"GreenEarth" is a clear, odorless, non-toxic liquid that pretty much looks like water, but it has characteristics of an organic solvent. Chemically known as decamethylpentacyclosiloxane, or D5, it has been patented as a drycleaning solvent with highly desirable performance characteristics for all types olf fabrics.
Apart from being harmless to humans and the environment, "GreenEarth" is a better drycleaning solvent than the traditional "perc" because:
- It is less aggresive on colors (dyes) and fabric texture, and virtually non-destructive to sequins and plastics, including buttons
- In contrast to "perc" it does not appreciably darken the whites, primarily because it accumulates less process by-product residues called "fatty acids"