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DAHS Introduces Phosphate-free Farm Cleaners into the US Market

by 5m Editor
6 March 2007, at 8:50pm

US - DuPont Animal Health Solutions announced today a new line of phosphate-free cleaning products for use in farms, food processing facilities and hatcheries. The cleaners, available as both foaming and non-foaming products, have been formulated to cover a wide range of conditions and specific cleaning challenges.

In launching this new offering, we are responding to market demand for cleaning products that are greener and more powerful. Through DuPont science and innovation, we have succeeded in developing a portfolio of phosphate-free products that are both effective and responsible solutions for the cleaning challenges that exist in the farm environment, making them a valuable addition to any biosecurity program,” said Denise M Dignam, marketing manager - Clean & Disinfect, NA & global market segment leader - DuPont Animal Health Solutions

Phosphates boost the cleaning ability of detergents by softening water, but surface runoff of phosphates can lead to overgrowth of algae and aquatic weeds in local waterways, resulting in foul odours and even fish fatalities. The new line of greener cleaners from DuPont is not only phosphate-free, but it is formulated with biodegradable detergents and packaged in recycled polyethylene containers, making it environmentally responsible on multiple levels.

At the same time, these products have been made more powerful through the addition of special surfactants that make cleaning easier and through improved foaming for longer cling and action on vertical surfaces.

For safety and convenience, the new line of cleaners features a colour coding system that indicates the pH of the cleaner by the colour symbol on the label and the colour of the liquid cleaner. This system provides an additional safeguard against improper handling and potential misuse. The entire product portfolio is listed below:

Neutral Cleaners – For use in areas where corrosion is a concern and also for manual cleaning, where milder solutions are desired.

  • DuPont™ Neutrafoam: Neutral pH, non-corrosive, ideal for manual cleaning and transport vehicles.

Alkaline Cleaners – Designed to break through heavy soiling, high levels of organic soils, fats, oils and proteinaceous material.

  • DuPont™ Biosolve™ Plus: Grease, fat, and organic matter.
  • DuPont™ Chlor-A-Foam™ XL: Chlorinated for excellent whitening and rapid soil/protein removal.
  • DuPont™ UBC™ Barn Cleaner: All farm premise applications.
  • DuPont™ OxiEdge™: Protein, faecal and organic soils (non-foaming).
  • DuPont™ ProEdge™: Protein, organic matter, grease, and fat (non-foaming).
Acidic Cleaners – For use in an alternating pH program to remove films associated with scale and mineral deposits from iron and hard water.
  • DuPont™ Acid-A-Foam™ XL: Scale, organic grime, and mineral deposits.
  • DuPont™ AcidEdge™: Scale, protein, soap scum, and mineral deposits (non-foaming).

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