New Trends in Natural Dyes for Textiles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081026861

New Trends in Natural Dyes for Textiles

1st Edition

Authors: Padma Vankar Dhara Shukla
Paperback ISBN: 9780081026861
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th November 2018
Page Count: 240
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Table of Contents

Part A: Description of the newer natural dye sources
1. Allium cepa skin
2. Althaea rosea flowers
3. Artocarpus heterophyllus bark
4. Bischofia javanica leaves
5. Bougainvillea spectabilis flower
6. Caesalpinia Sappan wood
7. Camellia sinensis leaves
8. Cassia fistula bark
9. Cosmos sulphureus flower
10. Eclipta alba leaves
11. Eucalyptus globules bark
12. Garcinia mangostana pericarp
13. Gomphrena globosa flowers
14. Hibiscus mutabilis flowers
15. Impatiens balsamina flowers
16. Ixora coccinea flowers
17. Lawsonia inermis leaves
18. Mahonia napaulensis stem
19. Mirabilis jalpa flowers
20.Tectona grandis leaves
Part B: Isolation, and characterization of the colorant molecules from each dye plant
Part C: Structure- mordant interactions
Part D: Dyeing application of each dye on Cotton, Silk and Wool with fastness properties, CIELab values and shade card


New Trends in Natural Dyes for Textiles addresses 20 natural dyes that are finding innovative uses in industry and academia. It comprehensively addresses issues relating to natural dyes and dyeing problems, including efficient extraction and standardization of dyes, dyes structure, dyes characterization and identification. Readers working in the dyeing of textiles will learn how to improve practices to minimize environmental pollution, avoid bad dyeing, and select the best mordants to fix colorant compounds. Key benefits of natural dyes over synthetic are examined in detail, providing readers with an understanding of the importance of natural dyes and the proper methods for applying them.

Key Features

  • Provides suitable extraction processes for each of the 20 dyes described
  • Offers complete and practical coverage of the whole dyeing process, from source selection to post-treatments
  • Covers practical advice on the application of these dyes to cotton, silk and wool


Textile colorists from industry and academia, including dye technicians, and those engaged in textile dye research and development


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About the Authors

Padma Vankar Author

Padma Shree Vankar is an Academic Director at Axis Colleges, Kanpur, India. She had previously worked as Consultant at the Facility for Ecological and Analytical Testing (FEAT), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Dr. Vankar has been conducting research into textile dyes and colorants for more than 30 years, and working in the area of natural dyeing for the past 14 years. She has published 130 peer-reviewed articles and 5 books, and has obtained an Indian patent relating to natural dye. As well as lecturing and guiding PhD students when she was at IIT Kanpur, she delivers training programs to industrial dye technicians, and has been involved in the production of 3 documentaries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Axis Colleges, Hathipur, Rooma, Kanpur, India

Dhara Shukla Author

Dhara Shukla is a research assistant at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University. Her research is focused on texture descriptors using machine learning, and is currently involved in a project for Martian terrain classification. She also has experience working in the manufacturing and textile industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada