|MIOX chemistry and BouMatic additives replace iodine as primary disinfectant in farm applications.
MIOX Corporation announces a strategic global partnership with HydroClean, a newly formed dairy hygiene and sanitation supplier. HydroClean joins sister-companies BouMatic and BouMatic Robotics.
BouMatic approached MIOX in early 2012 to explore the application of Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) in dairy farms. Results from 15 months of ongoing lab and farm testing conducted by BouMatic show that MIOX’s flagship chemistry, MOS, is more effective than the traditional disinfectants for controlling Mastitis-causing pathogens. They determined MOS could replace iodine as the primary disinfecting agent in many disinfection products applied at dairy farms ranging from pre- and post- teat dip and udder wash to facility wash and livestock drinking water treatment. HydroClean is the company and product line of new dairy hygiene and sanitation equipment for farm sanitation that incorporates MIOX on-site chemical generators.
“HydroClean ensures the farmer comes first and foremost by providing them with hygiene and sanitation products that keep cows happy. Anything that touches the cow – from liners to chemicals – are carefully designed to make sure the cow is kept safe and healthy,” says Dennie Plomedahl, HydroClean Global Product Manager. “We have carried over the Boumatic ideology of ‘it’s all about the cow’.”
The need to explore disinfection alternatives arose when the price of iodine skyrocketed after the 2011 tsunami in Japan destroyed many of the world’s largest iodine supply chains.
“On-site generated disinfectants give farmers peace of mind that their operations are utilizing a cost-effective and high performance solution,” says Tom Muilenberg, MIOX Director of Commercial Operations. “The HydroClean blend of additives combined with MIOX’s MOS disinfectant enables a set of products that can be utilized by the dairy owner across multiple applications for farm disinfection.”
HydroClean brings a new business philosophy by employing a dedicated distributor network. Field representatives for HydroClean perform the installation of the HydroClean system, routine maintenance and all service required. Putting the service and maintenance of this farm innovation in the hands of experts allows farmers to focus on providing healthy dairy products to consumers while maintaining confidence in the health of their cows.