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Coyne Textile Services - Pre-Laundering Techniques to Achieve Reductions in Water Use. OTA 2002.

  Coyne Textile Services, an industrial laundry service, used simple but effective toxics use reduction techniques that resulted in reductions of over 19,000 pounds of chemicals and conservation of 2 million gallons of water. This translates into over $25,000 in savings from the reduction of chemical use and wash loads, plus additional savings from water conservation. Their success in developing these new techniques has established Coyne Textile Services as a leader among their competition. Download PDF file (117.96 kB)

Brittany Dyeing and Printing Corporation - Innovative Textile Finishing Process. OTA 1999.

  With assistance from a $425,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's NICE3 program, Brittany Dyeing and Printing Corporation implemented a new technology for finishing fabric that is more efficient, cost effective, and generates less waste than traditional methods. The project was completed in December 1998, and is expected to provide the following benefits: reduce energy consumption by over 60% per unit weight of fabric; reduce air emissions by over 60%; increase production capability by over 100% through higher production speeds; reduce wastewater discharge almost 80%; and cut water use by over 65%. The company estimates that the new process will reduce annual operating costs (primarily energy, water and wastewater costs) by approximately $150,000, a 36% savings. Download PDF file (159.98 kB)