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Danville Inventor Develops 'Permanent' Stain Repellent

DANVILLE (CBS SF) -- An East Bay inventor claims he has developed a permanent stain repellent.

Greg Van Buskirk's project began fourteen years ago when he worked at Clorox as a chemist.  But, the company eventually pulled the plug on the repellant.

"Our needs out of the project weren't the same as Clorox's need, financially and so forth," Buskirk told KPIX 5.

But when Buskirk retired in Danville, he started tinkering again and eventually created what he calls "Sofft."

The product works as a fabric softener that treats the clothes and adds an invisible shield, allowing spills to be wiped right off of fabrics.

Buskirk says keeping clothes cleaner longer can help save water, electricity, and even expensive detergent.

The project is still in its Kickstarter phase.  Contributions can be made here.


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