scala lana blu

English translation: blue wool scale

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Italian term or phrase:scala lana blu
English translation:blue wool scale
Entered by: Colin Ryan (X)

08:57 Oct 31, 2005
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
Italian term or phrase: scala lana blu
In a test of colourfastness, the fabric in my text needs to be compared to a SCALA LANA BLU after exposure to a xenon lamp.
Colin Ryan (X)
Local time: 12:14
blue wool scale
Explanation:
"Blue Wool Scale is a way of measuring and calibrating the permenence of colouring pigments"

www.encaustic.com/products/waxblock/bluewool_scale.html

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Note added at 18 mins (2005-10-31 09:16:16 GMT)
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"The scale commonly used today is the "Blue Wool Scale" (BWS) which was accredited a British Standard (BS1006), and has been adopted as an International Standard (ISO)"

http://www.lyson.com/040800.html
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Emma Grubb
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:14
Grading comment
Lovely. Ta.
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blue wool scale


Explanation:
"Blue Wool Scale is a way of measuring and calibrating the permenence of colouring pigments"

www.encaustic.com/products/waxblock/bluewool_scale.html

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Note added at 18 mins (2005-10-31 09:16:16 GMT)
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"The scale commonly used today is the "Blue Wool Scale" (BWS) which was accredited a British Standard (BS1006), and has been adopted as an International Standard (ISO)"

http://www.lyson.com/040800.html

Emma Grubb
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Lovely. Ta.

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