NEWS ALERT: Let’s Ride the Wave of ‘Green’ Cleaners at Interclean Amsterdam!

March 19, 2024

green cleaners

Mark your calendars now to join us at “the world’s leading trade show for cleaning and hygiene professionals”! Interclean is heading back to RAI Amsterdam May 14th-17th to focus on cleaning and hygiene strategies with experts from around the world. Given today’s growing interest in “green” cleaners, this is a prime time to get in on the excitement as Bionetix® shares its cutting-edge probiotic cleaning technology.

What to Expect at Interclean

Interclean is a great place to connect with professionals from all sectors of the cleaning industry. More than 30,000 visitors are expected to come from over 120 countries around the world, with more than 900 exhibitors spread across 11 exhibition halls. You will enjoy cleaning demos and a wide selection of knowledge sessions as you immerse yourself in the convention.

One-on-One Time with Bionetix®

In addition to meeting market leaders and cleaning experts, you will have an excellent opportunity to talk in person with key members of our Bionetix® team: Diana Di Marco (Technical Sales Director), Tonya Decterov (Product Manager), Mathias Benitez (Lab Manager), and Mario Albano (Bionetix® Europe). Stop by our booth to learn about our new line of probiotic cleaning tablets and other forthcoming products. If you are interested in private labeling high quality microbial cleaning products, Interclean would also be a great time to discuss the logistics and potential for working with our experienced microbiology lab. Save the date and register now!

Interclean Amsterdam
May 14th-17th, 2024
RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Booth #12.118
https://www.intercleanshow.com/amsterdam

Keywords: Interclean Amsterdam, RAI Amsterdam, green cleanes, Bionetix, probiotic cleaners, cleaning industry, hygiene industry,  cleaning tablets, private label cleaning products, cleaning conventions

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PSAI Sparks Excitement about Bionetix® Portable Sanitation Solutions

PSAI Sparks Excitement about Bionetix® Portable Sanitation Solutions

Is it possible to be excited about portable sanitation? The team at Bionetix® thinks so—especially after a great response at our first ever PSAI convention in Daytona, Florida!

Diana Di Marco (Bionetix® Technical Sales Director) attended the February 13th-14th Portable Sanitation Association International convention along with Juan Carlos Acosta Morena (Manitu-San), a Bionetix® manufacturer’s rep who recently turned our attention to exciting opportunities in this industry. In preparation for the trade show, we released a new portable sanitation brochure and refined our line of biological treatments for portable toilets under new BIO-BOOM™ branding.

Equipped with brochures and samples, Diana and Juan entered the world of portable sanitation and started listening, learning, and sharing at what is considered the largest show of its kind. The attendance was great and many owners and decision-makers from portable sanitation companies stopped by our booth, expressing interest in the more sustainable technologies Bionetix® has to offer. We also connected with facility managers and other sanitation experts and had a surprise visit from actor Richard Karn (Al Borland on Home Improvement)!

Our time at PSAI was a great first visit and underscores the importance of serving an industry that always needs ways to improve waste handling. We look forward to building stronger relationships with those in this industry and are excited to continue growing our reach. Let us know if you would like to be part of that process and want to learn more about our portable sanitation solutions!

Keywords: portable sanitation solutions, PSAI convention, Bionetix, portable toilet treatment, biological treatment, sustainable products for porta-potties, porta-potty maintenance, green cleaners, probiotic cleaners, probiotic toilet treatments

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NEWS ALERT: Probiotics for Cleaner, Healthier Aquaculture

PROBIOTICS

Probiotics are living organisms that digest waste and have an amazing ability to clean up water and promote intestinal health. This promotes better water quality and healthier species in fish and shrimp farms, ornamental ponds, and aquariums. For those who want to get in on these benefits, Bionetix® International suggests the following probiotics for aquaculture.

Probiotics for Fish Food: AQUA-FEED™

AQUA-FEED™ is a natural feed additive designed to promote increased weight gain for shrimp, fish, and other aquatic species. It is rich in beneficial microorganisms and also contains key nutrients such as β-glucans, mannan-oligosaccharides, protein, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.

Probiotics for Fish Farms: BCP54

BCP54 is a great option for fish and shrimp farms, which have a high density of aquatic species and therefore high levels of organic waste. Beneficial bacteria in BCP54 consume fecal matter and nutrient pollution, thus improving water quality and reducing sludge and odors. BCP54™ can help prevent off-flavors and off-odors in fish or shrimp and also makes it easier to clean the bottom of the pond.

Probiotics for Water Clarity: AQUACLAR PLUS

AQUACLAR PLUS is especially noted for its ability to clear up cloudy water. Like BCP54, this bacterial/enzyme blend consumes nitrogen, ammonia, and other nutrients that cause algae growth, yet has an even greater clarifying effect. It is easy to use and safe to handle. AQUACLARPLUS is also a great option for clarifying cloudy aquarium water because of its ammonia-targeting ability.

Make Life Simpler with Probiotics

Probiotics make life simpler for fish farmers, pond owners, and aquarium hobbyists by giving them nature-based tools to promote healthier aquatic species and cleaner ponds and aquariums. Contact Bionetix® today to get equipped with the right probiotics for cleaner, healthier aquaculture!

Keywords: nutrient pollution, probiotics, aquaculture, fish farms, water quality, water clarity, probiotic fish food, algae problems, aquarium maintenance, pond maintenance

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NEWS ALERT: Probiotics for Cleaner, Healthier Aquaculture

PROBIOTICSProbiotics are living organisms that digest waste and have an amazing ability to clean up water and promote intestinal health. This promotes better water quality and healthier species in fish and shrimp farms, ornamental ponds, and aquariums. For those who want to get in on these benefits, Bionetix® International suggests the following probiotics for aquaculture.

Probiotics for Fish Food: AQUA-FEED™

AQUA-FEED™ is a natural feed additive designed to promote increased weight gain for shrimp, fish, and other aquatic species. It is rich in beneficial microorganisms and also contains key nutrients such as β-glucans, mannan-oligosaccharides, protein, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.


Probiotics for Fish Farms: BCP54

BCP54 is a great option for fish and shrimp farms, which have a high density of aquatic species and therefore high levels of organic waste. Beneficial bacteria in BCP54 consume fecal matter and nutrient pollution, thus improving water quality and reducing sludge and odors. BCP54™ can help prevent off-flavors and off-odors in fish or shrimp and also makes it easier to clean the bottom of the pond.

Probiotics for Water Clarity: AQUACLAR PLUS

AQUACLAR PLUS is especially noted for its ability to clear up cloudy water. Like BCP54, this bacterial/enzyme blend consumes nitrogen, ammonia, and other nutrients that cause algae growth, yet has an even greater clarifying effect. It is easy to use and safe to handle. AQUACLARPLUS is also a great option for clarifying cloudy aquarium water because of its ammonia-targeting ability.

Make Life Simpler with Probiotics

Probiotics make life simpler for fish farmers, pond owners, and aquarium hobbyists by giving them nature-based tools to promote healthier aquatic species and cleaner ponds and aquariums. Contact Bionetix® today to get equipped with the right probiotics for cleaner, healthier aquaculture!

Keywords: nutrient pollution, probiotics, aquaculture, fish farms, water quality, water clarity, probiotic fish food, algae problems, aquarium maintenance, pond maintenance

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Education and Inspiration at Bionetix® World Sales Meeting 2023!

November 1, 2023

Bionetix® International was pleased to host its third World Sales Meeting September 20th-22nd in Montreal, Canada. Although small, the event was powerful, generating a great response from 10 distributors representing six different countries: Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Vietnam, and Australia! The size of the group gave everyone enough time to share their success stories and energize each other in the process.

Bionetix® World Sales Meeting 2023!

Cliff Cracauer (Cortec® EVP Sales & Marketing) flew in from Cortec® World Headquarters to give a state of the company address. Diana Di Marco (Technical Sales Director) shared Bionetix® new product updates. Mathias Benitez (Lab Manager) and Tonya Decterov (Product Manager) gave in-depth presentations on the probiotic cleaning market and wastewater treatment, respectively. During the tour of the Bionetix® headquarters, which included visits to the production floor and lab, Hongmei Duan (Quality Control Technician) captivated guests’ attention with lab testing, and Kevin Fox (Inside Sales & Customer Service Rep) shared from his personal experience of using ECO-CLEAN-ALL TABS™ to clean up after his pet! Other highlights of the event included the 2022 Sales Awards and opportunities to socialize in sight of beautiful views overlooking the Old Port of Montreal.

This is just the beginning of Bionetix’s expanding outreach, as plans are underway to host a Bionetix® World Sales Meeting every other year and launch more training opportunities in the near future! Stay tuned and contact us with questions!

Keywords: Bionetix, World Sales Meeting, probiotic cleaners, wastewater treatment, Bionetix training, Bionetix lab testing, Cortec subsidiary, Bionetix education

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NEWS ALERT: Join Bionetix® to Explore and Share Probiotic Cleaning Trends at ISSA!

Bionetix® International is gearing up for the ISSA Show North America and hopes to see you there! If you are interested in cleaning and sanitation solutions, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas is the place to be November 14th-16th to learn, grow, and build your network with thousands of cleaning professionals.

BIONETIX - ISSA 2023

Diana Di Marco (Technical Sales Director) and Tonya Decterov (Product Manager) will represent Bionetix® and the probiotic cleaning trend at Booth #1012, making ISSA North America an excellent opportunity to come and talk directly with our team for valuable sales and technical insights.

This year will also be a great time to learn about some of our newer products, with a special emphasis on ECO-CLEAN-ALL TABS™ and our brand-new PAPERATOR™ “paper-eating” product. Expect to see product samples and/or demos to get a better grasp on what to expect when ordering these biotechnologies and sharing them with others.

In addition to giving you the chance to interact with the Bionetix® team, ISSA will be an outstanding chance to connect with a wide variety of cleaning professionals from North America and beyond. You will also have an extensive menu of educational sessions to choose from and the opportunity to earn cleaning certifications onsite.

ISSA North America is only a month away, so make plans now to register and join us for a productive three days at Mandalay Bay Convention Center! Contact us today to let us know you’re coming and to schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of our team members!

ISSA Show North America 2023
November 14
th-16th, 2023
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
Booth #1012
Show link: 
www.issashow.com

Keywords: ISSA North America, Bionetix, probiotic cleaners, green cleaning solutions, where to meet cleaning professionals, cleaning trends, cleaning and sanitation, industrial and institutional cleaning

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Improve Water Clarity Naturally with AQUACLAR™ PLUS

It is normal for wastewater lagoons and ornamental ponds to get dirtier and smellier over time due to waste buildup. Small lakes and ponds have the added challenge of nutrient pollution that encourages algae growth. Instead of breaking out the biocides or being overwhelmed by high BOD levels, Bionetix® International recommends taking a natural approach to water clarity by using AQUACLAR™ or its new extra-strength version, AQUACLAR™ PLUS.

Improve Water Clarity Naturally with AQUACLAR™ PLUS

Improve Water Clarity

AQUACLAR™ is a water clarifying bacteria/enzyme blend in a mineral porous carrier. These nonpathogenic bacteria and accompanying enzymes improve water clarity by digesting and consuming nutrients that cause algae growth. AQUACLAR™ also lowers toxicity by allowing sequestration of heavy metals and ammonia. The product is very easy to use and provides an economical, effective way to keep water in ecological balance, improve water clarity, and compete with algae growth.

Side benefits include the following:
• Lower BOD/COD
• Breakdown of fecal and other organic waste
• Less TSS and organic sludge
• Fewer malodors
• Nitrogen removal

For applications that need a higher level of power and effectiveness, Bionetix® has created an extra strength version called AQUACLAR™ PLUS, which contains 5 billion colony-forming units per gram (50 times more than the 100 million CFU/g of regular AQUACLAR). This higher concentration of bacteria gives it a better adsorption capacity and a more powerful ability to attack waste products and excess nutrients in water, making it well-suited to problem areas. 

Keep Wastewater in Balance

AQUACLAR™ can be used in a variety of small to larger applications. One of the most typical is wastewater treatment lagoons, which receive high loads of waste that must biodegrade sufficiently before being released to the environment. Out of control BOD and COD levels, bad odors, and high ammonia levels are all signs of organic overload. Adding AQUACLAR™ or AQUACLAR™ PLUS to lagoons can help the wastewater system get back into balance by breaking down and/or removing some of these extra wastes and toxins.

Enhance Water Quality in Lakes, Ponds, and Aquariums

AQUACLAR™ is also excellent for small lakes, ponds, canals, and fish farms. Lakes and ponds in particular struggle with algae growth because of the prevalence of fertilizer runoff. AQUACLAR™ can help consume these excess nutrients, leaving behind fewer nutrients for algae to feed on. Extra ammonia and fecal matter from fish is another problem in lakes and ponds, or in fish farms where the piscatorial population is especially dense. AQUACLAR™ and AQUACLAR™ PLUS can help keep these aquatic environments in balance. Although primarily intended for commercial/industrial applications, AQUACLAR™ has also shown good results in nitrogen reduction for home aquariums.

Restore Natural Beauty

Keeping lakes, ponds, aquariums, and especially wastewater lagoons clear is and will continue to be a constant battle. AQUACLAR™ and AQUACLAR™ PLUS stand to improve water quality by using the natural activity of non-pathogenic bacteria and enzymes to speed up the biodegradation process. It is one excellent way to keep ponds and lagoons in balance and restore some of nature’s beauty. Contact Bionetix® to get started improving water clarity!

Keywords: improve water clarity, reduce BOD, reduce ammonia in water, enhance water quality, bioaugmentation, Bionetix, high BOD in wastewater, wastewater treatment, aquaculture, aquarium maintenance

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NEWS ALERT: New Bionetix® Microbiologist Brings Experience & Passion to Environmental Cleanup

Bionetix logo with ISO logo

We are pleased to welcome Irving Chang as the newest member of our Bionetix® team! Irving started his new role of Microbiologist and Biotechnologist Specialist on April 3rd and is expected to bring exciting advances to our biological product lines soon!

More Than a Decade of Experience

Irving graduated with a degree in biotechnology engineering from Saint Mary’s Catholic University in Peru and specialized in Genetic Resource Preservation at Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan. He subsequently spent nine years in professional biotechnology research and/or fermentation and is currently a member of the Microbiology Association of Quebec. Irving is passionate about learning, science, and technology, and is fascinated with how the tiniest microorganism can do so much to improve the health of the environment.

From Childhood Inspiration to Career

When Irving learned about Bionetix® International’s vision to find more natural ways to help the world around us, he was thrilled to join the mission. This passion stems back to Irving’s childhood when he remembers hearing his grandfather say that “the best agriculture is . . . natural agriculture.” He now looks forward to helping improve agriculture and other aspects of life by finding new natural biotechnologies that help people care for the environment.

Taking Bionetix® to New Heights

Irving will be helping Bionetix® develop new products and improve capabilities of current bacteria strains. One of his goals is to get lab scale fermentation up and running to do more extensive biological R&D onsite and ultimately develop new and better products that make life easier for people. Stay tuned for further updates as we start a new part of our biotechnology adventure on the path to a healthier environment!

Keywords: bioaugmentation, probiotics for nature, environmental cleanup, microbiology, natural agriculture treatments, organic agriculture, Bionetix, green cleaning products, Bionetix products, biotechnology

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NEWS ALERT: New Test Data Indicates Bionetix® Biologicals Work in Temps up to 50 °C!

Bioaugmentation is a great way to clean up the environment naturally. One challenge is that elevated temperatures may slow down or destroy the beneficial bacteria added to digest waste contaminants. For this reason, Bionetix® recently tested one of its key bacteria strains to evaluate its performance at temperatures up to 50 °C (122 °F).

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Test Procedure

Bionetix® selected a product primarily designed to degrade petroleum products in a water environment, but which contains a bacteria strain representative of many Bionetix® biologicals. The laboratory tested the product on triplicate plates of TSA (trypticase soy agar), leaving them to incubate overnight at three temperatures—35 °C (95 °F), 45 °C (113 °F), and 50 °C (122 °F). After 17 hours, the lab counted and compared the number of colonies on each plate. It was found that the colonies continued to grow at all three temperatures. Growth in colony size was faster at higher temperatures, while the average number of colonies decreased.

Test Conclusions

The test confirmed that, while 25-35 °C (77-95 °F) remains the optimal growth temperature for most Bionetix® bacteria, the microorganisms remain functional at temperatures up to 50 °C (122 °F). Although many wastewater applications do not reach this temperature, some oil and gas wastewater processing environments (e.g., thermophilic anaerobic digesters) do. While many other factors such as food, pH, and nutrients also affect bacterial growth, this test lends confidence to users considering Bionetix® bioaugmentation in similar environments. If that environment sounds like yours, contact Bionetix® today to start a bioaugmentation trial in your high temp application!

Keywords: Bionetix test data, environmental cleanup, bacterial growth in high temperatures, how fast do bacteria grow, bioaugmentation, bioaugmentation in wastewater treatment, oil and gas wastewater, oil and gas wastewater disposal, beneficial bacteria for oil and gas, Bionetix

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