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'Cleaner to the stars' adopts new technology

Published 24th March, 2016 by Neil Nixon

'Cleaner to the stars' adopts new technology

One of the best known launderers and dry cleaners in Manchester has adopted Xeros bead cleaning, a new British technology which will mean using less soap when cleaning celebrity soap stars' costumes.

Granada Dry Cleaners in Bridge Street, Deansgate, has been in business for over 60 years, and specialises in cleaning theatrical costumes including those used by the stars of ITV's Coronation Street, as well as costumers from the nearby Royal Exchange Theatre, the Opera House Manchester, and other theatres across the city.

The Xeros bead cleaning system uses polymer bead technology to provide excellent cleaning results. The beads are combined with a small amount of specialist detergent and water, and the dirt from the soiled items is then attracted and absorbed by the beads. This saves on water, energy and detergent.

Attiyah Mirza, who owns Granada Dry Cleaners, said: “When we heard about Xeros machines we decided to take a closer look and after seeing the results, and the savings we could make on energy, water and detergent, we had a machine installed. In the five months we've been using the machine the results have been excellent, with theatrical costumes as well as general garments, and as a business the savings we'll make will be very welcome.”

Tony Kerr, European sales director for Xeros, said: “As a result of the proven technology and dramatic improvement in wash quality, there is now a growing demand here in the UK from commercial laundries and the hospitality sector. The reduction in water, detergent, and energy use is a real plus for businesses and of course for the environment, so this is a real 'win/win' technology.”

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