NEWS ALERT: Remove Stains Easily with ECO STAIN-OFF™ Natural Stain Remover

As small as they sometimes are, stains are a nuisance and source of anxiety and embarrassment. They raise questions such as, “Will my new carpet ever be the same after the kids spilled chocolate milk on it?” or “What can I do if spaghetti sauce splatters all over my white shirt at an important business dinner?” Fortunately, Bionetix® International’s new ECO STAIN-OFF™ is here to make life easier for you by being tough on stains.

ECO STAIN-OFF™ is a biological-based stain remover that works on a variety of fabrics, textiles, and hard surfaces. It contains naturally-derived free enzymes and probiotics that attack and digest stains. It is especially effective on enzymatic stains such as blood, grass, milk, chocolate, and chocolate milk. It is also great for cleaning other soils and stains such as wine, food, dirt, greases, oils, and tomato sauces.

ECO STAIN-OFF™ is easy to use and safe on skin. Simply spray the soiled material with ECO STAIN-OFF™ and leave it to sit for a while, allowing the enzymes to work. Then rinse out by hand or wash as normal in a washing machine.

ECO STAIN-OFF™ was tested on seven different types of stains. In each case, ECO STAIN-OFF™ made a noticeable improvement in the cleanliness of the pre-stained swatches compared to those that remained untreated and unwashed. In many cases, it was difficult to even detect that the fabrics treated with ECO STAIN-OFF™ had even been stained.

In a world filled with mistakes and accidents, there are plenty of times ECO STAIN-OFF™ is needed. It can be used as both a surface stain cleaner and as a laundry pre-soak for tough stains. It is an excellent option for both home and professional laundering, custodial services, and as a pocket stain cleaner for spills or accidents away from home (e.g., at restaurants or while travelling). Contact Bionetix® to be ready next time you need to remove spaghetti, blood, ink, ketchup, or other stains naturally:!

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blood stains, remove ink stains, remove ketchup stains, Bionetix

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NEWS ALERT: Bionetix® Sees Clear Shift Toward Probiotic Cleaners at ISSA Amsterdam

Bionetix® International’s visit to ISSA Amsterdam, May 10th-13th, was a great window into the world of cleaning technology trends. The team of six from the U.S., Canada, Italy, and Croatia saw an obvious shift toward more environmentally friendly cleaners, with a strong interest in the probiotics that Bionetix® sells. Drawing on a combined stock of six languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Croatian), the Bionetix® team was able to make many positive connections with international guests. Overall, it was a great opportunity to build relationships with current distributors and key clients.

Many attendees wanted to learn more about how Bionetix
® probiotic technologies work alone and in conjunction with traditional cleaning products. There was a special interest in HYGIEA™ and ABC Series concentrates by manufacturers and formulators looking to add biological cleaning mechanisms (bacteria and enzymes) to their products for synergy and improved sustainability. Other areas of interest were wastewater treatment, bioremediation, odor control, private labeling, food industry products, institutional cleanup, and more.

ISSA Amsterdam was also a great time to meet potential new suppliers with improved raw materials and production equipment possibilities. Furthermore, the team gained exposure to new field research that broadened its own understanding of the technology and will help to inform future business activities.

Thanks to all who stopped by the Bionetix® booth. It will be exciting to see how the industry develops as Bionetix® works to meet the needs of this intriguing shift in the cleaning paradigm!

Contact Bionetix® for more info on the technologies presented at ISSA:

Keywords: probiotic cleaners, Bionetix, ISSA Amsterdam, cleaning technology trends, environmentally friendly cleaners, probiotics, wastewater treatment, bioremediation, odor control, biological cleaners

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NEWS ALERT: A One Trillion Bacteria Boost for Inefficient Septic Systems

Septic tanks are great inventions for homes or commercial institutions that do not have the convenience of a municipal sewer system. However, sometimes they need an extra boost to support the naturally occurring microbial colony that powers operations. BIOBOOSTER 1T™ is a great way to add one trillion beneficial bacteria to improve the efficiency of the system, especially when threatened by the introduction of toxic chemicals.

Harnessing the Natural Decomposition Process
The whole concept of a septic system is based on natural biodegradation processes. Different types of waste in the septic tank separate into different layers—sludge, liquid effluent, and floating scum or organic material—as they biodegrade. Naturally occurring microbes help break down the papers, oils, greases, and other contaminants in the waste, converting them into clear liquid effluent that then enters the septic system’s absorption area and gradually returns to nature.

Microbial Population Setbacks
Unfortunately, the all-important microbial workforce responsible for waste digestion faces setbacks and sometimes even extermination when bleaches or root killers are used for other septic system problems. Even the daily disposal of household cleaning products or laundry soaps can challenge the health of the microbes. When too many good bacteria die off, the waste digestion process becomes less efficient and more sludge can build up, leading to more frequent pumping and unpleasant odors coming out of the septic tank and pipes.

Replenishing the Bacterial Population
When this is the case, BIOBOOSTER 1T™ is an excellent treatment for replenishing the bacterial population in a septic tank. Each tablet of BIOBOOSTER 1T™ adds one trillion beneficial bacteria to the septic system. These bacteria and bacterial enzyme strains are effective at biodegrading organic material comprised of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. As a result, BIOBOOSTER 1T™ can help reduce sludge and septic tank pumping frequency, reduce bad odors and methane, and improve pipe purification and drain seeping. The same benefits are also available when BIOBOOSTER 1T™ is used as a monthly maintenance dose. BIOBOOSTER 1T™ is also a good option to populate (start up) the system after scheduled cleaning/pumping.

A Simple but Powerful Solution
BIOBOOSTER 1T™ is a simple but powerful solution for replenishing compromised septic systems after chemical shock and continuing a healthy maintenance routine going forward. Contact Bionetix® to learn more about BIOBOOSTER 1T™ and other septic maintenance treatments:

Keywords: inefficient septic systems, septic tanks, natural biodegradation processes, waste digestion, septic system problems, septic tank odors, septic system maintenance, Bionetix, reduce sludge, reduce septic tank pumping frequency

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Get Ready to Put Bio-Enzyme Cleaners into Action!

April 27, 2022

What if you could use the power of nature to clean your driveways, carpets, laundry, and bathroom floors? You can with Bionetix® bio-enzyme cleaners, a “green” cleaning technology that uses the synergistic power of microorganisms, bio-enzymes, and biodegradable surfactants to clean away waste materials, stains, and odors. Here is a closer look at how they work and can benefit you.

The Power of Bio-Enzyme Cleaners
A defining characteristic of bio-enzyme cleaners is the biological activity of “good” bacteria and the enzymes they produce. Microorganisms are part of nature’s biodegradation cycle. In order to supply themselves with food and nutrients to support their basic metabolic functions, microorganisms produce enzymes that help them digest and consume wastes from the surrounding environment. This same natural mechanism adds power to the cleaning process. By incorporating nonpathogenic “good” bacteria and free enzymes into cleaning products, formulators can direct this natural digestive mechanism against wastes and stains. The action, in turn, helps with odor control by removing the source of the odor. Residual microorganisms left on the surfaces continue to penetrate and digest contaminants even after the initial cleaning.

Where Can Bio-Enzyme Cleaners Be Used?

Bio-enzyme formulations can be added to a variety of cleaning products:

  • Surface cleaners
  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Laundry detergents
  • Vehicle washing fluids

Specific end uses include cleaning oil stains off concrete driveways, removing soap scum from bathroom tile, cleaning heavily stained industrial laundry, and solving odor problems on carpets and upholstery. Bio-enzyme cleaners can even be sprayed nightly into kitchen and bathroom sinks to keep drainpipes clean and clear of residual wastes and foul odors.

Bionetix® Bio-Enzymes in Many Forms
Bionetix® bio-enzymatic cleaners come in many forms to make this technology adaptable to your needs. The most straightforward options are ready-to-use (RTU) products such as ECOCLEAN-ALL™ (multipurpose cleaning of hard surfaces, fabric, and drains), ECO-WASH™ (bioenzyme cleaner for washing vehicles), and EN-Z-CLEAN™ (bio-enzymatic laundry detergent). HYGIEA™ concentrates are another option for distributors who prefer to dilute and make their own ready-to-use products. Finally, the ABC Series is ideal for formulators who want to blend a concentrated “good” bacteria base into existing cleaning products to boost the cleaning power of their own formulations.

Whatever your role as formulator, distributor, or end user, there is a bio-enzyme cleaner for you! Contact us today to try these “greener” cleaners for yourself and get ready to put the power of bio-enzymes into action:

Keywords: bio-enzyme cleaners, Bionetix, bio-enzymatic laundry detergent, greener cleaners, surface cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergents, washing vehicles, industrial laundry, cleaning oil stains

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How to Choose the Right Bionetix® Rx for a Cleaner, Healthier Environment

Deciding to use biological technologies to clean up is a great first step in choosing a “greener” path to waste treatment and environmental or institutional cleanup. However, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution. A tailored approach is the best path to success because it tackles contaminants more directly and efficiently to make the most of your treatment efforts. The following questions will help you choose the right prescription for your application.

Question 1: What Industry Do You Work In?
Bionetix® biotechnologies are versatile enough to cover a broad range of industries:

  • Waste Treatment
  • Industrial & Institutional Clean Solutions
  • Agricultural Treatments
  • Animal Feed
  • And more!

Each industry has its own common waste and cleanup problems with a range of specialized biological treatments already in place from which to choose.

Question 2: What Is the Main Problem?
Is your grease trap overflowing? Are your drains clogged? Is your wastewater system out of balance? Are you looking for odor control solutions? Identifying the main problem will help your Bionetix® representative understand the situation and narrow down the type of treatment and product format needed.

Question 3: What Kind of Contaminants Are You Dealing with?
This question is especially important because of the nature of bioaugmentation, which involves adding “good” bacteria to speed up the decomposition of wastes in the target application. Some bacteria are better at producing enzymes that digest oils and greases, and others are better at digesting starches or specific chemicals. For example, if you are dealing with industrial waste from a chemical company, you may want to choose a product like BCP11™ that is suited to target chemical waste. If you are treating manure, you will probably want BCP80™. When cleaning hard surfaces, BCL5000™ is the best choice for cleaning up hydrocarbons, while ECOCLEAN-ALL™ is better for organic fats, oils, and greases. Many more product offerings exist correlated to specific types of industrial contaminants.

Question 4: Do You Want a Ready-to-Use (RTU) Product or a Concentrate?
In many situations, it is easier for distributors and end users to simply order Bionetix® biologicals in final RTU form. However, if you are a product formulator or have other shipping or application parameters to take into consideration, a concentrate could be the best option. Choosing the right Bionetix® prescription is an important decision to make, and we are here to help. Contact us to discuss the answers to these questions and make the right prescription for your application:

Keywords: cleaner environment, healthier environment, waste treatment, environmental cleanup, biological treatment, bioaugmentation, Bionetix, good bacteria, cleaning up hydrocarbons, odor control

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NEWS ALERT: Meet Us in Amsterdam for ‘Green’ Cleaning Solutions!

In just a few weeks, our Bionetix® International team will be making its way from different parts of the world to Amsterdam for the ISSA INTERCLEAN convention. Known as “The World’s Leading Tradeshow for Cleaning and Hygiene Professionals,” this gathering is a great place to renew old relationships with Bionetix®/Cortec® representatives and also make new connections in the cleaning industry.

In a day when society is looking for “greener” cleaning options, Bionetix® biotechnology is especially relevant as an alternative to harsher chemicals. Our bio-enzymatic cleaners change the way you can attack a cleaning job, by adding the power of bioaugmentation into the formula. Whether you are a cleaning product distributor or formulator, INTERCLEAN is a great opportunity to learn more about how these cleaners harness natural processes by introducing good bacteria and free bio-enzymes to digest unwanted grease and grime and boost cleaning power.

Our team of experts will include our inhouse chemist from Bionetix® International headquarters in Canada. We will also have representatives from the US, Croatia, and Italy. This is a rare opportunity to have this diverse team together in one spot. Come with your bio-enzyme cleaning, formulating, and distribution questions and prepare to get business done with a group of specialists who are normally not in one place all at the same time!

May 10th-13th, 2022
RAI Amsterdam
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Booth # 02.405

Register now:

Keywords: ISSA, Interclean, bio enzyme, bio enzymatic cleaners, green cleaners, bioaugmentation, cleaning professionals, Bionetix, green cleaning solutions, cleaning industry

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NEWS ALERT: Safety and QA Training Boost Bionetix® Proficiency and Quality

April 13, 2022

The focus at Bionetix® is on cleaning up the environment safely and naturally. As an extension of that, we want what’s best for our customers and employees, too. For this purpose, we take time now and then to check in with each other as a team and discuss what we can do to improve our processes for better quality and safety.

During one brainstorming session, our team found ways to improve production speed and also reduce the risk of quality issues on final products made from high viscosity raw materials that are difficult to pump out of their containers. By working together to figure out a solution, the team discovered that the use of specially designed
heating blankets would speed up production while also improving employee safety and the quality of final blends.

Another time, the team discussed the challenges of working with raw material powders in large quantities. As part of a Q&A session, the group evaluated which types of masks are needed to block fine particles of raw materials, which, although good for the environment, still need to be handled responsibly by those who work with them all the time.

Most recently, Bionetix® managers met with the head office to review processes related to shipping and handling, QA testing, and product mixing and blending. This training and consultation session helped us put sound steps in place to move forward in our goals of continual improvement to achieve the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction as we work together for a healthier environment for the benefit of us all!

Contact us to learn more about our biological cleaning and environmental cleanup products:

Keywords: Bionetix, cleaning up the environment, quality and safety, customer satisfaction, continual improvement, Bionetix quality, environmental cleanup, biological cleaning products, Bionetix QA training, bioaugmentation

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NEWS ALERT: Bionetix® Bioaugmentation Opportunities Continue to Expand in Latin America

Interest in Bionetix® bioaugmentation technology is increasing in Latin America! The main focus has stayed on grease trap and wastewater treatments for high FOG (fats, oils, greases) applications and URINAL BLOCKS, FIZZY-TAB, and ECO-SEPT™ for institutional maintenance. However, existing distributors are branching out into wastewater treatments that go beyond food industry needs. This trend is especially noticeable in Guatemala and Chile. Overall product sales in Latin America have increased, and probiotics for livestock are getting more attention. POULTRY-FEED™ has been sold in Latin America for the first time, and there are signs of interest in AQUA-FEED, as well.

In addition to expanding product volume and type, our reach has also grown to include new countries. Bionetix® solutions are now available in the following regions of Latin America:

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico

Currently, two additional enterprises are looking at distribution opportunities, including private labeling of wastewater bioaugmentation treatments in multiple
Latin America countries. The need for such technology is great, considering the wastewater challenges faced by a large percentage of Latin America. Bionetix
bioaugmentation is an excellent way to support existing wastewater treatment systems and help implement new infrastructure to bring wastewater into
balance and minimize the pollution of waterways. In addition, institutional maintenance products, bio-enzyme cleaners, and natural livestock/agriculture
enhancements are always exciting technologies to explore!

If you are in Latin America and have an interest in either distributing or using Bionetix® biological treatments, contact us to get connected with the right

Keywords: Bionetix, wastewater treatment, food industry, Latin America, bioaugmentation, Latin America wastewater challenges, pollution of waterways, bio enzyme cleaners, grease trap treatment, probiotics for livestock

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NEWS ALERT: Bionetix® Animal Feed Now Used for Livestock Bedding Management

Did you know Bionetix® animal feeds have more than one use? While their main purpose is to boost livestock digestion and promote a healthy immune system, some of these biologicals have recently been purchased for use in poultry bedding. Here is a closer look at how and why they work.

Probiotics for Livestock
Bionetix® animal feeds could also be called “probiotics” for livestock. As with human probiotics, these animal feed additives contain beneficial bacteria and other biologicals and nutrients that support better digestion and promote a healthy immune system. An exciting feature is that similar mechanisms at work inside the gut of cows, chickens, and pigs can help with animal bedding and manure management!

Accelerated Waste Digestion
Some of the benefits of these biologicals is simply passed on in animal waste from livestock consuming POULTRY-FEED, SWINE-FEED, or DAIRY-FEED. However, these same products can also be added directly to livestock bedding to improve waste digestion there. The biological mechanisms break up solids and decrease organic content, thus reducing odor and bedding maintenance costs.

Better Compost, Manure, and Biogas Production
After the bedding ends up in the compost heap or the manure pit, the biological action continues, speeding up the biodegradation process to create more valuable fertilizer/compost and reduce manure pit maintenance costs. It can also help with hydrolysis for bedding or manure that is converted into biogas.

Multiple Benefits from One Animal Feed
Bionetix® animal feeds are a great way to get multiple benefits from one product. Contact us today to learn more about boosting livestock health, managing bedding, and improving manure and biogas production with our probiotics for livestock:

Learn more about DAIRY-FEED

Learn more about POULTRY-FEED

Learn more about SWINE-FEED

Keywords: livestock bedding, animal feeds, livestock health, manure pit maintenance costs, biogas production, Bionetix, poultry bedding, healthy immune system, manure management, better compost

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NEWS ALERT: Bionetix® Enzymes in Action!

Do you ever wonder if, how, and why Bionetix® products work? A recent test at Bionetix® laboratories in Montreal serves as a great visual answer to these questions by showing bio-enzymes in action.

The Bio-Enzyme Mechanism
The key power behind many Bionetix® products is their enzyme production and action. Specially selected non-pathogenic bacteria in these formulations produce enzymes that target and digest specific waste substances. For example, bacteria that produce amylase can digest starches. Bacteria that produce cellulase can digest the cellulose in plant fibers. Protease producers digest proteins; lipase producers digest fats; and so on.

Enzyme Action Demo
To confirm that all four enzymes of HYGIEA2000™ were at work, Bionetix® tested this multi-purpose organic-waste-cleanup, odor-control, and wastewater-treatment concentrate. HYGIEA2000™ was added to four petri dishes that each contained a different media representing starch, cellulose, protein, or lipids. A positive control (good producer of enzymes) and a negative control (poor producer of enzymes) were also added to each dish for comparison. A halo around each microbial colony showed where enzymes were at work digesting their “food source,” i.e., the media. HYGIEA2000™ produced halos in all four substances, demonstrating the product to be an active producer of amylase, cellulase, protease, and lipase as intended!

Probiotic Solutions for Many Industries
HYGIEA2000™ is just one example of the great probiotic cleanup solutions Bionetix® has for multiple industries thanks to the power of microbial enzymatic action. To learn more about how and where HYGIEA2000™ and other Bionetix® green cleaning concentrates can be used, please visit:

Keywords: Bionetix, bio-enzymes, biological cleaning, odor control, wastewater treatment, organic waste cleanup, enzyme action, probiotics, green cleaning, enzyme

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