More and more chemical firms are interested in finding out what goes into a bio-enzymatic cleaner as ecologically friendly cleaning products continue to be popular.
We’ll go through some of the standard formulation building elements in this article. Depending on the application, not all elements are necessary for every product, but by understanding each component, you’ll know what you might want to ask for when talking about products with a manufacturing partner like us.
Live microorganisms are a key component of many bio-enzymatic cleansers. In order to remove fats, oils, grease (FOG), and the sources of odor in carpets, hard surfaces, bathroom fixtures, and other applications, MDG produces a form of rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus.
Bacillus is a common producer of enzymes, which are proteins that hasten particular chemical reactions to aid in the breakdown of challenging materials like fat, oil, grease, and even paper products.
Industrial and institutional bio-enzymatic solutions, such household cleaners and odor removers, can be made more effective and expedite the cleaning process by adding enzymes. The quick action of these enzymes enables the bacteria to efficiently digest the nutrients.
To operate as a detergent, wetting agent, emulsifier, foaming agent, and/or dispersant, surfactants are frequently added to cleansers.
Surfactants facilitate the easier hydrolysis, oxidation, and digestion of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) by the Bacillus in bioaugmentation products by reducing the tension between two liquids, such as water and oil, at the microscopic level.
Surfactants also provide a foamy effect that is aesthetically pleasing and is frequently favoured by consumers.
Products that treat FOG or call for foaming are advised to utilize surfactants (e.g., some cleaners and detergents). You may decide to leave out surfactants from your composition to prevent foaming while mixing or blending.
Opacifiers and Dyes
An opacifier or color are additional ingredients that can be used for aesthetic purposes. Opacifiers make a product more white in color, which may be more aesthetically acceptable in products containing enzymes or microorganisms that are naturally beige in hue. This increases a product’s opacity. To achieve a desired color, dyes can be applied similarly.
Depending on your customer’s preferences, you can choose to add an opacifier or dye. Costs can be reduced by omitting certain applications that do not demand an attractive product.
Products are safeguarded and kept from spoiling with preservatives. We strongly advise all chemical producers and suppliers serving the industrial and institutional sectors to incorporate preservatives in the liquid formulations for bioaugmentation because they prolong shelf life and stop the growth of undesirable microorganisms.
To avoid products being under- or over-preserved, make sure they are diluted properly by using the number in front of the X on the product label.
Fragrances or Odor Counteractants
Similar to opacifiers, adding a fragrance is optional and dependent on your client’s tastes. Homeowners appreciate products that have a pleasant scent when they use them, therefore aroma compounds are frequently added to household products, such as those that include microbes (such pet stain removers, cleaners, and detergents). Some perfumes can help conceal the stench while the Bacillus work to eliminate the odor’s source. It is also possible to utilize odor counteractants, which work quickly to encapsulate or neutralize scents.
It’s crucial to remember that adding fragrance or an odor blocker to a product is not always necessary, especially when it can be diluted.
BioLogix Has Bacillus for Your “Bac”
In the cleaning industry, we are committed to assisting our manufacturing partners in maintaining a healthy environment. We serve as a partner by providing technical assistance and advice on microbial formulations. We’ll make sure you have the ideal combination of microbial-based cleaning products available. A bio-enzymatic cleaning specialist will be pleased to go over your options with you if you get in touch with us.