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Leaping the Hurdles of Proper Dye Selection for Auto Wash Foams – Reversing the Process

Greg Gormley, Product Manager, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC

NOW AVAILABLE for Triple Foam and Auto Detergent Formulators: Know your Auto Detergent chemistry before you select a dye. Our White Paper will walk you through the chemistry, technical properties, Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) and economic considerations BEFORE you choose a dye for your triple foam or auto detergent. Don’t make a Big Mistake and Smurf that Car!  MORE...

 

 

Global Anodizing Dye Perspective – Navigating the Dynamic Supply

Randy Yorston, Marketing Manager, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC

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…MORE

 

Global Anodizing Dye Perspective – Navigating the Dynamic Supply. Presentation Slide Show

Randy Yorston, Marketing Manager, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC

Presented at the 28th Annual Anodizing Conference, October 1-3, 2019, Houston Texas

  • What are Anodizing Dyes
  • Key chemical features of Anodizing Dyes
  • Manufacturing of Anodizing Dyes
  • Dynamic dye supply situations and the effect on Anodizing Dyes
  • Your Anodizing Dyes supplier

 

Practical and effective test methods for managing organic dyes baths in anodize job shops.

Christian Ebbrecht, GetColored, Inc

Many anodizing shops rely on their suppliers for information about what is happening in their organic dye tanks. This often requires samples to labs for testing and then discussion and decisions for corrective action. Often the corrective action requires product from the supplier. This process is time consuming, often taking many days, and does not allow real time decision-­‐making.  The delay causes significant reductions in process efficiency and increases in turn around time for customers. Practical and effective test methods for testing dye baths will be presented. Visual test methods for quick solution management will be presented.

Easy test methods with minimal equipment investment will be provided. Strategies for approaching a troubled organic dye bath will be outlined. This paper will give the anodizing shop the ability to make decisions in real time. The anodizer will be educated to effectively manage their own chemistry…MORE

Procedures

How to Moth-Proof Wool

Wool, due to its Keratin structure, provides a source of food for moths and carpet…

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How to Treat Wool with a Water Repellent

Wool naturally tends to be somewhat hydrophobic and requires very little additional water repellency unless…

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How to Treat Wool with a Flame Retardant

Wool, by its nature, is generally somewhat flame retardant and does not require a lot…

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How to Treat Wool with an Anti-Static Agent

In general, anti-static agents may be applied to wool in the oiling application(card oil) as…

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How to Resin-Finish Spandex® & Blends

Orco Padding Resin FGT™          Durable/for continuous operations Orcoset Resin CN™   …

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Technical Bulletins

Dye Class Descriptions for Wool

Orcoacid™ dyes find use in the piece dyeing of wool and worsted goods.  Their inherent…

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Dye Class & Pigment Descriptions for Spandex®

Orcolan Neutral™ dyes are 2:1 premetallized acid dyes and because of their large molecular size…

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Orco™ Powder & Dispersion Pigment Storage, Handling, and Preparation

Storage Orco™ Pigments should be kept in a dry area and elevated so container is…

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Orco™ Acid Dye Description, Storage, Handling, and Preparation

Description   The Orco Lanamide™ product line consists of non-hazardous, non-chrome dyes applicable to nylon, wool, and blends thereof and…

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Dye Class and Pigment Descriptions for Nylon

The Orco Lanamide™ product line consists of non-hazardous, non-chrome dyes applicable to nylon, wool, and blends thereof and offer high…

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