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Ecolab's Restora Programme Removes Challenging Adhesives from Linen, Reducing Costs for Healthcare Laundries

January 12, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ecolab introduces the Restora™ programme for healthcare laundries. The programme uses a patent-pending formula to remove medical adhesives from linen during the wash process. With the Restora programme, healthcare laundries can reclaim linen that would have previously been discarded due to adhesive stains, helping to extend linen life and reduce replacement costs.

Tests show that the Restora programme can help healthcare laundries reclaim up to 99 percent of adhesive-stained linen.

"Medical adhesive stains are difficult to remove and present one of the costliest challenges for healthcare laundries," said Michael Johannsen, senior vice president of Global Textile Care at Ecolab. "We developed the Restora programme to help healthcare laundries remove adhesives and prevent stains which lead to linen reprocessing and replacement."

The Restora programme - the first-of-its-kind solution in commercial laundry - uses a proprietary blend of solvents and surfactants to dissolve medical adhesives, including heart monitor pads, and the residue they leave behind. The formula is tough on adhesives but gentle on linen, so it will not harm specialized healthcare fabric, and it works within a normal wash process.

For more information about the Restora programme, visit www.ecolab.com/Restora.

About Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2013 sales of $13 billion and 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimise 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 www.ecolab.com. Follow us on Twitter @ecolab or Facebook at facebook.com/ecolab.


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