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SAFECHEM Europe GmbH was founded in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. SAFECHEM is an experienced provider of services and solutions related to the safe and sustainable use of solvents for high quality dry cleaning. Committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and Product Stewardship, SAFECHEM develops innovative business models and services to optimize the balance between ecology, economy and social responsibility. Therefore, the company has received several recognitions from organizations such as the United Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the German Ministry for the Environment as well as from the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). SAFECHEM is seen as best practice example for driving Circular Economy.

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Perchloroethylene (PER) is the benchmark cleaning agent for the dry cleaning of valuable garments. Today, 95% of such textiles are labeled with the care label for cleaning with PER. Within a Service Alliance of leading equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and responsible distributors, we are establishing THE NEW STANDARD, an offering for the safe and sustainable use of PER. THE NEW STANDARD encompasses products and services like the SAFE-TAINER™ system that applies a closed-loop solution based on DOWPER™ Pure Power to manage the well-researched product-specific risks. In addition, newly developed service elements help to extend the solvent’s life-time.

The latest innovation from Dow and SAFECHEM, which has been developed together with industry experts, is SENSENE, a solvent based for modified alcohols. SENSENE does not only mean excellent cleaning results, but is appealing to all senses: seeing, as the textiles keep their bright colours after cleaning, smelling, because the cleaned textiles smell fresh and pleasant, and touching as the textiles feel good and are easy to iron. At the same time SENSENE is appealing on the sense for business. The cleaning process performance is improved and the new solvent can be used easily in the cleaning machine. And last but not least using SENSENE means having a sense for the environment because the solvent is based on a responsible formulation.


DOWPER Pure Power Perchloroethylene

Perchloroethylene is the benchmark and leading solvent used in dry cleaning. This is due to its...

SAFECHEM Europe GmbH Tersteegenstr. 25 40474 Düsseldorf Germany +49 211/4389-300



The product-specific risks of PER are thoroughly researched and well known. To protect personnel and...

SAFECHEM Europe GmbH Tersteegenstr. 25 40474 Düsseldorf Germany +49 211/4389-300


MAXICHECK Pure Power Test Kit

The MAXICHECK™ Pure Power Test Kit enables textile cleaners to test the solvent stability on site....

SAFECHEM Europe GmbH Tersteegenstr. 25 40474 Düsseldorf Germany +49 211/4389-300


MAXISTAB Pure Power Stabiliser

Modern cleaning technology allows longer solvent use and almost no solvent loss. However, the...

SAFECHEM Europe GmbH Tersteegenstr. 25 40474 Düsseldorf Germany +49 211/4389-300

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