Enhanced dyeability of poly(ethylene terephthalate)/organoclay nanocomposite filaments

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COLORATION TECHNOLOGY, cilt.131, ss.464-473, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 131
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/cote.12179
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.464-473


This study deals with the generation of poly(ethylene terephthalate)/organoclay nanocomposite filaments by the melt-spinning method and with the investigation of their morphological and dyeing properties. Different montmorillonite types of clay (Resadiye and Rockwood) were modified using different intercalating agents, and poly(ethylene terephthalate) nanocomposite filaments containing 0.5 and 1 wt% organoclays were prepared. Afterwards, the filaments were dyed with two disperse dyes (Setapers Red P2G and Setapers Blue TFBL-NEW) at different temperatures (100, 110, and 120 degrees C) in the absence/presence of a carrier. Organoclays and poly(ethylene terephthalate)/organoclay nanocomposites showed an increased d-spacing between clay layers. Irrespective of clay and surfactant type, poly(ethylene terephthalate)/organoclay nanocomposite filaments dyed at 120 degrees C in the presence of only a very small amount of carrier showed appreciable dyeability in comparison with neat poly(ethylene terephthalate). The dyeability of the organoclay-containing poly(ethylene terephthalate) samples was found to be better in spite of having increased degrees of crystallinity. Moreover, the colour fastness properties of the clay-containing samples were not affected adversely.