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Sapphire Scientific release 10.28

October 28, 2010
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Sapphire delivers long-awaited innovation in area rug cleaning chemicals
Prescott, Ariz. – Sapphire’s new line of area rug cleaning chemicals is a long-needed update to area rug cleaning chemistry. Lisa Wagner, rug care columnist for Cleanfax Magazine and co-owner of the San Diego Rug Cleaning Company, said “I’ve used just about every rug cleaning chemical out there, and there have been some good ones – but not GREAT ones. These Sapphire products are, in my opinion, game-changers for rug and fabric care.” Well-known for her hands-on rug training workshops and her “Rug Chick” blog, Wagner said, “These are products for textile professionals who are looking to better their cleaning results, lessen dye migration risks, and boost productivity and profits in the process.”
The browning and staining of natural fibers is one of the biggest challenges for area rug cleaning. Sapphire’s new Natural Fiber Cleaner cleans natural fibers thoroughly while a low pH formulation prevents bleeding and browning. Natural Fiber Cleaner is a one step application, which makes area rug cleaning fast and efficient. The product also leaves a silky hand feel, and in most situations only a clear water rinse is required.
Soiling and odor problems in area rugs often require special attention. Area Rug Cleaner and Deodorizer quickly and thoroughly cleans moderate soiling, and neutralizes tough odor problems. This product is safe for use on wool and other natural fibers. It should be followed with a neutralizing rinse, and it is recommended for in-plant use only.
Smoke and soot odors require special attention. A true timesaver, Fiber Smoke Wash''s specialty surfactants and powerful solvent system attack greasy, oily soils, while select essential oils help to counteract smoke odors. Smoke Wash can be used as a preconditioner and as a dry foam cleaner.
Perhaps the biggest challenge is dye loss and migration. Dye Stabilizer & Rinse can sometimes correct dye migration from previous cleaning attempts. This product can be used as a rinse extraction after cleaning, and as a pure organic acid it has no surfactant additives that leave residues behind, a common complaint on most fiber rinses. Dye Stabilizer and Rinse can also be effective at removing urine contamination.
“I believe that for the past 30 years very little innovation has occurred in the chemical side of the business,” said Jim Pemberton, President of Pembertons Cleaning and Restoration Supplies, “I’m very happy to see Sapphire take the lead in rug and fine fabric cleaning chemistry.”
Sapphire chemicals also include detergents, rinses, spotters, and specialty odor control products for carpets and upholstery, and also produces a line of professional truckmounts, portable extractors, and cleaning tools. Visit for more details.
About Sapphire Scientific
Sapphire Scientific is part of the Legend Brands family of companies that produces specialty chemical products, truckmounts, cleaning equipment and portable environmental control tools. Legend Brands companies, which include Dri-Eaz Products, ProRestore Products, and Sapphire Scientific, conduct world-class research, provide industry-leading education and develop new solutions for the restoration and maintenance of healthier indoor environments.
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