Laundry soda

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Description

A mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate. Laundry soda is a strongly alkaline cleaner that was used in textile processing and commercial laundry soaps. A slightly weaker soap, called textile soap was used for cleaning fine wool and cotton fabrics. Both of these alkaline soaps cause cottons to yellow.

Synonyms and Related Terms

textile soap; zeep voor textiel (Ned);