduction

6.2 Dyes for indication

6.3 Dyes as colourants in medicines

6.4 Dyes for therapy

6.5 Medical photosensitisers

6.6 Potential adverse effects of dyes

6.7 Future prospects

Chapter 7: Automotive dyes and pigments


7.1 Introduction

7.2 Key issues of automotive dyes and pigments

7.3 Major pigment types used in automotive coatings

7.4 Techniques commonly used to improve the technical performance of pigments

7.5 Application technology

7.6 Future trends in automotive pigments

Chapter 8: Food colourants


8.1 Introduction

8.2 UK and EU legislation

8.3 Synthetic food colours

8.4 Illegal dyes

8.5 Natural dyes

8.6 Conclusions

8.7 Acknowledgements



Dyeing is one of the most effective and popular methods used for colouring textiles and other materials. Dyes are employed in a variety of industries, from cosmetic production to the medical sector. The two volumes of the Handbook of textile and industrial dyeing provide a detailed review of the latest techniques and equipment used in the dyeing industry, as well as examining dyes and their application in a number of different industrial sectors.

Volume 2 deals with major applications of dyes and is divided into two parts. Part one covers textile applications, with chapters dealing with the dyeing of wool, synthetic and cellulosic fibres, and textile fibre blends. In part two, industrial applications of dyes are examined, with topics including dyes used in food and in the cosmetics industry.

With its distinguished editor and contributions from some of the world’s leading authorities, the Handbook of textile and industrial dyeing is an essential reference for designers, colour technologists and product developers working in a variety of sectors, and will also be suitable for academic use.

Key Features

  • Provides a detailed review of the latest techniques and equipment used in the dyeing industry
  • Industrial applications of dyes are examined, with topics including dyes used in food and in the cosmetics industry
  • Is appropriate for a variety of different readers including designers, colour technologists, product developers and those in academia


Designers, color technologists and product developers working in a variety of sectors, and is also suitable for academic use.


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About the Editors

M Clark Editor

Dr Matthew Clark is a lecturer in the Department of Colour Science at the University of Leeds.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Leeds, UK