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What is "Dope-dye" - Definition & Explanation

The process of introducing dye (or pigment) into the molten plastic or solution from which yarns are produced to manufacture coloured yarns rather than the usual white ones. Because no extra dyeing process is required it is the least impact dyeing process.

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