Why are Formula Green™ products different/better than our competitors?
The advanced technology behind all Amiran BioChemicals products reflects our belief that today's solutions can do more than be marginally acceptable—they can also have a positive environmental impact and be highly effective. This concept is the basis for our unique range of chemical formulations for both home and industry.
Amiran BioChemicals cleaning compounds use new, proprietary encapsulation technology for both general purpose and emulsion degreasing applications as well as odor control. The cleaners are particularly effective on oils, grease, and metals; are safe to handle; rapidly biodegradable; and produce no noxious fumes or gases. These products are replacements for a wide variety of halogenated hydrocarbon, chloroflurocarbon, acidic, and alkaline based cleaners which are being phased out under increasingly stringent government regulations.
What is encapsulation and why is it important?
Unlike certain other techniques (e.g. low/high pH products, detergents, or microbial cultures), Amiran BioChemicals products work by augmenting strong cleaning power with the ability to encapsulate and microfractionalize contaminates. This means that our products work at a molecular level to break apart, encapsulate, and disaggregate contaminates such as dirt, oil, grease, and odor causing organic compounds such that they lose and affinity to adhere to one another or to hard surfaces. Once the offending contaminates have been encapsulated they are easily rinsed clean and more readily biodegraded within the environment.
Are Formula Green™ products biodegradable?
Yes. Formula Green™ products are readily broken down and decomposed by naturally occurring microorganisms in the environment.
Do Formula Green™ products contain CFCs?
No. Formula Green™ products contain no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons or other ozone depleting chemicals.
What are VOCs and do Formula Green™ products contain them?
VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. These are chemicals that will evaporate at low temperatures and, by a chemical reaction, will cause atmospheric oxygen to be converted into potentially harmful emissions. The VOC content for all Formula Green™ products is typically none to low and all Formula Green™ products fall within state and federal VOC regulations.
What is pH and how does it effect the performance of a cleaner?
pH is a figure for expressing the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a logarithmic scale of 0 to 14 in which 7 is neutral, lower values are more acid, and higher values more alkaline. Each scale unit equals a power of 10. Consequently, a product that has a rating of 12 is 100,000 times more alkaline/caustic than one with a rating of 7.
Formula Green™ products typically have a relatively neutral pH of between 6.5 and 8.5. This puts us squarely in the neutral range on the pH scale and is a significant difference as compared to other household and industrial cleaners which tend to use relatively lower (acidic) or higher (alkaline) pH levels to accomplish cleaning. This is an important factor to consider when choosing a cleaner as lower and higher pH cleaners are more likely to be environmentally hazardous or present serious health hazards. Further, lower and higher pH products can actually damage the surfaces they are intended to clean. Corrosive reactions with metal surfaces, caulking, and protective finishes are common side effects of these types of products.
Are Formula Green™ products non-toxic?
Formula Green™ products are classified as a whole for toxicity rating in accordance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. While Formula Green™ products are typically defined as being non-toxic, in reality, toxicity is relative. Everything is toxic in large enough quantities. If a person were to consume enough water it could cause death.
Is Formula Green™ made in the USA?
Yes. Amiran BioChemicals, LLC and our sister company BioGenesis Enterprises, Inc. have been manufacturing cleaning products in the USA for over 25 years. All of our products are manufactured in our Oak Creek, WI production facility and packaged locally in the Milwaukee, WI area. Further, we source and purchase all of our ingredients and packaging from US based distribution companies most of whom are local to the Illinois and Wisconsin area.