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Ecolab Buys Cleaning Solutions Firm Chemstar

August 13, 2019

Water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services firm Ecolab announced Monday that it has purchased food safety and cleaning and sanitizing solutions firm Chemstar Corporation. The newly-acquired firm primarily serves the grocery and food retail markets. 

“Chemstar’s food safety solutions align well with our existing offerings and will enhance and broaden our ability to meet the needs of our food retail customers,” Bobby Mendez, executive vice president and president, Global Services & Specialty at Ecolab, said in a company press release.

The U.S.-based cleaning solutions provider’s portfolio includes food safety, sanitation, and freshness solutions for kitchen care, surface and floor care, hand hygiene, food sanitation, and produce and floral freshness solutions used in food retail and convenience store settings.  

Chemstar’s Sterilox Fresh produce and floral treatment solutions aid food retailers keep their products fresh and its EPA-registered antimicrobial product, ProduceMAXX, helps to extend shelf life, safeguard products from cross-contamination, and control spoilage. The firm’s FloraFresh product is comprised of antimicrobial technology paired with a natural floral nutrient to keep flowers fresher longer. 

Last year Chemstar generated sales of $40 million. 

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