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					                         Oxidizing   Reducing                                    Rust
                          Bleach      Bleach    Alkali   Detergent   Solvent   Remover   Enzyme
Stain
                                                                                                  Inert, particulate soil requiring mechanical action for
Activated Charcoal                                          1                                     removal.
Adhesive Tape                                                          1                          Solvent Reclamation Treatment
Animal Fats                                       1                                               Strong alkalinity and high temperatures required.
Asphalt                                                                1                          Solvent Reclamation Treatment
Betadine                    1                                                                     Strong chlorine bleaching required.
Blood                       3                    1b         1a                             2      If set, Laundry Reclaim Kit may be required.
                                                                                                  Inert, particulate soil requiring mechanical action for
Carbon                                                      1                                     removal.
Chocolate (cocoa)           2                               1                                     Aggressive detergent scour.
                                                                                                  Inert, particulate soil requiring mechanical action for
Clay                                              2         1                                     removal.
Coffee                      2                               1                                     Aggressive detergent scour.
Concrete                                                                          1               Requires strong acid treatment, may damage fabric.
Cosmetics                                                   2          1                          Laundry Reclaim Kit may be required.
Dye                         2           1                   3                                     Treatment may cause unwanted dye loss.
Egg                                              1                                         2      Strong alkalinity and high temperatures required.
Fecal Matter                2                    1b         1a                                    Aggressive detergent scour.
Felt Tip Marker                                                         1                         Solvent Reclamation Treatment
Glue                                              2         1           3                         Solvent Reclamation Treatment
Granulex®                   1c                              1b         1a                         Laundry Reclaim Kit may be required.
Grass                       2                                                              1      Difficult to remove if aged.
Grease, food based                                1                                               Strong alkalinity and high temperatures required.
Grease, synthetic                                           1          2                          Aggressive detergent scour.
Hibiclens® (Hibitane®)      1c                              1b                   1a               See Footnote below.
Ice Cream/Milk                                    1          2                                    Strong alkalinity and high temperatures required.
Ink                                                                    1                          Solvent Reclamation Treatment
Iodine                      3           2                   1                                     Warm, 10% reducing bleach solution
Iron (rust)                                                                       1               Hot oxalic acid treatment at high temperature.
Lipstick                                         2a         2b         1                          Laundry Reclaim Kit may be required.
Medicinal, unknown          2                    1a         1b         3          4               Laundry Reclaim Kit may be required.




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Merthiolate                           1                                                                       Strong chlorine bleaching required.
Metal Stains                                                                                 1                Requires strong acid treatment, may damage fabric.
Mildew                                1                                                                       Strong chlorine bleaching required.
Nail Polish                                                           2           1                           Solvent Reclamation Treatment
Oil, natural                                                1                                                 Strong alkalinity and high temperatures required.
Oil, synthetic                                                        1           2                           Aggressive detergent scour.
Paint, (oil-based)                                         3                      1                           Solvent Reclamation Treatment
Paint, (water-based)                                       1a         1b                                      Aggressive detergent scour.
Paraffin (wax)                                                         1          2                           Use high temperatures
Petroleum Jelly                                                       1           2                           Aggressive detergent scour.
                                                                                                              Inert, particulate soil requiring mechanical action for
Red Clay                                                    3          2                     1                removal.
Salad Dressing                                             1a         1b          3                           Aggressive detergent scour.
Scorch                               1                                                                        Check temperature of finishing equipment.
                                  Oxidizing   Reducing                                      Rust
                                   Bleach      Bleach     Alkali   Detergent    Solvent   Remover   Enzyme
Shoe Polish                                                 2          1           3                          See Footnote¹ below.
Silicone                                                               1           2                          Aggressive detergent scour.
Silver Nitrate                        1                                                                       See Footnote² below.
                                                                                                              Inert, particulate soil requiring mechanical action for
Soot                                                                  1                                       removal.
Tannin                                1                                                                       Strong chlorine bleaching required.
Tar                                                                               1                           Solvent Reclamation Treatment
Urine                                 3                    2a         2b                              1       Strong alkalinity and high temperatures required.
Vegetable Fats                                              1                                                 Strong alkalinity and high temperatures required.
Wine                                  1                               2                                       Strong chlorine bleaching required.

Footnote: 1a Hot oxalic acid treatment at high temperature, 1b Aggressive detergent scour, 1c Strong chlorine bleaching required.
Footnote¹: Aggressive detergent scour, Laundry Reclaim Kit may be required.
Footnote²: Load must be treated with iodized salt before bleach. Also removed with citric acid and thiorea solution.




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