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Testing Dye Transfer Inhibitors

CS Solutions Ltd works closely with AISE, an industry body representing the European detergent industry, to update the series of test fabrics used to examine the efficacy of Dye Transfer Inhibitors (DTIs). A typical laundry detergent formulation contains DTIs designed to prevent staining of ‘whites’ during domestic laundering. Initially, CS Solutions Ltd was able to produce a selection of 30 small-scale dyed fabric samples using known dyes.

These samples were then tested by the detergent industry against a series of different DTIs in order to select those dyed fabrics that characterised the differential performances of the DTIs. CS Solutions Ltd is now responsible for carrying out bulk dying of some of the fabrics that were initially tested, ensuring that they replicate the performance of the original ones.