New Oils Allow Softening Without Yellowing Of Fabrics

Rhodia, a subsidiary of Rhone-Poulenc SA, has created a new line of oils that, according to the
company, will achieve softness without sacrificing the whiteness of a fabric.This patented
amino-silicone formula combines HALS (hindered amine light stabilizing) technology with a silicone
backbone to create what is know as Rhodorsil® HALS oils. These oils are produced as high- and low-
viscosity oils and as a microemulsion.Rhodia is the first silicones company to incorporate this
chemistry to textile softeners. Circle 305.

June 1999