Colour can come from dye or pigment, or a careful combination of both. Dyes and pigments have very different qualities – mastering these enables us to achieve both perfect shade and perfect performance in end use.
Dyes are made from a variety of naturally occurring minerals and chemicals, as well as some inorganic compounds. Our portfolio of dyes can enable particularly good light-fastness with minimal rub – an important factor in many end uses.
Pigments behave differently to dyes. They are micro particles used in suspension that when fixed to pulp fibres, enable us to achieve very deep, rich or bright shades – generally with excellent light-fastness and zero bleed.
The careful selection of dyes and pigments, or blending of the two, is a fine art and a vital part of our colour creation process.