Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Will be agreed separately.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.03.2021 - 26.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ali Tehrani Bagha

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The study period can include topics not covered by the regular curriculum. The contents and requirements for the individual study element have to be agreed upon with the teacher in charge.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    This course covers the basic principles for the textile coloration/dyeing, textile dyes, and textile printing. It explores the application of various dyes in the coloration of the most important (a) natural fibers, including cotton, wool, and silk, (b) regenerated fibers from natural biopolymers, and (c) synthetic fibers, including polyester, polyamide, and polyacrylonitrile fibers.  The course aims to provide a background for the preparation, dyeing, and printing of natural and synthetic textile goods. The environmental and sustainability aspects of textile coloration will be also highlighted.


    Course Outcome 

    The following topics will be
    covered in this course:

    • Introduction to textile fibers and dyes
    • Introduction to Color Physics
    • Introduction to Color Chemistry
    • Acid dyes for coloration of wool and other polyamide fibers
    • Direct dyes for coloration of cellulosic fibers
    • Vat dyes for coloration of cellulosic fibers
    • Reactive dyes for coloration of cellulosic fibers and wool
    • Disperse dyes for coloration of synthetic fibers
    • Cationic dyes for coloration of acrylic fibers
    • Textile machinery
    • Environmental aspects of textile coloration


    Student Learning Outcome

    By taking this course, you


    • Describe the role of essential chemicals in textile coloration/dyeing
    • Classify the textile dyes and explain their main applications
    • Explain how to assess colorfastness properties of colored textiles 
    • Describe the environmental aspects of various chemicals in textile dyeing

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be agreed separately.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Students are expected to
    practice and uphold standards of academic integrity and honesty. Cheating in
    exams and plagiarizing the work of others are prohibited and will not be
    tolerated. However, legitimate collaboration and team working are encouraged.



    Quizzes                                                                        20%

    Report& Presentation                                                  40%

    Final Exam                                                                   30%

     Total:                                                                        100%

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Varies with the extent of the course.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    10 contact sessions



    intermediate & final exam

    1 + 3


    independent learning (assignments)



    preparation for exams







Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be agreed separately.

  • Applies in this implementation:


    A.D. Broadbent, Basic Principles of Textile Coloration, Society of Dyers and Colourists, 1st. edition, 2001

    Clarrk (Editor), Handbook of textile and industrial dyeing Vol. 1&2, 1st Edition, Woorhead Publishing, 2011


    Other References: 

    M. Burkinshaw, Physico-chemical Aspects of Textile Coloration, 1st Edition, Wiley, 2016

    R. Trotman, Dyeing and chemical technology of textile fibres, 6th Edition, Wiley, 1990

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Recommended: General chemistry