8th International İstanbul Textile Conference - Evolution Technical Textile (ETT2018), İstanbul, Türkiye, 14 - 16 Nisan 2018, ss.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.