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Re: Green Earth drycleaning, D5 solvent




For what it's worth, Consumer Reports (February 2003) summarized a
limited, comparative study they conducted on the effectiveness of
various garment cleaning technologies, including carbon dioxide,
GreenEarth, wet cleaning, and perc.  The study was limited to difficult
textiles (i.e. lambswool jacket, fuchsia silk blouse, and rayon/linen
blend skirt) without stains.  Carbon dioxide drycleaning gave the best
results followed by GreenEarth.   


>>> "Hilario Bruthzoo" <h_bruthzoo@hotmail.com> 08/08/03 03:54PM >>>
I wanted to respond to a question Eileen Sheehan posted, albeit two
weeks 
late.  The short answer to your questions are:

...In terms of cleaning performance, both DF2000 and D5 are roughly the

same.  Perc is a stronger solvent, but its strength can dissolve
adhesives, 
buttons, etc. A machine for DF2000 or D5 costs about $8,000 - $10,000
more 
than a PCE machine.

CO2 machines cost about twice as much as machines using other solvents,
and 
have not demonstrated comparable cleaning quality...

H. Harold Bruthzoo
Bruthzoo & Associates



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