Car wash colorants and dyes such as OrcoTint™ NS, OrcoTerge™, and OrcoTerge APH™ dyes are specifically selected for use in car wash soap applications.  These colorants have high stability properties which are required in many specialty soap and detergent formulations and also provide minimal staining or totally non-staining characteristics.  We also offer silicones as an additive in wax and tire treatment formulations.  Organic Dyes and Pigments representatives will be happy to help with formulations for specific shade and application chemistry.

Typical car wash colorants and dyes used in this industry are shown below, many of which are available in powder and liquid forms. If you need technical assistance to determine or develop the best product for your coloring needs just contact us or submit a Technical Support Form.

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OrcoTint NS™ Non-Staining Colorants

OrcoTint™ NS dyes are polymeric highly concentrated liquid colorants designed to minimize staining on many different industry end-products such as vinyl, rubber, and plastics.  This line of colorants is compatible with many detergent formulations due to its non-ionic chemical nature and high water-solubility which allows them to be formulated in high dosages.

Shade

OrcoTint NS™

Technical Info

Dark Royal 8711

Royal Blue

OrcoTerge™ Dyes

OrcoTerge™ colorants are an economical choice of specialty dyes specifically selected for use in detergent applications for the carwash industriy. These dyes have high stability properties which are required in many specialty soap, such as triple-foam, and detergent formulations.  Products marked with an asterisk(*) meet EPA Safer Choice criteria.

OrcoTerge™ Shade Card PDF

Color
OrcoTerge™
pH

pH
Stability

Solubility
68°F (g/L)

Specific Gravity

Yellow F 120%

9.45

6 – 10

>80

Yellow F Liquid

9.45

6 – 10

Yellow G2 Crude *

5.35

2 – 13

>60

Yellow GLD Crude *

8.10

2 – 9

>100

Yellow GLD Liquid *

2 – 9

1.15

Orange Y

7.10

2 – 11

>60

Orange Y Liquid

2 – 11

1.11

Rhodamine B 425% *

2.20

3 – 10

>60

Rhodamine B Liquid *

3 – 10

1.04

Red CW Conc *

6.85

2 – 13

>50

Violet FBL *

5.10

3 – 9

>60

Violet BSV Liquid

4 – 9

1.14

Blue BG 200%

6.75

4 – 9

>60

Blue BG Ex Liquid

4 – 9

1.16

Blue BG-SC *

6.75

4 – 9

>60

Blue RB-T *

9.55

2 – 13

>40

Green GB

6.10

2 – 13

>40

Green NNW

5.65

2 – 13

>50

Green BG Liquid

4 – 9

1.10

OrcoTerge™ APH Dyes

OrcoTerge™ APH colorants are specialty dyes specifically selected for use in detergent applications for the carwash industry. These dyes have a wide pH-stability range which is necessary in many specialty soap and detergent formulations.  Products marked with an asterisk(*) meet EPA Safer Choice criteria.

OrcoTerge™ APH Shade Card PDF

Color
OrcoTerge™ APH
pH
pH Stability

Solubility
68°F (g/L)

APH Lemon Yellow *

5.00

2 – 13

~60

APH Orange *

6.35

2 – 13

~50

APH Red *

6.00

2 – 13

~50

APH Purple B *

6.00

2 – 13

~40

APH Purple R *

6.80

2 – 13

~40

APH Blue *

6.20

2 – 13

~40

APH Green

5.75

2 – 13

~50

APH Candy Apple Green

5.45

2 – 13

~50

Silicones

ECCO™ 350 Silicone Fluid is a Polydimethylsiloxane silicone with a viscosity of 350 cst generally used in car wash tire treatments and wax, polish, & interior treatment formulations .   Higher viscosity silicones are available.

ECCO™ 350 Silicone Fluid Technical Bulletin

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.

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