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sub·stan·tive dye

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  1. direct dye, substantive dyenoun

    dye with a high affinity for cellulose fibers (cotton or rayon etc.)


  1. Substantive dye

    A substantive dye or direct dye is a dye that adheres to its substrate, typically a textile, by non-ionic forces.


  1. substantive dye

    A substantive dye is a type of dye that has a strong affinity to the material it is being used on and does not require a binding agent or mordant to adhere. Substantive dyes are commonly used in textile industries due to their direct usage on cellulose fibers such as cotton, silk, wool, and jute. These dyes are soluble in water and can directly stain the fibers from the dye bath. They are often used for their bright and vibrant colors but can also be somewhat less lightfast compared to other dye types.


  1. Substantive dye

    Substantive dye is a dye used in a process in which dye molecules are attracted by physical forces at the molecular level to the textile. The amount of this attraction is known as "substantivity": the higher the substantivity the greater the attraction of the dye for the fiber. Substansive dyes work best on textiles with high contents of fibrous cellulose and are set in a slightly basic or neutral environment at high temperatures close to boiling point. Substansive dyes are set by hydrogen bonding.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of substantive dye in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of substantive dye in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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