ADC’s ‘Green’ Dryers are Eco-Friendly, Free of Toxic Dry Cleaner Laundry Chemicals and Now Approved for Professional Wet Cleaning

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Commercial laundry equipment company ADC provides Solaris “green” dryers, which have recently been approved for professional wet cleaning applications. ADC is the only company that manufactures these dryers in the United States.

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Preliminary reports suggest that these laundry facilities are seeing, on average, savings of over $650 per year in electricity costs, with higher savings in equipment and maintenance costs.

American Dryer Corporation (ADC), the leading manufacturer of commercial laundry and cleaning equipment and “green” drying solutions, announces that two of its Solaris brand dryers are now approved for use in professional wet cleaning applications. ADC is the only company that manufactures these dryers in the United States.

The 50 lb. capacity SL-50 and the 75 lb. capacity SL-75 come standard with reversing tumblers and ADC’s patented residual moisture control auto dry feature. The auto dry feature is integral to professional wet cleaning, as it senses moisture in the tumbler and shuts off the heat to prevent over drying and the damage to clothes that often results from commercial laundry machines.

The State of California’s recent decision to phase out the use of perchloroethylene (“perc”) by 2023 has dry cleaners nationwide looking at more green, eco-friendly alternatives. Professional wet and CO2 cleaning are beginning to enjoy widespread acceptance, with professional wet cleaning being the more commercially available alternative. A number of cleaners in California are now using Solaris dryers for a green alternative.

“The response in California to professional wet cleaning has been encouraging. The cleaners in our Professional Wet Cleaning Commercialization Program have eliminated the use of perc from their facilities,” said Peter Sinsheimer, Director of the Pollution Prevention Center at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles. “Preliminary reports suggest that these laundry facilities are seeing, on average, savings of over $650 per year in electricity costs, with higher savings in equipment and maintenance costs. “

The SL-50 and SL-75 are the only commercial dryers made in the USA and among only a handful made worldwide that qualify for use with the environmentally sound, green professional wet cleaning process.

“The green philosophy behind professional wet cleaning dovetails nicely with ADC’s Dry EcoSmart initiative,” said John Olsen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at ADC. “We are thrilled to have two dryers that can assist dry cleaners in their conversion from the use of perc to a green, environmentally-friendly process.”

Dry EcoSmart is the result of ADC’s long-standing commitment to the environment and to helping the owners of coin-operated laundry facilities and on-premise laundry operations lower costs and opt for more green solutions. Solaris green dryers, available in gas, electric or steam models, use up to 30% less energy, saving energy costs and protecting the environment while not substantially altering drying times. ADC decided to design dryers that used less energy in 1999, appreciably before most other manufacturers could foresee the current crises of rising energy costs and global warming. Longtime proponents of recycling and emissions reduction, today ADC is transforming itself based on the principles of LEAN manufacturing to drastically reduce waste. And its Solaris line of green dryers is transforming the market of commercial dryers.

About ADC
American Dryer Corporation designs and manufactures energy-efficient drying solutions for commercial coin-operated, on-premise and industrial laundry markets in over 90 countries worldwide. ADC devotes its business to providing more models of dryers that perform better than any others. The result of this single-minded pursuit is well recognized by the ADC symbol, which is the hallmark that is trusted by laundries worldwide for total quality. It is this quality that has helped establish American Dryer Corporation as the world’s largest sole manufacturer of commercial laundry dryers. ADC’s Solaris line is available in sizes ranging from 20 lb to 75 lbs. and its traditional AD line is available in sizes ranging from 20 lbs. to 460 lbs.

About UEPI
The California Environmental Garment Care Project of the Pollution Prevention Center (PPC) at Occidental College conducts research and provides education on pollution prevention alternatives to perchloroethylene (PCE or Perc). The Pollution Prevention Center (PPC), founded in 1990, is an interdisciplinary program of education, research and outreach, based at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles, whose mission is to reduce or eliminate the use of toxic substances, improve human and environmental health, and conserve resources. PPC has broad experience in pollution prevention research and policy work in a variety of industry sectors, including janitorial products, pulp and paper, electronics, food, and the garment care industry.

For more information about the SL-50 and SL-75 green dryers and other commercial laundry equipment, please visit http://www.amdry.com . For more information about professional wet cleaning please visit UEPI.

Contact:
Catherine Vouvray
American Dryer Corporation
Marketing Coordinator
T: 508.678.9000
E. cvouvray @ amdry.com

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