Cotton  is the mostly widely used fiber in the world due to its comfort characteristics.  It is used in almost all types of apparel and household items such as towels and linens.   Its softness, light weight, absorbancy, and good strength are a few of its attractive properties.  Cotton is also versatile in the way it can be colored in yarn, fabric, or garment form using Orcolitefast™ & Orcomine™ direct dyes, Orco Reactive™ reactive dyes, or OrcoSperse™ pigment dispersions.  Rayon, a synthetic “regenerated cellulose” fiber, is known to be an economical alternative to silk due to its good drape qualities.  Rayon is  mostly used in gowns, blouses, garment lining, and home furnishing and is also dyed using Orcolitefast™ & Orcomine™ direct dyes, and Orco Reactive™ reactive dyes.

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Orcolitefast™ Direct Dyes

Orcolitefast™ Direct dyes for cellulosics possess excellent light fastness properties. Certain dyes within this range are suitable for high-temperature dyeing of cellulosic/polyester blends.

Technical Data

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Orcolitefast™ Direct Dyes on Cotton – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

ORCOLITEFAST™
Solubility

Light Fastness

Wash Fastness

Direct
Black 19

Orco Direct Black VN Conc

30 g/L

5

2-4

Direct
Black 22

Orcoform Black GR 600%

30 g/L

1-2

3-4

Direct
Black 51

Black L Ex Conc

30 g/L

3

1-3

Direct
Black 80

Black OB 200%

30 g/L

3

1-3

Direct
Black 175

Grey LVL 200%

30 g/L

4-5

2-3

Direct
Blue 71

Blue FFC Ex Conc (Metal Free)

25 g/L

4

3-4

Direct
Blue 76

Blue 5GL

30 g/L

3

3-4

Direct
Blue 78

Blue 4GL-CF (Metal Free)

30 g/L

1-2

3-4

Direct
Blue 80

Blue 7RL

30 g/L

3

2-3

Direct
Blue 86

Turquoise LGL

35 g/L

4

1-2

Direct
Blue 90

Blue FGL

40 g/L

4-5

3-4

Direct
Blue 98

Blue LUL

20 g/L

3-4

3-5

Direct
Blue 108

Blue FFRL

40 g/L

6-7

3-4

Direct
Blue 160

Navy Blue RLL 200%

25 g/L

4

4

Direct
Blue 189

Turquoise FBL

50 g/L

5-6

3-4

Direct
Blue 199

Turquoise BR

40 g/L

6

3-4

Direct
Blue 200

Blue 4BL 200%

45 g/L

6-7

3-4

Direct
Blue 218 s

Blue 3GAV – S

50 g/L

3-4

4-5

No CI

Navy NS

30 g/L

3

2-4

No CI

Navy BLC

30 g/L

3

2-4

Direct
Brown 115

Brown AGL

80 g/L

4

4-5

Direct
Brown 210

Brown GTL

70 g/L

5

4-5

No CI

Brown BRL-NB 200%

40 g/L

4

4-5

No CI

Brown BRL-MF (Metal Free)

35 g/L

3

2-3

No CI

Brown BRS

35 g/L

3

2-3

Direct
Green 26

Brilliant Green BL

20 g/L

6

3-4

Direct
Green 92

Green 2B-NB

35 g/L

4-5

2-4

No CI

Grey LV-CF

35 g/G

3-4

3-4

Direct
Orange 39

Orange LG

40 g/L

4-5

2-4

Direct
Orange 72s

Orange 4GLL

40 g/L

4

3

Direct
Red 23

Red 4BSE Ex Conc

30 g/L

4

2-3

Direct
Red 75

Pink 2BL

80 g/L

4

3-4

Direct
Red 79

Red 6BLL

20 g/L

5-6

3-4

Direct
Red 80

Red 8BLWN

30 g/L

3-4

2-4

Direct
Red 81

Red 8BL

40 g/L

4

1-2

Direct
Red 83

Rubine 3BLL

30 g/L

5-6

2-5

Direct
Red 89

Red BNL

50 g/L

4

3-4

Direct
Red 224

Scarlet T2B

30 g/L

5-6

3-4

Direct
Red 227

Rose FR

100 g/L

3

3-5

Direct
Red 243

Red TB

40 g/L

4

2

Direct
Violet 51

Violet FFBL

40 g/L

3-4

1-3

Direct
Violet 66

Violet 5BLL

40 g/L

4-5

3-5

Direct
Violet 104s

Rubine WLKS

30 g/L

5-6

2-4

Direct
Yellow 44

Yellow 4GL 200%

40 g/L

4

1-2

Direct
Yellow 86

Yellow RL

80 g/L

6-7

4-5

Direct
Yellow 96

Brilliant Yellow 8GFF

60 g/L

2-3

4

Direct
Yellow 105

Orange GLF

50 g/L

4

2-3

Direct
Yellow 106

Yellow EFL 200%

50 g/L

6-7

2-4

Direct
Yellow 130

Yellow TG

30 g/L

5-6

4-5

No CI

Yellow RLSW

70 G/l

6-7

3-4

Orcomine™ Direct Dyes

Orcomine™  Direct dyes possess excellent leveling properties, are highly tinctoral, have fair to good lightfastness, and are economical.

Technical Data

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Orcomine™ Direct Dyes on Cotton – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

ORCOMINE™
Solubility

Light Fastness

Wash Fastness

No CI

Black GX-NB 200%

40 g/L

3-4

2-4

Direct
Blue 14s

Blue 3B-S 200%

30 g/L

2

3

Direct
Blue 15

Sky Blue FFB

30 g/L

3

3-4

Direct
Blue 293

Brilliant Blue GL

40 g/L

5-6

2-3

No CI

Blue 3B Conc

40 g/L

3

2-3

No CI

Brown 3GN-NB

40 g/L

2

3-4

Direct Red 111

Brown RG 115%

80 g/L

6

3-4

Direct
Orange 102

Orange WS

90 g/L

2

1-2

Direct
Red 9

Brilliant Pink B 145%

50 g/L

3

1-2

Direct
Red 16

Brilliant Bordeaux B 200%

50 g/L

2

2-3

Direct
Red 26

Scarlet 8B

60 g/L

1

4

Direct
Red 239

Brilliant Scarlet 4NSW

50 g/L

2

3-4

Direct
Violet 9

Brilliant Violet B Conc

20 g/L

1-2

3-4

Direct
Yellow 12

Yellow YC 300%

20 g/L

4-5

1-2

No CI

Green BX-NB

40 g/L

2-3

2-3

Orco Reactive BF Series™ Reactive Dyes 

Orco Reactive BF-Series™ reactive dyes are comprised of vinyl sulfone and monochlorotriazine linking groups offering benefits of both the Orco Reactive R-Series™ and ORCO Reactive I-Series™ reactive dyes, respectively. These are more stable to temperature, liquor-ratio, salt, and pH variations, thus providing excellent reproducibility. The BF-Series reactive dye class can be dyed in conjunction with R-Series or I-Series dyes. Dyeing temperature can range between 140° F(60° C) and 175° F(80° C). However, maximum yield is obtained when dyed at 140° F(60° C).

Technical Data

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Orco Reactive BF-Series™ on Cotton – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

Orco
Reactive™

Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

No CI

Black BF-Special

100 g/L

6

4-5

No CI

Black BF-Special Liquid

6

4-5

Reactive
Blue 194

Navy Blue BF-2GB

60 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Blue 194

Navy Blue BF-2RB

100 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Blue 221

Blue BF-BRF

100 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Blue 222

Navy Blue BF-FBN

100 g/L

5

4-5

No CI

Orange BF-2RX

50 g/L

3

3-4

Reactive
Red 195

Red BF-6BN

100

5

4-5

Reactive
Red 195

Red BF-6BN 25% Liquid

5

4-5

No CI

Orco Reactive Red BF-4BL

100 g/L

4-5

4-5

Reactive
Yellow 145

Golden Yellow BF-2GR

120 g/L

6

4-5

Reactive
Yellow 145

Yellow BF-2GR 25% Liquid

6

4-5

Reactive
Yellow 167

Yellow BF-3GN

150 g/L

5-6

5

No CI

Golden Yellow BF-4GR

110 g/L

5-6

5

Orco Reactive I-Series™ Reactive Dyes

Orco Reactive I-Series™ reactive dyes have monochlorotriazine linking groups and are generally dyed at 175°F(80° C). These offer excellent leveling properties as well as high-exhaustion characteristics making them suitable for medium and deep shades. This class is recommended for cellulose and polyester/cotton blends in exhaust dyeing.

Technical Data

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Orco Reactive I-Series™ on Cotton – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

ORCO REACTIVE™
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

No CI

Black I-GA

40 g/L

4-5

3-4

Reactive
Blue 71

Turquoise I-A

80 g/L

4-5

3-4

Reactive
Blue 160

Blue I-RD

50 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Blue 171

Navy I-R

60 g/L

4-5

5

Reactive
Blue 198

Blue I-GN 125%

40 g/L

5

4-5

No CI

Brown I-RA

25 g/L

4

4-5

Reactive
Brown 17

Brown I-4RD

40 g/L

4

5

Reactive
Green 19

Green I-4BD

80 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Orange 20

Orange I-2G

100 g/L

4

3-4

Reactive
Orange 84

Orange I-R

60

4

4-5

Reactive
Red 43

Scarlet I-GB

100 g/L

4

3-4

Reactive
Red 58

Red I-XL

100 g/L

4-5

5

Reactive
Red 120

Red I-3B

100 g/L

4-5

4

Reactive
Red 141

Red I-7B

100 g/L

4-5

4-5

No CI

Red I-GA

60 g/L

3-4

4

No CI

Scarlet I-A

60 g/L

3-4

4-5

Reactive
Yellow 84

Yellow I-4R

75 g/L

4-5

4-5

Reactive
Yellow 135

Yellow I-6G

50 g/L

3-4

3-4

Reactive
Yellow 179

Brilliant Yellow I-4G

200 g/L

5

4-5

Orco Reactive MX-Series™ Reactive Dyes

Orco Reactive MX-Series™ reactive dyes have dichlorotriazine(DCT) linking groups which promote high substantivity for cellulosics. Because of their high reactivity, a lower dyeing temperature(70-120°F(20-50° C)) is required to promote fixation with the fiber and therefore lend themselves to cold pad-batch, continuous, and tie-dye applications. 

Technical Data

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Orco Reactive MX-Series™ on Cotton – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

ORCO REACTIVE™
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

No CI

Black MX-A

70 g/L

4

5

No CI

Black MX-CWNA

50 g/L

3-4

5

Reactive
Blue 4

Blue MX-R

100 g/L

4-5

5

Reactive
Blue 109

Blue MX-2G 125%

90 g/L

4

5

Reactive
Blue 140

Turquoise MX-G

100 g/L

4-5

4-5

Reactive
Blue 163

Blue MX-G Conc

70 g/L

4-5

5

Reactive
Brown 10

Brown MX-5BR

50 g/L

3-4

5

No CI

Light Brown MX-YL

50 g/L

4

4-5

No CI

Green MX-700

80 g/L

4-5

5

Reactive
Orange 4

Orange MX-2R

50 g/L

3-4

5

Reactive
Orange 86

Yellow MX-3RA

70 g/L

5

5

Reactive
Red 2

Red MX-5B

100 g/L

4

5

Reactive
Red 5

Red MX-5G

80 g/L

4

5

Reactive
Red 11

Red MX-8B

80 g/L

4

5

No CI

Red MX-GBA

50 g/L

4

5

No CI

Scarlet MX-BRA

50 g/L

4

5

No CI

Violet MX-BP

70 g/L

4-5

5

Reactive
Yellow 7

Yellow MX-GR

70 g/L

4-5

5

Reactive
Yellow 86

Brilliant Yellow MX-8G

80 g/L

5

5

Orco Reactive R-Series™ Reactive Dyes

Orco Reactive R-Series™ reactive dyes have vinyl sulfone linking groups which are typically dyed at 140°F (60° C). This reactive dye class is stable to acid hydrolysis, has excellent wash-off properties of unfixed dye, and is easy to strip. Applicable dyeing procedures are exhaust, continuous, cold pad-batch, and printing. A wide shade range and good economics, especially with blacks and navies, make this a very popular reactive dye class.

Technical Data

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Orco Reactive R-Series™ on Cotton Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

ORCO REACTIVE™
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

No CI

Black GR

100 g/L

6

4-5

No CI

Black GR 25% Liquid

6

4-5

Reactive
Black 5

Black RB

100 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Black 5

Black RB Liquid 25%

5

4-5

Reactive
Black 31

Black RRL

100 g/L

5-6

4-5

Reactive
Blue 19

Blue RW Special

75 g/L

6

5

Reactive
Blue 21

Turquoise RP

40 g/L

4

3-4

Reactive
Blue 21

Turquoise RP Liquid 33%

4

3-4

Reactive
Blue 203

Navy Blue RGB

70 g/L

4-5

4-5

Reactive
Blue 203

Blue RGB 25% Liquid

4-5

4-5

Reactive
Brown 18

Brown RGR

80 g/L

5-6

3-4

Reactive
Orange 16

Orange 3RA

80 g/L

4-5

4-5

Reactive
Orange 16

Orange 3RA Liquid 25%

4-5

4-5

Reactive
Orange 78

Orange R3G

60 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Orange 82

Orange RFR

80 g/L

4-5

4-5

Reactive
Red 21

Brilliant Red RBR

40 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Red 49

Bordeaux RB

80 g/L

6-7

4-5

Reactive
Red 180

Brilliant Red RF3B

80 g/L

5-6

4-5

Reactive
Red 198

Red RB

80 g/L

5

4-5

No CI

Red R3BS

80 g/L

5-6

4-5

Reactive
Violet 5

Violet R5R 120%

80 g/L

6

4-5

No CI

Violet R4B

60 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Yellow 15

Yellow RGR 110%

100 g/L

5

4-5

Reactive
Yellow 17

Golden Yellow RGA

100 g/L

5-6

4-5

Reactive
Yellow 37

Brilliant Yellow RGL

50 g/L

6

4-5

Reactive
Yellow 160

Brilliant Yellow R4GL 150%

40 g/L

6

4-5

OrcoSperse™ Pigment Dispersions for Cotton

OrcoSperse™ organic aqueous pigment dispersions for textiles are specifically designed for printing, padding, and garment dyeing.  The wide shade range of this product line, including bright fluorescent and earthtone colors, can be used to develop unique shade and physical special effects–just call our technical staff to develop the perfect shade and process to achieve your desired effect.  

Technical Data

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OrcoSperse™ Organic Pigment Dispersions – Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Shade

Pigment Index Name

OrcoSperse™

Light Fastness (Hours)

IIA Wash Fastness
Temperature Stability

No CI

Fluorescent Blue G 2065

3-5

Pass

Heat Sensitive

No CI

Fluorescent Green B 4010

3-5

Pass

Heat Sensitive

No CI

Fluorescent Orange RN 9018

3-5

Pass

Heat Sensitive

No CI

Fluorescent Cerise 6200

3-5

Pass

Heat Sensitive

No CI

Fluorescent Pink BN 6027

3-5

Pass

Heat Sensitive

No CI

Fluorescent Red FP 6003

3-5

Pass

Heat Sensitive

No CI

Fluorescent Yellow GN 9026

3-5

Pass

Heat Sensitive

Black 7

Black KN 8050

40-80

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Blue 15:1

Blue 2GN 2011

300

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Blue 15:1

Blue 2GN 2025

300

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Blue 15:3

Blue 3GN 2031

300

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Blue 29

Royal Blue RN 2008

60-100

Pass

Stable to 375°F

No CI

Brown RN 3000

100-150

Pass

Stable to 375°F

No CI

Brown 2KN 3012

40-80

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Gold 1

Nonmetallic Gold 1012

Pass

Stable

No CI

Nonmetallic Silver 101

Pass

Stable

Green 7

Green BN 4009

300

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Green 7

Green YN 4020

300

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Orange 16

Orange 01/030

10-20

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Red 122

Magenta LDN 6141

100-140

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Red 23

Red 2RN 6110

20-60

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Red 31

Red Violet 3RN 6050

20-40

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Violet 19

Pink LBN 6032

100-120

Pass

Stable to 375°F

No CI

Red BRYN 6002

40-80

Pass

Stable to 375°F

No CI

Scarlet YDC 6019

40-80

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Red 123

Scarlet LDC 6034

100-120

Pass

Stable to 375°F

No CI

Red HS3B 6038

100-140

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Violet 23

Violet 4BN 7026

300

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Yellow 83

Golden Yellow RN 9018

80-100

Pass

Stable to 375°F

Yellow 14

Yellow 2GN 9000

20-40

Pass

Stable to 375°F

No CI

White R 8004

500

Pass

Stable to 375°F

No CI

White SGL 8002

500

Pass

Stable to 375°F

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.