Ecolab's PolyVantage™ Program for Commercial Laundries Conquers Food Oil Stain Challenges on Polyester Linens

February 26, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As the food industry rapidly evolves towards a healthier and more sustainable future, the commercial laundry industry is challenged with fighting tougher stains from ingredients such as unsaturated liquid vegetable oils and effectively cleaning polyester blends, while minimizing water and energy use.

To address these evolving challenges, Ecolab Inc., a global leader in commercial laundry solutions, has introduced PolyVantage™, a revolutionary laundry detergent with a patent-pending surfactant technology that attracts oils on the surface of linen and lifts them at low temperatures (145°F, 63°C), while reducing oil redeposition. More effective than nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), PolyVantage’s sustainable ingredients enhance performance while achieving operational savings when cleaning polyester blends, which are increasingly used in food and beverage linen.

“PolyVantage’s proprietary blend is the first-of-its-kind solution in the commercial laundry industry that effectively tackles tough food oil stains and delivers unparalleled linen quality,” said Greg Thorsen, Ecolab senior vice president and general manager for Textile Care in North America. “PolyVantage’s unique detergent blend performs at low temperatures with low alkalinity levels; reducing reprocessing costs and increasing customer satisfaction.”

Ecolab leveraged its extensive technical expertise in the development of PolyVantage, and tests have shown that use of the product can help commercial laundry facilities reduce food oil stain rates by up to 85%, decrease alkali use by 50%, cut water use by 25% and reduce energy consumption by 10%.

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About Ecolab
A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in driving business performance while protecting people and vital resources. With annual sales of $15 billion and more than 50,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

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Roman Blahoski

Source: Ecolab Inc.

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