and south to Virginia. The author includes a history of dyestuffs and
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quiltmakers who dye their own fabrics.
1953 Cibalan Brilliant Yellow 3GL, a dye which lead the way to discoveryof the fiber reactive dyes was introduced
1954 Celanese Corp announced first commercial production of an Americantriacetate, Arnel.
1956 ICI in England introduced Procion, first range of fiber reactive dye- this dye was to have a major impact on industry as well as textile artists around theworld ()
1956 Eastman Kodak introduced Verel, a modified acrylic
1956 American Cyanamid introduced a new acrylic, Creslan
1956 One person working out of every 7 in the USA received his incomefrom work performed in textile or apparel industries!
1957 CIBA introduces Cibacrons, a new range of reactive dyes and thefirst to compete with ICI's Procion series
1958 Eastman Kodak introduced Kodel polyester.
1964 First permanent press finishes used
1968 DuPont introduces Qiana, a fancy nylon with "silk" feeland drape
1968 For the first time manmade fibers topped natural fibers for USconsumption.
This excellent book begins with a historic overview of dye plants
(B napthol andnitraniline)
1885-89 Chardonnet, France, made the first successful rayon and showed itat the Paris Exposition of 1889.
1887 First azo mordant dye, Alizarin Yellow GG
1887 Rhodamine B (brilliant red-violet) basic dye
1890 Direct Black BH, first direct black
1891 Diamine Green B, first green azo dye
1891 Chardonnet built his first commercial plant at Besancon formanufacturing rayon, by the Chardonnet process.
1891 Direct dye-Sky Blue FF, important blue for many years, good lightfastness
1893 2nd Sulphur dye, Vidal Black
1895 Viscose method of making rayon invented by Cross and Bevan, Englandwas begun.
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