Anodizing Dyes represent a worldwide use of dyes, and they are subject to the global demand, availability and market pricing that effects all dyes. And things are in turmoil…
The use of dyes for anodizing has a long and varied history and there is no doubt that dyeing aluminum (and some other metals) through the anodizing process yields a variety of rich, stunning colors. Anodizing Dyes can turn a simple aluminum part in to a premium object, often mimicking other more expensive metals or metal finishes.
Anodizing Dyes are not created solely for the anodization process – instead, they are derived from dyes commonly used around the world for everything from Textile Dyeing and Printing, to Water Tracing, Printing Inks, Agricultural Products, Detergents, and Paper Manufacturing’
Anodizing Dyes represent a worldwide use of dyes, and they are subject to the global demand, availability and market pricing that effects all dyes. Since almost all dyes are manufactured in China, India, and to a smaller extent, Europe, any disruption of supply from these countries has a ripple effect across all industries that use dyes.
This paper will explore the world wide dye market and detail how recent environmental and production changes in dye manufacture in China has set the world wide dye market in turmoil.