BioSolve Clear Approved by IMO for Use as Cargo Tank Cleaning Additive

7/18/2014

Lexington, MA. – The BioSolve Company (TBC), manufacturers and distributors of a line of Hydrocarbon Mitigation Agents™ is pleased to announce that BioSolve Clear was recently approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for use as a Cargo Tank Cleaning Additive. The BioSolve Company will be added to Annex 10 of the MEPC.2.Circ on its next publication.

BioSolve Pinkwater, the company’s marquee product, has been used by contractors with confidence for decades to safely clean and degas land-based petroleum, fuel and chemical tanks. BioSolve Clear is identical to BioSolve Pinkwater, but without the company’s signature magenta dye.

BioSolve products are water-based, non-hazardous and biodegradable. Yet these products are highly effective at removing all traces of petroleum hydrocarbons from hard surfaces. BioSolve products are also effective for cleaning many vegetable oil tanks. “We expect that marine industry customers will appreciate a safer, easy-to-use cleaning additive with no harsh caustic or solvents,” explained Karl Loos, Managing Director for The BioSolve Company. “Turnaround time is especially important in this industry,” added James Edgerly, also a Managing Director for the company. “BioSolve products work fast to prepare a tank for maintenance or simply preparing it for the next cargo.”

BioSolve Clear is available from The BioSolve Company as well as from TECO Maritime Group (Bærum, Norway) where it is sold as MarClean BioSolve Tank CC.

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.

BioSolve Pinkwater, the leading hydrocarbon mitigation agent, has been used by industrial, municipal and environmental customers for over 30 years, and is available directly from The BioSolve Company in the US and through master distributors around the world.

The primary industrial applications for BioSolve products spill cleanup, tank cleaning and degassing, equipment cleaning and surface washing. BioSolve products are also used for soil remediation and odor control.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Karl Loos
+1 (781) 482-7900
kdloos@biosolve.com