Washing machine replaces water with tiny nylon polymer beads

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A new green-friendly washing machine — that uses only one cup of water along with tiny nylon polymer beads – is set to go on sale next year, according to this article today.

 
The machine leaves clothes virtually dry and aims to save up to 90% of water used by conventional machines, and 30% less energy. Thousands of tiny, reusable nylon polymer beads attract and absorb dirt under humid conditions.
 
The Blog is just wondering how the nylon beads will impart that newly-washed freshness, or whether additional chemicals will need to be added into the mix.
 
(photo: Rex)

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2 Responses to Washing machine replaces water with tiny nylon polymer beads

  1. Greg Koski 28 June, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    Add plasticizer and give your clothes that ‘new car’ smell :)

    Great idea though

  2. Robbo 29 June, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    I wonder how tiny these nylon balls are. Could be tricky getting them out of woollies?

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