Dyes and pigments are chemical substances of intense colouring power. While dyestuff are largely soluble or
nearly so, pigments are manufactured to be wholly insoluble in water.
Dyes are either synthesized or derived from natural plants.
TBenzene, aniline, B-Naphthol, phenol, Aromatic solvent, kerosine.
SOURCES OF RAW MATERIALS
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Petrochemical plants, natural plants and imports.
This can be obtained through training at NARICT at a moderate fee.
MACHINERY AND EQIPMENT
These include: designing master wastness machine, Xenon arc lamp, crock meter, Reflux condenser vacuum dryer, grey scale.
SOURCES OF PLANT & MACHINERY
NARICT should be contacted for further information
Dyestuff and pigments are used in the manufacture of:
Oil Paint; Printing Ink; Plastics; Rubber;
Leather; Textile Indust