Swedish pot washer manufacturer Granuldisk has launched PowerGranules Bio for use within its machines.
The granules are made from calcium salt, rapeseed oil, and biodegradable esters.
Ulrika Ahnfelt, product manager at Granuldisk explained: “Our solutions use in average 70% less water, chemicals, and energy than any other pot washing method. This is something we are very proud of, but at the same time we are not the ones to settle.
“We continuously want to improve ourselves and that is why we have tested and tried for hours and hours to find PowerGranules Bio. It has a 25% lower CO2 footprint and demands 87% less water in the manufacturing process than our original PowerGranules.”
She continued: “The new PowerGranules Bio is a way for us to further our sustainability goals. It can be used repeatedly and will last in average 2,500 cycles, depending on programmes, machine type and what you wash. This means you will be able to wash up to 20,000 GN 1/1 before you need to change the batch.”
PowerGranules Bio are said to be in full compliance with the EU requirements for use in contact with food, and should be harmless in case of ingestion.
Granuldisk CEO Mikael Samuelsson commented: “We all need to act in the battle for the environment and PowerGranules Bio is our latest contribution.
“Globally, manual washing in sinks is still the most common way to handle dirty pots and pans. Granuldisk is on a mission to eliminate the pre-washing and washing in sinks one drop at a time, and at the same time provide the highest performing and most sustainable ware washing solution. Water scarcity is a huge problem around the globe, and we all need to do what we can to preserve this precious asset that all humans are dependent upon.”
Granuldisk warewashing solutions wash with granule technology, which utilises high-powered water in combination with granules, and high temperatures, to deliver wash results. Granule technology is said to decrease the use of water, mainly by eliminating the need to pre-wash pots and pans in sinks.