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Title: Exploring the Use of Suede Dye on Leather
Authors: Boahin, J.O.B.
Adu-Agyem, J.
Peligah, Y.S.
Keywords: Suede dye
Dyestuff
Tanners
Pelt
Leather
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2011, pp 68-73
Abstract: The indigenous leather tanners in Ghana lack access to variety in dyes and colourants, this limits the ability of their products to meet the demands of the market. Meanwhile, their livelihood highly depends on the sales of leather and leather artefacts. This study found it imperative to find alternate dyestuffs that are easily obtainable and comfortable to use by local tanners and leather users. The experiment on the use of suede dye on leather was done in three formats. In the first format, suede dye and salt were dissolved in warm water and a sheet of leather was immersed in the solution. In the second format, dye and alum were dissolved together in warm water after which leather was immersed in the solution. In the third experiment, two different colours were mixed separately with alum in warm water and used on the same leather, one after the other. In all cases the dyed leather was rinsed in cold water to remove excess dye and then dried under a shade. The resulting work did not bleed or stain, and was found to be light-fast. The experiments proved that suede dye could be used as a colourant for leather.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2011, pp 68-73
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5295
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