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Alum - Textile Dictionary

Textile Terms Dictionary

Definition:

Alum – Alum is a salt that is used as a mordant in natural dyeing. It helps to bind the dyestuff to fibre.

Also Known As:

potassium aluminum sulfate

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Translations:

UK flag English: alum

Finland flag Finnish: aluna

France flag French:

Germany flag German: alumen, tonerdesulfat

Italy flag Italian:

Norway flag Norwegian:

Spain flag Spanish:

Sweden flag Swedish: alun

Russia flagtrans:
win:

Alum

How to Make an Alum Mordant

Mordants and dyes

 

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