Application of chitosan on digital ink-jet printing for cotton fabrics

P. S R Choi, C. W M Yuen, S. K A Ku, Chi Wai Kan

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Chitosan was used as a replacement for sodium alginate in the pretreatment print paste for digital ink-jet printing for cotton fabric. Pretreatment print pastes prepared from the mixture of chitosan and acetic acid with the appropriate viscosity gave satisfactory prints on the cotton fabric. Chitosan-treated cotton fabrics were digitally ink-jet printed with four different colors and the color fastness of the printed fabrics was determined. This study suggested the possibility of pre-treating the cotton with chitosan to replace the sodium alginate normally present in the pretreatment print paste recipe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-64
Number of pages7
JournalTaiwan Textile Research Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2005


  • Chitosan
  • Digital ink-jet printing
  • Pretreatment print paste
  • Sodium alginate
  • Thickener

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • Polymers and Plastics


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