Wool is an amazing product of nature with many attributes as listed here.  Wool is a luxurious but durable natural fiber having the ability to act as a natural “thermostat” regulating body temperature in both hot and cold environments.  Wool is very dyeable — Orcoacid™, Orco Lanamide™, Orcolan Fast™, Orcolan Neutral™, Orco Milling™, and Orcoset™ dyes provide most shades and physical properties desired.  

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Orcoacid™ Acid Dyes for Wool

OrcoAcid™ dyes find use in the piece dyeing of wool and worsted goods. Their inherent excellent leveling properties and wide shade selection make them especially suited to the men’s and women’s wear industry. These colors are generally applied from a strong acid bath(pH of <3.5). Some, such as the Alizarine dyes, are better applied from a weak acid bath (pH of 3.5-6.0). 

Technical Data

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OrcoAcid™ on Wool – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color Index

ORCOACID™
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

Acid
Black 1

Blue Black B Conc

50 g/l

6-7

3

Acid
Black 2

Nigrosine Jet L Crystals

30 g/l

2

2-3

No CI

Black SAS 200%

25 g/l

6

3

Acid
Blue 1

Blue V Ex Conc

50 g/l

1

2-5

Acid
Blue 7

Blue A 150%

40 g/l

1

4-5

Acid
Blue 9

Brilliant Blue FG

60 g/l

1

4-5

Acid
Blue 25

Alizarine Fast Blue SWA

60 g/l

5

2-3

Acid
Blue 40

Sapphire 2GL 200%

50 g/l

5-6

3-4

Acid
Blue 41

Blue ARA

30 g/l

5-6

2-3

Acid
Blue 45

Blue SAP

20 g/l

4-5

3-5

Acid
Blue 62

Brilliant Alizarine Blue R 150%

25 g/l

6-7

3

Acid
Blue 72s

Light Blue FGSA

30 g/l

5-6

4

Acid
Blue 182

Alizarine Light Blue HRL

30 g/l

5

2-5

Acid
Blue 185

Fast Turquoise 8G

40 g/l

5-6

2-5

Acid
Green 9

Fast Green B

50 g/l

3-4

3-4

Acid
Green 16

Napthalamine Green 2G 300%

30 g/l

2

5

Acid
Green 20

Dark Green A Conc

25 g/l

3

2-3

Acid
Green 25

Alizarine Cyanine Green GHN

40 g/l

6

5

Acid
Orange 7

Orange A Conc

50 g/l

5

2

Acid
Orange 10

Orange 2G

50 g/l

4

2

Acid
Red 1

Phloxine GR 175%

50 g/l

4

2

Acid
Red 4

Eosine G

40 g/l

4

1-2

Acid
Red 14

Azo Rubine CWH

45 g/l

3-4

3-5

Acid
Red 18

Brilliant Scarlet 3R-L

40 g/l

1-2

2-4

Acid
Red 50

Sulpho Rhodamine G Fluorescent

30 g/l

2

2-3

Acid
Red 52

Sulpho Rhodamine B Ex 400% Fluorescent

30 g/l

2-3

3

Acid
Red 57

Rubine 3GP

50 g/l

5-6

4

Acid
Red 73

Scarlet MR

50 g/l

3

4

Acid
Red 88

Fast Red A Conc

30 g/l

3

2-3

Acid
Red 138

Red C-2B

30 g/l

3-4

5

No CI

Red B2BN 200% (T)

30 g/l

5-6

2-3

Acid
Violet 1

Violet 2R Conc

30 g/l

3

5

Acid
Violet 7

Fuchsine 6B Ex Conc

30 g/l

3-4

3-5

Acid
Violet 12

Carmine 4B Conc

35 g/l

3-4

3-4

Acid
Violet 17

Violet 4B

40 g/l

1

3-5

Acid
Violet 43

Violet WN

20 g/l

3

3-4

Acid
Yellow 17

Fast Light Yellow 2G

60 g/l

3-4

3-4

Acid
Yellow 19

Fast Light Yellow R

60 g/l

4-5

4-5

Acid
Yellow 23

Tartrazine X 100%

60 g/l

4

2

Acid
Yellow 184

Brilliant Flavine 8GN  Fluorescent

40 g/l

2

4

No CI

Yellow G2GN 200% (T)

50 g/l

5-6

4-5

No CI

Fast Light Yellow 3G

70 g/l

6

4-5

Orco Lanamide™ Acid Dyes for Wool

The Orco Lanamide™ product line consists of non-hazardous, non-chrome acid dyes applicable to wool and blends offering high fastness, brightness, and compatibility as a group.

Technical Data

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Orco Lanamide™ on Wool – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Orco
Lanamide™

Light
Fastness

IIA Wash
Fastness

Perspiration

Yellow Y

6-7

4-5

3-5

Yellow GY

5-6

3-5

3-4

Yellow VG

5-7

4-5

4-5

Red R

4-6

3-5

2-5

Rubine RB

3-6

3-5

4-5

Red 2B

5-7

2-5

3-5

Blue BR

6-7

3-4

2-5

Brilliant Blue RR

5-6

2-5

4-5

Brilliant Blue XT

6-7

3-5

4-5

Turquoise TQ

2-4

4-5

4-5

Green CB

5-7

3-5

4-5

Orco Milling™ Acid Dyes for Wool

Orco Milling™ dyes are characterized by their high wetfastness and their wide range of bright colors. Although their lightfastness falls somewhat short of the metallized group of acid colors they do offer a brighter shade range to choose from. These dyes are used primarily in stock and package dyeing but have been used in piece dyeing where careful temperature and pH control is possible.

Technical Data

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Orco Milling™ on Wool – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

Orco Milling™
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

Acid
Black 24

Black 2BN

40 g/l

6

3-4

Acid
Blue 80

Brilliant Blue BL

40 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Blue 83

Brilliant Cyanine 6B

30 g/l

2-3

3-5

Acid
Blue 90

Brilliant Cyanine G

40 g/l

1-2

3-5

Acid
Blue 113

Cyanine 3R 125%

30 g/l

5-7

3-5

No CI

Blue RLWS

45 g/l

5-6

4-5

No CI

Blue 4SR 200% (T)

35 g/l

5-6

2-4

Acid
Green 19

Green B Conc

30 g/l

3-4

3-5

Acid
Green 41

Green 7GS

30 g/l

6

4-5

No CI

Orange 4R-OR 200% (T)

50 g/l

5

4-5

Acid
Red 114s

Red RS-W

50 g/l

4

4

Acid
Red 119

Bordeaux LFS

30 g/l

4-6

4-5

Acid
Red 131

Brilliant Red 3NR

40 g/l

4-5

2-5

Acid
Red 249

Brilliant Red B

35 g/l

3-4

4-5

Acid
Violet 48

Brilliant Violet BL 200%

90 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Violet 54

Brilliant Red 10B

50 g/l

4

4-5

Acid
Yellow 44

Yellow 6G

50 g/l

4-5

3-5

Acid
Yellow 38

Yellow O

40 g/l

5

3-4

No CI

Yellow 5G Conc

40 g/l

4-6

2-5

Orcolan Fast™ Acid Dyes for Wool

Orcolan Fast™ dyes for wool represent a group of 1:1 acid metalized chrome-complex dyes with excellent leveling properties in strongly acid conditions such as carbonized wool. Although this line is somewhat limited in shade range it is very popular due to its ease of application and good fastness properties and finds wide use in stock dyeing especially in those areas destined for cross dyes.

Technical Data

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Orcolan Fast™ on Wool – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

Orcolan Fast™
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

Acid
Black 52

Black WAN EX

40 g/l

6-7

5

Acid
Black 63

Black BN Ex Conc

35 g/l

6

3-5

Acid
Blue 129

Blue PR

20 g/l

6-7

4

Acid
Blue 158

Fast Blue GGN 200%

25 g/l

6

5

Acid
Orange 62s

Orange GLE-S

25 g/l

5-6

3-4

Acid
Orange 74

Orange GEN

25 g/l

5

4-5

Acid
Red 183

Red RN

30 g/l

6-7

3-4

Acid
Red 186

Pink BN Conc

30 g/l

6

4-5

Acid
Red 194

Bordeaux RL

30 g/l

6

3-4

Acid
Yellow 99

Yellow GRN

30 g/l

4

5

Orcolan Neutral™ Acid Dyes for Wool

Orcolan Neutral™ dyes for nylon and wool, are 2:1 premetalized acid dyes. Because of their large molecular size, these behave similarly to the Orco Milling™ dyes in application and strike rate. Because of the metal complex (Cr+3 usually), these dyes exhibit excellent light and wet fastness and find application in automotive industrial fabrics.

Technical Data

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Orcolan Neutral™ on Wool – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

Orcolan Neutral™
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

Acid
Black 107

Black BGL 200%

50 g/l

6-7

3-4

Acid
Black 164

Black 3SBR

50 g/l

6-8

4-5

Acid
Black 172

Black DW

70 g/l

6

4-5

Acid
Black 172

Black DW Liquid

6

4-5

Acid
Black 194

Black BR

70 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Black 194

Black BR Liquid

6-7

4-5

No CI

Black BL

60 g/l

6

4-5

No CI

Black JMA-2

50 g/l

6

4-5

No CI

Black RBL

25 g/l

6

4-5

No CI

Black LDS

40 g/l

5-6

4-5

No CI

Black MGBL

60 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Black 58s

Grey BLGY-N

60 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Black 60

Grey B

60g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Black 64s

Olive BGL 200%

60 g/l

5-6

5

Acid
Blue 127s

Blue GL

40 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Blue 193

Dark Blue BR

40 g/l

5

4-5

Acid
Brown 289

Brown BRL

20 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Brown 45

Brown 2RL

20 g/l

6

5

Acid
Brown 48s

Brown 5R Special

30 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Brown 227

Brown GRL

30 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Brown 282

Brown GRS

30 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Orange 60

Orange NR

60 g/l

6-7

3-4

Acid
Orange 86

Orange RL 250%

50 g/l

6-7

5

Acid
Red 182

Red B

50 g/l

6-8

3-4

Acid
Red 259

Red 4GL

45 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Red 362

Red BMS

50 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Red 414

Red RLS

40 g/l

5-6

5

Acid
Violet 90

Bordeaux BSB

30 g/l

4-6

4-5

Acid
Yellow 127

Yellow 5G

40 g/l

6

4-5

Acid
Yellow 129

Yellow 2GL Ex

30 g/l

7

5

Acid
Yellow 151

Yellow WN 250%

70 g/l

4-5

3-5

Orcoset™ Acid Dyes for Wool

Orcoset™ dyes for nylon and wool are a special group of modified 1:2 metal complex acid dyes exhibiting high fastness levels and similar dyeing properties. All dyes are applied at a pH of 4.5 in conjunction with Orcogal SET.  These dyes find application in stock, piece, and package dyeing. These dyes do not require an ammonia after-scour to achieve wet fastness.

Technical Data

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Orcoset™ on Wool – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color
Orcoset
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

Black B-S

80 g/l

7

3-5

Grey G-S

100 g/l

6-7

4-5

Blue 2R-S

100 g/l

5-6

4-5

Blue 5G-S

100 g/l

6-7

4-5

Navy R-S

100 g/l

5-6

3-5

Brown B-S

80 g/l

6

4-5

Brown G-S

80 g/l

6

4-5

Green B-S

80 g/l

6-7

4-5

Orange RN-S

80 g/l

5-6

4-5

Red G-S

100 g/l

6-7

4-5

Red 2B-S

30 g/l

5-6

4-5

Bordeaux B-S

100 g/l

5-6

4-5

Violet B-S

100 g/l

5-6

4-5

Yellow 2R-S

100 g/l

6-7

4-5

Yellow 4GN-S

80 g/l

6-7

5

Actual dye samples must be evaluated in a laboratory on medium to be dyed in production for accurate shade and physical property results. Shades shown on print material and computer monitors are for general reference only as they are inherently inaccurate due to calibration variations and technical limitations of monitors and printers.