FICTION – Dry cleaners harm the environment by dry cleaning.
FACT – The dry cleaning industry is possibly the most heavily regulated small business in America. Air and water regulations are comprehensive and far reaching. Safe operating practices, handling, and disposal of any chemicals entail strict monitoring and enforcement measures.
FACT – At Quality Cleaners, we dry clean our garments in a GREEN solvent called SolvonK4. This organic and bio-degradable solution replaces the most commonly used solvent for dry cleaning, perchloroethylene (also known as PERC). Greater than 85 percent of the 35,000+ dry cleaners in the United States use PERC in their dry-cleaning process. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has classified tetrachloroethylene as likely to be carcinogenic to humans.. K4 is GREEN, organic, biodegradable, and safe for skin, air, and water.
SOLVONK4 has very different properties from conventional solvents in dry-cleaning. It is a halogen-free, organic solvent with a pureness of > 99 % and excellent cleaning performance. The innovative solvent is not only able to dissolve and absorb lipophilic (fats, greases and oil) but also hydrophilic soil (water soluble soil).