Edmar Chemical Co., Lonza Form Strategic Alliance

Staff Writer |

Purpose to develop, supply antimicrobial treatments designed specifically for laundry applications

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Edmar Chemical Co., based here, and Lonza, a Swiss multinational chemicals and biotechnology company headquartered in Basel, have entered into a strategic alliance, Edmar reports.

The purpose of the alliance is to develop and supply antimicrobial treatments designed specifically for laundry applications. Edmar says these treatments will be tailored to markets providing textile care and finishing in industries such as:

  • Industrial Laundry
  • Healthcare Laundry
  • Nursing Homes
  • Athletic Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Colleges and Schools
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Labs and Clean Rooms

According to Edmar, Lonza identified the company as the right partner to bring a new generation of products to this market. Edmar says that combining Lonza’s research and design expertise with the company’s market and application knowledge, and its distribution network, will allow for rapid deployment and availability of these new products.

Edmar says that organisms with kill claims include:

  • Corynebacterium ammoniagenes
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7)
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella enterica (salmonella)
  • Staphylococcus aureus—Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant (CA-MRSA) Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus aureus—Hospital Associated Methicillin resistant (HA-MRSA)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (staph)

The products will be available for private-label distribution in North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico) exclusively through Edmar, the company says. 

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