Textile manufacturing makes use of a diverse range of process and finishing chemicals, some of which have intrinsic hazardous properties. As a result, finished textile products can contain certain hazardous chemicals used during their manufacture. This may be because of their use as components of the products themselves, or due to residues remaining from their use within the manufacturing processes. Detection of chemical additives and residues in finished textiles can, therefore, provide an indication of chemicals used and potentially released during manufacture.
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