Organic Dyes and Pigments is a major colorant supplier to the floral, dried flowers, fertilizer & seed, ice-melt & deicing, pond & lake, and water-tracing & leak detection industries. The Agriculture industry can be divided into many different groups where color-application is required. The main groups that Organic focuses on are Floral, Landscaping, Pond Dyes, Ice-Melt & Deicing, Farm & Livestock and Seed Treatment, Crop Protection, & Fertilizer Colorants. The Food, Drug & Cosmetic (F&DC) dyes and/or pigments are carefully selected for the unique application at hand addressing durability, safety, and environmental issues. If you are not sure what the best product is for your situation, just contact us or fill and one of our sales representatives or technicians will promptly respond with a personal telephone call.


NEW:ORCO™ Ag Dyes & ORCOPERM Ag Pigments –  EPA Registered, on the EPA Trade Name Inert Ingredient Listing database.  For further information, click HERE or contact your ORCO Representative.

Yes, in many cases. Our EPA Registered Dyes and Pigments are approved for contact with food seeds. We offer FD&C (Food, Drug & Cosmetic) dyes for contact with food crops and seed treatments.. We also have many other dyes that while not approved for use with food seeds or potable water, are perfectly suitable for use in fertilizers, pesticides, ponds, ice melt, livestock and landscaping.
The powdered dyes come in 10 lb, 25 lb and 55 lb boxes (in most cases), while the liquid dyes are available in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums and 275 gallon totes.


Dyes & pigments are widely used in the coloration of flowers. We offer a unique aqueous Ready-To-Spray(RTS) coating system consisting of a wide shade range.


Landscaping can be enhanced by our full line of specialty colorants.  Our technicians have developed many interesting dyes and colorant systems for application to hydroseed, erosion-proof netting, forest fire retardant foam, gel, & water-drop locators, field markers, residential lawns, and golf courses.


Ponds & Lakes

Ponds & Lakes colorants are typically used for aesthetic purposes or to minimize algae growth.  Our standard colors, available in powder or liquid forms, are OrcoPond™ Blue ABN, OrcoPond™ Teal, and OrcoPond™ Black .   Custom colors can be developed upon request.

Ice-Melt & De-Icing

Ice-Melt & De-Icing coloration aids in the visual identification of icy areas that have been treated.  With safety being a primary concern in areas such as stairways, pedestrian sidewalks, parking lots, and industrial loading areas,  colorant-treated ice-melts help to minimize dangerous hazards.  OrcoTint NS™ colorants are the preferred color  ingredient in ice-melt formulations as they have minimal or virtually no staining effects to concrete, asphalt, brick, wood, clothing, shoes, leather, & carpet, and are  highly concentrated, environmentally friendly to vegetation, easy-to-use, and visually appealing.   They are also non-reactive to salts and are stable in rock salt, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, potassium chloride,  calcium magnesium acetate, and magnesium chloride formulations.



Livestock colorants are used in dairy farm sanitation identification, animal identification markers, hoof treatments, and udder preparations.  Colorants  are available in powder, liquid, and paste forms.

Seed Treatment, Crop Protection, & Fertilizer

Seed Treatment, Crop Protection, & Fertilizer colorant solutions require a collaborative process between the colorant manufacturer and their customer. Organic Dyes and Pigments’ primary goal is to develop, from scratch if necessary, the perfect color solution for our customers’ products–meeting all shade, physical property, and government regulatory requirements in the most cost-effective manner possible. Our newly introduced ORCO™ Ag Dyes & ORCOPERM™ Ag Pigments product line is EPA Registered on the EPA Trade Name Inert Ingredient Listing database.


Water Tracing & UV Leak Detection

Water Tracing & UV Leak Detection dyes consist of fluorescent Rhodamine WT and Fluoresciene dyes. ORCOACID™ tracer dyes are used in a variety of applications such as plumbing flowrate metrics, UV leak detection, geological water flow identification, industrial effluent discharge, automotive & machinery leak detection, and sea-marker safety / rescue.