Hydrogen Peroxide 50% is the bleach of choice for wool, silk and certain bleaching resin finished textiles such as crease resistant rayon and non-iron cottons. Hydrogen peroxide 50% is an oxidising bleach but is slow in action. As purchased it has very limited bleaching powers and must be activated with added alkali.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 50% is also the best bleach for food products because the degradation products are water and oxygen.
Bleaching with HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 50% will create an effluent stream that is free of additional halogenated compounds and is therefore much more environmentally acceptable then other common bleaches.