Manuscript Title:

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY BY ECO-EFFICIENT PLASMA TREATMENT - A STUDY ON DYEING OF KNITTED MODAL FABRIC

Author:

Dr. JAYASHREE VENKATESH

DOI Number:

DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/3ND7H

Published : 2022-01-23

About the author(s)

1. Dr. JAYASHREE VENKATESH - Department of Apparel Technology and Management, Bangalore University, Bangalore- 560056.

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Abstract

The concept of eco-efficiency provides a structure about breaking the nexus between economic activity and environmental impact in order to achieve sustainable development. It combines the economic welfare and ecological impact of products or service throughout their life cycle. Identifying, researching and adapting most promising alternative solution for textile wet processing is the plasma technology. The research presented in this paper is based on the idea of optimizing the dyeing of argon plasma treated modal knitted fabric. The fabric dye ability measurement was studied by reflectance curves which illustrated the depth of shades of fabrics exposed to 5, 10- and 20-minutes duration. They also resulted in fabrics with better dye-uptake and colour fastness properties. The colour strength values, washing and perspiration fastness properties of dyed fabrics using reactive dyes were excellent. Fresh water depletion and Eco toxicity during dyeing can be effectively controlled by using argon plasma treated modal fabrics. Pollution prevention and resource efficiency can be achieved by critical monitoring through research on plasma treatment as an alternative technology for textile wet processing on advanced cellulosic fabrics.


Keywords

Dyeability, eco-efficient, knitted fabrics, modal, plasma treatment, sustainability.