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Do you miss any of your favorite clothes?

We love to keep on wearing our favorite things, so we wash them more frequently. At the same time, frequent washing gradually damages them. Can innovative detergents break this vicious cycle by not only cleaning fabrics but maintaining them, too?

It's a hard life

For your favorite t-shirt

Stains

A stain is a dirty mark on a fabric comprised of a mixture of fat, protein, starch, and dyes. Usually, these components penetrate deeply, making them difficult to remove.
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Stains

Greying

Damaged Fabric

Shrinking

»Our household budget does not allow for new clothes all the time—it's a good thing our kids hang on to their favorite shirts.«

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How TexCare® forms the detergent you need

WE ASK AN EXPERT FROM THE LAB

What kind of fabrics and stains are most common in your region?
The most frequent stains in Southeast Asia are curry, tea and chili sauce on cotton and polyester or cotton blends.

Carlos

Carlos Ilao,
Technical Services Manager, Southeast Asia & Pacific
Consumer Care Competence Center, Singapore

»Consumers can also reduce or eliminate the soaking step to shorten the washing process.«


How do people do their washing in your region?
In Southeast Asia, we use predominantly top loader washing machines. The water is used at room temperature; we hardly do any high temperature wash. Laundry powder is dosed at 100-150g and liquid detergent at 50-100ml per wash. In addition to that, there are also still countries where people continue to do their washing by hand using detergent bars or cream.

What does this mean for your daily work?
The tests conducted for Southeast Asia follow the habits and washing conditions in the region: We use top loader washing machines with washing water at room temperature. Common stains on cotton and PE/cotton fabrics serve as test materials.

Can you actually prove that a product works?
Yes, we do different tests to prove that. The stain removal test involves applying the substances on the cloth and measuring the amount of stain removed after washing. It is quantified by measuring the change in color on the stained cloth with a colorimeter, before and after washing. The cleaning performance of the product is assessed based on how much stain is removed on the cloth.

What are the benefits to the consumer?
It is easier for the consumers to remove stains from clothes. If they like, they can also reduce or eliminate the soaking step to shorten the washing process. In countries where hand washing is practiced, people need less manual scrubbing of clothes to remove stains. That means more free time for the consumers to care for their families. The clothes turn less grey or yellow over time and the pieces made from polyester or blends become more water absorbing and hence more comfortable to wear.
Carlos

Carlos Ilao,
Technical Services Manager, Southeast Asia & Pacific
Consumer Care Competence Center, Singapore

TexCare® vs. motor oil

Every stain is different in origin, color and shape. And they also differ in how difficult they are to remove. Motor oil, for example, is a real challenge. How does TexCare® deal with this stain? Or should we ask, how does motor oil deal with TexCare®?
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DETERGENT
WITHOUT SRP
40°C

Colorimetric

The higher the color difference, the better the soil was released.
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Visual

12 panelists scored the visual appearance of the washed textiles from worst to best.
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*Test conditions: Polycotton, 3 pre-washing cycles, dirty motor oil application through silkscreen, 24h line drying.

How TexCare®

BENEFITS YOU

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NO GREYING

With its innovative stain trapping technology TexCare® prevents the soil in the washing water from spreading back into the fabric.

LESS WEAR & TEAR

TexCare® has a broad functionality in protecting textiles against damage during their lifecycle. This preserves favorite clothes longer.

PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE

TexCare® is a sustainable product with no compromise in performance.

TexCare® 260 fulfills EcoTain® criteria

OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

EcoTain® is our label for sustainability excellence products and solutions showcasing best-in-class performance. They highlight our contributions to a sustainable future and add value to our customers and society as a whole.
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