09 Jan 2018

Xeros Technology Group plc (AIM: XSG, ‘the Group’, ‘Xeros’), the developer and provider of patented polymer based technologies with multiple commercial applications, today unveils a domestic washing machine incorporating its three new innovative technologies, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This innovation has the potential to transform the $127bn global domestic laundry market, bringing environmentally sustainable cleaning into the home.

The technology represents a breakthrough in domestic washing, by cleaning clothes with up to 50% reductions in water, detergent and energy, whilst delivering a demonstrably superior clean.

The domestic machine also includes a filtering system which greatly reduces the amount of synthetic microfibers from the washing process from entering rivers and oceans. In so doing, Xeros has honoured the commitments it made to the United Nations Ocean Conference in June 2017.

Mark Nichols, Chief Executive of Xeros, said: “We’re very excited about the launch of our domestic machine at CES with its three new technologies.The global domestic laundry opportunity is enormous: 119 million machines are sold annually around the world, and the global market of both machines and detergent together has an annual retail value of $127bn. This is a key development for us. Our technologies provide a sizeable and growing group of consumers with home washing machines that are environmentally friendly, using considerably less water, detergent and power as well as providing better cleaning and fabric care.”

The launch will showcase three new Xeros-developed technologies: 

·      XOrb

An evolution of the polymer technology used in Xeros’ commercial laundry solution, at the heart of Xeros’ home laundry system is XOrb™ technology: reusable, recyclable and safe. XOrb™ technology enables the cleaning of clothes through absorption, adsorption and mechanical action.

The XOrbs result in a significant reduction in water, power and chemical use and are dispensed and retrieved from the wash in the Xeros XDrum™.

·      XDrum

The XDrum is a system which enables manufacturers to incorporate XOrb™ technology into their own-branded home washing machine designs with minimal disruption to their manufacturing process and at low cost.

For the first time, manufacturers will be able to offer consumers the benefits of Xeros that have previously only been available to commercial laundry operations.

·      XFiltra

In response to the growing awareness of the environmental impact of harmful microparticles entering the water system from the washing of synthetic garments, Xeros has developed the XFiltra™.

Compatible with any home washing machine, the XFiltra includes an integrated pump, filter and dewatering device that provides a simple, low-maintenance filtration solution that cleans wash water before its release to sewage systems.

For a video demonstrating the technologies, please visit: https://xeroscleaning.wistia.com/medias/5b9f2zp34i 

Enquiries: 

Xeros Technology Group plc
Mark Nichols, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Denney, Chief Financial Officer

Tel: 0114 321 6328

Instinctif Partners
Adrian Duffield / Helen Tarbet / Mikael Astrand

Tel: 020 7457 2020

Notes to Editors

Xeros Technology Group plc (LN: XSG) is a platform technology company that is reinventing water intensive industrial and commercial processes by reducing water and chemistry usage with its polymer technologies. Its patented technologies have the capacity to provide material economic, operational and sustainability improvements that are unattainable with traditional processes.  The Group is currently exploiting its intellectual property in three areas: Cleaning Technologies, Tanning Technologies and Textile Technologies. Xeros has a number of agreements in place with such international organisations as BASF, Hilton and Wollsdorf Leder.

Water scarcity is a global imperative. Out of the 1.3 billion km3 of water on the planet, only 0.5% is accessible by people. More than 80% of this water is from ground sources that are being rapidly depleted. Immediate problems caused by this over extraction include infrastructure collapse, with further stress being caused by pollution.

As a result, there are major supply implications to address, not least in the global domestic laundry market, which is estimated to use 10 trillion litres of water per annum.

For more information, please visithttp://www.xerostech.com/