Acetate dye

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Dyestuffs used for dyeing acetate fibers. The most common type of dye used for acetate fibers is a disperse dye. It consists of a water-insoluble azo or Anthraquinone dye that is dispersed in an aqueous dyebath with the aid of a surfactant. It is readily absorbed by the acetate fiber producing a brilliant and water-fast color. A second type of dye, amino azo, is solubilized, rather than dispersed, in an aqueous dye bath. It is also absorbed into the acetate fiber, then treated with acid to produce an insoluble, permanent color.

Synonyms and Related Terms

coloranti per fibre all'acetato (It.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985