MIOX Corp., a leader in on-site chemical generation technology, announced Nov. 19 a strategic global partnership with HydroClean, a newly formed dairy hygiene and sanitation supplier.
HydroClean's sister companies include BouMatic and BouMatic Robotics.
Results from 15 months of ongoing lab and farm testing conducted by BouMatic show that MIOX's flagship chemistry, MOS, is an effective disinfectant for controlling mastitis-causing pathogens and 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 specializes in a product line of new dairy hygiene and sanitation equipment that incorporates on-site chemical generators from MIOX.
"HydroClean ensures that 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," said 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," MIOX director of commercial operations Tom Muilenberg said. "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 the company perform the installation of the HydroClean system, routine maintenance and all service required.