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What is "Vat Dye" - Definition & Explanation

A dye applied to the fabric first by means of reduction (leuco soluble form) and then oxidation (insoluble form). Used predominantly for cellulosics.
A water-insoluble dye that is applied by reducing the dye to an alkaline form, applying the dye, then regenerating the insoluble dye by oxidation in the material; used for dyeing cotton

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a) Threads lengthways in a fabric as woven. b) A number of threads in long lengths and approximately parallel, which may be in various forms intended for weaving, knitting, doubling, sizing, dyeing...

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