Sapphire Scientific News Bulletin / July 7, 2015

Sapphire’s 370 Truckmount Earns Gold “Seal of Approval” from Carpet and Rug Institute

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Adding to the distinction of the Sapphire Scientific truckmount line, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has awarded the top-selling 370 truckmount its coveted Certified Gold Seal of Approval.

After undergoing a battery of rigorous tests by a third-party firm, the 370 demonstrated that it’s a truckmount built for cleaning success! As Ron Britton, Director of Cleaning Products at Legend Brands noted, “When looking for a superior truckmount, you want the best quality components with a high-performing heat source. Our patented heat exchange system not only heats water to an optimal temperature for cleaning, but also maintains a consistent temperature from start to finish. The 370 is proof that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get an exceptionally built, single wand truckmount and the CRI Gold Seal of Approval confirms that!”

What the CRI Seal of Approval Means

According to the CRI, “The Seal of Approval for carpet extraction equipment only tests the effectiveness of carpet cleaning equipment without the use of chemicals and certifies deep cleaning extractors that effectively remove soil without damage to the carpet. The test lab uses a method called XRF in which an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) detects elements of each compound used to soil a controlled carpet and determine their concentrations after a cleaning process.”

Not all extractors are good enough to earn this distinction. The blue and green seal helps customers recognize that they are buying quality products.

CRI also notes that to qualify for the Seal, extractors must meet stringent standards in all three test categories:

* Amount of residual moisture removed from the carpet from a wet cleaning process

* Amount of soil removed from the carpet

* Impact of the equipment on carpet fibers and appearance

The Seal of Approval validates what we’ve known and shared with customers for a long time: the 370 truckmount is an outstanding machine – it not only delivers a superior clean but also helps maintain the finish and original appearance of carpets.

Many features make the 370 the industry’s top choice

Sapphire made a stir in the cleaning and restoration industry when it first introduced the 370 truckmount in 2009. The 370’s slim chassis was almost half the size of similarly equipped units while featuring the power, advanced features and premium components of much larger units. Its compact size and power countered the industry trend to build ever-larger truckmounts and anticipated the dramatic shift to smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Sapphire has gone on to introduce a complete line of space-saving truckmounts, a new standard-setting direct drive unit and a variety of premium accessories, including the HOSS 700 rotary carpet cleaning tool, the Upholstery Pro, and the HVE3000 portable extractor. The 370 has become an industry leader as a compact truckmount and a consistently preferred machine with cleaners who value its performance and compact size.

The CRI Gold Seal of Approval is one more way that Sapphire Scientific is being recognized for its ongoing commitment to produce great equipment that exceeds customers’ expectations.