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ISRN Materials Science
Volume 2011, Article ID 907493, 12 pages
Research Article

A New Approach to Dyeing of 80 : 20 Polyester/Cotton Blended Fabric Using Disperse and Reactive Dyes

1Department of Industrial Chemistry, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, TamilNadu 630003, India
2Department of Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Dubai Campus, Dubai International Academic City, P.O. Box 345055, Dubai, UAE

Received 9 April 2011; Accepted 3 May 2011

Academic Editor: P. de Lima-Neto

Copyright © 2011 B. Muralidharan and S. Laya. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Polyester/Cotton blended fabrics are normally dyed by two-bath or one-bath two-step dyeing method. This paper deals with a new approach involving azeotropic ternary mixture of organic solvents pretreatment to dye polyester/cotton blends using disperse and reactive dyes in one-bath method. The effect of solvent pretreatments on dyeability, fastness, and few physicochemical properties has been investigated involving SEM, FTIR, DSC, and XRD studies, and results are presented.