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    Application of Prunus amygdalus By-products in Eco-friendly Dyeing of Textile Fabrics

    Ibtissem Moussa1, Noureddine Baaka1, Ramzi Khiari1,2,3*, Ali Moussa4, Gérard Mortha3, Mohamed Farouk Mhenni1

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.6, No.1, pp. 55-67, 2018, DOI:10.7569/JRM.2017.634141

    Abstract Natural dyes have become an interesting subject of study because of their better ecological properties in comparison to their synthetic counterparts. This article concerns the dyeing of wool, silk, and polyamide fabrics with natural dyes extracted from almond shells and stems. The developed method of dyeing by these extracts is interesting and very attractive for several reasons: firstly, the extracts used are the black liquor discharged from the industries of delignification, which is a chemical process for removing lignin from agricultural wastes to produce a cellulosic fiber; (ii) these natural dyes are renewable and available in large quantities; (iii) this… More >

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