New Carbon Dioxide Textile Cleaning Company Set to Redefine Green Dry Cleaning and Laundry
CO2Nexus, Inc. announced today the introduction of its groundbreaking liquid carbon dioxide based fabric and textile cleaning machine.
The Denver, CO-based company, a spin-out of the premier worldwide CO2 R&D entity - FeyeCon Development & Implementation, B.V. also announced that it has partnered with Denver-based Revolution Cleaners to field the first unit at Revolution’s Denver plant.
Liquid CO2 - the same substance that puts the fizz in every carbonated beverage - has excellent solvent properties and is intrinsically sustainable, since it is in-exhaustible, cheap, non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-flammable, and cannot spill into the soil or groundwater. Chemical based solvents currently used in the dry cleaning industry are being phased out and/or have health and liability risks. Water based laundering methods are taxing already severely depleted water resources, especially in the Western U.S.
The CO2 used in the CO2Nexus systems is recycled from existing industrial processes and as such is completely carbon neutral.
The company will also field a system later this year targeting the industrial laundry market, in partnership with one of the largest U.S. based service providers in that market. Industrial laundry uses water as the primary cleaning solvent. Richard Kinsman, CEO of CO2Nexus commented: “Chemical and water based dry cleaning and laundering methods have real consumer marketing and environmental-health liabilities that will only get worse. At the same time, the performance, operating costs, sustainability and consumer marketing benefits of CO2 are attractive and will continue to get better, which is why we believe it to be the best long term option. Our association with FeyeCon on the technology side, and with the primary service providers at the industry level assures us that we have both the scientific and practical basis to implement the technology.” Mr. Kinsman noted that the company will offer commercial units starting in Q1 of 2012.
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