Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} In order to optimize the conditions for reactive dyeing, some variations in the procedure adopted by the industry were taken into consideration. In the present work the effect of buffers like 25 % K2HPO4,  NaHCO3 + NaOH, KCl + NaOH and Borax + NaOH was studied on the color strength by using Sumifix 3RF yellow (Trichloropyrimidine (TCP)  available from Sandoz Corp.) and the results were compared to that of soda ash under the same identical conditions as being employed in textile industry. The effect of salt addition on the fastness of dyes was also studied and is reported in this paper in detail.