|Dyeing of Sisal and other PIant Fibres: A Handbook for Craft Instructors (NRI)|
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A number of present and former colleagues have made helpful suggestions which have been incorporated into this report. Much of the laboratory work was carried out by Miss Stephanie Mykoluk.
We acknowledge, with thanks, advice and assistance from outside the Institute, in particular from Dr O. G. Pickard (former Education Adviser, ODA), the late Mr B. J. Youngjohns (former Co-operatives Adviser, ODA), Mr Paul E. Bangasser, Jr. (Technology and Employment Branch, International Labour Office, Geneva) and Mr E. C. Dalton (Chief Chemist, Dylon International Ltd).
We are grateful to the following dyestuff manufacturers for samples and technical advice on the use of their products:
Imperial Chemical Industries pie, Organics Division, who also produced and supplied the Colour Maps. Bayer Dyestuffs Ltd, UK, and their parent company; Sandoz Products Ltd, UK; Ciba-Geigy pie; Dupont (UK) Ltd.
In addition Bridon Fibres and Plastics plc are thanked for making available a supply of sisal fibre.
Mention of a particular company or product does not imply recommendation by the Tropical Development and Research Institute to the exclusion of others.