Different Types of Dye Used in Textile Wet Processing
What is Dyeing in Textile Wet Processing Technology?
Dyeing may be defined as that which chemically or physically changes a substrate so that the reflecting light appears colored.
The substance which causes these changes of color to a substrate is termed as dye.
The dyes should have below properties:
- Intense color,
Different Types of Dye Used in Wet Processing Technology:
A lot of dye staffs present in the dyes and chemical market in various brand names by different companies. All the dye staffs are classified according to their applications. The dyes which are vastly used in textile wet processing industry have listed in the below:
- Acid dyes,
- Basic dyes,
- Direct dyes,
- Mordant dyes,
- Sulfur dyes,
- Azoic dyes,
- Vat dyes,
- Reactive dyes,
- Disperse dyes,
- Synthetic dyes,
- Pigment dyes,
- Macromolecular dyes,
- Metallized dyes,
- Premetallized dyes,
- Napthol dyes,
- Developed dyes,
- Aniline dyes,
- Anthraquinone dyes,
- Natural dyes.
Among those, some mostly used dyes have described in the following:
1. Acid Dyes:
In textile industry, acid dyes belongs to different sub classes chemically such as monoazo, diazo, nitro, xanthane, azine, anthraquinone, quinolone etc. they are water soluble and have affinity to wool, nylon and silk fibers. They are applied to the fibers through neutral or acid dye bath.
2. Basic Dyes:
Basic dyes normally sulphonium or auxonium, ammonium salt, famous for bright shade, water soluble and application on cotton and other cellulosic fiber and leathers.
3. Direct Dyes:
These dye staffs are generally sodium salt of sulphonic acid. The have direct affinity to cellulosic fiber. They are water soluble and needs salt addition in the dye bath, should be applied at alkaline or neutral condition. It has poor fastness to wash but cheaper.
4. Mordant Dyes:
They are the oldest natural dyes. Mordant dyes have no attraction to textiles but can be used to protein or cellulose fibers when they have been mordented previously with metallic salt. These dye staffs are capable of combining with metallic oxides to form insoluble color in the fiber.
5. Sulfur Dyes:
These are complex organic compounds containing sulfur. They are insoluble in water but soluble under reduced condition. They are usually applied at cotton for cheaper shades, have high wet fastness but poor light fastness.
6. Azoic Dyes:
These are not readymade dyes. Fibers are firstly impregnated with a coupling component like beta-nepthol and then combined with a diazotized base to produce insoluble dye staffs into the fiber. Their main uses on cotton but also can are dyes silk and fur.
7. Vat Dyes:
They are very fast color on cotton and insoluble in water. They are reduced by strong reducing agent to produce leuco-vat and at this stage they are soluble in water. They are again oxidized to their main insoluble form after impregnation.
8. Reactive Dyes:
These dye staffs directly combined with cellulose by chemical bonding i.e. covalent bonds are produced. They have excellent wash fastness. Mainly it is used on cotton, can also be applied on wool, silk and nylon. Dyeing is carried out into a neutral bath but fixation is carried out in an alkene bath.
9. Disperse Dyes:
Disperse dye staffs are very suitable for synthetic fibers for example nylon, polyester, cellulose acetate, acrylic etc. higher temperature dyeing techniques are perfect for these types of dyes staffs but carrier dyeing methods or dyeing techniques can also be applied.