Issue Date: September 26, 2016
Partners develop dye from cotton
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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