The Hydrofinity washing system is the first commercial washing machine globally to be awarded Environmentally Preferable Product Certification by international body, SCS Global Services (SCS). The certification shows that the Hydrofinity system provides better environmental performance than conventional commercial washing machines.

The certified 25kg capacity Hydrofinity machine uses XOrbs – created by parent company Xeros Technologies to reduce water consumption.

Keith Killpack, manager, LCA Services at SCS Global said: “SCS Global Services is pleased to certify the Hydrofinity 25kg Commercial Washing Machine as an environmentally preferable product. This is through its lower environmental impacts throughout its life cycle as compared to a conventional washing machine. Hydrofinity has taken one more step to establish its position as an environmental leader in its industry.”

To test the washing machine and assess its environmental benefits, SCS completed a life-cycle assessment of the Hydrofinity machine alongside a conventional commercial washing machine.

This analysis looked at both machines from cradle to grave, meaning from raw material extraction and processing right through to end-of-life disposal.

Mark Nichols, CEO for Xeros Technology Group said: "Our core purpose at Xeros is to radically improve the sustainability of water-intensive processes and we are delighted to have SCS Global’s analysis to further back up our own claims! An accredited independent specialist in life cycle analysis has now confirmed that our technology for the commercial laundry market is more sustainable on every level compared to a conventional washing machine from water savings, to CO2 emission, energy savings to ozone depletion potential. Our world must become sustainable and the team at Xeros will keep on working until it is!"