Production of Fluorescent Dyed Cotton Fabrics for High Visibility Clothing

Öner E. , Beyazay N.

8th International İstanbul Textile Conference - Evolution Technical Textile (ETT2018), İstanbul, Turkey, 14 - 16 April 2018, pp.520-525

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.520-525


To enhance the high visibility characteristics of clothing, the fluorescent dyestuffs are widely used in textile coloration. The

fluorescent coloured textiles are used either for decorative purposes or for technical safety for anyone who wants to make himself

visible, e.g. motorcyclists, workers, etc. In this work, 100 % cotton fabrics were dyed by the exhaustion method with the

fluorescent dyes, namely, C.I. Direct Yellow 96, C.I. Direct Red 277, C.I Direct Blue 199, C.I Direct Orange 26 and Remazol LM

Yellow FL. The % SRF values of the dyed fabrics were measured by a spectrophotometer. The chromaticity coordinates and

the luminance factors of the dyeings were calculated to investigate the conformance of the dyed fabrics with the EN 471 standard.

The fastness tests were also carried out for each dyed sample.