The laundry industry, and more particularly, the individuals within, has the same aspirations for obtaining a cleaner, more environmentally friendly world as does the general population. Our children will inherit the environment that we are making today.
What’s the smart choice in napkins – paper or cloth? The answer may surprise you. The current state of the economy is well documented. A steady decline in the world economy, including the United States’, is keeping more people from traveling, staying in hotels and dining out in restaurants.
Applying ozone (O3) to the wash formula, the waste water stream and the pre-treatment system, can reduce operating hours, chemical, water and energy costs. In the last installment of this three-part series we’ll be taking a look at some ozone success stories and the benefits of using ozone in the waste stream and water reuse system.
Ozone’s Successful Results
The results of work accomplished at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, indicate many benefits from ozone applications as a water treatment replacing conventional chemical treatment for Cooling Towers. The results at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, considered most reliable for a three-year period test, are most favorable in the use of ozone in place of conventional chemical treatment.
Applying ozone (O3) to the wash formula, the waste water stream and the pre-treatment system, can reduce operating hours, chemical, water and energy costs. In part two of this three-part series we’ll be taking a look at how ozone works.
We have all seen and heard about the pie chart that refers to washroom practices. The pie chart that is often referred to states that “Washing is a Function of Mechanical action, Time, Temperature and Chemistry ". Chemical companies have been stating that if we increase one function we can decrease the others. When we look at the pie chart it appears to be true.
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Ecolab Acquires Dober Chemical’S Textile Care Business
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab Inc. a leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services announced it has purchased the commercial laundry division of Dober Chemical Corporation. The acquisition includes Dober’s laundry chemical and waste water treatment and Ultrax dispensing businesses as well as an exclusive partnership to market and provide key components of its Spindle monitoring software.
“Dober is respected throughout the industry for its innovative monitoring technology, product chemistry and commitment to service – qualities that complement our own strengths at Ecolab,” said Brian Henke, vice president and general manager, Ecolab Textile Care North America. “As we expand our North American commercial laundry business, innovation and service excellence will continue to be our top priority as we partner with our customers to deliver unsurpassed value to run their operations more efficiently, sustainably and cost effectively.”
“Ecolab and Dober share the same customercentric approach to service and innovative technology,” said John Dobrez, president Dober Chemical Corp. “This is an exciting development because it builds on the strengths of both companies to move the industry forward.”
Through this agreement, Spindle Technologies,a division of Dober, is forming a strategic alliance with Ecolab Textile Care in an exclusive licensing agreement for its ChemWatch Software technology and the OPTRAX Utility Module.
“There will be no movement of people as they currently all operate remotely,” said Henke. “The Dober leadership team is very skilled and respected in the industry. We plan to have them as part of the team moving forward. During the transition, both businesses will operate as usual and we do not expect there to be any changes in the service the customers are used to receiving.”