ICI, Linde Gas Group and Dry Cleaning Equipment Manufacturers Join Forces To Deliver Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning Solution to the World; New

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- More than 100,000 commercial dry cleaning operations around the world now have the option of cleaning garmentswith a CO2 based liquid cleaning solution that is proven to cleanclothes effectively without risk of environmental problems or regulatorylimitations. The new cleaning fluid called Washpoint(TM) makes CO2 aviable alternative to existing solvents, some of which are highlyregulated on a global basis and subject to widespread health andenvironmental concerns.

Washpoint(TM) is a combination of CO2 and a revolutionary cleaning booster, and it was developed cooperatively by British specialty products and paints producer ICI and Germany's Linde Gas Group.