JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 3, Article 4 (pp. 195 to 206)
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JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 3, Article 4 (pp. 195 to 206)

FIBER-SAFE EXTRACTION OF RED MORDANT DYES FROM HAIR FIBERS

ERICA J. TIEDEMANN, & YIQI YANG




SOURCES OF MATERIALS

Wool used in the cochineal and madder dyeings

Testfabrics Wool Gabardine (worsted) no. 522, Testfabrics, Inc., Middlesex, N.J.

Unprocessed madder roots and dried cochineal insects

Earth Guild, Asheville, N.C.

Relbunium-dyed wool yarn

Max Saltzman, Los Angeles, Calif.

Powdered alum

Mallinckrodt, Inc., St. Louis, Mo.

Cream of tartar leveling agent

Strawberry Fields, Urbana, Ill.

Disodium EDTA, biotechnology grade

Amresco, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

Reagent grade N,N-dimethyl formamide and spectral grade methanol

Fischer Chemical, Fair Lawn, N.J.



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AUTHOR INFORMATION

ERICA J. TIEDEMANN holds an M.S. in textile science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is working on a Ph.D. at Ohio State University. Address: Department of Textiles and Clothing, 1787 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210.

YIQI YANG holds an M.S. in textile chemical engineering from China Textile University and a Ph.D. in textile science from Purdue University. He is a professor and senior research engineer in textile coloring and finishing at the Institute of Textile Technology. Address: Institute of Textile Technology, 2551 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22903.


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