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Machine processes under partial vacuum
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The Multitex MT-Class drycleaning machines, designed by German engineers specifically for hydrocarbon and silicone solvents, offer a number of advantages, including a feature that protects the solvent in the drycleaning machine from bacteria and contamination.
The MT-Class is based on research into safer and more effective ways of handling delicate fabrics without compromising the ability to clean heavily soiled garments and leathers.
Processing under a partial vacuum has the effect of reducing the surface tension of the solvent, which aids the solvent’s penetration of the fibers. The high dip ensures good mechanical action and maximum cleaning power.
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The lower drying temperatures required under vacuum mean that the hot-air temperature is never more than 158°F with an air-off temperature of around 104°F, making it gentle on clothes while reducing energy use.
The entire wash cage, drive mechanism, recovery head and base tank of the MT-Class is mounted on four heavy-duty suspension springs. This, coupled with the low center of gravity, reduces vibration so that no special fittings are required to hold the machine down.
The MT-Class machines feature extraction speeds of up to 811 RPM.
Solvent is pumped over the filter all the time. The machine is running to continually condition the solvent and maintain its cleaning power. The efficient filtration system means that water, fatty acids and loose dyestuffs are completely absorbed into the filtering medium and makes the optional still unit unnecessary.
The machine conserves water consumption (up to 39.63 gallons per cycle) and steam (8.82 pounds per cycle depending on the model) and electricity.
The model MT-300 is designed for  silicone D5 solvent; the model MT-400 is for hydrocarbon solvent.
Multitex will display the machine at Clean ’13 along with its Fresh-Up & Disinfection Cabinet, a unit based on ionization and UV technology to deodorize and disinfect textiles, fur and leather.
To learn more, visit www.multitex-gmbh.de.
Partnership aids business buyers, sellers
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL — The Coin Laundry Association has established a partnership with BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest marketplace for buying or selling businesses, to bring its database of more than 40,000 business-for-sale listings to the CLA’s PlanetLaundry website.
CLA’s website now hosts a customized BizBuySell search tool where readers can access relevant laundry-related listings.
Those interested in finding a laundry for sale can tailor their search for the options most suitable for their situation by state, county and asking price.
Exclusively available to CLA members through this partnership, members can also list their laundries for sale or generate a valuation report at a discounted rate by logging into their CLA member portal.
The arrangement lets business buyers gain access to listings they otherwise might never see and helps sellers reach a wider audience and potentially sell their businesses faster.
CLA is a non-profit trade association of laundry owners, distributors and manufacturers who receive education-level support with cutting-edge information, research, resources, guidance and information.
Since 1996, BizBuySell has offered tools that make it easy for business owners and brokers to sell a business and for potential buyers to find the business they desire. BizBuySell currently has an inventory of approximately 40,000 businesses spanning 80 countries for sale and receives more than 910,000 monthly visits. The site also features an extensive franchise directory and a business valuation tool.
To learn more, visit www.PlanetLaundry.com

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