Environmentally Friendly

In 2008/2009, Nu -Yale Cleaners installed a new revolutionary dry cleaning process called Glacier Dry Cleaning. Nu-Yale Cleaners is proud to be the first in the Kentuckiana area and a leader across the country to adopt this revolutionary break through in green dry cleaning technology.  This dry cleaning process is not only better and gentler for your clothes but also environmentally friendly.

The basic component of the system is a Halogen-free, bio-based solvent has earned the USDA Certified Bio-based Product label with its 88% bio-based formula. When used properly, Glacier Dry Cleaning eliminates environmental risk to air, water, soil, and, most importantly, humans.  In addition, it is hypo-allergenic and has been tested as “very good” by dermatologists.

  • The Glacier Dry Cleaning process delevoped by Solvair® cleans with a biodegradable formulation of cleaning additives and an environmentally friendly cleaning liquid.
  • The Glacier Dry Cleaning System has been designed to maximize the recycling and reuse of cleaning liquids and supplies within the system.
  • All process wastes are managed with a system that eliminates emissions to the environment and ensures reclamation of recyclable materials.
  • The process does not add to greenhouse gases or smog formation and is energy efficient.

Certified Environmental Drycleaner

Nu-Yale Dry Cleaner’s has been certified by the International Fabricare Institute for being
environmentally safe and/or friendly. Nu-Yale has been committed for years toward protecting
the environment and satisfying the standards of the IFI while provide quality service.


How it works…

The Machine

The cleaning process is conceptually similar to home washing. Garments are placed in the machine in a wheel that spins. Glacier Dry Cleaning is so effective, that items usually separated, like reds and whites or heavy and light garments, can be cleaned together.

Clothes are cleaned with an effective and biodegradable cleaning liquid which is continually purified and reused. After the cleaning cycle, the wheel is pressurized for the drying process. The same machine is used for both cleaning and drying.
Drying Rinses

A major benefit of the process is that drying is performed without heat. Instead, liquid CO2 gently bathes clothes as they float in the wheel. A series of cool liquid CO2 rinses thoroughly removes the remaining cleaning liquid from the clothes.

At the end of the drying cycle, the pressure is reduced until the CO2 converts from a liquid to a gas, completely drying the garments. Heavy and light items dry evenly and at the same time. The process continually purifies and reuses the CO2.


Made from Corn

SOLVONK4, the main ingredient in SYSTEMK4, the technology that drives Glacier Dry Cleaning, is the first and only dry cleaning solvent produced in part from plant-based renewable resources, replacing its previous carbon source (crude oil) with carbon from corn. The biobased materials used in the production of SOLVONK4 are produced at a retooled ethanol plant in Minnesota, and all the corn processed at the plant comes from over 150 family-owned farms.

At Nu-Yale Cleaners, we care about the environment and that’s why we’ve chosen a truly renewable and sustainable process to deliver exceptional quality and service to you.