Rockford’s Davig’s Cleaners goes green with new solvent

In its effort to do its part to help the environment, Davig’s Custom Cleaners has made a switch to a new solvent that contains no hazardous chemicals. Davig’s is the only one in the Rockford and surrounding areas, and only one of about 25 nationwide to use DrySolvTM. This solvent eliminates problems with waste disposal, worker exposure and environmental issues like global warming. It also serves as a replacement for PERC, the most commonly-used dry-cleaning solvent. There are many environmental benefits, but DrySolvTM keeps colors brighter, whites whiter, and clothes feeling softer after cleaning. Clothes can be cleaned in a shorter time, and at very low temperatures.

DrySolvTM, from Dry Cleaning Technologies, a division of Enviro Tech International, Inc., is the newest environmentally- responsible solvent development on the market. It comes on the heels of major PERC regulations and is the most viable new alternative. DrySolvTM was developed 11 years ago under a different trade name, EnSolv, in the vapor degreasing industry. EnSolv is a variation of the DrySolvTM chemistry that has matured into an internationally-known solvent and has been approved by large organizations, such as Boeing, to be the only environmentally-friendly alternative used to replace harsher solvents. It is the only patented chemistry of its kind and has proven to be the leading alternative solvent in that industry.

Enviro Tech International Inc. now looks to make a seamless transition into dry cleaning with Dry Cleaning Technologies and DrySolvTM. DrySolvTM is superior to all other solvent solutions for many reasons. It will make the dry cleaning more efficient, and it will alleviate many concerns of all parties involved. Here’s why:

DrySolvTM is not listed or expected to be a carcinogen. (IARC)

DrySolvTM is non-flammable and has no flashpoint (ASTM D-56 TCC, ASTM D-92 COC, ASTM D-93 TCC)

Davig’s is a locally-owned company with locations on the southeast side of Rockford, 1730 S. Alpine, 3134 11th St., and 2625 N. Mulford Road. They have been in business for 35 years. Davig’s is a member of DLI International and Illinois Fabricare Association.

from the Oct. 17-23, 2007, issue

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