PRESS RELEASE: Bionetix® Releases New Brochure on Probiotics for Portable Sanitation!

November 21, 2023

Bionetix Probiotics: Portable SanitationBionetix® International is pleased to release a new brochure for the portable sanitation industry! This collection of portable sanitation products stands out from traditional treatments by putting the power of nature to work to clean, deodorize, and biodegrade. It is an excellent resource for any provider of portable sanitation services looking for practical, effective solutions to improve maintenance.

Beneficial Microorganisms at Work

Bionetix® biologicals are a perfect match for portable sanitation because they contain beneficial microorganisms that digest organic wastes such as human waste, greases, oils, undissolved soap residues, paper, and other odor-causing substances. Paired with pleasant fragrances, they not only mask odors but reduce the compounds that cause them. Better yet, Bionetix® biologicals can be adapted for use as portable toilet surface cleaners, odor neutralizers, urinal treatments, and more!

Biocide-Free Portable Toilet Deodorizers

Probiotic portable toilet treatments like those in the new Bionetix® brochure are a welcome alternative to harsh treatments of the past containing formaldehyde or other biocides. Bionetix® portable toilet treatments rely on beneficial microorganisms to digest organic waste and continue working long after application in the retention tank. They leave behind a pleasant fragrance of bubblegum, orange, cherry, or Tutti Frutti, depending on the customer’s preference. Formerly called by the PORTA-TREAT name, these portable toilet probiotics have been rebranded under the BIO-BOOM brand, reflecting the powerful biological boost they offer to holding tanks. They are available in both powder-filled-pouch (P) and liquid (L) form for use in bronze, silver, and gold applications for low to high traffic.

Portable Toilet Maintenance

The new Bionetix® brochure also contains biological treatments for general maintenance inside portable restrooms. ECO-CLEAN-ALL Super Concentrate is a biological surface cleaner that incorporates probiotics for extra cleaning and odor removal power. ECO-SCENT L Super Concentrate contains microorganisms that directly target odors and neutralize them. It can be sprayed into the air around and directly onto odorous surfaces or added to mop water for floors. Finally, URINAL BLOCKS enhance the standard of urinal treatment with a unique formula that helps clean away scaling problems, cure odors, prevent blockages, and digest organic waste in urinals.

Grease Trap and Septic Tank Treatments

Since many portable sanitation companies also offer grease trap and septic tank pumping services, the brochure includes specialty treatments these servicing companies can offer to their customers. ECO-TRAP grease trap treatments contain specialty additives to reduce oil and fat accumulation and speed up their biodegradation, thus preventing emergency blockages and reducing BOD and bad odors. ECO-TRAP products can be applied directly to grease traps or added through kitchen sinks and floor drains. Similarly, septic tank treatments such as ECO-SEPT P or FIZZY-TAB contain diverse microbiology designed to activate digestion of solid waste, reduce sludge buildup and pumping frequency, improve pipe purification and drain seeping, and prevent pipe and drain blockage.

Improve the Portable Sanitation Experience

While many of us do not enjoy portable sanitation facilities, we are glad they are there when we need them. With this new portable sanitation brochure, Bionetix® bids to make that experience more pleasant overall—both for those that use and for those that maintain portable restrooms and grease traps / septic tanks. Explore the new brochure to get started!

Keywords: Bionetix, probiotics, portable sanitation, porta-potty treatment, portable toilet deodorizer, portable toilet treatments without biocides, septic tank maintenance, urinal deodorizers, portable toilet maintenance, grease trap 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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PRESS RELEASE: The Power of Probiotics for Portable Toilet Deodorization

If given the choice between using a modern restroom or a portable toilet, most people would choose the first option. Yet portable toilets meet a huge need when plumbing is not available. Fortunately for both those who use and maintain these stopgap facilities, portable toilet treatment is safer and easier than it once was thanks to probiotics like those from Bionetix® International.

The Portable Toilet Concept

A line of blue porta-potties springing up in a park often signals the approach of a large social event that needs temporary restroom facilities to handle heavy attendance. Portable toilets also make life easier for passengers traveling by bus, boat owners taking a pleasure cruise, or families driving their RV on a cross-country road trip. In the absence of stationary plumbing, these vehicles and portable facilities use holding tanks to collect the waste that builds up over a few days or weeks until it can be pumped out. Storing the waste means deodorization is imperative. Typically, this consists of adding liquid with blue dye to mask the appearance, fragrance to mask the odor, and chemicals to kill the odor-causing microorganisms. In the past, formaldehyde was used but gradually gave way to the more common use of biocides that were less dangerous.

Putting Beneficial Microorganisms to Work

While some portable toilet treatments still use biocides to kill odor-causing bacteria, Bionetix® is part of a growing trend to use beneficial bacteria that digest odor-causing compounds. These probiotics accelerate the digestion of human waste and toilet paper and can therefore reduce pumping frequency. While they continue to use fragrance and color to mask bad odors and appearances, Bionetix® portable toilet retention tank treatments are 100% biocide-free and do not contain formaldehyde or other harsh chemicals, a huge improvement on methods of the past.

Easy-Add Probiotics

Bionetix® offers several levels of probiotic tank treatment under the PORTA-TREAT™ name. PORTA-TREAT™ P Premium offers the deepest blue and strongest fragrance and is ideal for most situations, especially those with high traffic. PORTA-TREAT™ P and PORTA-TREAT™ P PLUS, each with a different degree of fragrance and color, may be suitable for some lower traffic applications. All versions of PORTA-TREAT™ P come as blue powder packaged in water-soluble pouches that are easy to toss into the retention tank after emptying and cleaning. Most are self-mixing. Available fragrances are cherry, bubblegum, orange, and tutti frutti. PORTA-TREAT™ also comes in a liquid form, PORTA-TREAT™ L, that can be poured into the retention tank.

Promoting a Better User Experience

Whether you maintain a large quantity of portable toilets, or you only use a small camper toilet one week per year, probiotics are a great way to keep the waste and odors of holding tanks under control without using harsh chemicals. Contact Bionetix® to ask about our different probiotic portable toilet treatment options.

Keywords: portable toilet treatment, probiotics, porta-potties, mobile restrooms, portable toilet treatments without biocides, portable toilet maintenance, odor control for porta-potties, portable toilet deodorizers, blue liquid, Bionetix

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PRESS RELEASE: Bionetix® Introduces BCP35S™ Premium for Enhanced Soil Bioremediation!

Soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons is a widespread health and environmental concern. Cleanup methods can be complicated, expensive, and sometimes harmful to the environment. Bionetix® International offers a friendlier path via bioremediation with its new BCP35S™ Premium, an upgraded version of BCP35S™ that enhances cleanup and specifically targets PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons).


The Widespread Problem of Soil Contamination

Since petroleum hydrocarbons play such a major role in today’s economy, it is not surprising to encounter widespread soil contamination. Pipeline oil spills, leaky gas station tanks, and various industrial activities make hydrocarbon pollution common. Often, landowners are faced with the need to clean up contamination that took place years ago. New construction sites may need soil rehabilitation where gas stations once stood. Even landfills may need to be reclaimed from contaminated soil disposal. Remediation is important both for the restoration of the ecosystem and to minimize corporate pollution liability.

Bioremediation in Action

BCP35S™ opens the door to the exciting benefits of bioremediation. BCP35S™ contains highly specialized microorganisms that degrade a wide range of petroleum hydrocarbons (gasoline, diesel, crude oil, and other petroleum products), thus reducing their environmental impact. It is suitable for many different soils and varying levels of contamination. For even better targeted bioremediation of soil contaminated with PAH, Bionetix® has designed BCP35S™ Premium, which includes fungi and a higher percentage of special bacteria for enhanced performance. It was designed for a company performing ex situ bioremediation on soils that showed higher PAH compared to previous specimens. Laboratory testing with BCP35S™ Premium caused the PAH levels in the soil to drop significantly from 102.446 mg/kg to 17.264 mg/kg after 60 days. At the end of 90 days, this had dropped even lower to 0.212 mg/kg.

Benefits of Bioremediation

Use of BCP35S™ Premium can potentially reduce costs of contaminated soil cleanup and disposal by eliminating the need for excavation and extreme cleanup measures. Rather than excavating the contaminated ground, sending it to a landfill, and replacing it with new dirt, soil cleanup services can perform bioremediation onsite, eliminating unnecessary costs for new soil and hauling services. Bioremediation is among the most environmentally attractive options because it cleans the soil for further use instead of throwing it away, solidifying it into a block, or incinerating it. It does not require special equipment as for vapor extraction. The process can be performed in situ or ex situ, allowing greater flexibility for the landowner and remediation service.

Get Started on Enhanced Soil Remediation

Hydrocarbon pollution is widespread, demanding viable solutions for owners of contaminated land. Bioremediation with BCP35S™ Premium offers enhanced contaminant degradation, promoting soil health and ecosystem restoration. It also offers cost benefits and minimizes pollution liability for those who are stuck with the job of cleanup. Contact Bionetix® to learn more about getting started with enhanced bioremediation on contaminated soil.

Keywords: soil bioremediation, oil spill cleanup, gas station soil restoration, soil rehabilitation, landfill site reclamation, industrial soil cleanup,
minimize pollution liability, Bionetix, ecosystem restoration, soil pollution

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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.


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
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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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PRESS RELEASE: Bionetix® Presents Economical Odor Control for English- and Spanish-Speaking Customers!

Bad odors know no language barrier. That is one reason Bionetix® International is pleased to offer updated product data sheets for HYGIEA2200™ in both English and Spanish! This liquid odor control is a powerful biological-blend specifically formulated for large volume accounts. It is an effective and economical path to odor control for hundreds of millions of potential users in the English- and Spanish-speaking market!

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Neutralize and Eliminate Odors

HYGIEA2200™ liquid odor control is a pre-stabilized multiple spore blend that not only masks but also neutralizes and eliminates odor-causing compounds. It does so through a synergistic combination of odor-neutralizing agents, surfactants, bio-strains, nutrients, and stimulants. One of its first actions is to attack and neutralize bad odors. As time goes on, beneficial microorganisms ensure excellent breakdown of starches, carbohydrates, protein, FOG (fats, oils, and greases) and other organic waste so the compounds creating the odors are also destroyed. HYGIEA2200™ leaves behind a fresh mint or custom fragrance; it can also be ordered fragrance-free if odor reduction is the sole purpose.

High Volume Odor Control

HYGIEA2200™ comes in 10X and 20X concentrations, which means a little goes a long way when mixed and diluted in DI water. This is ideal for cleaning supply formulators, who may add it to their own products for an odor-neutralizing boost or dilute it and distribute it as a ready-to-use odor control product for consumer retail. Cleaning services or industries with large scale odor problems may also stock it for their own direct use. Possible uses for HYGIEA2200™ are many!

• Garbage Containers
A natural target for HYGIEA2200™ is odor control in garbage pails, dumpsters, garbage trucks, and landfills. With constant holding or hauling of waste materials, these containers are rife with bad smells that create an unpleasant atmosphere for workers, neighbors, or customers who frequent the area. This can present an especially negative image where shopping centers or restaurants are concerned. Use of HYGIEA2200™ can help improve that image.

• Wastewater Treatment
Unsurprisingly, waste treatment facilities also generate unpleasant odors that sometimes get bad enough to prompt complaints from nearby residents. HYGIEA2200™ can help reduce these odors and promote good public relations by neutralizing odorous chemicals and facilitating the digestion of the organic wastes that cause them.

• Institutional Cleaning Services
Restrooms, laundry facilities, and fitness centers are other areas at risk for bad odors. Custodial service companies can use HYGIEA2200™ to help mitigate the odor problems so patrons have a more pleasant experience. Even carpet cleaners may want to stock HYGIEA2200™ for odor control at the institutions they serve.

Odors are everywhere, but many who suffer from them may not be aware that neutralizing and eliminating—not just masking—them is possible on a large scale with formulations such as HYGIEA2200. Bionetix® hopes to make that solution readily accessible to English- and Spanish speaking customers through its updated data sheets in both languages. Contact Bionetix® to learn more about biological odor control and its availability in various countries.

Keywords: odor control, odor eliminator, neutralize odors, carpet odor eliminator, restroom maintenance, dumpster odors, landfill odor control, bad odors at wastewater treatment facility, Bionetix, how to get rid of bad odors 

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Bionetix® Introduces Paper-Eating Solution to Toilet Paper Clogging!

Excess toilet paper, clogged pipes, overflowing toilets, and bad smells are all too common encounters for those who clean and maintain restrooms. Bionetix® International is working to change that by introducing a revolutionary bio-enzymatic “paper-eating” solution called PAPERATOR!

paper eating solution

The new PAPERATOR contains specialized probiotics and enzymes that efficiently break down cellulose-based materials frequently found in toilet paper, seat covers, and paper towels. This action significantly reduces the risk of paper clogging pipes and sewer systems and leading to expensive plumbing interventions. It also speeds up the overall organic waste digestion process, cutting down on bad odors in the meantime. Better yet, by harnessing the technology of nature, PAPERATOR™ presents a sustainable solution that does not harm plumbing or septic systems. 

PAPERATOR™ is especially suited to use at events and facilities that serve a high density of people. Hotels and resorts, restaurants and cafes, office buildings, event centers, and other locations with public restroom facilities can all benefit from the paper-digesting action of PAPERATOR™ to counteract paper overload from heavy use or improper paper product disposal etiquette.Application is as simple as dissolving a water-soluble pouch of PAPERATOR™ in water and flushing the solution down the toilet once a month.

To show how quickly and effectively PAPERATOR™ works, one Bionetix® distributor filled two jars with water and placed four sheets of pink toilet paper in each. PAPERATOR™ was also added to one of the jars, and the next morning, the water in the treated jar was much clearer with significantly less paper residue. Bionetix® also tested PAPERATOR™ on bathroom tissue, a toilet seat cover, a paper kitchen towel, and pieces of cardboard. After only two hours, the toilet paper and toilet seat cover were almost completely disintegrated. The paper towel had also begun to disintegrate around the edges. After 18 hours, the cardboard sample had started to show digestion and was already separated into smaller parts. Results were expected to continue improving with time. Similar benefits await cleaning professionals and facility owners interested in taking advantage of PAPERATOR in their own restrooms and septic systems. Say goodbye to constant toilet paper clogging by contacting Bionetix® to try PAPERATOR, one of the most cost-effective “paper-eating” products on the market today! 

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*Note: PAPERATOR™ is not intended for treatment of non-biodegradable materials, plastics, or substances that could disrupt wastewater treatment processes.

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