CHLOROPHYLLIN EXTRACT is a concentrated natural dye obtained from alfalfa, stinging nettles or from other edible plants. This natural green was especially developed by GREEN’ING for your applications.
Main constituant : Copper chlorophyllins
Natural dyeing & textile printing : This extract can be used to dye any fibre previously mordanted with alum and cream of tartar or gallnuts and aluminium acetate. Different shades of natural green can be obtained depending on the formula and the mordent.
Fine arts, leisure and decoration : The chlorophyll can also be used for your aqueous formulae for fine paints, watercolors and natural inks.
Coloring of aqueous solutions or binders, cleaning products / liquid soaps and many others.
Chlorophyll is the main photosynthetic pigment of plants. It is present in most of plants and in certain bacteria and algaes. It is able to capture light energy and convert it into biochemical energy, essential for life.
In Autumn, green leaves turn to yellow to dark red by loosing their chlorophyll under the effect of plant enzymes. When the chlorophyll is degraded, the other pigments of the plant (such carotenoids) are revealed and create the colors of Autumn.
Chemically, chlorophyllin (an essential molecule for plants) is very similar to hemoglobin (essential molecule of animals).