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Press Release: Collaboration with Procter & Gamble

Collaboration with Procter & Gamble

The Department of Materials & Textiles is collaborating with Procter & Gamble on a new dry-cleaning agent.

Author:  Qinguo Fan
Date:  April 21, 2006
Department:   College Of Engineering - Mtx
Recently, the Department of Materials & Textiles just started a new project in collaboration with Procter & Gamble. This project is about determination of colorants solubility in a new dry-cleaning agent which has shown the following advantages over perchloroethylene (perc, a traditional dry-cleaning agent): less health concern, fewer environmental issues, and lower capital cost while having comparable dry-cleaning performance. It is, however, still unclear about the effect of the new dry-cleaning agent on colorants in the dry-cleaning process. This project will help to understand how different colorants behave in the new dry-cleaning system under different conditions. It is expected that the project will be completed by January 2007.





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