A Valuable Observation on Pectin as an Eco-friendly Material for Valuable Utilisation in Textile Industry

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1 Textile Printing, Dyeing and Finishing Department, Faculty of Applied Arts, Benha University, Benha, Egypt

2 National Research Centre (Scopus affiliation ID 60014618), Textile Research Technology Institute, Pre-treatment, and Finishing of Cellulose-based Textiles Department, 33 El-Behouth St. (former El-Tahrir str.), Dokki, P.O. 12622, Giza, Egypt


In this study, we highlighted the use of eco-friendly natural gum from pectin as a thickener to decrease the environmental effect. The use of pectin to enhance the dyeing process by treating natural and commercial raw materials. Natural materials are substances of great interest since they play a significant part in our daily lives. A wide range of technical and industrial uses for dyeing or printing cloth, paper, leather, and other materials. Some of the synthetic materials used in our daily life are poisonous, carcinogenic, and can irritate the skin and eyes. Many harmful and allergenic synthetic colors are now prohibited.


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