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Preparation of Silicone-Modified Acrylate Latex and its Application for Low-Emission Printing of PET Fibre

Li Ai
  • College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215021, China
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  • College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215021, China
  • Changzhou Vocational Institute of Textile and Garment, Changzhou, Jiangsu 213164, China
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  • National Engineering Laboratory for the Modern Silk (Suzhou), Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
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Published Online: 2019-08-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aut-2018-0061

Abstract

Attempts were made to find a more environmentally friendly technique for the printing of polyester (PET ) fabric, acting as an alternative to a usual disperse dye direct-printing process by using a plenty of water and salt and producing effluent contaminants. The low-emission printing technique includes the recipe containing disperse dye paste, synthetic thickener and the water-based silicone-modified acrylate and high-temperature curing process. The water-based silicone-modified acrylate for adhesive coating of polyester (PET) fibres was synthesized using butyl acrylate (BA), eight four methyl siloxane (D4), acrylonitrile (AN), styrene (St), methyl acrylic acid (MAA) and N-methylol acrylamide (NMA).The results showed that the silicone-modified acrylate adhesive could increase the percentages of dye fixation and the colour strength. The superior colour fastness (≥level 4) with the low-emission printing process was realized. The wastewater stream produced by the technique had a residual dye concentration of 2.62 mg/L, which was reduced by approximately 19 times that produced by traditional direct printing. The effluent wastewater drainage was reduced by 76.9%.

Keywords: silicone-modified acrylate; colour fastness; low emission; direct printing

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Published Online: 2019-08-21

Published in Print: 2019-09-01


Citation Information: Autex Research Journal, Volume 19, Issue 3, Pages 293–300, ISSN (Online) 2300-0929, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aut-2018-0061.

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