OAK PARK — Biomin International Thursday announced the award of a contract for 400 tons of its Organoclay product to Chem-Trade International.

The contract is based on negotiations with several companies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the Organoclay being used in the State of Indiana.

The Organoclay used in this project is based on one of the emerging market sectors identified by George Alther, president and founder of Biomin International Inc. several years ago. Basically, the Organoclay will be mixed with local sediments to fixate heavy metals and neutralize organic compounds commonly encountered in local and international waste water installations.

There are numerous sites like this one in Indiana across the country. Biomin had a project like this two years ago in Massachusetts.

“To manufacture this we are buying a machine which will allow us to make Organoclays of a certain grain size in large quantities, like one million pounds. With this new machine, Biomin is certainly up to the task for this and future projects,” Alther said.

Biomin International is currently developing international contacts for synergistic markets associated with its patented Oilsorb technologies and highly mobile wastewater treatment systems for rural usage. Said Joseph P. Cool, the company’s international business development and export director: “We are currently working with both domestic and international companies for development and implementation of Oilsorb methodologies and synergistic technologies for worldwide utilization including specific SE Michigan applications. News of this contract will certainly be communicated to potential global customers.”

Biomin International Inc. manufactures state-of-the-art water filtration media and flocculants for removal of oil, grease, and other organics such as PCBs, PNAH, PCP, and colors and tannins) from water. Biomin’s products include OilSorb, ColorSorb, Clayfloc, EC-300, and EC-400.  Biomin filtration products are used throughout the world and have been approved for use by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Iowa Department of Transportation, and other federal and state environmental protection departments. Its products have documented case study results that indicate cost savings up to 50 percent while bringing customer facilities into compliance with governmental discharge requirements.


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