The decade of the 80's was a prolific time in our research and development program.
Developed a line of new enzyme products for the blue jean industry, which eliminated the need for high alkali in the desizing operation.
Eliminated all unnecessary dyes from detergent lines for wastewater control.
Eliminated formaldehyde from all product formulations.
Eliminated the standard paint, oil and grease remover, AMEX, and replaced it with a more environmentally suitable product, UNITERGE.
Researched substitutes for inorganic phosphates, and new safe organic polymers were introduced.
Developed a line of Solvent detergents that contain an environmentally safe solvent that is an extract from fruits, DY-PHASE and LIQUID T.
We explored the possibilities of environmentally safe d-Limonene to replace hazardous solvents.
Pioneered a line of special products to assist in removing oil and grease from wastewater treatment systems. This involved cooperation with industrial laundries to satisfy their municipal requirements for wastewater.
Developed the well-known DIRECTOR System for dispensing powdered alkalis and detergents in large volume plants. The DIRECTOR electronically feeds eight or more washers. It has been highly instrumental in minimizing the handling of products, in controlling the inventory of chemicals, and in eliminating drum disposal problems.
Developed an efficient drum recycling program to assist our customers in disposing of their used drums by working alongside our distributors, customers and local recycling operations.
UNX-Christeyns has made a very positive impact on our linen program. Our rewash percentage has been 2.3%, and I’d estimate our ragout to between 2%-3%. We have reduced our linen expenses by 36%, and I credit both our new laundry equipment efficiency and the chemical program for that. I can’t say enough good things about our experience with UNX-Christeyns.