Advanced Powder Technology, Vol.31, No.12, 4632-4641, 2020
Is it feasible to use dyed wool powder as pigment?
In order to make better use of wool powder and explore the feasibility of replacing pigment with dyed wool powder, the dyeing behavior of wool powder was studied firstly. Then, we conducted a series of tests and analyses of the microcosmic structure and properties of powder before and after dyeing. BET test results revealed that the specific surface area of original powder was larger than that of dyed powder. TG and DMA tests indicated that the dyed powder had better thermal stability than the original powder. At last, the dyed wool powder and pigment were mixed and printed on cotton fabric. The dry/wetrubbing fastness and moisture permeability of cotton fabric printed with dyed powder are better than those of cotton fabric printed with pigment. This indicates that the wastewool fiber can be processed into applicable printing pigments, which is environmentally friendly and makes full use of natural resources. (C) 2020 The Society of Powder Technology Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. and The Society of Powder Technology Japan. All rights reserved.