Alum-Acetate

Aluminum acetate

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Product Description

Aluminum acetate is used for mordanting primarily cellulose and bast fibers and it also works as an alternative mordant for wool and silk. We offer instructions for 2 mordant variations:  one using tannin and calcium carbonate (chalk) and the other in combination with cellulose scour which helps prepare the fibers for dyeing. You may use percentages from 5-10% on the weight of the fiber.

Please note that Aluminum acetate is very powdery and smells like acetic acid, so a dust mask and good ventilation is recommended when using it.

  • 100g of Aluminum Acetate is ample for mordanting 2000 grams (4.4 pounds) of fiber at 5%

Related items:

Calcium Carbonate

Cellulose Scour