Fiber-reactive dye

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    • turned off-same as reactive dye**A water-soluble synthetic dye capable of covalently bonding with the molecules in the fiber. For example, a fiber-reactive dye with an azo group can bind to the hydroxyl groups in cellulose. Since fiber-reactive dyes were first made in 1953, over one hundred varieties have been patented. They are most commonly used on cellulose for very bright colors.

Synonyms and Related Terms

fibre-reactive dye; reactive dye

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990