Bleaching: How and why make it

Bleaching is an important phase that follows washing the laundry and aims to oxidize the last traces of dirt that the surfactants cannot eliminate, such as stains from wine, coffee, sauces, fruit, etc.

Chlorine bleaching is performed with purified water at a low level (1: 5) at a temperature up to or below 50 ° with a whitening product such as sodium hypochlorite or a specific product such as BLANTEX (powder) or OX ACTIV (liquid) . The latter, unlike chlorine, do not damage the textile fibers even after repeated washing and offer a complete range of action for both white and colored linen, as well as having a high detergent and stain remover power.

If you have a poor removal of dirt and stains you must first check the washing formula and the four factors that determine a good wash: time, temperature, chemical action, mechanical action.

The bleaching phase is extremely important: the PH must be around 10.5, the temperature which should be between 50 ° and 60 °, can be raised to 70 ° only in the case of particular problems, to consider however that bleaching at high temperatures affect and degrade the textile fibers. In this case it will also be advisable to increase the concentration of the bleaching product. It is also advisable to check the washing symbol of a garment to check if the fabric is suitable for bleaching.

For a traditional treatment you can use BLANTEX powder:

cod. 1470 Additive with an oxygen-based stain-removing, bleaching and sanitizing action to remove stubborn stains and to restore brightness and whiteness to yellowed or graying white garments. Ideal for curtains, sheets, shirts, tablecloths and all resistant fabrics and colors except wool, silk and weak colors. 10 kg pack. Active even at low temperatures from 30 °.


If you already use or prefer a practical and versatile product, choose liquid OX ACTIV:

cod. 1443 Bleaching product active oxygen-based which increases the cleaning, stain remover and sanitizing power, it works already at low temperatures (15 ° – 40 ° C) for both white and colored and for yellowed garments. Pack size tan of. 20 kg.

This information best expresses the state of our current knowledge but are intended as general indications on the product and its application. Essebi cannot provide guarantees on the suitability of the product for use in processes whose conditions it cannot verify, as it is under the control of the user. It is therefore the user’s responsibility to verify this suitability by carrying out preliminary tests. Any information contained in this Newsletter can be revised by Essebi following new developments and in any case does not constitute any legally relevant obligation towards it.