Technology has an active part in SELENA’s priorities. Machines and detergents are more and more efficient, so we always seek the best solutions to clean your items.
There has been recent heavy investment at our site. We have completely modernized the methods and process. In doing so, we improve our efficiency and reduce our potential environmental impact.
The machines SELENA uses are from brands such as Miele, Bowe, Primus, Veit, and Electrolux. Miele Company, for instance, is well-known all over the world for its quality products like washing and drying machines. One of the reasons for their success is the exceptional technology production of honeycomb drum. It allows reducing the clothes wear-and-tear, during the washing process. As this production technology is patented, you can meet it only in Miele machines.
We work to ensure that any discharges that we make to atmosphere are below the permitted levels and to ensure that perchlorethylen is recycled efficiently.
We continually seek improved energy-efficient processes and equipment. So we work closely with our suppliers to achieve this.
In dry cleaning, the solvent used was typically perchloroethylen. But now, as it does not remove water-based stains well and the solvent isn’t ecologic, SELENA has chosen to develop the wet cleaning process. It is cold-water washing and air drying, using a computer-controlled washer and dryer. Wet cleaning is an excellent solution for wool, leather, sensitive and gentle garments.
Laundry process includes agitation, rinsing, drying and pressing (ironing). The washing will often be done at a temperature above room temperature to increase the activities of any chemicals used and the solubility of stains, and high temperatures kill micro-organisms that may be present. As we only use European detergents, it is also a guarantee against allergic risk.