Who is SWATAB?
SWATAB is a Swedish company with a focus on a sustainable society. With a new patented product, SWATAB can offer everyone an opportunity to wash their clothes completely chemical-free. For us, the key words health, environment, energy and economy are always at the forefront of development and manufacturing.
We are proud to contribute to a cleaner world. With our innovative chemical-free system for washing textiles, we improve health and the environment. The economic benefits grow by the possibilities of washing at lower temperatures, drying for shorter times and reducing energy.
With their products and knowledge, SWATAB shall
- Help customers meet their environmental goals.
- Deliver products and services with high quality.
- Prevent pollution and unnecessary chemical emissions.
An important part of SWATAB's business idea is to be able to wash efficiently without chemicals in order to improve environmental and personal health. We supply everything you need for a chemical-free laundry experience.
Laundry. For a process that’s about cleaning, its impact on the environment is downright dirty. Consider this: The average family of five does 500 loads of laundry each year. Globally, that amounts to 29 billion loads. And generates 700 million plastic jugs of laundry detergent in US landfills alone each year. Not to mention the pollutants that flow into water systems. In fact, 90 percent of all chemicals washed into sewage from households consists of cleaning liquid, detergent and fabric softener. Detergents also contain micro plastics that pass through water treatment plants and into lakes, streams and oceans.
But what if you could make laundry cleaner? That’s the idea behind SWATAB, Scandinavian Water Technology AB. To wash without detergents, at lower temperatures, with shorter drying times through their revolutionary product DIRO-TM21, named for the process involved, “De-Ionized Reverse Osmosis.”
DIRO-TM21 is a filter system that can be readily installed in any public or private facility. The unit is placed between the incoming water source and the washing machine and creates ultra-clean water. Water so pure, detergents and fabric softeners aren’t needed. Because DIRO filters out particles in the water that can adhere to fabric, the laundry comes out not only super clean, but extra soft to the touch. DIRO’s product lifecycle is estimated to be up to 15 years.
Beyond costs savings for consumers who no longer need to purchase detergents and softeners, DIRO’s benefits are significant. Cutting down on chemical detergents leads to lower acidification in water sources. The DIRO system reduces energy consumption by up to 40 percent. And the service life of machines will be longer because, without detergent, no lime-scale buildup occurs.
If this innovation or others like it penetrates 10 percent of the target market by 2027, the global greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced with 21 million tons of CO2e annually.
Under SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) Northern Europe, have prepared a SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) profile for promising upcoming technology companies in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, which explains how each company contributes to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The report was presented at the UN Ocean Conference in New York, June 2017. SWATAB is one of the companies that was presented in the report.
During the UN Ocean Conference in New York SDSN made a video interview with Isabella Lövin, Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, who during the SIF Oceans received SDSN’s report. Link to Youtube
Link to SDSN, Northern Europe
Link to SIFO
SWATAB, Scandinavian Water Technology, vinner Malmö Cleantech City Award 2016! Genom workshops har juryn diskuterat genom alla 40 deltagande företag i tävlingen - motiveringen för SWATAB som den slutliga vinnaren lyder: A true innovation uses known technology in brand new applications. The winner of this years Malmö Cleantech City Award is indeed such an innovation. The solution has multiple environmental, economic and health benefits. It can easily be installed into exsisting laundry rooms without any need to exchange machinery. SWATAB has a truly unique solution and it is the choice of the Malmö Cleantech City Award jury because this is something they would like to see installed in their laundry rooms.
Read more on http://www.malmocleantechcity.se/stort-grattis-swatab-vinnare-av-malmo-cleantech-city-award-2016/