Where can I buy wholesale quantities of Procion MX dyes?

Hello - I've spent countless hours on your web page - *very* 
informative - thank you!


Procion mx fiber reactive cold water dye

Procion MX Dye

ideal for silk/rayon devoré

When mixed with soda ash, Procion dyes are permanent, colorfast, and very washable. You can easily create a palette of brilliant colors ranging from light pastels to deep, vibrant hues.


Jacquard tie dye kit

Jacquard Tie Dye Kit

Dye up to 15 adult-size T-shirts, with vivid, electric colors that are so colorfast they can be washed with the daily laundry.


I've also spent countless hours trying to track down where to buy Procion dyes in 100kg quantities. We have a factory in Ecuador where we make hand-painted women's clothing. We're getting *really* tired of hand-carrying 50Kg down at a time, and more so, paying retail prices, as great as our retailers are to work with.

Do you know who it is who supplies all these retailers? I've found Indian and Chinese suppliers who sell by the ton, but not the tier I'm looking for.

Thank you *so* much if you can help me!

I know that several of the good dye retailers in the US have sold Procion MX type dyes that were supplied to them by Standard Dyes in North Carolina; they are listed on my page of Sources for Dyeing Supplies Around the World. I have no idea what other sources the retailers have purchased their dyes from. Standard is willing to sell quantities as small as one pound per color. I've paid them as little as $9 per pound of Procion MX type dyes, with no quantity discount since I didn't order very much, or as much as $48 per pound, depending on the specific dye color. Presumably the price per pound would be considerably lower for 100-kilogram quantities. They often substitute a similarly-colored dye mixture for the dye that was ordered; be careful to specify your dyes by Colour Index number if you don't want them to do this. In fact, whoever you end up buying your dyes from, you will want to ask about whether they do this.

Dystar's minimum order size is 5 kilograms per dye color. They may be the best choice if you want to be able to label your clothing with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 label, or other environmental or non-toxicity claims. However, although they are the owners of the Procion name, they no longer manufacture Procion MX dyes; their Remazol fiber reactive dyes require somewhat warmer reaction temperatures, and their Procion HE and other Procion dyes require hotter temperatures still. Dystar lists their contact for sales to Ecuador and nearby countries as being in Mexico, as follows:
DyStar de México S. de R.L. de C.V.
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1685 Int. 501-504 Col. Guadalupe Inn Del Alvaro Obregón CP 01020, México D.F.
Phone +52-55-53 22 51 00
Fax +52-55-56 62 56 18

Huntsman Textile Effects sells fiber reactive dyes that used to be known as Cibacron F dyes; they have been renamed as Novacron F dyes since Huntsman purchased the division from Ciba. These fiber reactive dyes can be used exactly like Procion MX dyes; they like slightly more warmth, but can be used interchangeably with them, or even mixed with them. They are superior in some respects, such as more consistent tinctorial strength. It would be worth contacting Huntsman to find out prices and other terms. Start at the Huntsman Textile Effects site to determine whom to contact.

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Posted: Friday - October 05, 2012 at 11:46 AM          

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