Dylon International is a British brand of textile dyes and other household chemicals. It was founded in 1946 by the Mayborn Group. The Mayborn Group sold Dylon International to European homecare company Spotless Group in 2008.
Dye brands include Cold Water Dye, Machine Fabric Dye and Multipurpose Dye.
Hot water dye
This a range of textile dyes which are used at high temperatures. They are reactive azo dyes and dichlorotriazine is the main group present. They require hot fix (sodium carbonate) and common salt (sodium chloride). It comes in 2 colours.
Machine Fabric Dye
Dylon's machine fabric dye and hand dye both contain reactive azo dyes, triphenylmethane dyes, sodium carbonate and sodium chloride. The reactive groups are either pyrimidine or vinylsulphone. Machine Fabric Dye comes in 32 colours, Hand Dye in 21 colours.
This range contains a mixture of 3 different dyes - direct, acid and disperse. Direct dyes are for cellulose based fabrics, acid dyes for wool and nylon and disperse for some plastics. None of these are reactive dyes and are less wash fast than the other ranges. It comes in 26 colours.
- Dylon's UK web site
- Dylon Australia
- Dylon's South Korea web site
- The Chemical Structure and Properties of Dyes
- Dylon's Turkey web site
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