HOME
Intranet Customer Area Reach Events News
 
 
ULTRAMARINES BLUES

products · markets · Detergents and laundry bar soaps

Ultramarines Blues


Detergents incorporate Ultramarine Blue in their formula to obtain best whiteness results and to correct the natural or produced by wear yellowing in textile fibres. This formula typically contains blue granules that have the Ultramarine Blue already incorporated. Ultramarine Blue is able to enhance the whiteness of textile fibres because it absorbs yellow wavelengths and do not reflect them, making the fabric looks whiter due to such an effect.

To enhance the whiteness of fabrics optical whiteners are also used but exposition to sunlight degrades them. Optical whiteners absorb invisible ultraviolet light, emitting visible light and thus increasing the total reflectance of the white surface, giving a luminous appearance. Ultramarine Blue works differently by absorbing the yellow light, avoiding its reflection.

Ultramarine Blue is caught mechanically in the fibre structure, meaning that a physical introduction in the fabric is done, while the optical whitener has a surface incorporation. Because of the lowest particle size of the Ultramarine Blue and its water affinity it can be eliminated with further washings, forming a little structure with repeated washes and rinses. For this reason and for its high light resistance Ultramarine Blue is better than optical whiteners for this application, and moreover they tend to degenerate optically, when they are exposed to light, producing by themselves yellow hues.

There is a synergy between optical whiteners and Ultramarine Blues since both complement their actions and give good results. They are two products totally compatible that join their whitening effects and cover a wider spectrum under solar and artificial light.

The same principle that explains the use of Ultramarine Blue in Detergents is applicable to the use of such pigment in Laundry Bar Soaps. In the latter Ultramarine Blue is incorporated in a typically blue-colored bar soap which is used to wash fabrics. The friction of the bar soap onto the textile: on one side, it cleans the fabric thanks to the surfactants it contains; on the other side it allows small Ultramarine Blue particles to be mechanically captured by the fibre structure and absorb yellow wavelengths.

MORE INFO : Cookies Policy | Registered trademark, 2003 | Sitemap | Privacy statement | Contact details | General Terms of Sales | Condiciones Generales de Ventas | Contact | By Anunzia

Plastics, Coatings, Construction, Cosmetics, Detergents & Laundry Bar Soaps, Artists´ Colors, Ultramarines, Iron Oxides, Zinc Ferrites, Chrome Oxide Greens, Chrome Yellows, Molybdate Oranges, Bismuth Vanadates, Corrosion Inhibitors, Pigment Preparations, Basic Chrome Sulphates. About Nubiola, News, Reach, Events, Customer Area