The Cold Hard Facts

Jean Teller |

NEW ORLEANS — Have you ever wondered about the efficacy of ozone laundering? Ever had a bad experience with ozone? A new study, from ClearWater Tech with research conducted by North Carolina State University’s Physical Testing Laboratory in the College of Textiles, answers those questions.

Cameron Tapp, founder and president of ClearWater Tech, along with Dr. Jan Ballard, supervisor of the NCSU’s Physical Testing Laboratory, and March DeBrum, assistant sales manager/applications engineer for ClearWater, provided the results of the unique study during a press conference on the first day of Clean Show 2013.

The study compared laundry whiteness, pill resistance and tear strength/tongue tear method using both the EcoTex ozone cold-water technology from ClearWater and traditional hot-water methods of laundering linens and garments. Ballard presented during the press conference how the study was conducted on 50 cycles of washing using both methods, and DeBrum offered the results showing that the ozone methods were at least 11% more efficient that traditional methods.

Those using the ozone method would also experience considerable savings, particularly in the area of hot water and energy usage, which, according to the ClearWater study, offers at least a 90% savings in those areas. Significant savings may also be experienced in the areas of electricity usage, water and sewer costs, and facility cost and labor time.

More from the ClearWater press conference will appear here in the near future.

About the author

Jean Teller

Contributing Editor, American Trade Magazines

Jean Teller is contributing editor at American Trade Magazines. She can be contacted at


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