by Brianna Crandall — September 18, 2017 — Sofidel, a global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, just debuted Papernet Bio Tech, which the company says is the first toilet paper to use innovative Biologic Active Tissue Paper (BATP) technology. When the paper makes contact with water, natural, non-pathogenic microorganisms are activated and produce enzymes to eat away dirt. Once their work is complete, the enzymes bio-degrade, leaving no residue or negative environmental impact.
Fabio Vitali, vice president AFH Marketing and Sales for Sofidel America, pointed out:
A poorly maintained restroom can negatively impact a business’s reputation and the bottom line, so it’s important to stock innovative products that actually improve the restroom experience. Bio Tech is designed to help reduce odors and clogs in pipes, thereby enhancing customer satisfaction and limiting the frequency of expensive and time-consuming repairs.
According to the company, after about four weeks of use, the sanitizing effect of Papernet’s Bio Tech toilet paper helps to free pipes, septic tanks and sewer systems of dirt to help prevent blockages. Sample studies reportedly prove that the exclusive use of Bio Tech drastically reduces the need to pump out the sewer system and enables total savings of up to 40 percent compared with standard toilet paper. The product also helps fight unpleasant restroom odors that can turn away guests and attract insects.
Bio Tech was nominated for a 2017 ISSA Innovation Award for the Supplies and Accessories category, and was displayed at last week’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition in Las Vegas.