Coconut (Cocos nucifera) husk: An agro-waste for surface enrichment of silk fabric
Purnima Das, Binita Baishya Kalita, Sunita Boruah, Shilpi Buragohain and Moirangthem Jeena Devi
This investigation was concerned with dye extraction from coconut husks on mulberry silk fabric. Dyeing process was carried out keeping the material to liquor ratio 1:30 at a constant temperature of 70 ºC for 45 minutes. Silk fabrics dyed in a solution composed of coconut extract from husks showed a brown shade. The colour fastness to sunlight, washing, rubbing, pressing and perspiration after dyeing and printing the silk fabric treated with the alum and gallnut mordants was investigated, the results of which showed fair to good fastness, whereas the colour fastness to washing was at a good to very good level.
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Purnima Das, Binita Baishya Kalita, Sunita Boruah, Shilpi Buragohain and Moirangthem Jeena Devi. Coconut (Cocos nucifera) husk: An agro-waste for surface enrichment of silk fabric. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 2667-2671.