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Journal of Materials
Volume 2016, Article ID 9739380, 6 pages
Research Article

Analysis of Depth of Shade on Mercerized and Unmercerized Fabric among Different Woven Fabric Structures

Department of Textile Engineering, South East University, 251/A & 252, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka 1208, Bangladesh

Received 23 June 2016; Accepted 21 August 2016

Academic Editor: Arunangshu Mukhopadhyay

Copyright © 2016 Md Shamim Alam. 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.


The main objective of this paper is to analyze and compare the color strengths of mercerized and unmercerized fabric among different fabric structures. In this research work Remazol reactive dye and three types of woven fabrics were used such as sheeting, sheeting, and herringbone. Spectrophotometer was used to find out the amount of dye which is fixed in the fabrics after soap wash. Three different woven fabrics were dyed with reactive dye (Remazol Red, Remazol Yellow, and Remazol Blue) using pad dyeing method. It was found that mercerized fabric had higher depth of shade under the same dye concentration. In case of shade A (0.5%) sheeting showed better color strength compared to other two structures but for shade B (1.5%) and shade C (4%) herringbone fabric showed better dye absorptive capacity than sheeting.