Bio-inspired coloration for wool fabrics at room temperature

L. L. So, Liang He, Bin Fei, K. K.L. Cheuk, John Haozhong Xin

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Abstract

Inspired by the remarkable adhesive property of marine mussels, a novel method was developed for wool coloration at room temperature. In this method, dopamine was utilized as a biomimetic precursor for wool coloration due to its structure similar to 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine, an important component responsible for mussel adhesive. By using dopamine, wool coloration could be easily achieved at room temperature through a simple dip-coating process. Moreover, the obtained color appearance of wool fabrics could be tuned in a controllable way by the addition of other chemical components to the coloration bath. The dyed wool fabrics showed good color fastness properties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWool and Textiles Sustainable Development
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages25-31
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783038355724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event13th International Wool Research Conference, IWRC 2015 and AATCC Sustainability Symposium, AATCC-SS 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 10 Jun 201514 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume671
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Conference

Conference13th International Wool Research Conference, IWRC 2015 and AATCC Sustainability Symposium, AATCC-SS 2015
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHangzhou
Period10/06/1514/06/15

Keywords

  • Bio-inspired method
  • Dopamine
  • Mussel adhesion
  • Wool coloration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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