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Ecolab's PolyVantage Program Conquers Food Oil Stain Challenges on Polyester Linens

Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments)
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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 like unsaturated liquid vegetable oils and effectively cleaning polyester blends, increasingly seen in food and beverage linen.

Ecolab Inc., a global leader in commercial laundry solutions, introduces PolyVantage, a revolutionary laundry detergent with a patent-pending surfactant technology that extracts oils from the surface of linen at low temperatures (145°F, 63°C), while reducing oil redeposition. More effective than NPEs, PolyVantage’s sustainable ingredients enhance cleaning performance and achieve operational savings at the lowest total cost.

“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; delivering tremendous value when it comes to reprocessing costs and customer satisfaction.”

Ecolab leveraged its extensive technical expertise in the development of PolyVantage, and tests have shown that on average, use of the product on spun polyester 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 customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $14 billion and 50,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights 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 and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit

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