Xeros Technology Group, the developer and provider of patented polymer-based technologies with multiple commercial applications, unveiled a domestic washing machine incorporating its three new innovative technologies, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company said this innovation has the potential to transform the $127bn global domestic laundry market, bringing environmentally sustainable cleaning into the home.
The technology is said to provide 50% reductions in water, detergent and energy, whilst delivering a demonstrably superior clean.
The domestic machine also includes a filtering system, which greatly reduces the amount of synthetic microfibres from the washing process from entering rivers and oceans. In so doing, Xeros has honoured the commitments it made to the United Nations Ocean Conference in June 2017.
At the heart of Xeros’ home laundry system is the XOrb polymer technology. XOrb represents years of research focused on the needs of the consumer and the need to save a valuable resource – water. Allowing washing machines to work more efficiently while using just a fraction of the water traditionally needed, XOrbs deliver a range of features including cold water washing, powerful stain removal, easier ironing and garment protection that keep clothes looking newer for longer. XOrbs last for many hundreds of washes before needing to be replaced and recycled.
The XDrum is an inexpensive system that enables manufacturers to incorporate XOrb technology into home washing machine designs. This means that for the first time, manufacturers will be able to offer consumers the many benefits of washing with XOrbs that have only been available to commercial laundry operations.
The XFiltra includes an integrated pump, filter and dewatering device. Unfiltered water enters the XFiltra where the microfibres are trapped and are spun dry into a solid disk for easy removal. When the XFiltra is ready for cleaning, it can be opened, and the dry microfibre disc removed and put into the everyday waste.