In 1821, Thomas Jennings patented a method for removing dirt and grease from clothing that would lead to the dry cleaning process used today. “An item in the New York Gazette from March 13 of that year announces Jennings’ success in patenting a method of “Dry Scouring Clothes, and Woolen Fabrics in general, so that they keep […]
Notes on Emerging Biobased Technology and Dry Cleaning
Frequent readers will know we often discuss the biobased market, especially in connection with our USDA Certified BioPreferred® SOLVON K4. Biobased technology will continue to evolve and expand. When we initially converted from a petroleum-derived version of the solvent to a plant-based one, we were fortunate to have a partner in the Midwest supplying the […]
What’s the Difference between Wet Cleaning and Dry Cleaning?
What is the difference between wet cleaning and dry cleaning? We get asked this question a lot. Being experts in textile chemistry, wet cleaning, and dry cleaning operations, we’re here to share some of our expertise. In this article, we offer a simplified explanation of the two processes so you can see how they’re different and […]
What is SYSTEMK4 Dry Cleaning?
SYSTEMK4 dry cleaning is a non-toxic, sustainable choice for dry cleaners. Let’s examine some of the positive properties that make SYSTEMK4 an excellent alternative dry cleaning solution. Introduced in the 1930s, Perchloroethylene (PERC) was the dry cleaning industry standard, but time has proven that PERC is unsafe. PopSci says, “The U.S. Occupational Safety and Human […]
Biobased SOLVONK4 Awarded the USDA BioPreferred ® Product Label
We’re pleased to announce that SOLVONK4, the dry cleaning solvent in the SYSTEMK4 dry cleaning process, is now biobased and has been awarded the USDA BioPreferred ® product label. Our company has met the high standards set forth by the USDA Secretary of Agriculture. [full press release below] The USDA Certified BioPreferred® Product label has […]
From Corn to Clean: Why Kreussler Developed Bio-Based SYSTEMK4
For 8 years SYSTEMK4 has expanded the textile care industry with proven reliability and performance. We’re happy to add ‘bio-based and sustainability’ to the attributes of this paradigm-shifting solvent. Yes! And here’s why Kreussler developed Bio-Based SYSTEMK4. SOLVONK4, the cornerstone of the SYSTEMK4 textile cleaning process, was revolutionary in its composition. Every solvent introduced since […]