Dyeing behaviour of polylactide (PLA)

Sarah M.Y. Leung, Marcus C.W. Yuen, Y. S. Szeto, Anthony S.K. Ku, Chi Wai Kan

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Polylactic acid also named polylactide (PLA) is a biodegradable fiber synthesized from renewable natural plant sugars. Widely used in biomedical applications, PLA fibers can be dyed with standard polyester dyes and dyeing procedures. Some of the common dyeing methods include high temperature (HT) dyeing, rapidly dyeing in HT, thermofixation, dyeing with carrier, solvent-assisted dyeing and solvent dyeing. Regardless of the dyeing method, the key to achieving better dye uptake is the selection of appropriate dyeing conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationTextile Asia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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