NEWS ALERT: Eliminate Sports and Sweat Odors with New ECO-SCENT SPORT™!

 

ECO-SCENT SPORT™

Sports mean lots of sweat, and sweat means plenty of bad odors left behind on clothes, equipment, and lockers. Bionetix® International’s new ECO-SCENT SPORT™ is designed to eliminate these odors naturally, with or without the added benefit of a fresh fragrance.

ECO-SCENT SPORT™ is a ready-to-use odor neutralizer designed specifically to tackle sports-related odors. It can be used in standard spray bottles and sprayed directly over the odor problem area at the gym, in the locker room, in the duffel bag, or on your clothes.

In addition to masking odors with its optional fresh fragrance, ECO-SCENT SPORT™ captures odor-causing molecules at their source using two of the most powerful natural odor neutralizers. The odor control does not stop there. ECO-SCENT SPORT™ also contains beneficial bacteria for residual odor control power. These probiotics work by digesting the source of the odor: excessive sweat residue.

ECO-SCENT SPORT™ is a great odor remover spray for athletes to stow in their duffel bag, for soccer moms to pull out when the kids bring their gear home at the end of game day, or for custodians to keep on hand at sports facilities and fitness centers where an extra dose of odor control is needed. Contact Bionetix® to learn more about this new natural odor neutralizer here: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

Keywords: eliminate sweat odors, eliminate odors naturally, fresh fragrance, masking odors, natural odor neutralizers, odor control, probiotic odor control, Bionetix, odor spray, sport odor eliminator

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NEWS ALERT: Looking for a ‘Greener’ Alternative to Shrink Wrap? Try EcoShrink™!

Today’s environmental perspective is forcing us to reexamine our approach to packaging. Is there a way to reduce the amount of plastic waste we are generating, especially when it comes to plastic pollution?

EcoShrink™ is one of the products that is offering answers to these questions. As a certified commercially compostable shrink wrap, it can be used as an alternative to traditional plastic shrink wrap, but with a radically different potential final destination. Rather than end up in a landfill or polluting a seashore, EcoShrink™ is designed to degrade in a commercial composting environment where organic waste is turned into soil amendment. EcoShrink™ is certified industrially compostable by TÜV Austria (#TA8012206691), confirming that it meets the EN 13432 (ASTM D6400 equivalent) standard for commercial composting.* An added green advantage is that it contains 45% biopolymers, making it a “greener” packaging option at both the beginning and end of the life cycle.

Users of EcoShrink™ can apply it like normal shrink wrap—wrapping it securely around equipment or products, padding sharp corners as necessary, and heat shrinking with a variety of shrink tools. EcoShrink™ has even been used successfully in a heat shrink tunnel by DPS Skis to unitize pairs of their high-performance skis in a sustainable packaging initiative. Creativity is one of the few limits to where EcoShrink™ can be used:
• Games
• Software
• Cosmetics
• Luggage
• Books
• Building supplies
• And more!

Next time you need shrink film, ask yourself if the application could use a “greener” packaging option that takes the beginning and end of the product life cycle into account. If so, contact Cortec® to learn more about EcoShrink™: https://www.cortecvci.com/contact-us/

Keywords: compostable shrink wrap, certified compostable film, shrink wrap alternatives, greener packaging, green advantage, reduce plastic waste, plastic pollution, sustainable packaging, Cortec, EcoShrink

* Check locally to see if such a facility exists in your community and if they will accept this product. Not suitable for backyard composting.

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NEWS ALERT: Bionetix® Probiotic Cleaners Stand Out at ISSA 2022!

Amid growing interest in “green” cleaning technology, Bionetix® International stood out as only one of a few companies offering probiotic cleaners at the ISSA North America show, October 10th-13th in Chicago. This major convention for cleaning professionals drew a variety of cleaning product distributors, custodians, and hotel and restaurant cleaning/maintenance service providers to the booth to learn more about Bionetix® biotechnology.

 

Cliff Cracauer (Sales & Marketing EVP), Tonya Decterov (Technical Sales Rep), and Mathias Benitez (Lab Manager) were on hand to introduce two of our newest products at the booth, along with Bionetix® standbys such as BIOBLOC22™, ECO-DRAIN™, and HYGIEA™ concentrates. Attendees were especially interested in Bionetix® grease trap treatments, manufacturer’s concentrates, and new ECO-CLEANALL TABS™.

Reflecting on the event, Tonya noted that “More and more companies want to choose green technology and [are] start[ing] to understand what role beneficial probiotics can play in cleaning[.] [They] see [them] as a good alternative to regular cleaners/disinfectants.” Tonya said significant discussions also centered on saving energy and using less plastic in product packaging. While these ISSA 2022 interactions will be a great starting point for future conversations, they are also expected to inform Bionetix® R&D decisions in the near future. Stay tuned for upcoming products that address some of these concerns!

Contact Bionetix® to learn more about our probiotic cleaners: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

Keywords: probiotic cleaners, ISSA 2022, ISSA North America, cleaning professionals, green cleaning, use less plastic, Bionetix, biotechnology, grease trap treatments, alternative to cleaners

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NEWS ALERT: Bionetix® Releases Probiotic Cleaner for Garbage Disposal Maintenance!

June 6, 2022

Bionetix® is pleased to announce the release of ECO-DISPOSAL, a new foaming garbage disposal cleaner and freshener with probiotics! While standard garbage disposal cleaners often have to be used weekly to clean out the organic waste residues that can collect and produce bad kitchen drain odors, Bionetix® adds probiotics to its formula for extra, long-lasting garbage disposal maintenance power.

ECO-DISPOSAL™ is a foaming cleaner and freshener that contains billions of beneficial probiotics per pouch. These probiotics wake up when in contact with water and start digesting organic waste. After the initial treatment, the probiotics cling to the garbage disposal and drain walls for ongoing long-term waste digestion and garbage disposal maintenance benefits. By continuing to digest organic residue, ECO-DISPOSAL™ helps combat drain clogging and garbage disposal odors, likely reducing garbage disposal cleaning frequency.

ECO-DISPOSAL™ is easy to apply. Simply run some warm water (35- 45 °C [95-113 °F]) into an empty garbage disposal that is turned off and insert an ECO-DISPOSAL™ pouch. Next, turn on the garbage disposal for just a few seconds, allowing foam to appear. The foam will recede after turning off the water and garbage disposal. A quick rinse with water completes the process, leaving behind a fresh smell and helpful living organisms to continue waste digestion!

This new probiotic garbage disposal cleaner is great for both private homeowners and commercial food industry establishments. In addition to drain and garbage disposal maintenance, it can be used to clean and maintain septic tanks, repopulating them with a healthy microbial colony for ongoing waste digestion. Contact Bionetix® today to learn about adding ECO-DISPOSALto your garbage disposal or septic system:
https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

Keywords: probiotic cleaner, Bionetix, garbage disposal maintenance, garbage disposal cleaner, kitchen drain odors, combat drain clogging, garbage disposal cleaning frequency, food industry, maintain septic tanks, garbage disposal odors

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NEWS ALERT: Join Us in Welcoming Kevin Fox to Bionetix® International!

Bionetix® International is happy to have a new team member on board as the demand for our biological product lines continues to grow! Kevin Fox joined Bionetix® International this summer as an Inside Sales & Customer Service Representative. Since then, Kevin has been busy providing customer support at Cortec’s biotechnology subsidiary branch in Montreal, Canada. In addition to overseeing order entry and follow-up, Kevin will also be responsible for distributing product literature and coordinating samples for customers who want to try Bionetix® products.

Kevin comes to Bionetix® with a well-rounded background in business management, marketing, and sales. He held numerous positions during his successful 15-year career in the animal health pharmaceutical industry. In his current shift from pharmaceuticals to probiotics, Kevin is impressed with the extensive diversity of Bionetix’s product line (e.g., wastewater treatmentbioremediationagricultural, and cleaning products). He commented, “I am fascinated how probiotics and good bacteria play a major role in the production of our products . . . that are non-hazardous to humans, animals and the environment. An excellent alternative to harsh chemicals.”

Kevin speaks both French and English. He looks forward to providing great service and support to customer needs and requirements at Bionetix® International. Send him your questions or just a note of welcome here at [email protected]!

 

Keywords: Bionetix, Cortec, biotechnology, probiotics, good bacteria, wastewater treatment, bioremediation, green cleaners, biological products

NEWS ALERT: Fertilizing This Spring or Fall? Go ‘Green’ with ECO-TURF™ Biofertilizer!

Spring and fall are common times for fertilizer application. While this lawncare task is a great way to grow healthy grass, ECO-TURF™ goes farther by introducing microorganisms and biostimulants into the equation for a “greener” method of turf building!

ECO-TURF™ is a biofertilizer rich in organic based nutrients that nourish plants and the soil. For example, humic and fulvic acids foster a healthy growing environment, and natural surfactants serve as wetting agents to reduce stress on grass in drought conditions. ECO-TURF™ also contains plant extracts that work as natural growth hormones to boost healthy grass development. A concentrated supply of non-pathogenic bacteria (75 million CFU/g) in ECO-TURF™ further promotes turf growth by decomposing debris to enrich the soil and make nutrients more accessible.

ECO-TURF™ can be used on all types of turf grass in warm and cool seasons. To sum up the benefits: it improves turf vigor, decreases the effects of stress, and develops overall balanced growth. It is a great replacement for standard fertilizers at regular application times wherever healthier grass is desired:

  • Home or business lawns
  • Sod farms
  • Sports fields
  • Golf courses

Whether you are wrapping up outdoor work in the Northern Hemisphere or just starting to enjoy the spring green popping out in the Southern Hemisphere, consider putting the natural benefits of ECO-TURF™ to work to make the grass greener and healthier on your side of the fence. Contact Bionetix® for additional tips on growing a healthier lawn with naturally derived lawn treatments: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

Keywords: biofertilizer, spring fertilizer application, make the grass greener, naturally derived lawn treatments, turf building, healthier grass, natural lawn treatment, healthier lawn, Bionetix, humic and fulvic acids

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NEWS ALERT: A Simple Way to ‘Concentrate’ on Grease Trap Maintenance

FOG (fat, oil, and grease) buildup is a common problem at restaurants and food processing facilities. These fatty and greasy wastes are often collected in grease traps to prevent FOG overload in the wastewater discharge. However, grease traps are often overloaded themselves, releasing bad odors, requiring pumping, and sometimes overflowing to the sewer system for high surcharges, nonetheless. The good news is that, since microorganisms love to “eat” FOG, a little biological treatment can go a long way toward avoiding these problems!

Bionetix® International offers several forms of biological grease trap treatment including GTC 3X™. This concentrated liquid product is formulated with naturally occurring, highly adaptable, high-performing microorganisms that flourish in grease traps. The microorganisms of GTC 3X™ were selected for their ability to degrade fats, oils, and greases and are supplemented with specialty additives that loosen and liquefy heavy grease deposits to speed up degradation. Biological FOG digestion with GTC 3X™ has a wealth of benefits:

• Reducing scum and grease buildup in grease traps
• Reducing odors
• Preventing emergency blockages
• Improving pipe drainage
• Reducing BOD

GTC 3X™ can be applied to the grease trap using an automatic metering pump set to inject 60 L of diluted product over a specific time period based on grease trap size. This treatment has been implemented very effectively in ready-to-eat food supermarkets throughout Chile, reducing grease trap pumping frequency simply by adding a regular dose of biologicals to eat up the waste. Better still, the benefits of GTC 3X™ extend beyond the grease trap to drains, holding tanks, sewers, and wastewater treatment plants, improving wastewater treatment efficiency all the way down the line.

Contact us to learn more about GTC 3X™: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

Keywords: grease trap maintenance, reduce odors, reduce BOD, FOG problem at restaurants, grease trap pumping, Bionetix, wastewater treatment surcharges, grease buildup, improving pipe drainage, biological grease trap treatment

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Bionetix® Releases New, Improved Portable Toilet Deodorizer

 

If you have ever taken a long trip by bus, plane, RV, or boat, you know how necessary yet unpleasant a portable toilet can be. The same is true for many who have used portable restroom facilities at a park or event. As time goes on, the sights and smells of waste get increasingly worse without sufficient masking. To counter these unpleasantries better than ever, Bionetix® International has introduced a new, improved version of its biological portable toilet treatment: PORTA-TREAT™ P Premium.

PORTA-TREAT™ P Premium treats and deodorizes portable toilets and mobile systems aboard vehicles with even more fragrance and better visual coverage of waste than the previous two versions of PORTA-TREAT™ P. As always, PORTA-TREAT™ Premium introduces beneficial microorganisms to the system that digest organic waste and continue working in the retention tank long after application. This probiotic portable toilet treatment does not contain formaldehyde or other harsh chemicals and has no adverse effects on waste or sewage treatment plants. All the components are readily biodegradable.

PORTA-TREAT™ P Premium is easy to store and apply—no measuring, waste, or mess involved. Simply toss one of these water-soluble packages (per 20 L) into the portable toilet after emptying and cleaning the retention tank. The pouches will dissolve and leave behind a deep blue color with a pleasant fragrance to make your or your customers’ next portable toilet experience more agreeable. PORTA-TREAT™ P Premium is an excellent option to consider when maintaining the following mobile components (especially when cleaning or access to a dumping station will be delayed):

  • Portable toilets
  • Holding tanks
  • Mobile restroom systems aboard vehicles, RVs, marine vessels, aircraft, and public transportation

Whether you own, maintain, or simply use portable toilets, PORTA-TREAT™ P Premium is a great way to make portable restrooms more tolerable with better odor control and visual masking. Contact Bionetix® International to learn more about this premium version of PORTA-TREAT™ P for portable toilet maintenance: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

Keywords: portable toilet deodorizer, probiotic portable toilet treatment, portable restrooms, odor control, Bionetix, RV toilets, boat portable toilet, bus portable toilet, odor masking, portable toilet maintenance

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NEWS ALERT: Salt and Bacterial Growth: Do Bionetix® Biologicals Work in Seawater?

When treating petroleum wastewater or cleaning up oil spills in the ocean, it is important to choose biological products that work in the presence of high salt concentrations. Good bioremediation and bioaugmentation depend on the healthy growth and reproduction of probiotics that biodegrade target contaminants. Since salt can hinder growth, Bionetix® recently tested one of its microbial products, BCP35M™ (for petroleum wastewaters and oil spill cleanup), to see how it fared at different levels of salinity.

Saltwater Testing
The chosen probiotics product was added to test mediums prepared with salt concentrations of 0.5%, 1.5%, 2.5%, 3.5% (average seawater content), and 4.5%. The samples were incubated at 95 °F (35 °C) for 18-24 hours and the growth of microbial colonies observed. At the end of the test, the lab saw no significant difference in the number of colonies that grew, although the size of the colonies was smaller in the presence of higher salt concentration. The conclusion? This product is able to work in water with salinity as high as 4.5% concentration, but it may take a slightly longer time to grow.

Probiotics for Saltwater
The fact that a key Bionetix
® probiotic continues to grow even in 4.5% saltwater concentrations offers great promise for using Bionetix® biologicals to treat high salt wastewaters and clean up oil spills in marshes and in the ocean. Not all beneficial bacteria can do this, so if you are facing a high salt environment for your biological treatment, contact Bionetix® to discuss the parameters of your application and which products can be used:
https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

Keywords: bioremediation in saltwater, clean up oil spills, probiotics, do biologicals work in seawater, high salt wastewater, bioremediation of marshes, treating petroleum wastewater, Bionetix, salt and bacterial growth, probiotics for saltwater

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NEWS ALERT: New Probiotic Cleaner from Bionetix® International Reduces Plastic Waste!

Bucket with cleaning items with modern kitchen and background. Washing brush and spray set with copy space.

 

Bionetix® International is excited to release ECO-CLEAN-ALL TABS™, a biodetergent concentrate in tablet form! This new product makes “green” cleaning and odor control possible with a product that reduces plastic waste and is more economical to ship and store.

Probiotic Cleaning Tablets

ECO-CLEAN-ALL TABS™ dissolve in water to create a liquid biological cleaning solution specifically designed to eliminate organic soils from a wide variety of surfaces including carpet, tile, flooring, fabric, and upholstery. This powerful combination of biodegradable surfactants and probiotics digests grease, oil, protein, fat, starch, and other solid organic wastes to maintain a clean, odor-free facility. Probiotics in ECO-CLEAN-ALL TABS™ keep working to ensure that cleaning and odor removal continue long after the initial product application. New Probiotic Cleaner from Bionetix® International Reduces Plastic Waste!


Reducing Plastic and Energy Consumption

By designing a probiotic cleaner in tablet form, Bionetix® has significantly reduced the amount of plastic needed to package a biological concentrate or ready-to-use (RTU) cleaner. For example, hundreds of plastic bottles would be required to transport and store the same amount of RTU cleaner that can be reconstituted from a 10 kg pail of ECO-CLEAN-ALL TABS™. In contrast, users of ECO-CLEAN-ALL TABS™ can add one tablet at a time to 500 mL of tap water in a reusable spray bottle. In addition to reducing plastic, this saves on storage space and reduces energy consumption for shipping and handling.

Residual Cleaning Power

Cleaning solutions made from ECO-CLEAN-ALL TABS™ can be sprayed onto both hard surfaces and fabrics and used like standard industrial and institutional cleaners. An added feature is that microorganisms in ECOCLEAN-ALL TABS™ offer ongoing cleaning and odor control power by helping digest organic residues on soiled surfaces. These probiotics continue to work even after discharge to the sewer, thus helping remove malodors in pipes and septic tanks.

ECO-CLEAN-ALL TABS™ are available in a variety of fragrances and colors for a wide range of uses. Contact Bionetix® to learn more: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

Keywords: biodetergent, probiotic cleaner, green cleaning, odor removal, biological cleaners, reduce plastic waste, reduce energy consumption, Bionetix, industrial cleaner, multipurpose cleaners

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