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2012-07-12 23:03:45

DyStar and its owner, the Zhejiang Longsheng Group, celebrate 115 years of technical Indigo synthesis at Ludwigshafen, Germany, where the first commercially feasible manufacturing process was launched. Singapore (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 The history of synthetic Indigo goes all the way back to 1897, with the introduction of, “pure indigo” from BASF. Demand for synthetic Indigo dyes was so huge that by 1913, natural indigo had been almost entirely replaced. To date, more than 260,000...

2012-04-22 23:00:12

Indigo Furniture, known for being one of the last remaining traditional furniture designers and manufacturers in the United Kingdom, have announced that they are working on brand new exciting designs to further expand their product range due to increasing demand for their handcrafted designs. Indigo are hailed as being a shining example of British craftsmanship due to their famous dedication to high quality materials and designs. (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 The new designs have not yet been...

2012-04-04 20:51:04

Efforts are underway to develop a more environmentally friendly process for dyeing denim with indigo, the storied "king of dyes," used to the tune of 50,000 tons annually to color cotton blue jeans and hundreds of other products. That effort is the topic of an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. In the article, C&EN Assistant...

2011-04-13 15:18:45

Blue denim jeans are one of the most popular and iconic fashion items in the world; now a study published in Biotechnology Journal reveals a cheaper, more efficient and eco-friendly method for treating dyed denim. The process of 'surface activation' used to wash-down the denim following dyeing could also offer an alternative to the dangerous, and internationally banned, sandblasting technique. "The global production of denim is estimated at 3 billion linear meters and more than 4 billion...


Latest Indigo dye Reference Libraries

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2009-04-23 11:03:59

Blue Wild Indigo or Blue False Indigo, (Baptisia australis) is an herbaceous perennial and member of the pea family. The genus name is derivative of the ancient Greek word, bapto, which means "immerse", while the detailed name australis is Latin for "southern". Other common names include Indigo Weed, Rattleweed, Rattlebush and Horse Fly Weed. The plants' dye is regularly substituted for that of the superior dye attained from the Indigofera tinctoria, which affirms the common name "blue false...

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