Manutan is proud to announce that we are now selling a range of eco-friendly biotech cleaning products by MACK. MACK’s goal is to reduce the negative impact of cleaning solutions on the planet by offering products in reusable bottles that don’t use any harmful chemicals or leave behind a significant carbon footprint.
In this article we’re going to talk about some of the products by MACK which we supply, so you can get a better understanding of what they are, how they work, and why they’ll benefit your business.
What is biotechnology?
Firstly, you may be wondering what biotechnology (biotech) is. Biotechnology is the use of living organisms to perform tasks or solve problems; processes involving biotech are known for being clean and sustainable. MACK’s biotechnology cleaning products contain fermentation extracts, enzymes, and green surfactants which lift dirt, grease, and grime off of surfaces. The natural bacteria in the products then digest the dissolved dirt and grime which helps to keep the area clean days later and remove unpleasant odours.
Unlike chemicals, the microorganisms in these processes create reactions and produce substances without requiring a full-plant production. This method is called the ‘light-touch, long-term’ solution to cleaning.
Eco-friendly products by MACK
Now, let’s look at some of MACK’s products and how they work.
There are ten BioPods in the MACK range, including:
- Six surface sprays
- Four Pods (which don’t require bottles)
All of the Pods are wrapped in a PVA coating which dissolves in water, reducing plastic waste. The BioPods are a granulated form of MACK’s BioFlasks and BioFlips which are available only in a concentrated liquid format.
MACK’s BioPods are Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) free, vegan, pet-safe, and don’t cause harm to oceans or aquatic life.
How do the BioPods work?
The cleaning process is initiated by a natural surfactant (surface active agent) in the BioPods (which is found in coconuts). Surfactants that lift dirt, grease, and grime off of surfaces. MACK also uses a carbonate that reduces the hardness of water and a swelling agent that helps the cleaning process, enabling the good bacteria in the products to start the ingestion process sooner.
When the surface stains and waste materials are more complex (such as grease or pond sludge), the good bacteria in the BioPods produce enzymes to break the waste down into simple compounds that can be consumed easier.
The result of this process is the production of more bacteria, enzymes, carbon dioxide, and water (nothing harmful) which creates an instantaneous cleaning action.
In addition to cleaning, the good bacteria in MACK’s cleaning products ingest the dirty surface area, reducing the food source that bad bacteria feed on and preventing them from multiplying. This process will also prevent unpleasant odours, so your facilities smell as clean as they look.
See our range of BioPods here
BioFlasks and BioFlips
The MACK liquid concentrates are available in two sizes: 500ml BioFlasks and 1ltr BioFlips. The 500ml flask will produce 20 bottles worth of cleaning products once diluted whilst the 1ltr flasks will produce up to 250 bottles once diluted. The concentrates are designed to be diluted with cold water with a minimum bottle size of 500ml and max bottle size of 750ml worth of cleaning product. Both sizes of flasks have a one-way valve that will only allow the precise amount of concentrate to be dosed, preventing wastage.
There are currently five products in the 500ml range and over sixty products in the 1ltr range. This includes a concentrated grease trap treatment, treatment for septic tanks and chemical toilets as well as a graffiti remover. So, no matter what your cleaning needs are, there’s a product for you.
The BioFlasks and BioFlips are safe for you, your pets, oceans, and aquatic life.
How do the BioFlasks and BioFlips work?
The BioFlasks and Flips liquid concentrates work in a very similar way to the BioPods. Again, the initial clean is carried out by the green surfactants, but these also contain fermentation extracts. Fermentation extracts are essentially plant-derived enzymes that break down proteins found in dirt, grease, and grime, creating naturally processed solvents that act as a cleaning agent.
The good bacteria in the MACK concentrates are harvested from Canadian forests and work hand in hand with the fermentation extracts and the soft chemistry. These carefully selected chemicals will create emulsions and help mobilise dirt and waste to make it more rapidly available to enzymes and good bacteria. Most of the MACK range is pH neutral.
View our range of BioFlasks and BioFlips here
What are eco-friendly products?
Eco-friendly products are products that are deemed not to be harmful to the environment and are manufactured using methods that limit the number of resources used. Essentially, eco-friendly products are designed with sustainability in mind to reduce the negative impact on the planet.
MACK’s range of biotech cleaning products doesn’t involve shipping water from across the world and you can refill their bottles to reduce plastic waste. MACK has also achieved a neutral carbonzone™ certification, making them a great eco-friendly brand to rely on for cleaning solutions.
Do eco-friendly products work?
MACK’s range of eco-friendly products is highly effective in removing grime and dirt safely. Not only do their products avoid the use of heavy and harmful chemicals, but they also work better than plant-based cleaning products which are more costly.
Why use eco-friendly cleaning products?
In just the past five years, research indicates that there’s been a 71% rise in the popularity of searches for sustainable goods (Climate Action). With more consumers becoming aware of the environmental impact of chemicals and plastic use, there is an increased demand for sustainable products. Here are just some of the benefits of using eco-friendly cleaning products:
- You can reduce your environmental impact
- You can demonstrate that your business cares about the planet, helping to improve your brand’s reputation
- You can save money by using energy and water-efficient products
- You may win new customers and leads who are conscious of environmental and social impacts and are looking for more sustainable businesses
- You can save natural resources and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills
All of the MACK products will provide you with instructions for use but they are simple and effective to use. If you have any questions about the range of MACK biotech cleaning products we sell here at Manutan, please do not hesitate to get in touch.