The first and only wet cleaning solution comparable to dry cleaning solutions.

The Dirty on Dry Cleaning

Wet Cleaning For a Brighter Tomorrow

Chemicals Used in Dry Cleaning

Perchlorethylene or ‘Perc’ has been the dry cleaning industry chemical solvent standard for nearly 80 years and used by about 80–85 percent of U.S. dry cleaners. In recent years authorities have declared perc carcinogenic and a serious health hazard if not properly controlled. Solvent alternatives to perc (i.e. D5/liquid silicone, CO2 cleaning, hydrocarbon) aren’t ideal either — they have less of an immediate impact than perc but they don’t offer truly “green” or safe solutions for people or the environment. None of the approved alternative solvents are “drop-in” replacements for perc.

Perc alternatives are not ideal replacements as some of them are also suspected of:

being toxic for the environment and carcinogenic

being toxic for the environment and carcinogenic

being highly flammable

being highly flammable

not efficient in removing fat and grease stains

not efficient in removing fat and grease stains

requiring longer cycles (more water, longer and hotter drying)

requiring longer cycles (more water, longer and hotter drying)

Wet Cleaning vs. SoftWash®

With regular wet cleaning, there is no effective treatment for oil stain removal and there’s an increased risk of shrinkage, wrinkling and gradual fading of colors. On the other hand, SoftWash is a dry-to-dry process that offers superior oil stain removal, minimal wrinkling, efficient pre-spotting for fat stains and no need to hang garments (saving space). The SoftWash process also takes no longer than the standard dry cleaning process.

  Regular Wet Cleaning SoftWash
Washer Softmount machines PY Softmount
Dryer All dryers with humidity control All dryers with humidity control
Pumps Any pump Specific pumps
Detergent Any detergent Dedicated detergent and spotting agent
Programs Related to the supplier Dedicated programs
Installation requirement None Specific water hardness and bath temperatures
Finishing equipment Tensioning equipment Traditional form finishers
Training Extensive training typical Low training requirement

SoftWash® offers so much more

  • Fast: the dry-to-dry process (clean, dry, finish) only takes about one hour.
  • Greater output: up to 50 percent more than regular wet cleaning.
  • Cleans a greater variety of garments: more than other cleaning technology today.
  • Consistently performs: outstanding results in cleaning quality, odor and touch, color restoration and garment shape maintenance.
  • Less pre-spotting needed: due to its superior grease removal performance.
  • Easy to set up: few technical modifications required to get up and running.
  • Easy to utilize: three programs covering nearly all needs.
  • Hassle-free to switch over: replace solvent machines with minimal investment (compared to dry cleaning machines) and only a minimal amount of training.

SoftWash® is All About Performance

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Performance in innovation: We seek innovation and creative solutions that provide the best customer value. SoftWash is a dry-to-dry process that offers our customers superior oil stain removal, minimal wrinkling, efficient pre-spotting for fat stains and no need to hang garments (saving space). The process takes no longer than the dry cleaning process.

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Performance in cleaning and finishing: Providing a superb finish for each job reflects positively on the overall ability to provide customers with the higher quality service. The superior quality of service offered by SoftWash® is better for customers, which is why it’s also better for business. Customers can now have more types of garments and fabrics cleaned than ever before.

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Performance in quality: Primus is globally recognized for high-quality, customer value-for-money and reliability. Modern but robust designs, highly efficient and built-to-last — the Primus SoftWash range can match or outperform other leading brands.

Talk to us today about your bright new cleaning business.

SoftWash is the first and only wet cleaning solution that is comparable to dry cleaning solutions. It’s also a solution that doesn’t change the existing working habits of cleaning business owners — making the switchover simple. It has the capability to replace any dry cleaning solvent system. The SoftWash process offers the same advantages as solvent systems, such as short cycles and similar workflow, but with better cleaning quality, color brightness and a fresher smell than any solvent can offer, with none of the disadvantages.

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