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Shade Matching

Shade Matching

Fast, accurate matches using:

  • Dyed substrates

  • PANTONE® swatches

  • L.a.b. color values

Application Development

Application Development

Expert technical advice on:

  • Product selection

  • Process development

  • Dyeing procedures

Product Comparisons

Product Comparisons

We perform competitive evaluations using the latest laboratory equipment.

Fastness Testing

Fastness Testing

Our technicians conduct tests for:

  • Lightfastness

  • Washfastness

  • Solubility

  • Filtration

Environmental Support

Environmental Support

Professional-level assistance for:

  • Proper handling

  • Safe application

  • Waste disposal

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Convenient Packaging

  • Variety of sizes

  • Plastic containers

  • Fiber containers

  • Boxes

  • Bags

Reliable Inventory

Reliable Inventory

  • Adequate stock of all dyes

  • Prompt order processing

  • On-time shipping

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Quality Products

  • On-site standardization

  • Lot-to-lot consistency

  • Repeatable results

  • Full spectrum of colors

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a
Very sparingly soluble – may bleed or stain
B
Insoluble in water, soluble in aqueous alkaline solution
b
Turns much bluer in hue
C
Practically insoluble, but useful in nearly neutral or slightly acid emulsions
c
@ 25 degrees Centigrade
D
Practically insoluble, but may be dispersed by grinding and homogenizing; solid mediums (waxes) should be softened or melted before or during the grinding
d
Hue becomes duller or darker
E
Practically insoluble in the fatty acid, oil, or wax, but useful in coloring slightly alkaline aqueous emulsions
F
Solution usually fluorescent
G
Soluble or dispersible in oils and waxes in presence of 10-25% of a fatty acid
g
Turns much greener in hue
I
Insoluble
J
Tends to thicken or gel the solution
k
Turns brownish in hue
L
Turns orange in hue
M
Moderately soluble (<1%)
m
Turns scarlet in hue
p
Dye precipitated as heavy-metal salt or color acid
r
Turns redder in shade
S
Dissolves (solubilty >1%)
SS
Sparingly soluble (<0.25%)
U
In alkaline-reducing vats a soluble leuco compound forms
v
Turns violet in hue
W
Not fast to prolonged storage in some waxes
w
Becomes tinctorially weaker
x
Turns yellow in hue
y
Turns yellower in hue
z
Hazy or cloudy
*
Practically colorless
1
Very poor fastness
2
Poor fastness
3
Fair fastness
4
Moderate fastness
5
Good fastness
6
Very good fastness
7
Excellent fastness

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