Metallized textile design through electroless plating and tie-dyeing technique

R. H. Guo, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, C. W M Yuen, Man Ching Frankie Ng, J. W. Lan

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The aim of the study is to investigate design effects of the electroless metal plated fabrics in order to meet the requirement of high technical and apparel applications by using tie-dyeing technique. The appearance of nickel plated and nickel/copper multilayer plated fabrics obtained under different conditions and tie-dyeing technique was investigated, respectively. Metallized textile design by nickel and copper was developed using tie-dyeing method. The nickel/copper multilayer plated fabric indicates that the color changfe from red to gray is with respect to an increase of thickness of the nickel deposits. The resisting effects by using tie-dyeing on the metallized fabrics depend entirely on the texture and strength of the tie-dyeing conditions used. The study reveals that metallized textiles design by combining electroless plating and tie-dyeing are promising for decorative and fashion application.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1055
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


  • design
  • electroless plating
  • fabric
  • metals
  • tie-dyeing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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