What is real silk fabrics and how to dye?
Real silk fabrics are relative to imitated silk fabrics. They generally refer to silk, including mulberry silk, tussah silk, castor silk, and cassava silk. It is a very expensive fabric, widely used in clothing and furniture, and is famous for being difficult to care for and comfortable and breathable. Its skin-friendly nature is unmatched by all other fabrics.
Silk fabrics are pure mulberry silk fabrics, which are divided into thin, medium and thick types according to the square meter weight of the fabric. According to different post-processing, it can be divided into dyeing and printing. Its texture is soft and smooth, the hand feels soft and light, the colors are colorful, and it is cool and comfortable to wear. Mainly used as summer shirts, pajamas, dress fabrics and headscarves, etc.
Silk fabrics have excellent dye properties and can be dyed with acidic, neutral, direct, active, cationic, reducing, soluble reducing, and insoluble azo dyes. But it is easily damaged in alkaline medium, so acid dyes are generally used as the main component, supplemented by neutral, direct and reactive dyes.
The dyeing of real silk fabrics is divided into: rope vat dyeing, jig dyeing vat dyeing, and radial axis machine spray dyeing. These three mainstream dyeing processes.