Improved Cleaning Utilizing the pendant drop test method and correlating the reduction of grease to the shift in CMC values, FGX3 manufacturers report that up to 35 percent of the breakdown products become water-soluble, surface-active agents themselves, depending on the type of oil. This effect multiplies the cleaning power as cleaning proceeds, which means that a lower level of cleaning solution is required compared to caustic or alkaline cleaners. By solubilizing fats and oils, streaking is eliminated on shiny surfaces such as tiles, glass and polished steel. Grease and oil breakdown, caused by the protein/surfactant cleaner, simulates saponification, however it takes place at rather neutral pH values. Motor oils, suntan lotions and many synthetic oils are not saponified with caustic or solvent cleaners. The emulsions they form, coupled with “builders”, create a residual film and increase the tendency for leaving streaks on surfaces. User Safety cases with caustic cleaners cite severe eye and skin damage and are clearly harmful if swallowed; there is minimal toxicological risk with the protein cleaner. Cleaners that use d-limonene as the active ingredient and “butyl” cleaners with 2-butoxyethanol or similar compounds can be harmful, especially with continued exposure. These compounds are generally not recommended for use in a food environment due to their hazardous nature.
The protein/surfactant solution, however, meets FDA requirements for food contact, and toxicity tests show it is inherently safe. All materials utilized in the product are either on the Generally Regarded as Safe list or cleared for food contact under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations for Food and Drugs. The pH of the neat solution is 4.5 and the diluted pH is typically between 5.5 to 6.5, which is in the range of human skin pH.
Continuing Catalytic effects are further optimized under “non-sterile” conditions. It is well known that many microorganisms adjust or change their environments by releasing various agents, and they utilize these secreted molecules for a number of purposes. Such environmental adjustments are a result of biological evolution, and it is extremely difficult to design a similar artificial composition, or even to simulate the natural process. However, it is possible to take advantage of and leverage those evolutionary developed microbial skills of the indigenous bacteria in commercial, residential, industrial and environmental applications. The company’s findings observe the synergistic biodegradation effect of a bacterial spore-free, surface active formulation working in concert with existing, resident bacteria. The following are case studies using the Protein/surfactant compositions, based on the “protein bundle,” significantly enhancing the metabolism of the protein/surfactant cleaner in various industries.