:James P. Bernard

About James P. Bernard

James P. Bernard is Vice President of Colorants at First Source Worldwide. His skill at problem solving has led him through 48 years in the dye industry across virtually all areas of dye use. Once, he advised a university how to dye a bee population destroying crops. Now that’s strategic color management.

A Brief History of Synthetic Dyes

By |July 16th, 2018|Blog|

In 1856, teenager William Perkin accidentally discovere [...]

A Brief History of Natural Dyes

By |November 14th, 2017|Blog|

There are two types of dyes. Natural, those that come f [...]

FD&C Dyes: What are They?

By |July 11th, 2017|Blog|

Have you ever thought about the color that is in your f [...]

Dyes- What Are We Looking For in Them?

By |May 16th, 2017|Blog|

Choosing the correct dye for your use can be confusing, [...]

  • azo liquid dyes

How Do You Make an Azo Dye?

By |March 7th, 2017|Blog|

We don’t often think of color as something manufactured [...]

  • unusual dye uses in bee population

Can You Dye a Bee? And Other Unexpected Uses for Dyes

By |January 10th, 2017|Blog|

We’re all aware of the typical colorant uses we see eve [...]

  • testing dyes in the lab

How to Choose the Best Dye Tests for Your Lab

By |November 8th, 2016|Blog|

How do we test dyes? This is a trick question… I could [...]

  • faded dye flowers

Why Do Dyes Fade? A Look at Low Lightfast Dyes

By |September 6th, 2016|Blog|

When we consider the question, What causes dyes to fade [...]

  • dyed tapestry textile

Where Do Synthetic Organic Dyes Come From?

By |July 5th, 2016|Blog|

Most of the items we use every day incorporate syntheti [...]

There’s a Snail in Here? A Look at Natural Dyes

By |May 3rd, 2016|Blog|

What are natural dyes? The easy answer: colorants deriv [...]