Colour Catcher

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Colour Catcher packaging

Colour Catcher is a brand name of colour run prevention products manufactured by Spotless Group. Colour Catcher is distributed by Spotless Punch in the United Kingdom,[1] by Punch Industries in Ireland,[2] in Spain as Atrapa Color,[3] by Eau Ecarlate in France as Décolor Stop,[4] and by Guaber in Italy as Acchiappacolore.

History[edit]

Colour Catcher was invented by Pat McNamee[5] at Irish company Punch Industries in 1993. The product was created in the company's labs at Little Island, Cork. The product range is an international best-seller, and the market leader in colour protection.[6]

Product description[edit]

A similar product before and after use

Colour Catcher products are claimed to prevent colour runs in washing machine cycles and allow coloured and whites to be washed together without incurring color run accidents. It is sold in packets of 10-20 paper-like sheets that are intended to absorb the excess dyes released during the washing process by garments, before they have the time to transfer onto other clothes. There are several other products under the Colour Catcher name, including an oxi-action stain remover and a sheet that is claimed to restore and maintains clothes' whiteness.[7][better source needed]

To help prevent a Colour Catcher sheet from jamming the inner workings of a washing machine, it can be helpful to put the sheet into a mesh delicates wash bag.[8]

International[edit]

The Colour Catcher brand is marketed in the United States by S.C. Johnson under its Shout brand (the US product omits the "u" in colour, in accordance with American English). Colour Catcher is available in most European states. Colour Catcher is also sold in Cyprus, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia.[9]

Colour Catcher sheets are not sold in Canada; one competing product available in Canada is called "Dr. Beckmann Colour & Dirt Collector".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home". www.colourcatcher.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2009-06-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2009-06-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "La Belle Adresse : astuces entretien maison, linge, conseils soin et beauté". www.labelleadresse.com (in French). Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  5. ^ "Ian O'Doherty". independent. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  6. ^ Irish Examiner, section: Money & Jobs, Friday, April 9, 2004
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-08-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Based on: giquilt. "Post 7301467". QuiltingBoard main forum. Internet Brands, Inc.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2009-06-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Based on:

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