Reporter 454, 19 June 2000

Dyeing for success

The Department of Colour Chemistry has secured a 208,000 grant from the European Commission to support their role in a study involving manufacturers and academics in four countries. The project aims to increase the productivity and environmental performance of the European dyeing and printing industry and extend the life cycle of its products.

Leeds will take charge of designing and testing chemicals and processes to modify textiles to make the dyeing process more efficient. It will advise the other partners on process developments to improve dyestuff fixation in fabrics, fibres and yarns and cut consumption of water and energy.

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