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Tom Forsythe

Tom Forsythe
Tom Forsythe has worked as a chemist for Aramsco since 2001 and has developed more than 200 products. These products are used in several brands including Bridgepoint Systems, Hydro-Force Viper products, Groom solutions; OmniPro, and many private labels. He has written numerous magazine articles and blog posts and has taught oriental rug cleaning and leather cleaning classes across the country. At a height of 6’6”, Tom remembers being a good basketball player.

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A Beginner's Guide to Dyeing: Key Definitions You Need to Know

This article provides a comprehensive guide to different dye definitions used in the textile industry. It covers basic dyes, deep dyes, delustered…

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Cleaning with Chemistry: The Role of pH and Chemical Reactions

When cleaners get together and discuss technical topics, the subject of pH is likely to come up. Even more so, this has been true of dialogue between…

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Are You A Power Cleaner, A Finesse Cleaner, Or Both?

The definition for both types of cleaners will be broad to enable some discussion and evaluation of the type of business model adopted by the…

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The Rise of Degreasers

Degreasers have always been an important part of your cleaning arsenal. Historically, degreasers have been dominated by alkalinity and solvency.…

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How to Clean Up After Tear Gas

Tear gas is not a single product but can refer to any of at least 15 different chemical compounds that irritate the mucous membranes and cause…

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Crayons: The $9.99 Color Repair Tool

The crayon technique for spot color repair to carpets is a convenient and portable means of restoring the color to small spots sometimes encountered…

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How to Remove Tanning Spray from Carpet

Tanning sprays are a combination of oils and dyes that are often difficult to remove.

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How do I Clean Filthy, Trashed Carpets?

Procedures: Dry Soil Removal: Vacuum the carpet to remove as much dry soil as possible. It is easier to remove most dry soils before they are mixed…

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Should I Use A Liquid or Powder Rinse? Roles of Rinses that you May not Have Considered

The main goal of rinsing is generally understood to be flushing away residues of cleaning agents. It seems intuitive to rinse with clear water and…

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Special Agents at Work: Silicone Defoamer Breaks through the Liquid Barrier that Protects Air bubbles released throughout the Extraction Process

One pizza company used the effective branding statement, “Better Ingredients Makes Better Pizza”. This statement holds true to making better cleaning…

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