Kreussler Textile Chemistry, a leading international provider of professional textile care, has announced its partnership with Green Biologics, Inc. to produce bio-based SYSTEMK4.

Green Biologics will use its patented fermentation process to take locally-grown feedstocks from family-owned American farms and convert it through a low-energy, minimal waste process into the bio-based n-butanol used to produce SolvonK4, the main solvent in the SystemK4 drycleaning process.

Worldwide patented SolvonK4 is the first and only bio-based solvent in the drycleaning industry according to Kreussler, which is actively applying for the USDA BioPreferred certification. Bio-based products include diverse categories such as lubricants, cleaning products, inks, fertilisers, and bioplastics.

“We are pleased to be working in conjunction with Kreussler to bring SystemK4 bio-based drycleaning solution to market,” said Peter O'Loughlin, vice president of global sales, Green Biologics. “This is an excellent example of how we specialize in collaborating with a market leader to leverage our renewable specialty chemicals platform in new and unique applications to deliver value to customers."

Richard Fitzpatrick, vice president of Kreussler Inc. said: “This next step for SystemK4 adds a critical and significant advantage for our clients, the ability to market a bio-derived and sustainable cleaning fluid. Green Biologics advanced developments in fermentation has given us the ability to push solvent-based textile cleaning into a new level and completes the picture of unparalleled cleaning, cost-effective operations, extremely low risk, and true ecological benefits.”