Dyes and pigments bring brightness and color to a slew of products ranging from clothes fabrics to industrial inks for printers to food coloring for fruit juices. Dyes and pigments education and training may be necessary for some scientists or manufacturers to ensure quality products such as hair dyes, fabric dye and paint pigment.
To work with industrial dyes and pigments, a degree may required in chemistry, materials science or another scientific field to have background knowledge of chemicals and equipment processes. Then, once you've entered the world of dyes and pigments, the next step may be on-site training that includes courses or research focusing on the different types of industrial dyes and pigments, applications for dyestuffs and the equipment and supplies used for dyes and pigments processing. Dyes and pigments education and training may require researching and attending workshops, webinars or seminars, and taking continuing education and certification courses.
1. Request technical literature from dyes and pigments manufacturers and suppliers for your own research.
2. Look for certification courses or hands-on training to work with industrial dyes and pigments.
3. Take continuing education courses or attend workshops to stay updated on the latest technology, trends or other practices within the chemicals industry.
Research technical literature on dyes, pigments and other specialty colorantsSome dyes and pigments suppliers provide technical literature that covers materials data, compatibility and safety information. Manufacturers have also instituted green policies that comply with environmental safety.
Find resources or training that will lead to certificationImprove your qualifications to work with dyestuffs and pigment dyes by consulting with on-site or distance learning courses that prepare you to meet certification standards.
Stay informed of the latest coloring trends and technology using dyes and pigmentsOnline courses, on-site workshops, seminars and even webinars provide information ranging from dyestuffs and pigments basics to the latest in dyes and pigments manufacturing.
- Read carefully the materials safety data sheets (MSDS) regarding most chemicals. Information includes properties of chemicals such as dyes and pigments and what to do if chemical spills occur.