Botanical Name

areca catechu

Common name

areca nut

Other Name

areca nut

Part Used



textile dyeing

Color Ranges:

Product Descriptions:

Nut brown is liquid paste dye extracted from natural source Areca Palm tree nuts. It is mainly grown in much of the tropical Pacific Southeast and South Asia. It is commonly referred to as betel nut. Liquid colour extract of Areca Nut is easily soluble in water and imparts a brilliant red brown colour to different natural fibers like wool, silk and cotton with very good light and wash fastness properties.

Dyeing Process

sodhani biotech

(A) Wet the fabric with wetting agent/soapnut(Reetha) or normal wash with water at 50 degree for 20 mins.
(B) Pre Mordant :- Pre-treat the material with alum 12% of fabric weight at 85°C for 60 mins.
(C) Dyeing :- Add the required amount of dye to the dye bath. PH of dye bath needs to be maintained at pH 3. If it is higher than pH, 3 add vinegar, if below pH 3, use lime or soda ash. Stir well to dissolve the dye. Add fabric to the dye bath and maintain at 95°C for 60-80 mins. We check all our natural dyes at 5% of fabric weight; you can amend the percentage as per lighter or darker shade required.
(D) Post Treatment :- Conduct soaping of the dyed material with non-ionic detergent (0.5gpl) or ezee soap at 50°C for 35 mins.
(E) Then conduct cold wash of the material at 50°C for 20 mins or more time.


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