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Subject: Black dyes

Black dyes

From: Geertje Gerhold <textilkonservierung>
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Gali Beiner <galibeiner [at] hotmail__com> writes

>In our (objects conservation) lab we have a basic selection of
>useful textile dyes, of the Solophenyl type (Ciba-Geigy), for dyeing
>items such as nylon nets etc. We ran out of the Lanaset black B dye
>and considered replenishing it. However, the producing company
>advised us that Lanaset B was no longer being produced. I would like
>very much to hear suggestions for alternative black dyes suitable to
>replace Lanaset black B, both in the sense of achieving the
>desirable colours and in the sense of fitting into the requirements
>we generally make of conservation materials.

An alternative to your Lanaset Black B is Irgalan Black RBLN
(Ciba-Geigy) for dyeing silk, wool and polyamid fibres, fulfilling
the requirements you are looking for.

There is a website by Ciba-Geigy which gives you a lot of
information on all sorts of dyestuffs and where you even can place a
sample request: <URL:>  (Textiles and
Fibers etc.)

Geertje Gerhold
Textile conservator
Domstift Brandenburg
Burgweg 1
D-14776 Brandenburg/Havel
+49 3381 21 12 226
Fax: +49 3381 21 12 227

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