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optischer Aufheller

English translation: Optical brightening agent (OBA)

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23:33 May 29, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: optischer Aufheller
to do with the manufacturing of photocpier paper
EsmeJ
English translation:Optical brightening agent (OBA)
Explanation:
This certainly applies to textiles, perhaps also to paper?
HTH
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Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 19:04
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Summary of answers provided
naoptical brightener
Chandu
naOptical Brightening Agents (OBA's):
Vesna Zivcic
nawhitener
Mats Wiman
naOptical brightening agent (OBA)
Natalie Grassmann


  

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5 mins
Optical brightening agent (OBA)


Explanation:
This certainly applies to textiles, perhaps also to paper?
HTH


    experience, Ernst
Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 19:04
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 54
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11 mins
whitener


Explanation:
Aufheller = whitener, fluorescent whitening agent (FWA), optical brightening agent(OBA)

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 19:04
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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1 hr
Optical Brightening Agents (OBA's):


Explanation:
Just confirming the first proposal. Check the link below as well.

Optical Brightening Agents (OBA's): Chemical substance used to increase the apparent whiteness of a material, best known for giving washing powders their blue white wash, but also used by the paper industry. OBA's present a minimal health hazard. They are sometimes used in recycled paper, but to a lesser extent than in virgin paper.




    Reference: http://www.conserv.com/jargon.htm
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 19:04
Native speaker of: Croatian
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2 hrs
optical brightener


Explanation:
A chemical that reacts on contact with light.

Chandu
India
Local time: 23:34
Native speaker of: Native in MarathiMarathi, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 23
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