The effect of low-temperature plasma on the chrome dyeing of wool fibre

Chi Wai Kan, K. Chan, C. W.M. Yuen, M. H. Miao

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Wool fibre treated by low-temperature plasma (LTP) using different non-polymerising gases was dyed with chrome dye. The rate of dyeing, the time of half-dyeing (t1/2), the final dyebath exhaustion, the chromium exhaustion and the chromium fixation were studied. The results showed that LTP treatments can alter the dyeing properties to various degrees. The nature of the LTP gases plays an important role in affecting the behaviour of chrome dyeing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1998


  • Chrome dye
  • Low-temperature plasma
  • Wool fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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