Colour Chemistry & Technology

Course Information
TitleΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΧΡΩΜΑΤΩΝ / Colour Chemistry & Technology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40001035

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students are expected to: 1. Learn the basic classes of textile dyes mainly,classified by:i. their chemical strudture ii. dyeing method. 2. Understand the relationship between the chemical structure of a dye and its suitability for the dyeing of a certain fibre and consequently the correponding dyeing method. 3. Understand the dyeing mechanism (bond formation, forces developed between dye-fibre reactive groups. 4. Acquire basic knowledge of the dyeing (generally the change of a fibre-substrate's surface) technologies. 5. Get familiar with these technologies by means of the laboratory axcercises.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic concepts of colour. Correlation between chemical structure and colour. Classes of colorants: Synthesis, properties. Natural and synthetic textile fibres. The theory of coloration of textiles. Textile printing, digital printing. Pigments. Non-textile uses of dyes (food colorants, laser dyes, medicinal uses). Environmental concerns, legislation. Colorimetry. Fastness properties and dyeing experiments. Educational visits in local dyehouses.
Colour, textile fibres, coloration, textile dyeing, printing, digital printing, fastness properties.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Laboratory Work26
Student Assessment
Student evaluation is made by final written examinations and a written test on the laboratory excercises. Their performance in the laboratory class is also taken into consideration.
Student Assessment methods
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
  • Written examination (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
XHMEIA KAI ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΧΡΩΜΑΤΟΣ: Σύνθεση, ιδιότητες, εφαρμογή. Ε. Τσατσαρώνη, Ι. Ελευθεριάδης, εκδόσεις ΓΑΡΤΑΓΑΝΗΣ, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2010.
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