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Table 1 Top ten dyes imported into the United States in 1914

From: Statistics of the early synthetic dye industry

Rank Schultz #
1914
CI #
1st ed.
CI #
2nd ed.
Generic Name Class ~Date
Intro.
M Imports
lb x 103
1 874 1177 73,000 Vat Blue 1 Indigoid 1890 13 8507
2 720 978 53,185 Sulphur Black 1 Sulphur 1896 23 5615
3 462 581 30,235 Direct Black 38 Trisazo 1901 39 1238
4 333 401 22,590 Direct Blue 2 Disazo 1890 32 606
5 842 1113 69,825 Vat Blue 6 Anthraquinone Vat 1903 6 479
6 275 299 26,695 see also
26,750; 26,751
Mordant Black 5 Disazo 1889 24 460
7 493 655 41,000; 41000B Basic Yellow 2;
Solvent Yellow 34
Ketonimine 1883 18 449
8 217 246 20,470 Acid Black 1 Disazo 1891 42 429
9 436 539 31,560 Direct Black 9 Trisazo 1896 14 403
10 700 865 50,420 Acid Black 2 Azine 1867 41 395
  1. Schultz # (1914) is shown from source data, along with the conversions to first and second edition CI numbers. Approximate date of introduction and number of manufacturers are given from the 1st ed. of the CI