You may have noticed clothes sticking to each
other when they are taken out of the dryer. During
the time your clothes spend in the dryer, they
undergo a lot of friction between them rubbing
against each other. This causes them to exchange
electrons/charges, and in the process some become
positive and some negative. As they say
"opposites attract”, the clothes that have
positive charges stick to those carrying negative
Bounce sheets were originally invented to
prevent this phenomenon of clothes sticking with
each other. They contain chemicals, such as
stearic acid, which melt under the heat of
the dryer and coat the clothes. This reduces the
friction between the clothes, avoid static charge
build up. Since these chemicals stay on the
clothes when they are ready to wear, one must be
aware of any chemical allergies they may cause.
Another method is to have chemicals that become
charged upon heating, but since these are loosely
bound to the Bounce sheet they can float, stick to
the clothes having opposite charge and neutralize
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