Nomex® has excellent thermal protection resisting temperatures over 2000ºF and also boasts great resistance to chemicals, solvents, radiation, and very low temperatures.  All of these properties, also make it fairly difficult to dye.  Our line of select Orcozine™ dyes along with the proper procedure overcomes this obstacle. Nomex® fabric can also be printed or pad-coated using OrcoSperse™ pigment dispersions.  For a complete listing of Orcozine™ & OrcoSperse™ shades, physical properties, and application procedures, please click here.

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Orcozine™ Basic Dyes for Nomex®

Orcozine Basic dyes are modified cationic dyes which are the primary dye class used on Nomex®.  Although the Orcozine™ dye range affords a good selection of dyes to meet the brightness and fastness requirements for a variety of end uses on acrylic, it is necessary for the dyer to carefully select basic dyes that are suitable in the dyeing of Nomex®.  Listed below is a short reference list of applicable Orcozine™ dyes for Nomex®.

Technical Data

Select the button below for preparation, dyeing, & finishing procedures on Nomex®, and associated chemical technical bulletins.  You can also visit our Technical Resources page where you can search by technical bulletin, procedure, dye or pigment class, and material being colored.

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

Orcozine™
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

Basic
Blue 3

Blue 3G 200%

80 g/L

5

5

Basic
Blue 41

Blue BRL 300%

80 g/L

6-7

5

Basic
Blue 54

Fast Blue 6GL-WC Supra

85 g/L

6-7

5

Basic
Orange 21

Orange G 200% (Zinc Free)

50 g/L

5-6

4-5

Basic
Red 14

Brilliant Red 4GB 200%

80 g/L

3-4

4-5

Basic
Red 22

Red B

90 g/L

6-7

5

Basic
Red 46

Red GRL (Low Zinc)

80 g/L

7

4-5

Basic
Yellow 21

Yellow 7GLL 200%

80 g/L

6-7

5

Basic
Yellow 28

Golden Yellow GL 200%

75 g/L

6-7

5

Basic
Yellow 40

Brilliant Yellow 10GFF

100 g/L

4

4-5

OrcoSperse™ Pigment Dispersions for  Nomex®

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

Select the buttons below for a physical properties shade card, preparation, dyeing & printing, & finishing procedures on Nomex®, and associated chemical technical bulletins.  You can also visit our Technical Resources page where you can search by technical bulletin, procedure, dye or pigment class, and material being colored.

OrcoSperse™ Organic Dispersion Pigments – 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.