A study of behavior of sesame dyeing on nylon

C. E. Zhou, Q. Zhang, C. W. Kan

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Sesame dye was successfully extracted from food products freely available in the market by a simple boiling method. The extraction temperature and time were 100 °C and 138.3 min, respectively, and the concentration of sesame dye extract was 425 g/L. The sesame dye extract, when used for dyeing nylon fabric, followed the Beer-Lambert law. The optimal conditions for dyeing with sesame dye extract were extracted concentration = 100 g/L, pH = 4, and dyeing temperature = 100 °C. The sesame dye extract was used for dyeing pre-mordanted nylon fabric and good colorfastness results were achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalAATCC Journal of Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Colorfastness
  • Dyeing Behavior
  • Nylon
  • Sesame

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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