<< Return to News

Clean Ingredients for Cleaning Products

Over the past decade, clean ingredient incentive groups worldwide have taken a hard look at manufacturers of products used for Industrial, Institutional, and Consumer (IIC) cleaning and the environmental impact these products elicit.

Many commodity ingredients of the past decades have experienced a great deal of scrutiny and limitation in use as of late. Some of these may look familiar:

  • Nonylphenol ethoxylates
  • Phthalates
  • Harsh caustics and acids
  • Phosphates
  • Harsh chemicals
  • Silicates
  • Solvents

These are just a handful of types of ingredients that were formerly used in abundance but now have experienced restrictions by many environmentally conscious agencies. Manufacturers and distributors in the IIC sector are grappling with finding environmentally friendlier alternatives to these ingredients.

There is a need for cleaning ingredients with a lower bioburden, to bridge the gap between the effective products of yesterday, and the cleaner products of tomorrow.

Amidst the increasing restrictions on ingredients used in cleaning products, Bacillus has emerged as a unique and effective solution. To say that “Bacillus is biodegradable” is a gross underestimation of the power of Bacillus. Bacillus is the “Biodegrader”, excelling at addressing stains by digesting and eliminating organic materials at their source.

In formulating cleaning products, it is worth considering laws and regulations regarding the substances being used, such as:

Depending on your intended markets and applications, other groups should be reviewed before launching your product. Changing regulations for the surfactants, buffers, builders, and adjuvants of your products may pose challenges in ensuring compliance with your product line.

Luckily, we are well-versed and up to date in the ever-changing restrictions faced by the industry and can be considered a partner to ensure that the product you distribute, or manufacture, will be safer to the environment and compliant with regulating agencies.

Contact your Microbial Discovery Group sales rep for more information on how we can help you safely navigate the standards that enforce product ingredients. CONTACT US.

Search Insights
Recently Posted Insights

Upcoming Webinar: Creating Quality Microbial Products

Producing high-quality microbial products for industrial, institutional, and consumer applications is essential for our partners. In our upcoming webinar, we will explore the critical aspects of microbial product development and how we ensure quality products for your...

Proven Success Treating Sludge with Biotifx®

If your customers are working in the biological wastewater treatment industry, chances are they’re dealing with the challenges of organic sludge. Sludge, the waste components left over after the wastewater has been treated, is a constant expense for facilities, and...

Sludge Tanks 101: Treating the Waste

Throughout the wastewater treatment process, certain components are left over that get separated from the treated water. This collection of leftovers is called sludge, which is then further treated in tanks. At Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), we have explored the...

Lagoons 101: Identification and Long-Term Treatment Approach

Lagoons and ponds have been used for treating wastewater for over 3,000 years. Today, there are over 8,000 wastewater treatment lagoons operating in the United States. One appeal to using lagoons is that they generally require less energy than other treatment systems...

Proven Success in Wastewater Seasonality

In the world of wastewater treatment, seasonal challenges can disrupt operations and affect the efficiency of treatment plants. As the industry begins to face the difficulties of this year’s spring, MDG emerges as a trusted partner with a track record of proven...

Battling Restroom Odors: Debunking Ice in Urinals

Ever since the invention of the urinal back in 1886, facilities have been battling the unwanted odors that come with them. To combat the odors, businesses have tried many different treatments… some more beneficial than others.   One of the most used techniques for...

Under The Microscope – Sierra Garcia

At MDG, we succeed by creating an environment to attract, develop, and retain the best and the brightest people who embrace our values. Learn all about Sierra Garcia, our Engagement Coordinator.   What is your role at Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) and when did...

2023 EXPANSION: CONTINUED GROWTH

In 2021, our growth journey took a significant leap as we secured an 80,000 ft2 facility in Oak Creek, WI. This expansive space now accommodates our production, blending, packaging, warehouse, three laboratories, and supplementary office areas. In addition, an...

Related News