A “Yes” from SGS
By: Garry Knox
Global testing house SGS has recently published a news article on its website about the performance of Silicone-based dry cleaning versus Perc.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company and are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, operating a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.
SGS, in partnership with GreenEarth Cleaning LLC, has developed a Silicone-based garment dry cleaning testing service using the GreenEarth dry cleaning system and as a result SGS is offering dry cleaning testing using the GreenEarth Silicone-based solvent.
In addition to health and environmental considerations, SGS sees the importance of assessing the ability of cleaning solvents, when it comes to the matter of cleaning garments and other textiles.
Recent studies by SGS show that Silicone and Perc dry cleaning solvents exhibit similar dry cleaning effects in terms of fabric and garment care. In particular the report highlights that Silicone dry cleaning shows better performance because it causes less damage to plastic trims and printing.
From a customer satisfaction perspective, in stain removal performance, Silicone dry cleaning is comparable to Perc dry cleaning in removing a variety of stains like wine, coffee, soy sauce, oil, spaghetti sauce and lipstick
In summary, based on this research Silicone–based dry cleaning shows better performance in some areas and at worst is comparable to perc dry cleaning in performance on garment care and staining removal ability.
So why not choose a cleaning agent that is excellent from a health and environmental perspective and makes clothes look great again and again? One for us all to keep an eye on…