Colorimeter Measurements and Color Differences in Fabric

C. K. Bragg, C. L. Simpson, J. J. Boyd, P. E. Sasser, M. D. Watson


Cotton samples from two crop years and nine growing areas were processed into knitted fabrics and dyed. Color tests were made on the cotton samples and on the dyed fabrics to study the role of cotton color measurements as they relate to classer's grade and to dyeability. Test results indicate there is a wide range in the color of cotton fabrics dyed under closely controlled conditions with the same dye; that cottons with different grades and different micronaire readings dye differently under the same drying conditions; cotton colorimeter measurements are related to color measurements of dyed fabrics; and fabric color appears to be affected by factors other than cotton color and micronaire reading.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1668 - 1673
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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