Dye classes and pigments Acid dyes Acid dyes are anionic dyes characterised by possessing substantivity for protein fibres such as wool and silk, and also polyamide (e.g. nylon 6 and nylon 6.6) fibres, or any other fibres that contain basic groups. Acid dyes are normally applied from an acid or neutral dyebath. Mordant dyes Chrome
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