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Wool Shrinkproofing

Oxone™ is used as an oxidizer for the treatment of wool, in preparation for the application of shrinkproofing resins. In this process, Oxone™ disrupts the surface of the wool and oxidizes cystine linkages in the cuticle to give it anionic character, which is ideal for attracting polyacrylic and polyamide resins. Oxone™ causes less damage to wool fiber than chlorine processing and does not have the negative environmental impact associated with chlorine use.