Color Build-Up and UV-Protection Performance of Encapsulated Photochromic Dye-Treated Cotton Fabrics

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Kumbasar E. P. , Çay A. , Morsunbul S. , Voncına B.

AATCC JOURNAL OF RESEARCH, vol.3, pp.1-7, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14504/ajr.3.2.1
  • Title of Journal : AATCC JOURNAL OF RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7


A spirooxazine-based photochromic dye was encapsulated by an oil-in-water emulsion, solvent evaporation method. The encapsulated dye was applied to cotton fabric by a pad-cure process with different binder types. Ultraviolet (UV) protection was increased with application of the encapsulated photochromic dye. The type of binder used affected the photochromic color build-up during UV irradiation and could modify the UV protection imparted by the encapsulated photochromic dyes on textiles.