FSW Blog: The Lab Journal

The Quality Control Apprentice

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I have begun my 12th year here working at First Source Worldwide and it has been an incred [...]

A Brief History of Synthetic Dyes

July 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

In 1856, teenager William Perkin accidentally discovered a dye he called mauve while tryin [...]

Flooring Evolution Continues with Improved Flooring Products

January 2nd, 2018|Tags: , |

Soft Surface Today, carpet occupies less square footage in new and refurbished houses. But [...]

A Brief History of Natural Dyes

November 14th, 2017|Tags: , |

There are two types of dyes. Natural, those that come from animal or plant sources and syn [...]

Three Types of Dyes for Dyeing Cellulosic Fibers

October 24th, 2017|Tags: , , |

In this month’s blog, I will be discussing three different types of dyes that can be used [...]

Trichromatic Color System For Dying Leather

September 19th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Color matching was quite an art 50 years ago in any industry where color was a part of the [...]