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USDA certification for biobased cleaning solvent
TAMPA, FL — Kreussler Inc. that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture Certified
Biobased Product label, making its SolvonK4 now able to display a USDA label that highlights its
percentage of biobased content.
Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA
BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill and recently expanded by the
2014 Farm Bill. One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development,
purchase and use of biobased products.
The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product’s biobased content, which is the
portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or
forestry feedstocks.
Richard Fitzpatrick, vice president of Kreussler Inc., said, “Being the first and only drycleaning
solvent on the market with the USDA BioPreferred label provides credibility and visibility to
Kreussler’s commitment to our client’s needs and the environment. This new BioPreferred label
indicates that SolvonK4 has been independently certified to meet the USDA BioPreferred program
standards for biobased content. Having the BioPreferred label from the USDA is an important
distinction for SolvonK4 and the SystemK4 drycleaning process and Kreussler is proud of this
Kreussler has partnered with Green Biologics, Inc. to produce bio-based SystemK4. Green
Biologics will use its patented fermentation process to take locally-grown feedstocks from family-
owned American farms and convert it through a low-energy, minimal waste process into the bio-
based n-butanol used to produce SolvonK4, the main solvent in the SystemK4 drycleaning
process. SolvonK4 will now be sustainable and bio-based while retaining the cleaning attributes
of the original formula.
“This next step for SystemK4 adds a critical and significant advantage for our clients, the
ability to market a bio-derived and sustainable cleaning fluid,” said Fitzpatrick. “Green Biologics
advanced developments in fermentation has given us the ability to push solvent-based textile
cleaning into a new level and completes the picture of unparalleled cleaning, cost-effective
operations, extremely low risk, and true ecological benefits.”
To learn more, visit www.kreussler.com.
Steam cabinet
TAMPA,  FL — Unipress has a steam cabinet that it says is easy to operate and can increase
production with a minimum of training.
The SC 1 cabinet offers quick steam injection with a powerful blower.
The dimensions of the unit are 75.5 inches tall, 40.5 inches wide and 36.5 inches deep. The
overall depth with the door open is 50.75 inches. Net weight is 550 pounds.
The unit uses 85 psi steam pressure and requires 1-2 BHP of steam.
To learn more, visit unipresscorp.com.
Cloud-based management
Toronto, Canada  — Pivot is a technology platform for the professional cleaning industry, a
comprehensive cloud-based dry-cleaning and laundry management software that provides point-
of-sale, production, logistics, communication (internal and external) and billing solutions.
Pivot’s cloud-based solution is compatible with most hardware. The company does not charge
set-up or installation fees.
Pivot’s integrated digital marketing tools give cleaners relevant data and the ability to deliver
text and email offers directly to customers’ smart phones and email accounts. It is adaptable to
any type of business, one location or ten, five employees or 500, a coin laundry or a couture
The company has announced that Intercap has completed a venture investment in Pivot’s
software. Pivot intends to use the proceeds to invest in engineering and customer service.
The team behind Pivot has over 35 years of experience in building businesses and innovating in
North America’s drycleaning industry, he noted, including managing Canada’s largest franchise of
drycleaners and its leading couture cleaner.
Pivot is currently offering a 45-day free trial.
To learn more, visit www.pivot.io.