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MAKING THE LOAD LIGHTER

The main application of silicones in laundry products is to prevent and knock-down foam build-up during the wash cycle. In addition, when added to rinse-cycle fabric softeners and laundry detergents, they can reduce the amount of water picked up by fabric – shortening drying cycle times and cutting energy consumption. They can also make towels fluffier and more absorbent, improve fabric strength and shape retention, reduce wrinkling, and make ironing easier. And they can aid in the formulation of 2 in 1 products that blend detergent and softener together.
HOW SILICONES ADD SPARKLE
HOW SILICONES ADD SPARKLE

Silicones can improve gloss and shine by completely wetting a substrate, or by absorbing and reflecting light.





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