FAQ's on Dyes
Generally, dyes are the colored substances which have
interaction to the substrate to which these are being applied. As an
aqueous solution form, these dyes can be applied. Generally, these dyes
require mordant to improve the fastness on the fibers.
Whereas, pigments, simply don't have any inherent likeness for the
substrates. Pigments are also not soluble in nature.
is the difference between Dyes and Pigments?
Dyes are soluble in water. These dyes are used for
colored clothes, basket reed and other porous materials. Pigments are
the coloring substances and these are generally found in powder from
that is insoluble in water. These don't migrate or bleed. For the
insoluble nature, pigments are mixed with oil, water, etc. to make
paint. Due to having different properties in dyes and pigments, these
two are used in different effects. Dyes and pigments have different
properties and are used to create different effects.
Natural dyes are the colors, which are obtained from
plants. These dyes are applied on the substances with the help of
minerals or metal salts. The metal salts are alum (aluminum salt), iron or
tin (called mordants).
Use Natural Dyes?
The following facts will tell you, why do we use
- Most of the dyes, except Natural dyes are severally poisonous in
nature. Due to this thing, when people use these dyes, then there
may be a high risk of respiration disturbance to them.
- The working environment with natural dyes is very pleasant. This
good working environment is very much conducive for the workers. The
non-toxic, no poisonous and pleasant environment makes the working
- The various wasteful materials which produces during the
applications and manufacturing process of synthetic dyes, make the
environment poisonous and polluted. So, in this respect also natural
dyes are environmental friendly.
do I work out how much dye I'll need?
There is a certain method for calculating the
required quantity of dyes that has to be used. For every 100gms of
fabric weight, 5gms of dyes should be used.
dark colored items be dyed with pale colors?
Pale colored dyes can not be used for dyeing strong
stained an item can I hide the stain by dyeing?
Dyes are unlikely to remove the stains. By coloring
the stained area, the stain can be hidden, though this stained area will
still look different from rest of the item.
kinds of dyes are too unsafe to use?
The most dangerous kind of dyes are the basic dyes.
These dyes have excellent dyeing performance on the acrylic fibers.