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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™ dyes or OrcoSperse™ pigment dispersions.  For a complete listing of shades, physical properties, and application procedures for these product lines, please click here.

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Orcolan Neutral™ Acid Dyes for Spandex & Lycra

Orcolan Neutral™ dyes for Spandex and Lycra blends, are 2:1 premetalized acid dyes. Because of their large molecular size, these behave similarly to the Orco Milling™ dyes in application and strike rate. Because of the metal complex, typically Cr+3, these dyes exhibit excellent light and wet fastness and find application in sportswear fabrics.

Technical Data

Select the buttons below for a physical properties shade card, preparation, dyeing, & finishing procedures on Spandex & blends, 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.

Orcolan Neutral™  –  Shade Card

Procedures & Technical Bulletins

Color

Color
Index

Orcolan Neutral™
Solubility

Light
Fastness

Wash
Fastness

Acid
Black 107

Black BGL 200%

50 g/l

6-7

3-4

Acid
Black 164

Black 3SBR

50 g/l

6-8

4-5

Acid
Black 172

Black DW

70 g/l

6

4-5

Acid
Black 172

Black DW Liquid

6

4-5

Acid
Black 194

Black BR

70 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Black 194

Black BR Liquid

6-7

4-5

No CI

Black BL

60 g/l

6

4-5

No CI

Black JMA-2

50 g/l

6

4-5

No CI

Black RBL

25 g/l

6

4-5

No CI

Black LDS

40 g/l

5-6

4-5

No CI

Black MGBL

60 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Black 58s

Grey BLGY-N

60 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Black 60

Grey B

60g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Black 64s

Olive BGL 200%

60 g/l

5-6

5

Acid
Blue 127s

Blue GL

40 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Blue 193

Dark Blue BR

40 g/l

5

4-5

Acid
Brown 289

Brown BRL

20 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Brown 45

Brown 2RL

20 g/l

6

5

Acid
Brown 48s

Brown 5R Special

30 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Brown 227

Brown GRL

30 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Brown 282

Brown GRS

30 g/l

5-6

4-5

Acid
Orange 60

Orange NR

60 g/l

6-7

3-4

Acid
Orange 86

Orange RL 250%

50 g/l

6-7

5

Acid
Red 182

Red B

50 g/l

6-8

3-4

Acid
Red 259

Red 4GL

45 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Red 362

Red BMS

50 g/l

6-7

4-5

Acid
Red 414

Red RLS

40 g/l

5-6

5

Acid
Violet 90

Bordeaux BSB

30 g/l

4-6

4-5

Acid
Yellow 127

Yellow 5G

40 g/l

6

4-5

Acid
Yellow 129

Yellow 2GL Ex

30 g/l

7

5

Acid
Yellow 151

Yellow WN 250%

70 g/l

4-5

3-5

OrcoSperse™ Pigment Dispersions for  Spandex & Lycra Blends

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 Spandex/Lycra & blends, 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 Color Index (CI) OrcoSperseTM

Light Fastness (Rating)
Blue Wool Method ISO105-B02 (1-8)

Hi-Temperature Stable
(60-90 sec)

100g/l 10g/l 100g/l 10g/l
No CI Fluorescent Blue G 2065 3-5 Heat Sensitive
No CI Fluorescent Green B 4010 3-5 Heat Sensitive
No CI Fluorescent Orange RN 9018 3-5 Heat Sensitive
No CI Fluorescent Cerise 6200 3-5 Heat Sensitive
No CI Fluorescent Pink BN 6027 3-5 Heat Sensitive
No CI Fluorescent Red FP 6003 3-5 Heat Sensitive
No CI Fluorescent Yellow GN 9026 3-5 Heat Sensitive
Black 7 Black 2835 8 8 Stable to 375° F
Blue 15:1 Blue 2GN 2025 8 8 Stable to 375° F
Blue 15:3 Blue 3GN 2010* 8 8 Stable to 375° F
Blue 29 Royal Blue RN 2008 8 8 Stable to 375° F
Green 7 Green BN 4009 8 8 Stable to 375° F
Red 122 Magenta LDN 6141 8 7-8 Stable to 375° F
Red 123 Scarlet LDN 2949 8 7 Stable to 375° F
Red 268 Scarlet 6019 6-7 5-6 Stable to 375° F
Red 269 Red OC-2 7 5-6 Stable to 375° F
Violet 19 Pink LBN 6032 8 7-8 Stable to 375° F
Violet 23 Violet 4BN 3030 8 8 Stable to 375° F
Orange 16 Orange 1697 3-4 2-3 Stable to 375° F
No CI Brown 8400 7 6 Stable to 375° F
Yellow 83 Yellow RN 9036 7 6 Stable to 375° F
Yellow 14 Yellow 9014 5 3-4 Stable to 375° F
Yellow 74 Yellow 5G Conc 7 6 Stable to 375° F

160g/l

No CI White SGL 8002 8 8 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.

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