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By nature, for life

Eco-Point is setting new standards when it comes to cleaning solutions for a wide range of businesses, and thus helps companies to reduce their own environmental impacts.

Safely Removing Carcinogenic Chrome VI

It is now more important than ever for businesses to take action on every element of their environmental performance – and that is why companies such as Eco-Point are so important.

‘By nature, for life’ is the motto of Eco-Point, a company that was founded in 1991 with the purpose of developing and producing sustainable industrial cleaning and maintenance solutions for a variety of industries from energy to automotive, to construction, to marine, and more. Importantly, the products are all made from natural and synthetic materials such as residues from sugar beet, rapeseed, coconut, orange peel, and corn, upcycled into new products that cause no harm to the environment and are hazard-free. These products offer powerful solutions, equal to competitive non-sustainable products, without environmental damage.

Chrome-6-Neutralizer

Eco-Point cares about creating sustainable cleaning and maintenance products that are kind to the environment and safe for the user. In collaboration with two renowned manufacturers of combined heat and power installations (CHPs) and turbines, has developed Chrome-6-Neutralizer. A unique and revolutionary product that neutralizes carcinogenic Chrome VI and converts it into the harmless Chrome III. With this innovation, Eco-Point is taking a huge step towards neutralizing Chrome VI.

The Reason

Chrome VI is found in multiple forms such as metals and is created when stainless steel is exposed to heat for prolonged periods. CrIII is converted into CrVI and presents as a yellow substance on the stainless-steel surface. It is precisely this hexavalent chromium that is toxic and carcinogenic when exposed and therefore has a very high priority to clean or neutralize.

What are the dangers of Chromium 6

Chromium 6 (Also known as hexavalent chromium) is a carcinogenic form of the element chromium. Chromium VI can occur naturally, but it is also produced by industrial processes such as metal plating, leather tanning, and textile manufacturing.

Chromium VI compounds present a significant effect on health and pose several hazards to both human health and the environment, including:

  • Swelling of the lungs and airways.
  • Cough, swelling of airways and chest pain.
  • Inflammation of the lungs, kidney damage, and cancer of lung
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and heart failure, as well as damaging the gut, liver and kidneys.
  • Dermatitis or skin ulcers if left untreated.
  • May be harmful to the reproductive system.

The Solution

Eco-Point Chrome 6 Neutralizer converts harmful Chrome 6 into harmless Chrome 3 and can easily be removed afterwards. Because the acidic product reacts and the dust is simultaneously wetted, the concentration of Chrome 6 dust is drastically reduced and prevents dust absorption into the air. Chrome-6 Neutralizer has been specially developed for work with CHPs, (gas) turbines, engines, or other generators. Chrome-6 Neutralizer has no hazard symbols and is biodegradable. A revolutionary solution to a major global problem.

In this way, Eco-Point makes the world safer, more sustainable and we further shape the green revolution.

Always kinder to the planet

Eco-Point believes that the environment, quite simply, comes first. Its sustainability ethics run throughout the company – not just in the products that it supplies but to its people, premises, and production as well.

And, it is more than a supplier, providing knowledge and guidance to ensure that you get the right product for your needs. It has its own knowledge centre, and its specialists are aware of the latest developments in the field of legislation and cleaning and product applications and are happy to share advice.

Many products on the market can remove pollutants, but most contain harmful chemicals and solvents, are difficult to use and often need specialised equipment or safety gear; and storage and disposal of used containers or unused product, this takes time, space, and money.

Eco-Point believes in doing things differently and has developed its portfolio to excel. For instance, it offers non-toxic solutions that effectively remove paint, resin, and graffiti, without harming you or the planet.

The company offers similar planet-friendly and non-hazardous options for oil and grease removal as well as hard to remove substances such as tar and bitumen.

For further information, please see eco-point.co.uk, e-mail Clive Harper or call 077384 78666.

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