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Ecolab Introduces Advantis FC Program for Reduced Temperature Foam Cleaning in Food and Protein Processing

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Program helps save time and energy, enhances worker safety</i> </p>

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ecolab Introduces Advantis FC Program for Reduced Temperature Foam Cleaning in Food and Protein Processing

08:00 EDT Wednesday, July 10, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Business Wire) -- Ecolab introduces the Advantis® FC Cleaning Program, a high-foaming, chlorinated alkaline cleaner specially formulated for use with reduced temperature water. Advantis FC provides food and protein processing facilities with excellent cleaning performance against protein and fat soils on stainless steel processing equipment and plant environmental surfaces.

Previous processes required sanitation water to be heated to temperatures as high as 145 F. Advantis FC effectively cleans protein and fat soils at temperatures as low as 105 to 110 F. The program improves cleaning performance in plants that cannot achieve or maintain high water temperatures throughout the sanitation shift.

“Advantis FC helps customers achieve operational efficiencies and sustainability goals,” said Nick Alfano, senior vice president and general manager, Ecolab Food & Beverage North America. “The program decreases water heating costs and the refrigeration costs necessary to return production areas back to the appropriate temperatures. The overall downtime necessary for the sanitation shift is reduced, with customers saving up to one hour per day of cleaning time.”

Employee safety conditions can be improved through the use of the Advantis FC program by reducing poor visibility due to condensation and reducing the potential for scalding injuries, when compared to solutions requiring higher water temperatures. Customers using the program have reported improved visibility, in one case an increase from four feet to 40 feet.

To learn more about Advantis FC, visit The Advantis FC Cleaning Program also will be featured at the Ecolab booth, #1910, at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Expo, July 14-16, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

About Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

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Roman Blahoski, 651-293-4385

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