TOWEL PROCESSING USING NON-CHLORINE BLEACH
An E.T.S.A. Working Group carried out a study of the washing process to evaluate the use of non-chlorine bleach. The results are summarised within this report.
The purpose of the study was to provide the industry with a proven method to enable compliance with environmental legislative constraints.
Work undertaken in Initial Textile Services plants in conjunction with DiverseyLever and Henkel-Ecolab has proven that the required quality can be achieved cost effectively using a non-chlorine bleach process.
There is a broad awareness of the technology and to ensure commercial equality it is recommended that any textile rental company wishing to use such a process should approach its detergent supplier for advice.
Process trials were completed to compare the effects of using a standard chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) and a non-chlorine bleach (peracetic acid).
Tests used both washer extractor and CBW machines.
Real in-service cabinet towels and Krefeld test pieces were subjected to
25 processes and measurements taken to validate:
( whiteness )
Thanks go to Initial Textile Services, DiverseyLever, Henkel-Ecolab for enabling access to this information.
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