Advertisement

Cellulose

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 4159–4173 | Cite as

A study of PEG-based reverse micellar dyeing of cotton fabric: reactive dyes with different reactive groups

  • Alan Y. L. Tang
  • C. H. Lee
  • Y. M. Wang
  • C. W. KanEmail author
Original Research
  • 45 Downloads

Abstract

Reverse micellar dyeing of cotton fabrics with PEG-based non-ionic surfactant in heptane non-aqueous medium with the use of reactive dyes with different reactive groups was investigated. Single jersey knitted fabrics were used in this study. The experimental results reveal that samples dyed by both one-bath and two-bath heptane reverse micellar methods can achieve higher colour yield than the conventional water-based dyeing method. Among different reactive dyes, samples dyed with hetero-bifunctional vinylsulfone based reactive dyes could achieved higher colour yield (K/S) than the homo-bifunctional and monofunctional reactive dyes in non-aqueous dyeing medium. Moreover, the ranges of L*, a* and b* value for hetero-bifunctional vinylsulfone based reactive dyes were narrower than homo-bifunctional and monofunctional reactive dyes. In term of levelness, monofunctional reactive dyes generally resulted a better levelness than homo-bifunctional and hetero-bifunctional reactive dyes. Although one-bath heptane method yields high K/Ssum values, the problem of unlevelness should be considered while the use of two-bath heptane reverse micellar method can strike a balance between levelness and colour yield.

Graphical abstract

Keywords

Cotton fiber Reactive dyes Reactive groups Reverse micelle Non-aqueous dyeing 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors would like to thank the financial support from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for this study (Grant Nos. RUV7, 4-ZZGK and G-UADU).

Supplementary material

10570_2019_2340_MOESM1_ESM.docx (2.1 mb)
Supplementary material 1 (DOCX 2162 kb)

References

  1. Ahmed A (1995) Reactive dyes development: a review. Text Dye Print 28:19–24Google Scholar
  2. Ahmed NS (2005) The use of sodium edate in the dyeing of cotton with reactive dyes. Dyes Pigments 65:221–225CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Aspland J (1992) Reactive dyes and their application. Text Chem Color 24:31–36Google Scholar
  4. Aspland JR (1997) Textile dyeing and coloration. American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Research Triangle Park, pp 105–124Google Scholar
  5. Broadbent AD (2001) Basic principles of textile coloration. Textile coloration. Society of Dyers and Colorists, Bradford, pp 332–357Google Scholar
  6. Burkinshaw S, Kabambe O (2011) Attempts to reduce water and chemical usage in the removal of bifunctional reactive dyes from cotton: part 2 bis (vinyl sulfone), aminochlorotriazine/vinyl sulfone and bis (aminochlorotriazine/vinyl sulfone) dyes. Dyes Pigments 88:220–229CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Burkinshaw S, Paraskevas M (2011) The dyeing of silk: part 4 heterobifunctional dyes. Dyes Pigments 88:396–402CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Chong C, Li S, Yeung K (1992) An objective method for the assessment of levelness of dyed materials. J Soc Dye Colour 108:528–530CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Cid MF, Van der Kraan M, Veugelers W, Woerlee G, Witkamp G (2004) Kinetics study of a dichlorotriazine reactive dye in supercritical carbon dioxide. J Supercrit Fluids 32:147–152CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Cid MF, Van Spronsen J, Van der Kraan M, Veugelers W, Woerlee G, Witkamp G (2007) A significant approach to dye cotton in supercritical carbon dioxide with fluorotriazine reactive dyes. J Supercrit Fluids 40:477–484CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. El-Shishtawy RM, Youssef Y, Ahmed NS, Mousa A (2007) The use of sodium edate in dyeing: II. Union dyeing of cotton/wool blend with hetero bi-functional reactive dyes. Dyes Pigments 72:57–65CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Farha SA, Gamal A, Sallam H, Mahmoud G, Ismail L (2010) Sodium edate and sodium citrate as an exhausting and fixing agents for dyeing cotton Fabric with reactive dyes and reuse of dyeing effluent. J Am Sci 6:109–127Google Scholar
  13. Kan C, Fong K (2017) A study of reusing vinyl sulfone based reactive dye for dyeing cotton fiber. Fiber Polym 18:2176–2186CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Khatri A, Peerzada MH, Mohsin M, White M (2015) A review on developments in dyeing cotton fabrics with reactive dyes for reducing effluent pollution. J Clean Prod 87:50–57CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Lewis DM (2014) Developments in the chemistry of reactive dyes and their application processes. Color Technol 130:382–412.  https://doi.org/10.1111/cote.12114 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Lewis DM, Vo LT (2007) Dyeing cotton with reactive dyes under neutral conditions. Color Technol 123:306–311CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Lewis DM, Broadbent PJ, Vo LT (2008) Covalent fixation of reactive dyes on cotton under neutral conditions. AATCC Rev 8(1):35–41Google Scholar
  18. Sawada K, Ueda M (2003a) Adsorption and fixation of a reactive dye on cotton in non-aqueous systems. Color Technol 119:182–186CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Sawada K, Ueda M (2003b) Adsorption behavior of direct dye on cotton in non-aqueous media. Dyes Pigments 58:37–40CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Sawada K, Ueda M (2003c) Dyeing of protein fiber in a reverse micellar system. Dyes Pigments 58:99–103CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Sawada K, Ueda M (2004a) Characteristics of aqueous microenvironments in non-ionic surfactant reverse micelles and their use for enzyme reactions in non-aqueous media. J Chem Technol Biotechnol 79:369–375CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Sawada K, Ueda M (2004b) Enzyme processing of wool fabrics in a non-ionic surfactant reverse micellar system. J Chem Technol Biotechnol 79:376–380CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Shore J (2002) Chemistry of reactive dyes. In: Shore J (ed) Colorants and auxiliaries, vol 1. Society of Dyers and Colourists, Bradford, pp 356–443Google Scholar
  24. Siddiqua UH, Ali S, Iqbal M, Hussain T (2017) Relationship between structures and dyeing properties of reactive dyes for cotton dyeing. J Mol Liq 241:839–844CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Smith B (2003) Wastes from textile processing. In: Andrady AL (ed) Plastics and the environment. Wiley, Hoboken, pp 293–295Google Scholar
  26. Tang AYL, Lee CH, Wang Y, Kan CW (2017a) Octane-assisted reverse micellar dyeing of cotton with reactive dyes. Polymers 9:678CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Tang AYL, Wang Y, Lee CH, Kan CW (2017b) Computer color matching and levelness of PEG-based reverse micellar decamethyl cyclopentasiloxane (D5) solvent-assisted reactive dyeing on cotton fiber. Appl Sci 7:682CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Tang AYL, Lee CH, Wang Y, Kan CW (2018a) Dyeing properties of cotton with reactive dye in nonane nonaqueous reverse micelle system. ACS Omega 3:2812–2819CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Tang AYL, Lee CH, Wang YM, Kan CW (2018b) Effect of hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) values of PEG-based non-ionic surfactant on reverse micellar dyeing of cotton fibre with reactive dyes in non-aqueous medium. Fiber Polym 19:894–904.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s12221-018-8061-y CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Tang AYL, Wang Y, Lee CH, Kan CW (2018c) Comparison of computer colour matching of water-based and solvent-based reverse micellar dyeing of cotton fibre. Color Technol 134:258–265.  https://doi.org/10.1111/cote.12333 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Taylor JA (2000) Recent developments in reactive dyes. Color Technol 30:93–108CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Taylor JA, Pasha K, Phillips DA (2001) The dyeing of cotton with hetero bi-functional reactive dyes containing both a monochlorotriazinyl and a chloroacetylamino reactive group. Dyes Pigments 51:145–152CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Wang Y, Lee CH, Tang YL, Kan CW (2016) Dyeing cotton in alkane solvent using polyethylene glycol-based reverse micelle as reactive dye carrier. Cellulose 23:965–980CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Xin JH (2006) 8—Controlling colourant formulation. In: Xin JH (ed) Total colour management in textiles. Woodhead Publishing, Sawston, pp 136–159CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Yi S, Dong Y, Li B, Ding Z, Huang X, Xue L (2012) Adsorption and fixation behaviour of CI Reactive Red 195 on cotton woven fabric in a nonionic surfactant Triton X-100 reverse micelle. Color Technol 128:306–314CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Yi S, Deng Y, Sun S (2014) Adsorption and dyeing characteristics of reactive dyes onto cotton fiber in nonionic Triton X-100 reverse micelles. Fiber Polym 15:2131–2138CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. Yi S, Tong X, Sun S, Dai F (2015) Dyeing properties of CI reactive violet 2 on cotton fabric in non-ionic TX-100/Span40 mixed reverse micelles. Fiber Polym 16:1663–1670CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature B.V. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Y. L. Tang
    • 1
  • C. H. Lee
    • 2
  • Y. M. Wang
    • 1
  • C. W. Kan
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Textiles and ClothingThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Applied Biology and Chemical TechnologyThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong

Personalised recommendations