Anodized Aluminum Dyes | Organic Dyestuffs Corp

Aluminum Dyes

OrcoAluminum™ provide a wide range of anodized aluminum dyes for Type I, II, and III aluminum. They are suited for many different applications such as jewelry, architectural, military, automotive parts, office accessories, transportation, sporting equipment, electronics and medical equipment, just to name a few. Organic Dyestuff Corporation offers technical support including custom aluminum dye formulation and troubleshooting. Samples are available upon request, just call our nearest office or email your request to : orco@organicdye.com.


Dye Procedure:

Dyeings are 10 g/l for black dyes and 2g/l for the other dyes, unless otherwise noted. Dyeing temperatures vary between 140-160 degrees F. (see specifics on shade card). Recommended time and pH values are indicated but the user may wish to vary the suggested values to suit their needs.

The anodic coating used to prepare these color chips are .5-.7 mils thickness. Finish with appropriate sealant.

Changes in pH, time, temperature and sealing conditions as well as anodic coating thickness will effect the shade and lightfastness properties.

The saturation time is the point during the dye cycle when there is no change in shade or strength. Lighter and brighter shades are typically achieved with less dyeing time offering improved productivity.

As noted on the Black section of the shade card- all blacks are prepared at 10 g/l except the undertone which is run at a much lower amount.

DISCLAIMER: Shades shown below are for quick reference only and will vary from monitor to monitor. For example, some blues look violet on some monitors. Please ask for samples.

OrcoAluminum™ % Conc. Physical Properties Description
Lightfastness Opt. pH Sat. Time
 
Yellow GA 2 g/l Excellent 4.5 20 Min. Metal-Free Azo
 
Yellow LS 2 g/l Good 5.5 20 Min. Sulphonated Coumarin
 
Gold GN 2 g/l Good 5.5 15 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Orange GG 2 g/l Very Good 5 25 Min. Metal-Free Azo
 
Orange GN 2 g/l Good 5.5 20 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Red BNC 2 g/l Good 5.5 10 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Red CW 2 g/l Very Good 6 15 Min. Metal-Free Azo
 
Red ST 2 g/l Good 5.5 20 Min. Metal-Free Azo
 
Bordeaux BB 2 g/l Very Good 5.5 20 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Violet AF 2 g/l Exellent 5 15 Min. Metal-Free
 
Violet MRB 2 g/l Fair 5 15 Min. Metal-Free
 
Violet 3RD 2 g/l Fair/Good 6.5 1 Min. Azo/Anthraquinone
 
Teal GB 2 g/l Very Good 6.5 15 Min. Metal-Free
 
Turquoise PL 2 g/l Fair 4.5 10 Min. Triphenylmethane
 
Blue EF 2 g/l Excellent 5.5 10 Min. M.F.Anthraquinone
 
Blue SP 2 g/l Very Good 5.5 15 Min. M.F. Anthraquinone
 
Blue GN 2 g/l Excellent 6 10 Min. Metalized AZO
 
Blue 2LWS 2 g/l Good 6 10 Min. Anthraquinone
 
Blue 4A 2 g/l Excellent 5.5 20 Min Metalized AZO
 
Blue SA 2 g/l Good 5.5 15 Min. M.F. Anthraquinone
 
Green AENX 2 g/l Very Good 5 15 Min. Metal-Free AZO
 
Green DX 2 g/l Good 5.5 20 Min M.F. Anthraquinone
 
Green LWN 2 g/l Very Good 5.5 15 Min. Azo/Anthraquinone
 
Olive DRB 1 g/l Fair 6 10 Min. Metalized AZO
 
Copper 1 g/l Fair 5 1 Min. Metal-Free
 
Bronze CGMA 1 g/l Good 6.5 10 Min. Metal-Free
 
Brown BL 2 g/l Good 5.5 10 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Grey EXY 2 g/l Excellent 5.5 25 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Grey B 10 g/l Fair 5.5 15 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Grey R-S 10 g/l Fair 4.5 15 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Black V 10 g/l Very Good 4.5 15 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Black E-MLWS 10 g/l Very Good 6 20 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Black BKS 10 g/l Very Good 5 10 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Black MLW 10 g/l Excellent 5.5 15 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Black VGB 10 g/l Very Good 5 15 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Black EX 10 g/l Excellent 5 15 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Black GB 10 g/l Good 5 15 Min. Metalized Azo
 
Black RB 10 g/l Very Good 6 15 Min. Metalized Azo

Note: All blacks include a weaker undertone as well as the 10 gm/l depth.