November 20, 2008 – Burlington, Wash. Legend Brands, the parent company of Dri-Eaz Products and Unsmoke/Microban, has established a new corporate entity called Sapphire Scientific to launch a revolutionary system for carpet cleaning professionals.
“Sapphire Scientific will redefine mobile carpet cleaning
and set a new standard for the next 15 years,” said Bill Bruders, President/CEO
of Legend Brands. Sapphire products will utilize the best technology available
for all components of the cleaning system. “Carpet cleaning has seen little
innovation since the introduction of truck mount equipment many years ago. Our
goal is to challenge every component of the system to produce the best, most
efficient system possible.”
Cleaning application products will be developed from the
ground up by industry experts with extensive experience. “We’re utilizing the
latest developments in detergents, surfactants and stain-removal chemistry,”
said John Ormsby, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We want to ensure
that we’re providing products that will deliver the best performance and the
Sapphire Scientific is operating out of a Prescott, Ariz.,
facility, where start-up personnel Mike Roden and Joe Domin, are currently
developing products. Roden has over 30 years of experience in truck mount
engineering and is responsible for several key technologies used in almost all
truck mounts today. Domin, widely recognized as the guru of carpet cleaning
chemistry, has four decades of experience developing highly effective cleaning
chemicals. Mike Kerner, formerly Senior Scientist for ServiceMaster Clean, is
also serving as a key part of Sapphire’s development team.
According to Bruders, preliminary test data of the truck
mount design concepts is showing excellent performance improvements over
existing truck mounts. “Our early tests show a lot of promise,” said Bill.
“This equipment will redefine performance and reliability for truck mount
extraction for many years.”
Sapphire Scientific is part of a family of brands under the
Legend Brands banner. It includes Microban/Unsmoke applications, produced by
ProRestore in Coraopolis, Penn., and Dri-Eaz Products in Burlington.