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Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Chemical reaction causes headache for textile firm

Written by Brett Mathews

MUMBAI – The complex problems facing clothing manufacturers in producing garments which are free from potentially hazardous chemicals have been highlighted in a case where a finishing process used by a Sri Lankan textile manufacturer inadvertently led to a reaction which created 4, 4'-Diaminodiphenylmethane – a banned amine which results from the cleavage of azo dyes.


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