Organic Dyes and Pigments offers all textile dye classes and pigment dispersions for all fibers. The table below lists various fibers along with brief descriptions of each. Clicking on the fiber link will bring you to a listing of dyes, pigment dispersions, and  dyeing & printing procedures.  We also have three full-service laboratories available to our customers for computer shade-matching, textile processing procedure development, and technical problem-solving. Our highly skilled laboratory professionals are also available for in-plant trial runs and problem solving.

Acetate     |     Acrylic     |     Cotton     |     Nomex     |     Nylon     |     Polyester      |     Silk     |     Spandex     |     Wool


Acetate is primarily used in dresses, blouses, and special occasion apparel in addition to home fashion materials.  Acetate offers a luxurious look with a soft hand and exceptional drape characteristics.  It is easily dyed with Orcocil™ disperse dyes or printed with OrcoSperse™ pigment dispersions.  For a complete listing of Orcocil™ & OrcoSperse™ shades, physical properties, and application procedures, please click here.


Acrylic is a versatile fiber which feels like wool but is dry cleanable and easy to care for.  Its softness and light weight lends itself for use in fleece, circular knits, sweaters and socks.  Acrylic is also used for upholstery, blankets, floor coverings, and outdoor furniture.  Orcozine™ basic dyes provide a wide shade range and are easy to use for acrylic fabric or garments in exhaust dyeing.  OrcoSperse™ pigment dispersions are specially formulated for padding and printing of acrylic. For a complete listing of Orcozine™ & OrcoSperse™ shades, physical properties, and application procedures, please click here.


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 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.   For a complete listing of Orcolitefast™, Orcomine™ , Orco Reactive™, and OrcoSperse™ shades, physical properties, and application procedures, please click here.


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.


Nylon is a synthetic fiber widely used in industrial applications due to its abrasion resistance, durability, high “stretch” ability, and resilience.  They are also used extensively in sportswear and hi-tech light-weight microfiber garments which provide improved breathability, water resistence, durability, and comfort.  Organic Dyes and Pigments offers a number of lines of acid dyes, low-energy disperse dyes, and pigment dispersions for nylon providing a wide shade and physical property range.  These include:

Acid Dyes :                                       Orco Lanamide™  | Orco Milling™  |  Orco Nylosol™  |  Orcolan Neutral™  |  OrcoSet™

Low-Energy Disperse Dyes :          Orcocil™

Pigment Dispersions :                     OrcoSperse™   pigment dispersions  for printing

For a complete listing of shades, physical properties, and application procedures for these product lines, please click here.


Polyester is a synthetic fiber widely used in industrial applications due to its abrasion & stretch resistance, durability, chemical resistance, and resilience.  The most common polyester, polyethylene terephthalate(PET), is used extensively on all types of apparel  including sportswear and hi-tech light-weight microfiber garments which provide improved breathability, water resistence, durability, and comfort.  Home furnishings such as carpet, drapes, upholstery, and pillow fiber-fill are large consumers of polyester fiber and fabric.  Many automotive fabrics and wovens such as headliners, car seat covers, and safety belts can be dyed using Orcocilacron™ high-lightfast disperse dyes. Organic Dyes and Pigments offers Orcocilacron™ medium and high-energy disperse dyes for polyester, providing a wide shade and physical property range.   OrcoSperse™ pigment dispersions are also used for printing on polyester fabric.  For a complete listing of shades, physical properties, and application procedures for these product lines, please click here.


Silk is a very light natural fiber made by the silkworm.  It is the strongest natural fiber known and makes for a luxurious soft-smooth fabric with excellent insulating properties in both cool and warm conditions.  Orco Milling™, Orco Nylosol™, Orcolan Neutral™ and OrcoSet™ dyes provide bright and washfast colors on silk by both dyeing and printing processes.  For a complete listing of shades and physical properties, please click here.

 


Spandex, also known as Lycra or elastane, is an elastic synthetic fiber generally blended with cotton, nylon, and/or polyester as a stretch fabric providing a lightweight, soft, smooth, and very stretchable material.  Spandex is popular in sport apparel where support, comfort, and fit are desired and is dyeable using Orcolan Neutral™ dyes, as well as printable using Orcolan Neutral™ or OrcoSperse™ pigment dispersions.  For a complete listing of shades, physical properties, and application procedures for these product lines, please click here.

 


Wool is an amazing product of nature with too many attributes to list 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™, Orcolan Fast™, Orcolan Neutral™, Orco Milling™, and OrcoSet™ dyes provide most shades and physical properties desired.  For a complete listing of shades, physical properties, and application procedures for these product lines, please click here.