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Why write a blog?

Society of Dyers and Colourists

For a number of reasons. We are constantly looking for new and relevant ways in which to engage with SDC members and users, and a blog seemed an excellent way of ensuring this engagement could be a two way process. We wanted to create a space to discuss the issues, ideas, challenges and opportunities relating to colour.

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Difficult Cotton Bottomwear Shades

Dave Ablard, Global Head – Marketing for Jay Chemical Industries Ltd highlights some common technical problems.  Can you suggest any solutions?

Have you found it difficult to find reactive dyestuffs for cold pad-batch and pad-dry-chemical pad-steam processes which will give acceptable results on 100% cotton peach fabric?

You are not alone, because many dyehouses experience one or more of the following problems in difficult medium to heavy tertiary bottomwear shades:-

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SDC Innovation Award 2014

The SDC Innovation Award is designed to recognise those at the pinnacle of achievement in coloration innovation. The 2014 award attracted considerable international interest and publicity, and an impressive range of entries from a wide range of sectors and 17 countries worldwide. There were two categories, one for large scale organisations, and the other for small/medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

The finalists were invited to showcase their entries at the SDC Day of Celebration, where the winners were also announced.  The winners received a cash prize of £1,000 and the SDC Innovation Award trophy.

The winner in the large scale category was Novozymes.  Read on for details of their innovation.

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Were the ancient Greeks and Romans colour blind?

Homer left historians with the impression that the ancient Greeks and Romans had an under-developed appreciation of colour. The ancients, in fact, were a shade more sophisticated than that and understood colour in a completely different way to us, argues Mark Bradley.  By kind permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, we are pleased to bring you this fascinating look at colour.

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