Pigment Dyeing Process:
Pigment dyeing is not really “dyeing” in it’s truest form because the pigments stick on the fabric with the help of binders. Pigments are insoluble in water. There are advantages and disadvantages of this coloring technique. Basic advantage of pigment dyeing is its ability to adhere to a wide range of textiles, not just natural fabrics. This is especially important with synthetics or blends, which often cannot be dyed with conventional dyes. Main disadvantage of pigment dyeing is pigment-dyed garments tend to be less colorfast, since the pigment dye is a layer on the surface of a textile. It is also less comfortable. Flow Chart of Garment Pigment Dyeing Process is given below.
Flow Chart of Garment Pigment Dyeing Process
Advantages of pigment dyeing
It is applicable to a wide range of Textile. It has the ability to adhere to a wide range of textiles, not just natural fabrics, due to which it is especially important with synthetics or blends, which often cannot be dyed with conventional dyes. It’s a relatively cheap process of dying as it does not include any high specialist equipment. It’s an environment-friendly process as the process chemicals used are less toxic. The color fades as the garment is used as in denim. As the pigment dyeing can be easily done on any fabric, it is used in basic dyeing projects.
- They are applicable to a wide range of textiles and a wide gamut of colors available. Some brilliant fluorescent pigments are available for special applications and fashion items.
- The process of pigment dyeing can also be relatively cheap.
- The process chemicals are less toxic, environmentally friendly, and least polluting.
- The color fades with the repeated use, just like denim.
Author of this Article: Rana Sohel Executive Engineer Sunman Textile Mills Ltd. Chittagong Cell: +8801912-420118 Email: [email protected]