Direct Dyes are a class of hot water dyes for use on cellulose fibers, such as cotton. It is one of the two types of dyes that are mixed in ‘all-purpose dyes’ such as Rit, Tintex Hot Water dye, and Dylon Multi-purpose Dye. Direct dyes or substantive dyeing is normally carried out in a neutral or slightly alkaline dyebath, at or near boiling point, with the addition of either sodium chloride (NaCl) or sodium sulfate (Na2SO4).

Used In
  • Paper

  • Cotton Yarn And Textiles

Characteristics
  • Good Solubility

  • Good Levelling property

  • Several are suitable for high temp application /  blend dyeing

  • Good dyeing on Jute and Coir

Direct Dyes are available in the following shades
ShadesCommercial NameC I NameShadesCommercial NameC I Name
YELLOW 5 GLLDIRECT YELLOW 44SKY BLUE FFDIRECT BLUE 15
YELLOW GDIRECT YELLOW 28BLUE GLLDIRECT BLUE 71
YELLOW RDIRECT YELLOW 29BLUE 3RL DIRECT BLUE 67
BRILLIANT YELLOW 3 GXDIRECT YELLOW 6BRILL BLUE BL 200%DIRECT BLUE 106
PAPER YELLOW TDIRECT YELLOW 11T. BLUE SBLDIRECT BLUE 86
CRYSOPHENINE GCH H/C [HEAVY] DIRECT YELLOW 12BLUE GRLDIRECT BLUE 200
SUN YELLOW RCHDIRECT YELLOW 99BLACK VBDIRECT BLACK 19
ORANGE SEDIRECT ORANGE 26BLACK NBLDIRECT BLACK 22
ORANGE TGLL DIRECT ORANGE 39GREY RLNDIRECT BLACK 56
ORANGE GL DIRECT ORANGE 34BLACK ARDIRECT BLACK 168
ORANGE 2RDIRECT ORANGE 37BLACK OBDIRECT BLACK 80
VISCOSL ORANGE ADIRECT ORANGE 108BLACK B 7DIRECT BLACK 155
RED 5BRDIRECT RED 80YELLOW CFG H/CDIRECT YELLOW 8
RED 2BLDIRECT RED 83SUPRA YELLOW RLDIRECT YELLOW 86
FAST SCARLET 4BSDIRECT RED 23
ORANGE 102DIRECT ORANGE 102
RED 12BDIRECT RED 31BORDEAUX 6B (EXP.STD.) DIRECT RED 16
RED 5BLDIRECT RED 81LIGHT ROSE FRDIRECT RED 227
GREEN BLDIRECT GREEN 26SCARLET 6BSDIRECT RED 239
BROWN GTL 200%DIRECT BROWN 210PINK 3B (SF)DIRECT RED 254
VIOLET MBDIRECT VIOLET 9BLUE RLLDIRECT BLUE 80
HELIO BDIRECT VIOLET 51TURQ. BLUEDIRECT BLUE 199
VIOLET BBDIRECT VIOLET 35GREEN NBDIRECT GREEN 114
SKY BLUE FB DIRECT BLUE 1