Since 1988, HTS BIO has collaborated with world-renowned research centers, to invent, design, and produce ecofriendly, ultraeffective, innovative cleaning, maintenance, bioremediation (biological depollution), agriculture, aquaculture, and water treatment solutions.
The two are complementary concepts. Our products are both eco-friendly – meaning hazard-free for the environment- AND biotechnological – active substances (micro- organisms and biosurfactants) derived from living matter.
Eco-friendly doesn’t necessarily mean hazard-free, nor is it synonymous with performance. ECOWAY® products are eco-friendly AND hazard-free. Their exceptional performance is enhanced with biosurfactants that are up to 500 times more effective than petrochemical or plant-based surfactants (surface cleaning agents).
We identify, choose, and cultivate the highest performing micro-organisms ourselves. We « raise » them like professional athletes: with the optimization of growth conditions and a diet rich in trace elements! Thanks to our exclusive processes, we produce biosurfactants or concoct “bacteria cocktails” composed of different strains of microorganisms working in synergy. They feed on organic matter present on the area designated to be cleaned: surfaces, restrooms, pipes, septic tanks, etc.
It’s actually quite simple: enzymes are produced by specific microorganisms. They are nature’s tools that break down and decompose dirt and grease. We use these specific enzyme-producing microorganisms in some of our formulas. Then, your cleaning products send out the necessary enzymes to break down dirt and degrease mediums autonomously for a performance that is tenfold.
They are 100 % natural and biodegradable surfactants (or surface cleaning agents) derived from biotechnological origins. They are produced by certain strains of specific microorganisms. Biosurfactants are up to 500 times more effective than petrochemical or plant surfactants.
Yes. The high wetting power of biosurfactants optimizes the performance of the active ingredients in disinfectants. NB: Not to be confused, microorganisms (living organisms) are sensitive to biocidal substances, whereas biosurfactants (living matter) are perfectly compatible.
Nefarious, dirty disease-bearers, scary, hairy and repulsive … Bacteria get a bad rap! But really, we just don’t know them well enough: a vast majority are actually beneficial and even essential to human survival. In fact, only a few dozen species out of thousands are pathogenic. To find out more, visit HTS’Mag; where you can find many articles about how precious our “micro-friends” really are!
Performance: Biosurfactants are up to 500 times more effective. Environment: No pollution emission, eco-designed products, 100 % recyclable packaging, NFE (French Eco-Label), ECOCERT or ECOLABEL products (see all our labeled products) Public health is conserved: no irritating fumes, no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE: gloves, masks, etc.). Products concentrated with active ingredients = less product used and savings on the water and energy bill. No hazard labeling = cost savings on transport, storage, and handling costs.
Yes, for all the products, we provide protocols, but you can also create your own customized protocols in a few clicks thanks to iProtocol, our smart and interactive tool accessible from your customer area.
No, total disinfection is only necessary when regulations require it (in hospitals for example), or on surfaces that are often in contact with potentially pathogenic germs: door handles, handrails, etc. After that, deciding whether to disinfect or not is often common sense. It depends on the environmental sensitivity and contamination risks. For example, it is not recommended for floors. Furthermore, any kind of systematic disinfection is not advised: over time, this leads to a heightened resistance from microorganisms that might carry pathogenic germs (termed “multi-resistant pathogens”). Additionally, disinfection does require break times at work.
No hazard labeling ensures the absence of hazardous materials. In fact, the conditions for transport, handling, storage and disposal of ECOWAY® hygiene products are totally standard. It’s reassuring and saves money!
Yes, although it is always preferable to use the ECOWAY® range being that these products are entirely complementary with one another. Note: Using a biocide or bactericide reduces the effectiveness of microorganisms. If you must use a biocidal product, be sure to allow a 2-hour break before and after applying an ECOWAY® product containing micro-organisms.
ECOLABEL is a European label. It encompasses the product’s entire life cycle (manufacturing, choosing raw materials and packaging, distribution, disposal,) and it certifies detergents that are solely intended for indoor use. The ECOCERT label holds products to both a maximum biodegradability and a minimum toxicity level (nearly zero). It bans a vast majority of synthetic molecules.
All our products are eco-friendly, but the certification means that they comply with a certain set requirements and have a specific reference. This is not always attainable and generates extra costs. Furthermore, a label isn’t an absolute guarantee: some labels authorize to use raw materials derived from petrochemicals and risk phrases. However, we support the motto « effective, safe, eco-friendly » and no hazard labeling.
The organism defines new rules for chemical labeling by requiring new pictograms to illustrate potential product hazard and standard hazard statements for better product understanding. Additionally, there are new regulations for labeling these risks: the previously authorized rate of certain hazardous substances have been drastically reduced. In turn, the complete absence of hazard labeling is an even stronger guarantee of the safety of our products. Since 2015, the CLP Regulation has replaced community legislation and applies to all hygiene, cleaning, and maintenance products. It is “the quality control to enforce the recommendations of the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS) within the European Union. It defines requirements for the classification, labeling, and packaging of substances and mixtures” (Classification, Labeling, Packaging correspond to CLP). (Source: French Ministry of the Environment http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Reglement-no-1272-2008-ou-CLP,13134.html)…