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Bleaching

Process carried out in an aqueous medium before, during, or after washing, requiring the use of an oxidizing agent including either chlorine or oxygen/non-chlorine products, for the purpose of improving soil and stain removal and/or improving whiteness. Chlorine bleach - agent that releases hypochlorite ions in solution, e.g. sodium hypochlorite Oxygen/non-chlorine bleach - agent that releases a peroxygen species in solution. Bleach activator - agent that allows bleaching to occur at lower wash temperatures.

The empty symbol allows any oxidizing bleaching agent; the two diagonal stripes indicate that only oxygen/non-chlorine bleach is allowed.



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