Loughlin, James E. Chemical Processes Pilot Plant, Textile Research Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
Abrahams, David H. Dexter Chemical Corporation, New York, New York.
- Cellulose fibers
- Animal fibers
- Manufactured fibers
- Pigment dyeing
- Dope or spin dyeing
- Textile-dyeing equipment
- Nontextile materials
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The application of color-producing agents to material, usually fibrous or film, in order to impart a degree of color permanence demanded by the projected end use. True dyeing covers mechanisms in which molecules of material to be dyed become involved by various means with the molecules of the coloring matter, or small aggregates thereof. There is some overlapping between true dyeing and other methods of coloring, which are called dyeing in the industry. Products which are commonly dyed include textile fibers, plastic films, anodized aluminum, fur, wood, paper, leather, and some foodstuffs.
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