How to Continuous One-Bath-Thermofix Dye Cotton Using Orco Reactive I-Series™ Dyes


  1. Prepare and prescour cotton goods.
  2. Pad goods through bath at room temperature containing:

X   gr/L(oz/gal)                       I-Series™ reactive dyes  properly prepared

2-5  oz/gal(15-38gr/L)          Sodium Alginate (5% Solution)

1.25-2.5  oz/gal(10-20 gr/L) Sodium Bicarbonate

1.25  oz/gal(10 gr/L)             Orcotol MN Powder

    1. Dry goods @ 225°F(110°C) for 2 minutes.
    2. Thermofix @ 300°F(150°C) for 2-3 minutes.
    3. Wash excess or unfixed dye by cold rinsing, then a warm neutralizing rinse @ 120°F(50°C) using acetic acid.
    4. Thoroughly hot rinse.
    5. Soap at boil using 0.25 oz/gal (2gr/L)) Orcopon KP.
    6. Warm rinse, then a final cold rinse.

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