February 25, 2014 08:00 ET

Xeros Cleaning System Named Edison Award Finalist

Xeros to Be Recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 30 in San Francisco

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) -  Xeros Cleaning System by Xeros has been named a 2014 Award Finalist in the Energy/Sustainability category by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

"It's exciting to see companies like Xeros continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' executive director. "Edison Awards recognizes the game‐changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers."

"We're honored to be chosen as a finalist for this prestigious award and to be recognized for our innovation in energy savings and sustainability," said Jonathan Benjamin, president, Xeros North America. "Xeros' polymer bead technology is changing the world of cleaning by using dramatically less water, energy, and detergent while delivering superior cleaning. Our customers are furthering their green initiatives while achieving unbeatable cost savings."

With the Xeros Commercial Laundry System, industrial laundries, hotels, fitness centers, and dry cleaners deliver superior cleaning results using polymer bead technology as compared to traditional "soap and water" methods. By combining the beads' molecular structure with a proprietary detergent solution, dirt from soiled items is attracted and absorbed by the beads, producing cleaner results. The reusable beads have a lifespan of hundreds of washes before being collected and recycled for reintroduction into the polymer supply chain. The patented, award-winning system uses 70% less water, up to 50% less energy, and approximately 50% less detergent.

Award winners will be announced April 30, 2014 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists' success in meeting the award's stringent criteria of quality. The voting panel includes members of American Association Advertising Agencies (4As), Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO), Design Management Institute (DMI), American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU), Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), Assoc. of Technology Mgmt & Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Past Edison Award Winners, Senior Level Marketers, Scientists, Designers, Engineers, and Academics.

About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The 2014 Edison Awards are sponsored by Ipsos. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit

About Xeros Cleaning
Xeros is changing the way textiles are cleaned. Using patented polymer bead technology, the Xeros System for commercial cleaning uses up to 70% less water, 50% less energy and approximately 50% less detergent, and delivers superior cleaning results compared to conventional washing. Xeros was named a top invention by TIME magazine; winner of 'Best Technological Breakthrough' in The Climate Week Awards 2011; nominated for the prestigious Edison Award; listed in World Wildlife Fund for Nature's survey of global 'Green Game Changers'; and has been awarded two Rushlight 2013 Awards for green innovation. Strategic partnerships include Green Earth Cleaning and BASF. Xeros is headquartered in the UK with offices in the U.S. and China. For additional information, please visit

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