Staff Photo by Allison Carter/Chattanooga Times Free Press - Dec 10, 2010 - At Preferred Cleaners, a dry cleaning business in Hixson, Christine Bentley, a silk presser, steam irons a green silk dress.  Prior to the steam cleaning, it was dry cleaned using Rynex, an eco-friendly solvent.
Staff Photo by Allison Carter/Chattanooga Times Free Press - Dec 10, 2010 - At Preferred Cleaners, a dry cleaning business in Hixson, Christine Bentley, a silk presser, steam irons a green silk dress. Prior to the steam cleaning, it was dry cleaned using Rynex, an eco-friendly solvent.
published Friday, December 17th, 2010
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Rick Strickland, owner of Preferred Cleaners, said the eco-friendly Rynex solvent he uses is non-carcinogenic, biodegradable and has a low toxicity, unlike traditional solvents long used in the industry. In addition to the solvents being easy on the Earth, a special machine is able to reclaim 99 percent of the solvent used.

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