The Importance of Aloe debrana Plant as a Thickening Agent for Disperse Printing of Polyester and Cotton in Textile Industry
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- Kadole PV
DKTE Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 07, 2013; Accepted Date: December 03, 2013; Published Date: December 10, 2013
Citation: Awoke S, Adugna Y, Jihad R, Getaneh H (2013) The Importance of Aloe debrana Plant as a Thickening Agent for Disperse Printing of Polyester and Cotton in Textile Industry. J Textile Sci Eng 4:147. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000147
Copyright: © 2013 Awoke S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aloe debrana plant grows in several regions in South Wollo, Ethiopia, and has been used mostly as some of traditional medicine, and to stop breastfeeding. The technical feasibility of using Aloe debrana gel as a new thickener for printing polyester and cotton with disperse dyes was examined in 2013. The results indicated that the properties of the printed fabric samples (colour strength, K/S, overall fastness properties) were dependent on gel concentration, as the fixation conditions using direct heating technique. The optimum conditions for printing polyester fiber with disperse dyes using Aloe debrana gel as a thickener were as follows: 30 g/kg disperse dye, 75 g/kg urea, 10 g/kg citric acid, 500 g/kg Aloe debrana thickener and other water drying at 100°C for 3 min followed by direct fixation for 6 min at 180°C. A natural preservative lemon juice has high potential to preserve the gel more than two months. The results showed that no significant difference between fresh gel and preserved gel.