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What is "Mordants" - Definition & Explanation

Mordants are after-fixing chemicals essential to impart some degree of colour fastness performance to most natural dyes and some synthetic ones. They are typically metal salts and therefore decidedly environmentally unfriendly. Some are better than others.

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