When it comes to washing, there is a way to do it with less. Less water, energy and chemicals. XC is a new textiles technology that uses reusable polymer spheres, which they call XOrbs, to wash and care for textiles. It’s scalable from home washes to heavy industrial use and it has already saved millions of liters of water.
To match this incredible cleaning technology, Xeros needed an IoT platform to communicate the water usage and other variables to the cloud. Combining the information with account administration allowed supervisors to manage their fleet of machines and estimate the savings the Xeros Washing Machines had on the environment.
Since the early 2000’s clothing production has doubled and is expected to double again in the next decade. We buy 60% more clothing than we did 15 years ago but only keep things for half as long, with a reported 84% of textiles ending up in landfills.
Studies have found if we could extend the life of 1 in 5 garments by just 10%, an estimated 6.4 million tonnes of textiles would be diverted from landfills, potentially saving 3 million tonnes of CO2 and 150 million liters of water every year.
Hotels and other commercial industries that use laundry will be looking to save money by using less water. Providing the software to monitor these savings ensures Xeros customers are achieving their promised return on investment.
The XC technology can be integrated at any scale to enhance commercial washing machines through the combination of our patented XDrum and XOrb technology. This robust technology can be scaled from small commercial drum sizes to over 2,000L machines for industry. The XOrbs are released through a closed-loop system, complimenting wash programmes to reduce the impact of laundry.
Using XOrbs allows for a significant reduction of water, chemistry and energy, with the benefit of more gentle mechanical action to improve wash performance and better care for fabrics allowing them to last longer. At the end of the cycle, the XDrum collects the XOrbs back into their storage system. Their team supports wash cycle development and the technical transfer process to enable our technology to work seamlessly with any washing machine brand.
NineTwoThree built the software that connected 1000s of washing machines around the world.
The Bombay Research Association performed a study that proved Xeros technology’s impact. It found that it significantly lessens the damage caused to fabrics during washing and found that it used 41% less water, 36% less energy and 21% less detergent than the comparison good green-standards machine.
NineTwoThree are both proud and excited to report that we helped Xeros reach a significant milestone. Thousands of organizations across the globe have saved millions of liters of water and reduced tons of trash by extending the life of garments since 2014! To learn more about Xeros Tech and the other ways they are helping the planet be sure to visit their website.