Valued Vendor: PRO Chemical & Dye
Surface Design News April 20, 2010
Since its founding in 1969 by Adelle and Donald Wiener, PRO Chemical & Dye has sought to encourage creativity and exploration in textile design and to serve as an educational resource. Our mission can be summarized in three words: Quality, Education and Service.
The dye industry has changed quite a bit over the past decade. Patents that control the making of dyes are running out. This has presented us with the challenge of acquiring and purchasing dye lots that remain consistent in strength and solubility. We will not buy any product unless it matches our standards and meets our approval. We pride ourselves on offering our customers the same consistent quality products year after year.
In addition to our products, we offer free technical assistance to our customers. Questions are answered by phone or email and all product directions and MSD Sheets can be accessed 24/7 via our web site.
PRO Chemical is always looking for new products. One of our latest additions is PRE-REDUCED INDIGO. This new form of indigo is 60% reduced–and only needs soda ash to complete the reduction. No more searching for hard-to find and hazardous-to-ship LYE. No more $25.00 surcharge for shipping units of LYE. NO LYE.
SOY WAX has been a great alternative to batik wax, because you no longer have to boil out the wax or take the items to a dry cleaner. A hot wash with Synthrapol will remove the soy wax—and will not clog your drain.
Another new product that we are proud to offer is an alternative to Synthrapol. This new detergent/wetting agent–called PROsapol–does not contain any alcohol (like Synthrapol)–making it much more environmentally friendly.
PRO Chemical has a classroom where visiting artists from around the world come to teach their students a wide range of techniques using our dyes and paints. These workshops provide unique opportunities to learn new technical skills and to grow and evolve creatively.
Please visit us at www.prochemical.com. Also check out our blog at www.prochemical.wordpress.com, which will keep you up-to-date on our latest product research, on our schedule of shows and conferences (where we exhibit as a vendor), and on sales information and upcoming workshops at PRO Chemical & Dye.
PRO Chemical & Dye
P.O. Box 14
Somerset, MA 02726
Tech support: 508-676-3838
Vicki Jensen is the Lab Manager and Classroom Coordinator at PRO Chemical & Dye. She is also the SDA State Rep for the Massachusetts/Rhode Island area.