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Common sense judgments apply, even with professional evidence

Phenolic yellowing is a little-known phenomenon which is bad news for the textile industry. It occurs when plastic packaging containing volatile yellowing precursors is placed near textiles in an atmosphere containing oxides of nitrogen where, for example, there is direct gasfired heating. In those conditions a yellow product is formed, is absorbed by the textiles and damages them.

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