Source: Atul Ltd (Colors Division), Valsad, Gujarat, India


Black is one of the highest volume shade dyed on cotton & synthetic textile material having all time great demand especially for casual wear (denims & garments). Amongst all the classes of dyestuffs, Sulphur black is an important class of dye for the colouration of cellulosics, being into existence for nearly a hundred years.


The good fastness properties, cost effectiveness & ease of applicability under different processing conditions exhaust, semi-continuous and continuous make it one of the most popular dyestuffs. Further, a wide choice of selection of various forms conventional, leuco and solubilised form is the major factor contributing to the continuous existence & ever-increasing demand for this class of dyestuff.


Growth scenario

Indian Textile Industry is expected to grow from Current US $ 40 bil to US $ 95 bil by 2010. India is the third largest producer of Cotton after China & the USA. While growth story is due to Exports and a rise in Domestic demand, India is also a Global alternative to China in several categories of Textile products.


The world textile Dyestuffs market is expected to reach US $ 5.9 bil in 2010, with a CAGR - 3.8 %. India s share in the world market is about 6.8 %. In the world market, Sulphur Dyes is expected to account a share of about 6%.


Textile dye classes - World market size


Sr. No.


DYE CLASS


%SHARE

1

Disperse

35

2

Reactive

28

3

Acid

12

4

Direct

7

5

Vat + Indigo

8

6

Azoic + Other

4

7

Sulphur

6


Total

100


ATUL Ltd. founded in 1947, is the only major Indian dyestuff manufacturing organization, dedicated to manufacturing almost all classes of dyestuffs for natural & synthetic colouration - Vat dyes, all classes of Reactive, Direct, Napthol-Bases, Sulphur, Acid, Disperse & Pigment Powder. The state of the art manufacturing plants spread over 1200 acres land, with the biggest Sulphur Black manufacturing site in India producing more than 4500 MT per annum. All forms of Atul Sulphur Blacks are environment friendly & GOTS approved.


Different forms of Sulphur Dyes


Basically Sulphur dyes belong to reductionoxidation-dyeing system. Though Sulphur Black is a leading member, demand for other colors like Greens, Navy Blue, Browns, Bordeaux, Khakhi & Olives is also increasing.


The environmental pollution problems associated with conventional dyeing systems involving use of Sodium Sulphide as a reducing agent is addressed by use of a non-polluting system consisting Glucose + Dithionate resulting in ecological advantages.


Atul Sulphur Blacks are available in Grains, Ready to use Liquid form as well as Solubilised form & known for: