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  • Dyes derived from natural materials such as plant leaves, roots, bark, insect secretions, and minerals were the only dyes available to mankind for the coloring of textiles until the discovery of the first synthetic dye in 1856
  • Textiles colored with natural dyes are preferred by environmentally conscious consumers and today there is a niche market for such textiles.
  • The root and bark of the tree Morinda citrifolia growing in India and Sri Lanka is used for getting red shades
  • Various shades including purple and chocolate can be produced
  • Antraquinone is a group of natural red dye found in the root of Morinda sp
  • The effective extraction of the red pigment from the plantís root could be done by continueously extraction of the dried root powder with methanol.
  • Separation of major components of red pigments from the crude extract of Morinda angustifolia Roxb.var. scabridula Craib. root is done by column chromatography
  • Increase production of anthraquinone dye could be obtained on solid culture of Morinda angustifolia root cells.
  • Not only the fruit even the leaves, bark and root of Morinda citrifolia have been commercially exploited for the preparation of dyes, facial creams, soaps, lotion, tea, etc
  • With the advent of synthetic dyes, the limitation of natural dyes became louder, such as Lesser
    availability of dye producing materials due to difficulty in collection or lack of organized plantation/
    farming of the dye‐ plants, Poor color yield, Complexity of dyeing process, Non‐reproducibility of shades,
    Limited number of dyes, sometimes Inadequate fastness properties, due to these problems encountered
    with natural dyes, the development of synthetic dyes came into existence. The advent of synthetic dyes
    led to the collapse of huge natural dye industry. The development of synthetic dyes at the beginning of
    the twentieth century led to a more complete level of quality and more reproducible techniques of
  • Natural dyes per se are sustainable as they are renewable and biodegradable but they cannot fulfill the huge demand from the textile sector
  • Morinda Species
  • About  Morinda citrifolia (NONI)
  • Natural Dyes
  • The relationship between plants and people

Project Information

  • Business Plan - Noni Products
  • Noni Business concept
  • Extraction method in obtaining the dyestuff
  • Extraction method for alizarin
  • Production of Red Pigment
  • Dyeing with Morinda citrifolia
  • Soxhlet equipments suppliers

Products Information

  • Morinda Profile
  • Morinda citrifolia
  • Noni Products
  • Guide Book

Process ,Technology  & Consultants

  • Extraction of Colourants
  • Noni Research Foundation
  • DYE Practices world wide
  • Research Foundation
  • Noni Research Team
  • Biotechnological Potential Assesment
  • Phyto chemicals: Extraction, Isolation, and Identification of Bioactive Compounds from Plant Extracts

Functions & Properties 

  • Anthraquinone
  • Alizarin
  • Alizarin Reds

Company Products

  • Company & Business profile
  • Manufacturer - India
  • Company profile - India
  • Hair dye manufacturer

Environment & Safety

  • Toxicology

Applications , Suppliers & Market

  • Synthetic Dyestuff vs Natural dyestuff
  • Premature Graying Hair
  • Medical textile using Morinda pubescens dye
  • Tie-dyed textiles
  • Medicinal Plant
  • Noni Black hair shampoo supplier
  • Anti-Diabetic Potential of Noni
  • Dye Yielding plants of India
  • Wholesale
  • Shampoo Imports into India

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