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 Safety agency, or OSHA, links acute exposure to PERC is linked to dizziness, blurred vision, and loss of coordination. Something as mild as picking up a PERC-cleaned garment that wasn’t properly dried can temporarily trigger these symptoms. Long-term exposure can even trigger mild memory loss.”
Our experienced Research and Development chemists worked hard in our laboratories in Germany to create an alternative solution for dry cleaners that would clean as well as PERC without the negative attributes that make it unsafe. SYSTEMK4 was the answer!
Before launching at Clean Show in 2011, SYSTEMK4 was extensively tested in Germany at our labs, at a manufacturing plant in Italy, and in the field at dry cleaners in the United States. A global project from Germany to Italy to the United States ensured that thought leaders from R&D chemists, to machine manufacturers, to dry cleaners using solvents every day added their expertise to the final product.
SYSTEMK4 is a suite of products created to work together for maximum cleaning advantages:
SOLVONK4: the halogen-free dry cleaning solvent
CLIPK4: the concentrated detergent
PRENETTK4 – the pre-brushing agent
SYSTEMK4 is an environmentally friendly and safe cleaning process. The essential component of SYSTEMK4 is the halogen-free solvent, SOLVONK4. Halogen-free material is a material that does not contain a group of halogen elements (fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astat). When properly used, it does not pose a risk to air, water, human beings, and soil. SOLVONK4 is non-toxic and highly effective.
The cleaning effect of our solvent SOLVONK4 is the same as PERC, and sometimes even better. SOLVONK4 is not classified as either a hazardous material or a hazardous substance. SOLVONK4 is biodegradable and has been tested dermatologically with the result “Very Good.”
With nine years in the dry cleaning industry, SYSTEMK4 has established a broad fan base and adoption throughout dry cleaning plants globally.
An additional benefit of switching to Kreussler’s SYSTEMK4 is sustainable marketing attributes. Your current and potential clients will be thrilled that you’ve switched to a non-toxic dry cleaning solvent.
What is needed to clean with SYSTEMK4? You will need a Class III-A dry cleaning machine with vacuum distillation. Working closely with a Kreussler Technical Sales Representative, they will set up your machine programs to run perfectly with the entire SYSTEMK4 line of products and help train your staff on running your new process.
Hopefully, this answered some questions you may have had about SYSTEMK4. We’re always available for consulting on changes you’d like to make in your dry cleaning business, from phasing out PERC to switching to a non-toxic cleaning method. We know you’ll love having a fresh, new dry cleaning process in your dry cleaning plant!