Joint venture with Veride results in breakthrough innovation for sustainable washing
In an era where commercial laundries wash linen using water volumes ranging anywhere from 4 to 10 litres per kg linen, we have joined forces with Veride, an international engineering company for environmental installations, to reduce fresh water consumption in commercial laundries by 80%. In combination with effective rainwater collection, this technology even enables the reduction of fresh water consumption to only 0,5 litre per kg of linen. This strategic joint venture now results in the launch of HydRO for laundries.
Close the loop
HydRO for laundries is a cost-effective plug-and-play technology for water recovery, treatment and recycling. The HydRO-technology offers a closed-loop water supply reclaiming at least 80% of the process water. In addition, the process water is transformed into fresh water of the best quality for the wash process and boiler house with all substances such as micro-plastics, heavy metals and bacteria filtered out.
Sustainable and competitive advantage
The HydRO-technology is an answer to the growing awareness and responsibility around water use and quality resulting in more and stricter effluent regulations in several European countries. With this technology, we want to transform the Professional Textile Care industry (PTC) and play a vital role in decreasing the environmental impact of industrial washing and contribute in lower water-related costs and thus increasing the competitiveness of our customers.
“Empowering our customers to massively reduce their water consumption and effluent bills, to save energy and reduce their CO2 impact significantly, that’s what this partnership is all about”, Alain Bostoen (CEO Christeyns) says. “As water recycling presents a huge opportunity for the laundry industry, we need to redefine water management for sustainable growth”, he explains. “Veride, in their turn, wanted to expand their business and start offering environmental solutions for industrial laundries”. Ward De Wachter (CEO Veride ) continues, “And that is how Christeyns came into the picture with their water and energy saving washing concepts and in-depth knowledge of the international PTC market. We wanted to link Christeyns’ know-how and broad customer base with global top-class technology to achieve this goal”.
Under the brand of HydRO for laundries, this newly founded joint venture ‘HydRO Global Solution’ will leverage Veride’s 20 years of expertise in sustainable water management and engineering with our strong presence and international expertise in the PTC industry. We can proudly say that the HydRO technology has already been implemented in over 10 industrial laundries in the BeNeLux.