[Ciba-Geigy] A former brand name for a series of fiber reactive dyes. Cibacrons were first marketed in 1957. Fiber reactive dyes have bright colors and are lightfast. They react with the hydroxyl or amino groups found in Cellulose, protein, nylon, acrylic, and acetate fibers.
Resources and Citations
- Ciba-Geigy Company history
- Fiber Reactive dyes at http://www.straw.com/tan/tan_fiberreactives.html
- Dye History timeline at http://www.straw.com/sig/dyehist.html