brightening agent

brightening agent

n
(Textiles) a compound applied to a textile to increase its brightness by the conversion of ultraviolet radiation to visible (blue) light, used in detergents
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1-(Chloromethyl) naphthalene is a key material for synthesis dye pigment and as fluorescent brightening agent. It is used in synthetic resin and medicine.
The chemical is mainly used as a whitening or brightening agent in a range of products, including some sweets, chewing gum and cake icing.
Okra polysaccharides can be used for non-food applications such as brightening agent in electro deposition of metals, as deflocculant in paper and fabric production, and as a protectant to reduce friction in pipe-flow.
With its new plant in Dahej, it will be the world's first fully- integrated optical brightening agent manufacturer.
* New optical brightening agent (OBA) Leucophor(R) XL: the novel tinted OBA for surface application gives a truer white and less red shade, providing high-white grades of paper with less OBA and shading dyes/pigments at a lower cost.
It contains spherically shaped powders to diffuse the light, white pearl and blue pigment to correct any sallowness, and bearberry extract, a brightening agent, to boost the skin's radiance.
It is used as a brightening agent for high-yield pulp and is typically used in the latter steps of the bleaching process.
The Optical Brightening Agent (OBA) technology developed by Archroma combines magnesium salts with optical brighteners.
Veronica Officinalis Leaf (Speedwell) Extract - astringent, skin conditioner and brightening agent.
The rating reflects the firm's proven track record in Optical Brightening Agent (OBA) industry, diversified end-user base and the extended support by the promoter group in the form of unsecured loans.
Most modern detergents contain a brightening agent which can cause the colour to change in towels when you wash them so take care when choosing the type and amount of detergent.