ECE-2 Standard Detergent (1998)

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Product name: ECE Standard Detergent (1998)
Product order code: 88031
Package size: 1 kg in plastic container
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Composition (ISO 105-C08:2010)

Linear sodium alkyl benzene sulfonate 9,7 %
Ethoxylated fatty alcohol C12-18 (7 EO) 5,2 %
Sodium soap 3,6 %
Anti foam DC2-4248S 4,5 %
Sodium aluminium silicate zeolite 4A 32,5 %
Sodium carbonate 11,8 %
Sodium salt of a copolymer from acrylic and maleic acid
(Sokalan CP5)
5,2 %
Sodium silicate (SiO2:Na2O = 3,3:1) 3,4 %
Carboxymethylcellulose 1,3 %
Diethylene triamine penta (methylene phosphonic acid) 0,8 %
Sodium sulfate 9,8 %
Water 12,2 %

Remark: Depending on the application sodium perborate and TAED may be added over the side.

Name 'ECE'

This standard detergent is often referred to as 'ECE-2' detergent or 'ECE Reference Detergent (1998)'. The acronym 'ECE' in that terminology refers to the European Colorfastness Establishment (or German: Europäisch-Continentale Echtheitskommission), a European organization that used to work on standards and test protocols in the field of color fastness of textiles, in that respect similar to the US American AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) who also cover that field of technical work (amongst others). The ECE activities were later completely taken over by CEN.

Reference in ISO 6330

ISO Standard 6330:2012 "Domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing" specifies several reference detergents, including a phosphate free 'ECE reference detergent 98' in Annex K. The specification in ISO 6330 includes a table with the formulation. Please note that this reference to 'ECE reference detergent 98' is/was intended to refer to the ISO 105-C08:2010 formulation, however, the published standard has some of the percentages in the composition table slightly wrong. We cannot solve this formal issue, but we can confirm that the ISO 105 C08 deterent was/is meant ...

Quality Control

Samples of all batches are chemically analysed. Descriptions of chemical analysis methods are available.

Storage recommendation

This product is produced to provide you with a test material of reliable quality and performance. To maintain this quality please keep this product in a cool and dark place. Expected minimum shelf life then is 18 months (1,5 years).