Arkema Inc. announces exclusive co-marketing and supply agreement with TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. using fogging technology for the food safety market
Arkema Inc. will manufacture and supply the food grade hydrogen peroxide for use in an EPA-registered solution. TOMI will use its premier Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) platform through the manufacturing, licensing, servicing, and selling of its SteraMist™ brand of products, a hydrogen peroxide-based mist and fogging equipment. Together, the companies will address the need in the industry for a non-bleach, quick and effective food safety cleaning process and bring it to Arkema’s global food clients who currently use its hydrogen peroxide for organic-certified products. Long-term food safety cleaning applications could range from food to food packaging and food processing equipment.
Linda Myrick, general manager, Oxygenes & Derivatives at Arkema Inc., commented: “Arkema is excited to partner with TOMI to bring an emerging technology to the global food safety industry. We are proud to be involved in the development of TOMI SteraMist™ Technology, which improves the speed and effectiveness of sanitization and disinfection solutions. TOMI is an ideal partner and we look forward to a long, prosperous relationship.”
Dr. Halden Shane, TOMI’s CEO, commented, “TOMI is excited to partner with Arkema to deliver an organic certified food processing product that can be used globally to address food safety. In addition, the partnership will allow TOMI to continue to bring its technology to new global markets. The expertise of Arkema to produce a food grade hydrogen peroxide solution will enable TOMI to address the food markets’ ever growing need for a quick efficient broad disinfection which does not injure seeds, sprouts or the mature plants".
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties and Coating Solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion ($9.4 billion) in 2017, Arkema employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in some 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com
About TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.
TOMI™ Environmental Solutions, Inc. (OTCQX:TOMZ) is a global decontamination and infection prevention company, providing environmental solutions for indoor surface disinfection through manufacturing, sales and licensing of its premier Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) platform. Invented under a defense grant in association with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, BIT™ uses a low percentage Hydrogen Peroxide as its only active ingredient to produce a hydroxyl radical (.OH ion), known as ionized Hydrogen Peroxide, iHP™, part of its SteraMist™ brand of products.