Ktex Cleaning Solvent

The Winning Solvent for Better Cleaning, Increased Productivity and Lower Costs

Drop-in Drycleaning Solvent for Class IIIA Machines

Bardahl Manufacturing’s Reseach Laboratory combined their experience and knowledge of cleaning solvents and machines in an exclusive arrangement with the world’s leading manufacturer of drycleaning machines, Finanziaria Macchine Bolognese SPA (FMB Group) to developed Ktex™. This new non-halogenated cleaning solvent, approved for use only in FMB’s Firbimatic, Realstar and Union drycleaning machines, offers cleaners a system which cleans better, is efficient, and costs less to use. It is a drop in solvent for all these brands of modern Class IIIA drycleaning machines. Ktex cleaning solvent is available in the United States and Canada exclusively through the Industrial Division of the Street, Adco, Laidlaw Companies with both central and local technical support .

Excellent Cleaning Performance

Used together with one of Street’s, Adco’s or Laidlaw’s multi-fabric detergents, Ktex cleaning solvent provides excellent cleaning performance in removing all stains 
(lipophilic, hydrophilic and enzymatic), soils and other contaminants.

Gentle on All Common Fabrics, Accessories & Trims

Ktex is formulated to be gentle to most woven and non-woven items and trims including:

  • Natural fibers: wool, cotton, linen, silk

  • Synthetic fibers: nylon, polyester, acrylic  

  • Most leather, skins and furs  

  • Trims and accessories including buttons, beads, zippers, buckles and belts

Ktex also helps eliminate garment shrinkage and differential shrinkage.

Increases Productivity and Reduces Costs

Ktex enables you to perform most of the cleaning in the wheel, where it should be done.  Using Ktex, you can:

  • Reduce or eliminate most pre-brushing and pre-spotting

  • Significantly reduce recleans.

Ktex’s unique formula also makes pressing and finishing easier because cleaned items have a low tendency to wrinkle.

Maximum Customer Satisfaction:

Most of all, using Ktex will result in satisfied customers because you can return their garments with a like new appearance by:

  • Providing a soft and pleasant texture  

  • Maintaining garment size and color

  • Minimizing wear of fibers so garments last longer

  • Preserving color brightness and eliminating graying

  • Eliminating unpleasant odor that can persist in garments cleaned in other systems

To Learn More and to Start Using Ktex Cleaning Solvent, Call your Street or Adco/Laidlaw Regional Sales Manager or Visit

 Before using any chemical product, review the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for safe handling and proper disposal.

For professional drycleaning use only.

Ktex™ is a trademark of Bardahl Manufacturing Corporation.