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•  June 2013 - Street’s is “Going PRO” with the H2PRO™ Line of Cleaning & Finishing Products for Professional Wetcleaning & Laundry

Naperville, IL – June 20, 2013

Street's Hydrocare™ has gone “PRO” – introducing H2PRO™ professional products for wetcleaning and laundry for times when cleaning in water is the best choice.  The Hydrocare™ products you have come to depend on for excellent cleaning and finishing results in wetcleaning have evolved into our newly branded and expanded H2PRO™ line. Although our look is new, our Hydrocare™ cleaning results have been proven over the years. Just like Street’s Hydrocare line, H2PRO™ detergents are designed to safely and effectively remove soil from fabrics that should be cleaned in water. H2PRO™ products are designed to work together for optimal cleaning and finishing results in water. When water is the best choice, use H2PRO™.

New to the line is H2PRO™ High Performance Detergent. This concentrated enzymatic detergent is designed for everyday use to handle moderate to heavily soiled items in water. The highly active formulation is effective at removing greasy, oily soils, protein stains and starch-based food stains in varying water conditions and temperatures, while suspending those difficult soils until they can be rinsed away.  H2PRO™ High Performance Detergent contains a buffering system that helps protect colors from fading and optical brighteners to ensure whites stay white and colors stay bright. 

Just like our Hydrocare Detergent, H2PRO™ Detergent is a concentrated cleaning agent that is strong enough for everyday use, yet gentle enough for use with delicate items processed in water. H2PRO™ Detergent contains a buffering system that helps stabilize fabrics by lowering the inter-fiber friction during the cleaning process, which reduces felting and shrinkage. This buffering system also aids in minimizing dye bleeding to help preserve colors and retain their intensity.  With highly active ingredients, H2PRO™ Detergent is extremely effective in loosening, surrounding, and suspending soil until it can be rinsed away. This helps ensure that whites stay white and colors stay bright.

Some fabrics processed in water can become less flexible or pliable and somewhat harsh to the touch. H2PRO™ Fabric Conditioner imparts a soft and supple feel to fabrics and brings them closer to their original look and feel. It offers the same excellent finishing results that Hydrocare conditioner users have come to expect.   H2PRO™ Fabric Conditioner is a surface-active agent that affixes itself to the outside of the fibers. It acts as an anti-static agent and improves the resistance of fabrics to rubbing and abrasion during the drying process, which helps to minimize shrinkage.

All products in the H2PRO™ line are designed to work together for optimal cleaning and finishing results in water. They can be used in multiple applications including hand washing, top-loading (home-style) machines, front-loading (high-efficiency) machines and professional laundry and wetcleaning machines.

GELATONE® Fabric Finish is a perfect complement to the H2PRO™ line of wetcleaning products. It helps to restore the crisp, fresh look to fabrics and to make them feel and look like new. GELATONE® is a water-soluble fabric finish for professional application to drycleaned, wetcleaned and laundered fabrics. GELATONE® is particularly effective in restoring the original look and feel to hard-to-finish fabrics such as cotton, linen, ramie, silk, and rayon.

“Our customers are looking for expanded offerings in wetcleaning as the process continues to take an expanded role in many drycleaning facilities,” says Mike Kelliher, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Street’s. “With the addition of a high performance detergent we are adding another tool for the professional wetcleaning segment, and rounding out our offerings.”

H2PRO™ wetcleaning products are the result of  Street’s ongoing research and development with new cleaning technologies, furthering our goal of Advancing the Technology of Clean.

H2PRO™ Detergent, High Performance Detergent, and Fabric Conditioner, as well as GELATONE®  and Street’s other products can be ordered through an authorized Street’s distributor. For more information visit www.4streets.com.

R. R. Street & Co. Inc., founded in 1876, has a long history of innovative technology development. Street's is well known for designing, developing, and marketing reliable, high quality cleaning processes for the professional cleaning industry. We design only the highest quality textile care processes, so that our customers can consistently deliver the highest quality cleaning to their customers. Street's is the leader in the manufacture and marketing of drycleaning process additives, stain removal agents and filtration products in North America.

H2PRO™ and GELATONE® are trademarks of R. R. Street & Co., Inc.

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•  Feb. 2013 - Introducing Two New, Versatile, Low-Odor Stain Removers – PYRATEX® LV and WetDry™

Introducing Two New, Versatile, Low-Odor Stain Removers from Street’s – PYRATEX® LV and WetDry™

February 1, 2013 – Naperville, IL –  R. R Street & Co. (Street’s) is proud to offer two new products for the spotting board  – PYRATEX® LV and WetDry™ Combination Spotter. Both products are formulated to be virtually odor-free, contain no halogenated ingredients, and provide efficient and effective stain removal.

PYRATEX® LV Oily-Type Dry-Side Stain Remover

New PYRATEX® LV is designed for effective dry-side stain removal. Formulated to take on heavy-duty stains, PYRATEX® LV can handle paint, oil, and grease stains (POGs), and even lipstick and cosmetics. The low volatile organic compound (VOC) formula contains no halogenated ingredients and is virtually odorless.

PYRATEX® LV has special soil suspension properties that help remove heavy dry-side stains and prevent stains like cosmetics, shoe polish, and others that contain dye, from spreading. Lab tests and extensive field-testing confirm that PYRATEX® LV offers superior performance on greasy, oily stains, nail and shoe polishes and permanent marker.

“Users have been impressed with the versatility,” says Mike Kelliher, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Street’s. “For perc, hydrocarbon, wetcleaning and laundry systems, PYRATEX® LV can be left on garments and put directly in the machine without flushing, saving time and labor. For other solvents, PYRATEX® LV flushes readily with steam, water, PICRIN® or other flushing agents. And best of all, users are delighted with the virtually odorless formulation.”

 

WetDry™ Removes Combination & Unknown Stains

WetDry combines dry-side and wet-side stain removal agents all in one pre-mixed, low-odor product. WetDry™ effectively removes a wide array of combination stains and flushes easily with water or steam.

The nature of a stain is not always readily apparent, making it difficult to decide which spotter to use. WetDry™ is ideal for “mystery” stains, eliminating wasted time and money resulting from “trial and error” spotting. Reach for WetDry™ and remove most stains the first time.

WetDry™ is exceptionally effective on combination stains such as food, makeup or embedded soil on cuffs and hemlines,” Kelliher explains. “WetDry™ is a leave-on application for wetcleaning and laundry, and users say it helps them save time on the board.”

The virtually odorless, low volatile organic compound (VOC) formula stain remover is safe to use with any solvent with proper flushing and leveling. WetDry™ flushes easily with water or steam. It is safe to most fabrics and colors and can be used for pre-, post-, and touch up spot removal.

Both products are the result of  Street’s ongoing research and developments with new cleaning technologies.

PYRATEX® LV, WetDry™, and Street’s other products can be ordered through an authorized Street’s distributor. For more information visit www.4streets.com.

R. R. Street & Co. Inc., founded in 1876, has a long history of innovative technology development. Street's is well known for designing, developing, and marketing reliable, high quality cleaning processes for the professional cleaning industry. We design only the highest quality textile care processes, so that our customers can consistently deliver the highest quality cleaning to their customers. Street's is the leader in the manufacture and marketing of drycleaning process additives, stain removal agents and filtration products in North America.

PYRATEX® LV, WetDry™, and PICRIN® are trademarks of R. R. Street & Co., Inc.

•  Apr. 2011 - Street Announces New Products for GreenEarth® (D5) Systems.

R.R. Street & Co. Inc. (Street’s) Announces New Products for GreenEarth® (D5) Systems

Naperville, IL (April 20, 2011)– R.R. Street & Co. Inc. is excited to announce a two new products designed specifically for the needs of GreenEarth® ( decamethylcyclopentasiloxane; “D5”) cleaners.  

GreenSPOT™ is a no-flush pretreatment that is effective on a large array of water soluble, solvent soluble and combination stains. GreenSOL™ is a concentrated detergent formulated to provide excellent soil removal and soil suspension, control free moisture, and reduce static and lint. Both products are designed to work together to enhance cleaning performance and productivity while at the same time as reducing labor.

GreenSPOT  helps “put the clean into green”™

GreenSPOT is designed as a no-flush pretreatment: simply treat the clothes and clean them in your machine without flushing on the board; GreenSPOT gets rinsed out in the machine without harming your system. GreenSPOT has been designed as a companion product to GreenSOL Detergent for GreenEarth, providing you with extra stain removal power to target stains like cosmetics, foods and cuff and collar grime. GreenSPOT makes removal of stains l easier, so you can reduce your time on the spotting board before and after cleaning. When used as a no-flush pre-treatment, GreenSPOT also works as a cleaning booster, improving the stain removal and soil suspension capabilities of your cleaning system on the whole load, not just the garments to which it is applied. GreenSPOT is self-leveling, so it helps prevent re-deposition and spotting rings.

GreenSOL; “Clean More. Spot Less.”™

GreenSOL detergent is specifically formulated to meet the needs of GreenEarth systems. GreenSOL provides effective stain and soil removal; reducing your need for spotting on the board and providing you with better cleaning performance. Less time spent on the spotting-board saves you time, work and money. This unique product has excellent soil suspension properties to help prevent soils from resettling onto garments, so clothes look cleaner and brighter. It also reduces lint and prevents static, saving you labor and providing an added benefit to your customers. Formulated to prevent solvent odors, GreenSOL controls free moisture, helping to eliminate the breeding ground for odor causing bacteria in your drycleaning system. GreenSOL has been designed to be able to be used in systems using cartridge filtration or in systems using diatomaceous earth, helping prevent clogged filters and build-ups of filter pressure.

GreenSPOT and GreenSOL are new generation soy-based products, formulated with green chemistry principles. All ingredients are biodegradable and the products contain no Proposition 65 listed ingredients, perchloroethylene or other halogenated compounds. These must-have products for GreenEarth Cleaners make cleaning easier and clothes noticeably clean and bright.  Visit the Street’s booth 1731, at the Clean Show or Street’s web-site  www.4streets.com for more information.

 

© 2011 GreenSPOT and GreenSOL are trademarks of R. R. Street & Co. Inc. GreenEarth® is a registered trademark of GreenEarth ® Cleaning

•  Oct. 2010 - Press Release: SOLVAIR honored with sustainability award by the State of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 “Solvair Cleaning System Honored by Illinois Governor and the University of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center “

 Naperville, IL- Solvair LLC has been awarded a 2010 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award for its Solvair Cleaning System technology. This award recognizes the innovative research, business practices and initiatives that have been the cornerstones of Solvair LLC and its 134 year old sister company, R. R. Street & Co. Inc. in serving the dry cleaning industry.

 The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), the longest existing organization of its type in the U.S., held its 27th Annual Award Ceremony in Champaign on October 28th. The Solvair technology was selected for this prestigious award based on a thorough evaluation of Solvair’s overall system design and environmentally responsible features by the ISTC and the Governor’s Office.

 In a congratulatory letter to Solvair, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn stated “Your organization’s commendable green practices serve as a model of environmental stewardship for residents, businesses, and institutions throughout our State.”  According to the ISTC, organizations are honored for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy.

A record number of companies were considered for the 2010 award, according to ISTC Director, Manohar Kulkarni, who presented the 2010 Governor’s Sustainability Award to recipients, stating, "These businesses and organizations have shown that it is possible to create and maintain conditions under which people and the environment can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social and economic requirements of present and future generations.”

L. Ross Beard, Chief Executive Officer of Solvair LLC and R. R. Street & Co. Inc. said, “We are extremely proud to have been recognized for our commitment to innovation and to the application of environmentally conscious technologies that affect everyday consumers’ lives, not only in the State of Illinois, but in the country as a whole.” Beard further commented that “For the dry cleaning industry, this signifies another important step in choosing a clear frontrunner in the competition for cleaning technologies for the future.  We believe the recognition of the Solvair Cleaning System by a growing number of progressive States like Illinois will enhance the positive response of consumers, property owners, regulators and lending institutions.” 

 Also in attendance at the ceremony were Jamie Mayberry, Ashley Bower and Mark Clausen from Solvair LLC, as well as the Company's special guest, Dennis Porter. As the second dry cleaner in the state of Illinois to install a Solvair system, Mr. Porter was invited to participate in the award ceremony. A longtime veteran of the dry cleaning industry, Porter stated, “I believe the recognition of Solvair today by the Governor and the University of Illinois will be of great advantage to me in differentiating my business and achieving growth in this difficult economic time and beyond.”

 

For more information on Solvair, please visit solvaircleaning.com or call 866-SOLVAIR.  To learn more about ISTC or the Governor’s Award, you may visit http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/govs_awards.cfm.

•  June 2010 - Street's Announces MultiSPOT™ a Combination Wet-Dry Spotter

R.R. Street & Co. Inc. (Street’s) Announces MultiSPOT™  a “next generation” Combination Wet-Dry Spotter

Naperville, IL – June 12th, 2010 –Stains can be water-soluble (wet), solvent-soluble (dry), or both. The nature of a stain is not always easy to determine, sometimes making it difficult to decide which spotter to use.  According to Street,  “When you don’t know what caused a stain, don’t waste time with trial and error spotting. Reach for MultiSPOT; it safely removes more stains. “

MultiSPOT is a unique soil release agent that can be used in many ways.  MultiSPOT works as a combination wet-dry spotter for all solvents.  Street reports that when MultiSPOT is used on the board as a pre-spotter or post-spotter, it is very effective at removing unidentified and combination stains such as oily foods, cosmetics, inks and imbedded soil, grime and more. It can be sprayed, brushed on, or applied with a spotting bottle and, when used on the board, is easily flushed with water or steam.

The company further notes that MultiSPOT is safe to use on most colors and fabrics, even delicates, which makes  it ideal for all skill levels.

MultiSPOT is also eco-conscious and meets California’s rigid  requirements; all ingredients are biodegradable. It contains no  California Proposition 65 listed ingredients, no perchloroethylene, and no other halogenated compounds. MultiSPOT is a  “next generation” product, the result of ongoing work by Street’s Research and Development Department into new technologies and the application of green chemistry principles.

MultiSPOT can be ordered from your authorized Street’s distributor.