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Defects in the dye inherent in manufacturing can come from a failure of the dye to attach to the fiber. Such problems can occur on nylon that has been dyed with basic or cationic dyes. The white yarns below were soaked for four days in an alkaline detergent designed for carpet cleaning. The result was a total color loss.

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