SENSENE™
A DRY CLEANING EXPERIENCE THAT’S REWARDING FOR ALL THE SENSES.

SENSENE™
A DRY CLEANING SOLVENT WHICH IS AS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AS IT IS FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

SENSENE™
COMBINES STRONG CLEANING PERFORMANCE WITH GENTLENESS IN ONE.

SENSENE™
THE GENTLE PERFORMER

SENSENE™
A DRY CLEANING EXPERIENCE THAT’S REWARDING FOR ALL THE SENSES.

SENSENE™
A DRY CLEANING SOLVENT WHICH IS AS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AS IT IS FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

SENSENE™
COMBINES STRONG CLEANING PERFORMANCE WITH GENTLENESS IN ONE.

SENSENE™
THE GENTLE PERFORMER

SENSENE™ dry cleaning solvent - The gentle performer

SENSENE™ unites the strong cleaning performance of Perchloroethylene (Perc) with the gentleness of hydrocarbon. This makes SENSENE™ the ultimate solution for dry cleaners seeking for excellent cleaning performance while treating textiles gently.

And all that in a way that is good for your business as it is for the environment.

WHAT MAKES SENSENE™ ONE OF A KIND?

SENSENE™ has a high Kauri Butanol (KB) value (used commonly as an indicator to rate the “power” of solvents) of 161. Alternative solvents on the market have a KB-value under 80.

With both lipophilic (“fat-loving”) and hydrophilic (“water-loving”) groups, SENSENE™ can dissolve both non-polar and polar stains. It is particularly effective on oil, fat, lanoline, sebum, milk, lipstick and motor oil.

Because of its superior stain removal ability, SENSENE™ reduces the need for most additional pre and post-treatment, saving you time, efforts and costs. Its high cleaning performance also makes shorter cleaning cycles possible.

The good distillation behavior of SENSENE™ helps save energy in the distillation process and enables an effective drying process.

SENSENE™ GREAT IN EVERY SENSE

SENSENE™ can be used in regular multi-solvent machines (machines complying with CLASS III A solvents). SENSENE™ works with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers around the world. Please ask your manufacturer whether your machine type has been certified for SENSENE™.

Like many other solvents, SENSENE™ is not yet part of the Care Labelling Standard ISO 3758. However, dry cleaners’ experience show that it can comply with the two established cleaning processes:

  • P normal cleaning process without any restrictions
  • F gentle cleaning process for delicate garments.

NOTE: Certain restrictions concerning temperature, humidity and mechanics might be required in the process. A trial on a concealed part of the article is strongly recommended beforehand. Drycleaners must also take into account the nature of the textile and the degree of soiling when deciding on the cleaning process.

 

 

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THE GAME CHANGER

SENSENE™ – Combining strong cleaning performance with gentleness in one

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WHAT IS OUR SENSENE™ PROMISE?

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Sense for beauty

The SENSENE™ cleaning solvent has a very high solvency power and removes a variety of stains from different types of fabrics. It is designed to prevent discolouring and keep the cleaned textiles' bright colours.

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Sense for Nature

SENSENE™ is based on a modified alcohol formulation that is inherently biodegradable and has a low aquatic toxicity, and is therefore an environmentally responsible textile cleaning solution.

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Sense for touch

SENSENE™ is very gentle to the fabrics and causes low wrinkling, which makes ironing easier. This provides SENSENE™-cleaned textiles with a great touch.

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Sense for business

SENSENE™ ensures a smart and easy process: textiles dry faster and machine cycle times are shorter. In addition, the cleaning process needs less energy due to its good distillation behaviour, pre-spotting can be reduced and the finishing is easier as the fabrics wrinkle less. All this saves you time and costs.

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Sense for Scent

SENSENE™ leaves nothing but a pleasant, clean smell on the cleaned textiles. The stable formulation even keeps your cleaning machine clean by minimizing bacteria accumulation and the development of an unpleasant smell.

VOICE OF OUR CUSTOMERS

SENSENE customers in front of washing machine

Ashiq Lakhany, Point Loma Cleaners & Laundry, USA

"SENSENE™ offers phenomenal results despite low maintenance!"

SENSENE customers in front of washing machine

Maurizio Nicoletti, Maxi Secco, Italy

"I have absolutely no problem removing stains. It is even better than with perchloroethylene: the machine cycles are shorter. So, in short, SENSENE™ is definitely an improvement."

SENSENE customer in front of washing machine

Friedrich Habermeyer, Sauberland Textilpflege GmbH​ Brake, Germany

"We’ve used 50 liters of SENSENE™ to clean around 5,000 items – that’s

economical. And that makes SENSENE™ the only really good innovation in the market over the past years."

SENSENE customers in front of washing machine

Emilio Tortajada, Tintoreria Bremen​, Spain

"The cleaning quality, the absence of odour and the very good finishing for subsequent ironing really make SENSENE™ stand out."

SENSENE customer in front of washing machine

David Lambert, Laundry Republic, UK

"Main benefits with SENSENE™:

Better cleaning power and faster cycle times

than with previous alternative solvents."

SENSENE customers in front of washing machine

Murielle Martinez, C2M Pressing, France

"SENSENE™ is an excellent alternative to PERC. The colors are revived and the clothes have a very pleasant smell. SENSENE™ enables dry cleaning that respects the environment and the users.""

SENSENE customer in front of washing machine

Ingo Forst, Textilpflege Eifelland, Germany

"My staff can save up to 1.5 hours a day since we have not had to do post-spotting so far!"

SENSENE customers in front of washing machine

Charles D’Angelo, Oak Neck Cleaners, USA

"SENSENE™ has replaced PERC in our cleaning plant without any increase in labor or decrease in quality of cleaning. I couldn't be happier with my choice."

SENSENE customers in front of washing machine

Tricia Rogers, Sudserella Drycleaners, New Zealand

"What we would recommend a dry cleaner who is thinking to convert to

SENSENE™? Come and have a look at our results!"

SENSENE customers in front of washing machine

Roberto Agostinetto, Centro Lavasecco Agos​, Italy

"Nowadays, the cleaning process must be considered

in a global manner and we must take into account

all the factors involved, from the result to the operation.

Seen from this perspective, the cost-benefit ratio with

SENSENE™ is far superior to all other technologies."

SENSENE customer in front of washing machine

Tim Nugent, Atlantic Drycleaners, UK

"SENSENE™ is the best development in dry cleaning that I’ve seen in 35 years."

SENSENE customers in front of washing machine

Liliane Laneboude, Bordeaux 2000, France

"The clothes look like new, silkier and refreshed. It's almost magical. I have less ironing to do and my machine has very low energy costs."

DELIGHTING DRYCLEANERS AROUND THE WORLD

Since its launch in 2016, SENSENE™ has captured the hearts and minds of drycleaners all over the world in over 40 countries, from the US and Europe to as far afield as China and New Zealand.

COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT SUCCESS STORY?

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Martinizing Dry Cleaners, US

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Baldini Dry Cleaning, Italy

How SENSENE™ makes high-quality garment shine

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Cleanfix, Germany

Better cleaning results, a pleasant feel and items that are easier to iron

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Uniek, the Netherlands

Environmental compatibility meets optimal quality

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American Cleaners, US

Combining quality cleaning performance with respect for the environment

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Excellent cleaning performance driving customer satisfaction

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RIGHT CHOICE?

You wonder if SENSENE™ might be the right choice for your dry cleaning business? Have a chat with us. Drop us your details here and our SENSENE™ Team would reach out to you.

 

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SENSENE™ QUESTIONS ON YOUR MIND

SENSENE™ can be used in regular multi-solvent machines, often referred to as machines complying with CLASS III A solvents. It can also run in existing hydrocarbon machines, provided that it is explicitly approved by machine manufacturers. We would always recommend you consult your machine manufacturer whether your machine type has been certified for SENSENE™.

This will strongly depend on the operating process. Based on customer feedback, the range reported is anywhere between 95 – 168 Kg/Litre (800 – 1400 pounds/gallon) in new machines.

The cycle length is dependent on various factors including the machine construction, cleaning process (1 or 2-bath programs) and load etc. Compared to hydrocarbons, SENSENE™ can run shorter cleaning cycles between 55 and 65 minutes. In contrast, some hydrocarbon programs typically last around 90 minutes.

Machine maintenance efforts are far easier as the stable formulation of SENSENE™ keeps even your cleaning machine clean by minimizing bacteria accumulation. Due to its dual characteristic (hydrophilic and lipophilic groups), SENSENE™ has a certain affinity to water and therefore some degree of solubility in contact water. Since machine construction and features differ among machine manufacturers, it is an essential requirement that you consult your machine producer on how this solubility is best handled.

SENSENE™ has nearly the same working basis as Perc. Operators do not have to change their habits since any previous knowledge about cleaning and spotting with Perc is easily transferable to SENSENE™. There are no noticeable differences in spotting procedure, with the only difference being that SENSENE™ allows more flexibility with water, which dramatically reduces human errors. SENSENE™ also reduces the need to pre-treat and has substantially lower incidents and re-cleaning requirements, compared to other solvents.

Thanks to its innovative composition, the cleaning process with SENSENE™, in general, requires less additives. Most customers report that they need less or no detergent (soap) and that they are doing a lot less or in some cases, no pre-spotting. Naturally, certain stains and residues might require pre- or post-treatment, most often these stains would need to be treated in all applications of dry cleaning. We recommend spotting agents that are tested and validated for SENSENE™.

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Distributors

Because your business is time critical, we maintain a broad global network of reliable local distribution partners with industry leading competencies. Each of our partners offers you:

  • Quick, reliable, legally compliant delivery service
  • Waste-management service with waste removal documents on request
  • Qualified personnel

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40474 Duesseldorf
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Phone: +49 211 4389-300
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