Environmentally Friendly Plant-Based Natural Dyes: Extraction Methodology and Applications

  • Shahid AdeelEmail author
  • Fazal-Ur Rehman
  • Sana Rafi
  • Khalid Mahmood Zia
  • Muhammad Zuber


The public demand in recent times has compelled different industries to move toward the frequent use of plant-derived natural colors that do not cause any detrimental effects on the environment and ecosystem. Advanced changes for the natural bio-resources and their sustainable use for multifunctional purposes are gaining widespread step now. The present chapter represents the environmental, functional properties, extraction methodology, and the application of natural dyes in various walks of life. It is expected that this chapter will fulfill the needs of the researchers, traders, and industrialists who are working on resurgence of natural dyes.


Application Functional properties Natural dyes Modern extraction methods Resurgence 



I would like to acknowledge the team members at Eco-friendly Textile Lab for all their hard work in this novel work to explore the natural colorants. We are also thankful to organizations including AATCC, SDC, TI, RSC, ACS, and TSA who helped a lot in managing this chapter by providing related material and scientific information. We are also thankful to the students of AATCC-GCUF Chapter; Mr. Zafar Iqbal, Manager, Noor Fatima Textiles Faisalabad, Pakistan; Mr. Muhammad Abbas, Chief Executive, Harris Dyes and Chemicals Faisalabad, Pakistan; and Mr. Arshad Mayo, Sohaib Dyes and Chemicals, as well as Paragon Dyes and Chemicals Faisalabad, Pakistan, for their technical and scientific guidance at lab scale.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shahid Adeel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fazal-Ur Rehman
    • 2
  • Sana Rafi
    • 2
  • Khalid Mahmood Zia
    • 2
  • Muhammad Zuber
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryGovt. College UniversityFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Applied ChemistryGovt. College UniversityFaisalabadPakistan

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