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Laundry Detergent

Dramatically reduce oil stains on linens and uniforms with PolyVantage, our low-temperature, low-alkaline laundry detergent. This linen laundry detergent is specially formulated for washing spun polyester—the material of choice in the food and beverage industry.

Tough Oils Require A Tougher Solution

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Vegetable Oils

The ban of trans fats has ushered in the use of natural, unsaturated liquid vegetable oils, which are more difficult to clean from fabric.

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When it comes to food and beverage uniforms, spun polyester is the fabric of choice. This material dislikes the high temps of traditional food processing laundry cycles, making disinfection a challenge.

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Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) have been phased out of laundry detergents. The new chemistries need to be safer for people and the environment, and outperform the old technology.

Ecolab PolyVantage detergent has a patent-pending surfactant technology that attracts oils on the surface of linen. The detergent lifts stains at low temperatures (145°F, 63°C), while preventing oil from redepositing on the fabric. More effective than NPEs, PolyVantage’s sustainable ingredients enhance performance
while achieving operational savings.

Outcomes that Matter

Reduce stain rate
by up to


Decrease alkali use
on average by


Cut water use
on average by


Lower energy use
on average by


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Case Study of PolyVantage

Low-Alkaline Laundry Detergent

A large commercial laundry operation was receiving complaints from a customer: There were persistent oil stains on their spun polyester napkins. Ecolab stepped in to help with PolyVantage detergent, which dramatically reduced the oil stains, while also decreasing water use and operational costs.

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