Colorimetric mathematical model in predictability of fabric colour after post-finishing treatments

John Haozhong Xin, Y.M. Lam, S.M. Ng, K.K. Chan, S.C. Lee, C.T. Chan, S.K. Cheung

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Post-finishing treatments in textile wet processing improve the performance of textiles such as softness but they change colour appearance in dyed substance. In this study, the colour changes on 100% cotton dyed woven fabric after softening and shrinkage treatments are investigated. The degree of colour change is expressed using the CMC(2:1) colour difference equation. The components (lightness, hue & chroma) in CMC(2:1) colour difference equation were analysed to determine which one has the greatest influence in overall colour change. The experimental results stated that the lightness was the largest component influence in colour change. Moreover, the concentration of softener was not influenced the colour change. Based on experimental results, a colorimetric mathematical model was established to predict the intermediate colour value for dyeing
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Missing Source Name from PIRA]
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventAsian Textile Conference [ATC] -
Duration: 1 Jan 2001 → …


ConferenceAsian Textile Conference [ATC]
Period1/01/01 → …


  • Textile wet process
  • Post-finishing treatment
  • Softening and shrinkage


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