English translation: readily colo(u)ring iron ions
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12:50 Dec 23, 2003
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Chemistry
EdithK Switzerland Local time: 00:47 Specializes in field Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 185
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stark färbende Eisenionen
iron colouring ions which are prone to run
Explanation: "Stark färbend" are colours which are prone to run, and thus to "colour" the rest of the wash. I suspect this is what is meant here, and the presence of iron ions, presumably creating reds/browns as in iron oxide, better known as rust, may possibly lend credence to my idea.
David Moore Local time: 00:47 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 137