Green Earth® is the brand name for a unique dry cleaning process using liquid silicone (D5) as the solvent. Liquid silicone is an odorless, colorless liquid that is an excellent carrier for detergents and additives and is environment friendly. Green Earth® is an exclusive, patented dry cleaning process whose name and logo are trademarked (there are no “generic” forms of Green Earth® ).
Green Earth® liquid silicone is a safe, natural byproduct of sand. Liquid silicone degrades into sand (SiO2) and trace amounts of water and carbon dioxide if spilled or released to the environment. It is not classified as a volatile organic compound (VOC) by the U.S. EPA, does not contribute to smog formation and is recognized as safe for air, soil and water. The EPA does not regulate liquid silicone’s use in dry cleaning or any of its many other applications.
Green Earth® solution is different from dry cleaning solvents in that it is chemically inert, meaning it does not interact with textiles or dyes during the cleaning process. The magic of the Green Earth® Cleaning process is how silicone emulsifies with silicone optimized detergents, creating a highly effective cleaning action that does not rely on aggression. This helps preserve the quality of garments, eliminate problems with color loss, maintain a soft “hand” and prevent shrinkage. Unlike petroleum based solvents like perc or hydrocarbon, D5 is odorless and does not leave a chemical smell on clothes.