How to Dye Wool Using Orcolan Fast™ Dyes


Orcolan Fast dyes represent a group of 1;1 acid metalized dyes(chrome-complex) with good level dyeing properties and good fastness.  These are applied from a strong acid bath.


Prescouring of the wool is necessary in order to remove any impurities in the goods otherwise an unlevel dyeing would result.

Run goods in bath containing 2.0% on weight of goods(owg) Orconol CHSA Conc™ at 140°-160°F for 20 minutes.


Dyeing – Strong Acid Bath

  • Enter goods in bath at 120°F containing:
  • Run for 10 minutes.
    • Add X% owg            Orcolan Fast™ dyes
  • Bring slowly to the boil and circulate for 1 hour.
  • Cool, rinse, & dry.

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