TAMPA­ FL­ — Intense solvent from Seitz has been added to the list of alternative solvents for use in drycleaning machines by the New York State Department of Environmental Protection (NYS- DEC). Intense joins eight previously approved products under new rules adopted by NYSDEC for al- ternative solvents and more strin- gent regulations on the use of per- chloroethylene. Only NYSDEC approved alternative solvents may be used in alternative solvent drycleaning equipment in New York State. Seitz, The Fresher Company Inc, based in Tampa FL, has al- ready delivered intense solvent to many customers in New York State. The solvent was introduced to the North American market four years ago. The decision to add it to the list of alternative solvents in New York State speaks to the momentum this solvent is gener- ating, according to Alexander Seitz, managing director of Seitz GmbH. The solvent, developed by Seitz GmbH, is based on hydro- carbon solvent and has a KB value of 76, providing increased clean- ing effect as compared to hydro- carbon solvents, according to the company. It can save time and money in pre- and post-spotting, dissolving water-soluble stains and it is also suitable for sensitive, high-quality textiles with delicate, decorative trim. The solvent can be used in any multi-solvent cleaning machine. In addition to effective cleaning performance, it has demonstrating outstanding efficiency with sol- vent mileage at or exceeding 100,000 pound per drum. It is an environmentally neutral solvent with no known harmful influences on humans or the envi- ronment, according to Seitz. The higher flashpoint as compared to hydrocarbon solvents also ensures a safer workplace, pleasant oper- ator handling and secure transport. It is a non-hazardous substance. The solvent is available now in 200-liter drums and 20-liter con- tainers. The more stringent regulations on the use of perc include the re- quired removal of all perc drycleaning machines from resi- dential buildings by December 21, 2020. All third-generation perc ma- chines will be phased-out by De- cember 31, 2021. To learn more, visit www.seitz24.com INFORMATIONCENTRAL Products and Services for Drycleaners SECAUCUS,­NJ — Hi-Steam is introducing the Turbo- 440 shirt finisher that is fast, gives high production and a beautiful, hand-finished look with few touch-ups. Unlike traditional shirt finishers, this new machine takes up much less space, uses much less steam and gives a great finish every time. With no hot metal buck, there are no broken buttons and no shine or color loss. All sizes, from size XS to 3XL, can be finished along with all fabrics from silk, linen, rayon, cotton, and microfiber. Internally, the double heat exchangers shorten the dry timing with more heat. Other features include a solid buck, auto collar clamp, auto shoulder expander, auto front paddles, and rounded cuff clamps. The new unit was demonstrated at the Clean Show. To learn more, visit www.histeam.com. New­York­State­approval­for­alternative­solvent Space-saving­shirt­finisher­ DATELINE S ­ ­ 2019 July­12 Michigan Institute of Laundering and Drycleaning, annual membership meeting. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI. Call (877) 390-6453. July­14 Basic Spotting 101 with Alternative Solvents course sponsored by the Neighbor- hood Cleaners Association, Bronx, NY. Call (800) 888- 1622. July­14­DEC Class, two-day course on consecutive Sundays, sponsored by the Neighbor- hood Cleaners Association, New York, NY. Call (800) 888- 1622. July­15 Introduction to Dryclean- ing one-week course at the Drycleaning and Laundry Insti- tute, Laurel, MD. Call (800) 638-2627. July­17 Brad Friel Memorial Clean Classic, sponsored by the North East Fabricare Associa- tion. Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA. Call (603) 635-0322. July­22 Advanced Drycleaning two-week course at the Drycleaning and Laundry Insti- tute, Laurel, MD. Call (800) 638-2627. July­29-August­2 Radical Drycleaning/Stain Removal, five-day course sponsored by the Neighborhood Cleaners As- sociation, Bronx, NY. Call (800) 888-1622. July­31-August­3 Textile Care Allied Trades Association an- nual conference. Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, CA. Call (813) 348-0075. August­2-4 Midwest Drycleaning and Laundry Institute annual convention, Cincinnati, OH. Call (765) 969-5745. August­3-4 Pressing and Finish- ing, two-day course sponsored by the Neighborhood Cleaners Association, Bronx, NY. Call (800) 888-1622. August­18 Advanced Stain Re- moval and Bleaching course sponsored by the Neighbor- hood Cleaners Association, Bronx, NY. Call (800) 888- 1622. August­9 Minnesota Cleaners As- sociation annual meeting, Treasure Island Resort, Welch. MN. Call (763) 213-3231. August­19 Introduction to Drycleaning one-week course at the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute, Laurel, MD. Call (800) 638-2627. September­14 Day of Education sponsored by the Illinois Pro- fessional Drycleaners and Launderers Association, 1901 Landmeier Rd, Elk Grove Vil- lage, IL. Call (800) 462-4732. September­17-19­Textile Rental Services Association annual conference, Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, Boston. MA. Call (703) 519-0029. September­19-20 Wisconsin Fab- ricare Institute Dry Cleaning Expo. WFI offices, Milwaukee, WI. Call (414) 78-0640. September­21-22, 2019­Green- Earth Workshop, Kansas City, MO. Call (816) 944-3431. September­22 Technical Training at the Counter for Customer Service Representatives course sponsored by the Neighbor- hood Cleaners Association, New York NY. Call (800) 888- 1622. September­22-25 Independent Textile Rental Association an- nual convention. Hyatt Re- gency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. Call (706) 637-6552. 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