Color fading of indigo-dyed cotton denim fabric by laser

Chi Wai Kan, C. W.M. Yuen, C. W. Cheng

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Abstract

Laser allows short-time surface engraving of the patterns of desired variety, size, and intensity on a wide range of textile surfaces with precision and without much damaging the texture of the materials. The laser application in textile material has been applied possible to make denim fabric looked faded and worn out without the use chemical process. In this study, laser was applied on the denim fabric in order to evaluate its effect on fabric shade. The laser power density increased in response to the increase in the level of pixel time and resolution. Under the effect of high laser power density, a paler surface appearance was noted in the denim fabrics and the K/Ssumvalues indicated that the amount of dye on denim fabric was decreased significantly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEco-Dyeing, Finishing and Green Chemistry, EDFGC 2011
Pages187-191
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2012
Event2011 International Conference on Eco-Dyeing, Finishing and Green Chemistry, EDFGC 2011 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 8 Jun 201112 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume441
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Eco-Dyeing, Finishing and Green Chemistry, EDFGC 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHangzhou
Period8/06/1112/06/11

Keywords

  • Cotton
  • Denim fabric
  • Laser
  • Surface properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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