New Range of Pigments: Garment Dyeing with Natural Pigments

The natural, inorganic PERICOLOR ECO pigments can be applied in garment dyeing just as conventional synthetic color pigments. They can be used for garments made of cotton and cotton blends. PERICOLOR ECO pigments are made from minerals which occur in nature.

Picture of three pants dyed with PERICOLOR ECO

PERICOLOR ECO is a range of natural inorganic color pigments for pigment dyeing of garments and textiles.


PERICOLOR ECO: Natural Inorganic Pigments

PERICOLOR ECO pigments are natural, inorganic, colored salts and oxides. They are delivered in powder form and – just as conventional pigments – can be used in pigment dyeing of garments and textiles. Depending on the used binder system they can also be applied for creating particular washing effects on garments. PERICOLOR ECO pigments are made from minerals which occur in nature. In contrast to conventional synthetic organic pigments, they are not based on petrochemistry. They have a high light and heat stability. The pigments are insoluble in water and resistant to chemicals, alkali and acids under usual operating conditions.

Our PERICOLOR ECO Pigments

PERICOLOR ECO pigments are usually applied in concentrations from 1 to 15 % (related to the weight of goods). Our PERICOLOR ECO range currently comprises the following color pigments:

 

  • PERICOLOR ECO YELLOW M
  • PERICOLOR ECO YELLOW L
  • PERICOLOR ECO YELLOW A
  • PERICOLOR ECO APRICOT M
  • PERICOLOR ECO APRICOT I
  • PERICOLOR ECO ORANGE E
  • PERICOLOR ECO RED CS
  • PERICOLOR ECO VIOLETT
  • PERICOLOR ECO BLUE O
  • PERICOLOR ECO BLUE DB
  • PERICOLOR ECO GREEN VF
  • PERICOLOR ECO GREEN P
  • PERICOLOR ECO OZEAN A

 

Please download the digital color card here.

Our Application Recommendation

For good dyeing results the pieces to be dyed, made of cotton or cotton blends, should be free of preparations, sizes, or disturbing fiber accompanying substances. First of all, the ready-for-dyeing garments are precationized. The precationizing is carried out on a drum washing machine with PERFIXAN FDP for 20 minutes at 60 °C. After draining, the garments are rinsed. Then the dyeing liquor with the PERICOLOR ECO pigments is added and the pieces are treated for 20 minutes at 60 °C. After the addition of the binder PERIPRET PW NEW the treatment is carried out for another 20 minutes.

PERFIXAN FDP is a formaldehyde- and heavy metal-free precationizing agent for pigment dyeing in exhaust processes. The product is used for the precationizing of garments. The method is especially suitable to achieve fashionable effects on ready-made pieces made of cotton and blends with cotton.

PERIPRET PW NEW is a binder for pigment dyes, preferably applied on woven and knitted fabrics of cellulose and blends thereof with synthetic fibers. Depending on the binder quantity and the pigment concentration used, very good fastness levels can be achieved. The film of PERIPRET PW NEW is colorless, clear, flexible and not tacky.

Please Contact Us

Please contact us if you have questions about further sustainable and eco-friendly textile auxiliaries for garment applications. Our experts will be pleased to assist you.

As Textilchemie Dr. Petry GmbH we attach highest importance to consistently high quality. As PERICOLOR ECO pigments are natural products we cannot exclude deviations in color, though.