Laundry is one of those chores that seems unending, but I actually enjoy in the monotony of washing and folding. There’s something about the clean smell of fresh clothes that lightens my mood. Maybe that’s why I linger in the laundry aisle of the supermarket pondering detergents every time I shop. Between the variety of scents and the eye-catching visual appeal of the packaging, I’m always open to new options.
But one attribute that often goes unnoticed by consumers is the color of the detergent itself—despite the fact that this single factor might provide the most accurate information about quality and performance. Color analysis of liquid detergents is widely relied upon within the industry to monitor cleaning performance and color stability and to meet environmental control standards. In order to make the most of this information, however, detergent manufacturers must choose the right color measurement instrumentation—and fully understand its capabilities.