Indigo Dye Cake

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Used To

  • Process plant's leaves

Production Process

  • The matured indigo plants are harvested and soaked in tank of dimension 14*14*2.5 feet for fermentation
  • After 15 hours of soaking, the green pigment from the leaves comes out and mixed with water
  • This leaves-extract along with the water is led into another tank of similar dimension and allowed for oxidation by agitating the green water by kicking with the legs by workers manually
  • The manual process continues for about 2 to 3 hours; result in the fermented leaf solution forms a precipitate with the water turns blue in color and thickens
  • This thick colloidal indigo is allowed to boil at a high temperature in a copper vessel
  • Then it is filtered thereafter, pressed into cakes, dried, and finally powdered


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Additional Information

Min. Order Quantity 30 Kilogram
Port chennai
Payment Terms T/T, Other
Delivery Time immediate
Packaging Details as per the buyer needs.

Salient Features of Indigo Dye Cake

Indigofera Tinctoria, also known as true indigo, is a subtropical shrub that grows just to the height of one to two meters. It is the original source of indigo dye and is very helpful in improving soil ground cover. It is found primarily in India, Europe, Asia, Southeastern Asia, Africa and various other parts of the world. Indigo is prepared by the Indigo leaves through the natural process of fermentation. Following are the other specifications


Botanical Name Indigofera Tinctoria
Common Name Indigo Blue
Part Used Leaves
Chemical Formula C16H10N2O2
Type of Dye Vat Dye
C.I. Number C.I. Vat Blue 1
Main Coloring Indigotin (Strength = 40-45%) (Swiss Method)
Component Photo Spectro Metro Method
Appearance Blue
Solubility in water 4.0 to 2.0%
Heavy Metal Component Zn = 27 ppm Cr = 1.6 ppm Absent = pb, As, Cu Hg, Ni, Cd
Moisture Content 5+1.0%
Ph. of 1% Solution 7+1.0
Specialty Color changes to greenish yellow in alkaline medium.
Dyeing The process of dyeing cotton, wool & silk is almost same, the process is like that of vat dyes
The dye has to be dissolved in reduced state, then oxidized to get the shade blue
Colors Imparted Blue