Enhancing textile ink-jet printing with chitosan

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

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Following on from previous research, the possibility of using chitosan in preparing the pretreatment print paste for textile ink-jet printing was investigated but the final colour was not as good as expected. In this study, chitosan was applied separately on cotton fabric for ink-jet printing. A two-bath method was proposed and it was confirmed that a better colour yield was achieved with this method. However, the use of chitosan reduced the tensile strength of the ink-jet printed fabric slightly. Journal compilation 2007 Society of Dyers and Colourists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalColoration Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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