What is a Vat-Dyed Pool Towel?

What is a Vat-Dyed Pool Towel?

Jason Jason
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Vat-dyed pool towels are the perfect addition to any summertime setting. These towels are specifically designed to resist fading, so you can enjoy vibrant, long-lasting color. Plus, the vat-dye process ensures that the color will remain true even after repeated washings. So poolside or seaside, your towel will look great - and feel even better!

Vat-dyed pool towels are made from a special type of fabric that is resistant to fading, so they will always look their best. Plus, they are machine-washable and tumble dryer-safe, so you can easily keep them looking like new. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or an outdoor dinner party, vat-dyed pool towels are a must-have for your summer entertaining.There are generally two types of dying processes that can be used to dye a towel. Vat Dyed and Reactive Dye.

If you're looking for pool towels that are durable, absorbent, and have vibrant colors, then you need to consider vat-dye towels. Vat-dye is a type of dye that is applied in an oxygen-free environment. This helps the color penetrate deeply into the fabric fibers, resulting in long-lasting colorfastness. The colors are rich and vibrant and they can make your pool look even more inviting. And because vat-dye pool towels are made from high-quality materials, they're extremely absorbent and durable - so you can use them over and over again without worry.

Vat Dye is a water-insoluble dye, usually containing keto groups which is normally applied to the fiber from an alkaline aqueous solution of the reduced enol (leuco) form, and which is subsequently oxidized in the fiber to the insoluble form making it the most long-lasting dye. While these colors do not tend to be as bright as colors using the reactive dye process, they are color-fast, do not bleed, and retain the color much longer than the reactive dye process. The VAT dye process is typically more expensive, but provides a color that withstands harsh chemicals such as chlorine and chemicals used in pools and the industrial laundering process. Example of Towels that are VAT Dyed include:

Cabana Stripe Towels - Premium

Cabana Stripe Beach Towels, Economy VAT Dyed

Vat-dyed pool towels are pool towels that have been dyed using a vat dye process. This process allows for the pool towel to be dyed in a large quantity of dye, resulting in a more saturated and uniform color. Vat-dyed pool towels are available in a wide variety of colors, and are often more expensive than other types of pool towels.

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The reactive dye process towels provides brighter colors and are typically used in retail towels. The reactive dye process is capable of reacting chemically with the fabric. While this process allows for brighter colors, those colors do not hold their color and tend to bleed and fade more quickly than Vat Dyed. Many of the economy beach towels we offer use this process and are very affordable. Examples include:

Cabana Stripe Towels, Economy in assorted colors.

Cabana Stripe Towels, Economy - Multi-color Stripe

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