Chemicals & Colorants For Multiple Industries

At First Source Worldwide, we understand that not all industries treat chemicals and dyes the same way. With different applications, end uses, and specifications, each industry needs different products and specialized support.

We service specific industries by offering specialized technical support and formulating products that are ideal for clients’ needs. Our labs are equipped to handle common testing procedures designed to your standards. The chemicals and dyes manufactured and distributed for each of these industries are hand-picked to solve the most demanding challenges you face in processing your products.

The industries below are categorized by applications most in demand, it’s not a complete listing of what we can offer. Our technicians are well-versed in color management and chemical research. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us for further assistance and sourcing options.


Colorants needed in the agro chemical industry need to be identifiable, non-staining, easy to apply, and powerful indicators. Our dyes provide all of this, plus the specific needs for pond dyeing, fertilizer, turf paint, mulch, seed coating, ice melting, and more.

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Coatings for architectural, automotive, and industrial use. We carry Soratint pigments for paint and staining. Our products are suitable for indoor and outdoor uses, have low-VOC options, and are available with either water-borne or solvent-borne properties.

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Household, Industrial & Institutional

Chemicals and dye products for use in households, industrial, and institutional cleaning, and sanitation products. We provide colorants - including FD&C options - for sanitizers, laundry detergent, surface cleaners, dish washing, furniture care, machine cleaning products, and janitorial supplies.

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Leather treatment dyes and chemicals for preparing, tanning, and finishing leather. Backed by a full service R&D laboratory, our leather products can be formulated to give the exact results necessary for all leather goods, from fashion to upholstery.

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Chemical and dye products for specific formulations within the nonwovens industry. From binders, resins, and fixatives, to a wide range of pigment dispersions and dye options. We also feature APEO-free and formaldehyde-free, eco-friendly solutions.

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Our supply of papermaking dyes for pulp and paper are selected to perform. Brilliant hues, non-graniting solutions, good affinity, and color options at various pH levels will help you create elegant paper products.

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Sorasolve solvent dyes and pigments serve as brilliant color options for the dyeing of various plastics. Our dyes are suitable for thermoplastics, rubber, epoxies, acrylics, silicones, adhesives, elastomers, and more.

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colored textile clothing in denim and cotton fiber

Textile, Carpet & Rug

Whether going into carpeting, apparel, or institutional use, textiles must provide aesthetic value. Our dyes are chosen to meet specific process requirements paired with chemical products necessary to keep fabrics and carpet beautiful and comfortable.

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Quality wood is a combination of both aesthetics and feel. Custom coatings, pigment dispersions, and stains enhance the natural beauty of wood. For furniture, construction, branding, flooring, and cabinetry, we provide pigments and dyes to exhibit craftsmanship.

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grey colored anodizing coating for automotive


Our business is your business. We serve many more industries beyond this list. Explore the other areas we provide solutions to including automotive, leak and water tracing, FD&C, wax, and more.

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