International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research

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Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part D (2024)

Embracing eco-friendly textiles: Sustainable screen printing with Piper betel L.

Author(s): Prathyusha Kantheti and Shradhanjali Mohapatra
Abstract: This study explores the practical application of Piper betel leaf extract in screen printing on cotton fabric, employing various mordants to achieve diverse color shades. The investigation of colourfastness reveals the crucial influence of mordant selection on the overall performance of printed fabrics. Alum emerges as the most effective mordant, contributing to excellent color retention and resistance to change in washing, sunlight exposure, and rubbing. Copper sulfate and stannous chloride also demonstrate satisfactory colourfastness properties, while ferrous sulfate exhibits moderate to poor performance. The study emphasizes the pivotal role of mordant choice in achieving optimal color stability in natural dye printing on textiles. Participant evaluation indicates that alum and copper sulfate mordants result in highly acceptable prints in terms of color depth and sharpness, followed closely by stannous chloride. In contrast, ferrous sulfate yields prints with lower acceptability. This research offers valuable insights for sustainable textile industries seeking environmentally friendly and visually appealing options for natural dye printing on fabrics. Alum stands out as a promising and sustainable mordant for enhancing colourfastness and print quality. Future research endeavours may explore additional sustainable mordant-dye combinations and their applications, further contributing to the advancement of eco-conscious textile design.
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How to cite this article:
Prathyusha Kantheti, Shradhanjali Mohapatra. Embracing eco-friendly textiles: Sustainable screen printing with Piper betel L.. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(4):273-277. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i4d.949
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