||The traditional use of organic colourants is to impart color to a substrate such as textiles, paper, plastics, and leather. However, in the last twenty years or so organic colorants have become increasingly important in the high-technology (hi-tech) industries of electronics and particularly reprographics.
These hi-tech applications present many challenges to the dyestuff chemist to devise dyes to meet the often demanding criteria required. This course describes how those challenges are being met in the important electronics and reprographics technologies. It also illustrates the vital role that organic colorants play in these application. Indeed, it gives a chemist's view rather than a physicist's or engineer's view of the electronics and reprographics technologies.