page 6 | impulse | 1/2013 The quest for the perfect detergent Standardised test methods help with optimisation Detergents are the everyday products with the highest rate of innovation, a fact which mostly goes unnoticed by consumers. When creating the recipes for full, gentle and colour detergents, the developers can fall back on around 400 individual substances. Their aim is to achieve optimum washing results while protecting the textile materials. This process plus-size men textile materials and their specifi chas to take into account new needed! requirements as well as changes in washing technology and the Test subjects urgently consumers‘ laundry habits. needed – men with The Hohenstein Institute have clothing size XXLplus been supporting manufacturers who produce detergents for use in private In the framework of the research households in the optimisation of project ‘Large sizes for men’ (AiF their products for over 40 years. no. 17460 N), the Hohenstein Institute is currently looking for ‘A great part of the men with clothing sizes between high standard of quality XXL and 12XL. sizes and plus-sizes is not easy to is owing to the work test for detergents comparison of a largew h i c h r e q u i r eelected stains in the framework of the basicsof modern detergentsproduct development Suitable men’s fashion in large find. Up until now, there was a of the Hohenstein number of formulations andtainssype of stainingt lack of data concerning the body experts.‘ also as a measure of continuous measurements of ‘plus-size’ men bleachable tea, red wine, fruit juice, espresso monitoring of competitors‘ which manufacturers can use to create patterns for trousers, cocoa, chocolate ice cream, spinach, grass, products. Due to rapidBased on these decades of shirts and other garments. As blood, tomato sauce implementation and staggeredenzyme-relevantexperience, the team of Roswitha Hild among other things offer a quick volume-based pricing, this applies to body proportions do not change containing grease, frying oil, engine oil, make-up, gardening linearly to chest girth, though, the oil and pigment compost, vegetable oiland affordable basic test to help with manufacturers as well as to retailers quantitative evaluation of different and consumer organisations. values from measurement tables formulation and products and to for creating of patterns for smaller compare these. The test programme preservation and prevention of on the defined scope of testing, the Roswitha Hild clothing sizes cannot simply be includes the most important colour transfer. For the basic test, required time ranges between one projected onto larger sizes. washing properties such as stain the Hohenstein experts work with and three weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org Proportional increase in men’s clothing sizes removal, whiteness generation substantiated stains which are The basic test is particularly and preservation, greying, colour applied to cotton fabric. Depending interesting during the early phases of www.hohenstein.de/pr-468-EN 2009 1980 On the whiteness trail ‘The demand for XXL fashion is growing as New methods for combating premature there has been a clear trend towards larger greying of white laundry men’s clothing sizes in recent years.’ Modern washing processes with detergent additives and to develop to create an appropriate washing low water usage present special processing recommendations in procedure for hotel textiles and white challenges for the chemical/phy- order to provide effective protection workwear. Commercial laundries, In order to obtain reliable sical effect of detergents. Any dirt against so-called redisposition, in manufacturers of detergents, measuring values for optimised removed must be held in the water other words to stop the removed dirt industrial washing machines and clothing patterns in this segment, as a stable solution (dispersion) to pigments from soaking back into the washing systems as well as textile the Hohenstein scientists are prevent it from soaking back into textile. producers will be able to make use planning to carry out contactless the fiibre. The team of researchers place of this information when developing measurements on around 1,000 The aim of a research project (AiF a special focus on specific residues sustainable systems in future. men with state-of-the-art 3D no. 17562 N) is to identify suitable of cosmetic products and personal scanner technology. The aim of the hygiene products (silicone and Eva Gierling research project is to help provide polyquaternium) which cause email@example.com clothing with optimum fit and disproportionate, non-reversible www.hohenstein.de/ good wear comfort for men with greying of white textiles made of pr-459-EN larger sizes as well from now on. mixed cotton-polyester fabrics. This leads to a considerable reduction in the useful life of towels, bed linen, table cloths and workwear worn in Simone Morlock the ‘white industry’. firstname.lastname@example.org The newly acquired knowledge www.hohenstein.de/pr-440-EN will be used to create a sample Specific residues from cosmetic products and personal hygiene products (silicone and formulation for a detergent and polyquaternium) cause premature wear and tear in fabrics.
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