/ Biotechnology

Biotechnology is using nature’s technology to do or make things. The term first appeared about a hundred years ago but its origins are far older. Bread, cheese and wine all rely on biotechnology.

At Chemex we need to understand microbiology as well as chemistry as many of our customers rely on us to keep ‘bad’ bacteria – pathogens like MRSA and Salmonella – at bay to keep their operations safe and risk-free.

We use that knowledge to make bacteria work for us – often to do difficult cleaning jobs where traditional chemical methods fail. Examples are our systems that ‘eat’ fats oils and greases from drains, grease traps and sewers, or using ‘friendly’ bacteria to clean floors or carpets, or eat oil spills that have soaked into block paving or concrete.

All the bacteria we use are 100% natural.