Digital ink-jet printing for chitosan-treated cotton fabric

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

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In this paper, chitosan was suggested for using 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 inkjet printed with four different colors and the color fastness rating of the printed fabrics was satisfactory. Experimental results revealed 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)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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