Textile industry eyes natural pigments in autumn leaves

December 2nd, 2016

Plants have been used as a source for coloring fabrics from their very beginning. Now, researchers at Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre are developing leaf-processing technologies that could be used by the cosmetics, textile, feed and food industries. VTT scientists are looking at autumn leaves for their pigments, carbohydrates, proteins and compounds that inhibit the […]

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