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Name: Mario B.
Status: student
Age: 14
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Date: 9/22/2003


Question:
How do fabric softeners prevent static electricity?


Replies:
Mario,

In the case of fabric softener sheets, Bounce works in the dryer where static electricity occurs. Softening ingredients in the sheet are released by the heat and tumbling motion of the dryer. These ingredients have a lubricating effect that gives fabrics similar surface electronic characteristics. This helps to prevent the buildup of electrons on the fabrics. According to Bounce scientists, sheet type fabric conditioners control static cling better than liquid types.

Sincerely,
Bob Trach



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