Ecolab Introduces Performance™ Industrial Laundry Program

  Ecolab Introduces Performance™ Industrial Laundry Program

  Patented formulation addresses unique cleaning and sustainability needs of
                             industrial laundries

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- April 01, 2013

Ecolab introduces the Performance™ Industrial Program, which addresses the
high-performance cleaning needs of industrial laundries while helping to
minimize environmental impact.

To improve operational sustainability and align with EPA efforts to promote
alternative ingredients, many healthcare and hospitality laundries have
reduced or eliminated the use of formulations with ingredients such as
Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs). Given their extraordinary
cleaning challenges, industrial laundries have found it challenging to find
effective, NPE-free alternatives.

The Performance Industrial Program is a three-product system that uses
patented NPE-free chemistry to effectively remove the heaviest industrial
soil—and to meet growing industry expectations for sustainable operations.

“The Ecolab Performance Industrial Program redefines industrial-strength
cleaning for today’s efficiency-driven, sustainability-minded era,” said Mike
Johannsen, Ecolab’s senior vice president and general manager, Global Textile
Care. “Ecolab has spent years developing the next generation of
high-performance sustainable chemistry as part of our ongoing effort to
deliver the solutions textile services operators need.”

The program’s distinctive blend of surfactants, conditioner and soil
suspension agents effectively removes petroleum, oil and grease and delivers
an exceptional level of whiteness. Currently in use with multiple industrial
laundries, the Performance Industrial Program delivers soil removal and
whiteness results comparable to detergents using NPE chemistry.

In addition to its enhanced cleaning performance and more sustainable
formulation, the Performance Industrial Program delivers operational savings
to industrial laundries through first-pass cleaning and easier rinsing;
shortening wash cycles, reducing rinse steps and helping customers to conserve
water and energy. The program is projected to save one industrial laundry
customer three million gallons of water a year.

For more information, contact your Ecolab representative or email

About Ecolab

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the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that
protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 41,000
associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to
promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use
and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare,
energy, hospitality, commercial laundry and industrial markets in more than
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