Our broad range of BASF speciality chemicals helps your industry actively to optimise the properties of your products constantly. In a spirit of partnership we support you with professional advice in all technological and ecological questions as you develop innovative products. Cleaning agents should be strong in dealing with dirt, but gentle on the environment and on surfaces.
Food Service and Kitchen Hygiene - If you can’t stand the heat
There’s no down time in a commercial kitchen. It’s a full-on place to work, and kitchen professionals don’t have the time to investigate every detail of their dishwashing and cleaning products. But they will notice if the results fall short of excellent. With products from BTC Europe for food service and kitchen hygiene, you can offer your customers the peace of mind that their dishes and plasticware will come out perfectly clean – and dry – every time, and that every surface in the facility will remain spotless and hygienic.
Food and Beverage Processing - Fresh food, fresh factory
Food & beverage producers are subject to a complex array of safety and hygiene regulations and recommendations to ensure assembly lines, contact surfaces, floors and walls are free of contamination. Industry inspections are rigorous, and failure to meet food hygiene standards leads to public censure, even closure of the facility. Cleaning in food factories is often predominantly automated, which means a major investment in the equipment to do the job. Once the machine goes into action, service providers and cleaning crews have to have total trust in their detergent to clean plant and equipment on the factory floor, and stay within the narrow time slots allocated for cleaning in facilities operating 24/7. BTC’s experience with solutions for food & beverage processing mean we know what matters – and can provide the ingredients to make food-factory cleaning both effective and efficient.
Commercial Laundry - The optimization of laundry
Laundry on a commercial scale is a very different proposition to a home wash. Washer extractors and tunnel washers in hospitals, hotels, care homes and industrial laundries are expected not just to turn out perfect workwear, bed and table linen, even when it arrives heavily soiled, but also to handle modern textile blends with ease. Rental textile services expect their clean laundry to be returned with minimal wear and tear to extend its lifetime. Commercial operations are also subject to strict rules on permitted residues and have to comply with quality standards such as RAL 992 for textile hygiene. The pressure is on to do more with less: more laundry with less water (commercial machines now use half the water they used around ten years ago). Cleaner results at lower temperatures. Greater convenience in less time, and lowest re-wash rates. If you want your brand of laundry detergent to be the one commercial providers turn to, work with BTC Eruope. We can provide the ingredients to ensure your formulation more than measures up.
Institutional Cleaning and Sanitation - Clinically clean
Think of cleaning in institutions, and people are likely to think wide open spaces: mile after mile of hospital corridors, the floorspace in a shopping center, or vast entrance halls, all glass and glossy tiling. Since much of the cleaning in these facilities is automated, cleaning providers and crews rely on their detergent to perform reliably at all times – and for example leave floors not just spotlessly clean but also safely dry. Yet all these facilities – hospitals in particular – have another big ask. Detergents not only have to remove dirt, debris, grease and spillages but also leave surfaces hygienically clean, ideally delivering long-lasting antimicrobial protection. Cleaning contractors are stringent in choosing detergents that can deliver the desired performance.
Vehicle and Transportation Care - Putting sparkle on the roads
Vehicle cleaning is big business. And that’s not just the six million-plus trucks and 31 million vans in circulation on EU roads. Over 250 million cars* are out there as well – and professional carwashes are more popular than ever. Cleaning operations are expected to reliably remove dirt accumulated over hundreds of kilometers. With BTC Europe solutons for cleaning agents used in jet washing, rollover gantry and mobile brush washing, your brand can deliver on the simple yet effective promise that vehicles will emerge perfectly clean and undamaged from the washing process.
Industrial Cleaning - Keeping industry clean
Cleaning factories, warehouses and productions is a full-on job. Heavy and often very unique soiling problems are the reason why this is a very fragmented and specialized business. With many facilities operating 24/7, time windows for cleaning are tight as downtime is lost money, and the job has to be done instantly and reliably, often using automated machinery that relies on the detergent to get things clean at the first pass.