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New cleaning agent rapidly breaks down fats and greases

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

Pure-OX FOAM (photo) is a peroxide-based foaming detergent specifically formulated for tough organic soils on equipment or floors, walls, ceilings, shelves and other surfaces. With the self-foaming characteristics of peroxide, Pure-OX FOAM provides both cleaning power and convenience. Once the powerful oxidation reaction is complete, the degradation products are oxygen and water, so Pure-OX FOAM will not add salt or conductivity to water discharge, nor will it impact wastewater pretreatment operations. Ideal for foam cleaning, it readily breaks down proteins, fats, greases, oils and other organic soils. All ingredients in Pure-OX FOAM are GRAS (generally recognized as safe) or have prior-sanctioned FDA approval for direct or indirect incidental food contact. This chlorine-free, high-foaming cleaning product is noncorrosive to aluminum and stainless steel when used as directed. Before using Pure-OX FOAM, food products and packaging materials must be removed from the room or carefully protected. After use, all surfaces in the area must be thoroughly rinsed with potable water. — Madison Chemical, Madison, Ind.