Eco-Friendly Technologies That Save

Clean Chemistry

Ryko is committed to helping car wash owners provide the best car wash experience while saving money, water and the environment. That’s why we offer you superior, environmentally-safe cleaning products for both the automatic and self-service car wash industry.

Our EnviroSafe cleaning program for Ryko car wash chemicals conforms to today’s most important environmental standards and includes the following characteristics:

  • Total chemical packaging in recyclable containers
  • No Hydrofluoric Acid or Ammonium Bifluoride
  • No Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs)
  • No phosphates
  • Readily Biodegradable
  • No formaldehyde
  • No ozone depleting compounds
  • No VOCs

This overall positioning does not stop at the point of manufacturing and blending but rather is carried through to the customer and your consumers through a certification program with owner/operators of convenience stores and consumer education in point-of-sale materials.  Drivers getting their car washed at your Ryko facility can be assured the car wash chemicals being used to clean their vehicle are safe, non hazardous, biodegradable and carry no phosphates.

Water Conservation

Our chemical-free products also eliminate the need for water softener salt and maintenance and require no electricity. Ryko’s reclaim systems – an important part of our water conservation efforts – are designed to lower water usage rates by up to 80 percent, which in turn reduces operating costs.  Through these systems we have saved billions of gallons of water in the last decade alone.

To save water, Ryko car washes use computer-controlled systems and high-pressure nozzles and pumps. In addition, Ryko’s novel CleanTouch technology also uses less water and fewer chemicals, offering an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to touchless car wash systems.


Materials recycling is also an important part of Ryko’s manufacturing and production facility in Grimes.  Currently, the plant operation staff recycles scrap aluminum, scrap stainless steel, scrap steel, scrap wood from nonreusable pallets, wire spools, and crating, cardboard, used plastic chemical containers, scrap electrical wire and office paper.