Use of Plant Extracts for Dyeing and Imparting Ultraviolet Protective and Antibacterial Properties to Cotton Textiles

  • Ecofriendly natural products for dyeing and functional finishing of textiles is in demand now a days.
  • Pomegranate rinds was used for dyeing and imparting the ultraviolet protection of cotton textiles. Pomegranate rind powders (plant extract) was used as mordant followed by alum treatment to produce a very good orange-red hue
  • Dyed cotton fabric exhibited UV resistance property with UPF value of 50+.
  • Process to dye cotton with lac dye was also established.
  • The dyed fabric showed good fastness properties.