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
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,
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
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
standards for biobased content. Having the BioPreferred label from the USDA is
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
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
process. SolvonK4 will now be sustainable and bio-based while retaining the
of the original formula.
“This next step for SystemK4 adds a critical and significant advantage for our
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
cleaning into a new level and completes the picture of unparalleled cleaning,
operations, extremely low risk, and true ecological benefits.”
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.
Toronto, Canada — Pivot is a technology platform for the professional cleaning industry, a
comprehensive cloud-based dry-cleaning and laundry management software that
of-sale, production, logistics, communication (internal and external) and
Pivot’s cloud-based solution is compatible with most hardware. The company does not
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
software. Pivot intends to use the proceeds to invest in engineering and
The team behind Pivot has over 35 years of experience in building businesses and
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.