Properties of the Naturally Colored Cotton and its Application in the Ecological Textiles

Properties of the Naturally Colored Cotton and its Application in the Ecological Textiles

https://wcrc.confex.com/wcrc/2007/techprogram/P1465.HTM

Naturally colored cottons are unique in that they grow in colors and do not have to be dyed in fabric manufacturing. With naturally colored cotton, textile mills can reduce processing costs by using less water and energy and thus comply more easily with EPA regulations. In spite of the aforementioned economical and ecological benefits, natural colored cotton is used by specific producers for niche market goods. Broad use of colored cottons is not effective yet due to their lower fiber qualities in comparison to conventional white cottons as well as the limited range of natural colors.

The aim of this work was to investigate the application of the naturally colored cotton of Greek origin in yarns and fabrics as well as to analyze the properties of yarns and fabrics made of this cotton.

Thursday, September 13, 2007
Dr. Malgorzata Matusiak1, Dr. Urania Kechagia2, Dr. Eleni Tsaliki2, and Dr. Iwona K. Frydrych3. (1) Institute of Textile Architecture, Piotrkowska 276, Lodz, 90-950, Poland, (2) National Agricultural Research Foundation NAGREF, Cotton and Industrial Plants Institute,, Sindos, Thessaloniki, 574 00, Greece, (3) Technical University of Lodz, Zeromskiego 116, Lodz, 90-924, Poland

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