Ktex™ Cleaning Solvent

The Development of Ktex™

Ktex solvent was developed in Europe through a cooperative effort between Bardahl Manufacturing Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturer of automotive fuel additives, lubricants and cleaning products, and Finanziaria Macchine Bolognese SPA (FMB Group) one of the world's leading manufacturers of drycleaning machines, including Firbimatic, Realstar and Union brand machines.

Bardahl Manufacturing Corporation, is one of the world's leading manufacturer of automotive fuel additives, lubricants and cleaning products for more than 75 years, and its products are sold today in more than 90 countries around the world. Bardahl's decades of experience in developing and manufacturing greases, oils and other automotive additives lead to a natural expansion into the textile cleaning industry.

Ktex drycleaning solvent, commercially introduced two years ago in France, is currently used in over 60 plants in France and numerous plants around the world, but has not been available in the Canada or the US until now. A non-halogenated cleaning solvent, Ktex is approved for use only in FMB's Firbimatic, Realstar and Union drycleaning machines and is a drop in solvent for all these brands of modern Class IIIA drycleaning machines. Ktex cleaning solvent is available in the United States and Canada exclusively through the Industrial Division of the Street, Adco, Laidlaw Companies with both central and local technical support.


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