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:

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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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NEWS ALERT: Bionetix® Presents an Alternative to Traditional Chemical Cleaners at ISSA 2021!

After two years of pandemic travel limitations, it was a pleasure to see Bionetix® customers face-to-face again at the ISSA North America convention!

Although overall traffic was slower than normal at the November 16th-18th conference in Las Vegas, the Bionetix® booth still attracted a good number of visitors. Our team was able to speak with a variety of cleaning industry professionals representing septic tank maintenance, restaurant and grease trap maintenance, wholesale chemicals, wastewater treatment, and cleaning product distribution.

These guests came looking for the ecologically friendly “green” cleaners, biologicals, and enzymatic treatments that make Bionetix® stand out from conventional chemicals thanks to underlying “probiotics” technology. They were also interested in how to secure these biological products in the most economical and/or convenient delivery systems, such as concentrates, tabs, and blocs.

We are thankful for those who stopped by to talk “green” cleaning technologies and look forward to the potential for further conversations in the future! Contact us any time to learn more:

Keywords: Bionetix, ISSA, green cleaning technologies, probiotics, cleaning industry, cleaning products, septic tank maintenance, grease trap maintenance, ecofriendly cleaners

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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #21: Solving Restaurant Grease Trap and Sewer Problems

October 26, 2021

Frequent sewer clogging—plus bad smells from the grease trap—had become a headache at one restaurant in Russia. In 2017, they decided to try adding Bionetix® ECO-TRAP™ L and BCP22™ to the sewer pipe and grease trap. The results were so good that the restaurant wrote an official letter recommending the products for use in other food production facilities!

Read the full case history here.

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Dirty Grease trap, grease recovery device collects and reduces fats, oils and greases.

NEWS ALERT: Grease Trap Cleanup in Action!

October 26, 2021

Do you ever groan when it comes to dealing with grease traps? Fats, oils, and greases can build up quickly for restaurants and other food industry facilities that process high fat content. Grease traps are there to keep too much fat from going into the sewer, but, unfortunately, grease still tends to build up, overflow, and create bad odors. The good news is that we are seeing real life successes with BCP22™ and ECO-TRAP™ treatments from Bionetix® International!

Just this year, a canned fish factory in Russia began applying these biological products to their grease traps. The facility, which operates 24/7, had so much fat built up in the grease trap that it completely obscured the water. The factory uses seawater in its production processes, and this can potentially slow FOG (fats, oils, and greases) digestion. However, after biological treatment with BCP22™ and ECO-TRAP™ started, the fat began to gradually decrease even in the presence of high chloride wastewater (17,000 mg/L). In just two months, 70% of the
water surface was clear and only 30% was still covered by fat! The product success has led the factory to continue ordering the products and start planning experiments at some of their other corporate group locations. Stay tuned for more developments!

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