Partners develop dye from cotton | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 38 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 26, 2016

Partners develop dye from cotton

Department: Business
Keywords: biobased materials, cotton, textile dye
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New brown dyes are derived from cotton.
Credit: Archroma
Photo of fabric dyed in shades of brown.
 
New brown dyes are derived from cotton.
Credit: Archroma

Archroma and Cotton Incorporated, the research and marketing agency of U.S. cotton producers, have developed what they claim is the first-ever textile dye derived from cotton plant residues. Using cotton harvesting and ginning by-products, the two developed a biosynthetic sulfur dye. Known as EarthColors, the dye produces a range of brown hues on cellulosic fabrics.

 
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