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The Effect of Natural Reducing Agents on Denim Fabric for the Amelioration of Natural Fading Effect Via Environmental Friendly Approach
Science Research
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 146-152
Received: Jan. 8, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 23, 2017; Published: Feb. 7, 2017
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Md. Kamrul Hasan Munna, Department of Textile Engineering, City University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Adindu Chisom Chinyerenwa, Department of Textile Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Md. Kamruzzaman, Department of Wet Processing Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Asaduzzaman, Department of Textile Engineering, City University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Anwar Hossain, Department of Textile Engineering, Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tareque Mahmud Rumi, Department of Textile Engineering, South East University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Color fading of denim fabric was done in this study by using natural reducing agent to make environment friendly effect and reduce toxicity for the application of chemical process on denim fabric. Different natural reducing agents such as; lemon, tomatoes, tamarind, sugarcane, pineapple barks, edible root, dubbed sloughs, emblica, cucumber, palm cabbage sloughs, grape, lotkon, carambola were used. Denim fabric was rubbed 20-30 times by these natural reducing agents. Denim fabric was dried atmospherically after manual process of fading. The fabric was washed with 1-2% detergent at room temperature then dried at 80°C. Color difference value, CMC value, stiffness, tensile strength, whiteness index (°CIE), the GSM of naturally faded denim fabric was also investigated to make a comparison with chemically faded denim.
Natural Reducing Agent, Chemical Treatment, Denim Fabric, Fading Effect, CIE, Environment Friendly
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Md. Kamrul Hasan Munna, Adindu Chisom Chinyerenwa, Md. Kamruzzaman, Asaduzzaman, Md. Anwar Hossain, Tareque Mahmud Rumi, The Effect of Natural Reducing Agents on Denim Fabric for the Amelioration of Natural Fading Effect Via Environmental Friendly Approach, Science Research. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2016, pp. 146-152. doi: 10.11648/
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