The industrial enterprise Bona faced problems with microbes in water distribution pipes causing unpleasant product scent and reduced durability. Anolytech’s sustainable water disinfection system solved the problems.
Founded already in 1919, the family owned enterprise Bona today provides products for installation, renovation and maintenance of quality flooring to customers in 90 countries all over the globe.
With revenues totalling SEK 3 billions a year, rigorous quality control comes natural. But also due to stricter regulations leading to extended product requirements, together with increasing customer expectation for sustainability and acting in line with Agenda 2030 goals.
– We continuously aim at evolving our mindset getting better at what we do. This is important to help us reduce our climate impact and how we make a difference by creating sustainable growth using innovation, says Chief Quality Officer Anders Raväng.
To refurbish instead of exchanging flooring is the core essence of Bona’s business model and an important part of the corporate culture. An expression of this is the fact that the company acted as a pioneer in introducing waterborne varnish for wooden flooring.
Sustainable and cost effective disinfection
Another example of Bona’s sustainability work is Anolytech’s pH-optimized hypochlorous acid AnoDes being used to replace chemicals harmful to humans to clean rinse water. The rinsing is important to handle issues with microbes in water distribution pipes, causing an unpleasant scent when consumers use Bona’s products, but also to increase product durability.
– We have full control regarding our production processes, in order to understand where there’s room for improvement to stay in line with our ambitious sustainable goals. Accordingly, to be able to rinse our process water by continuously adding sustainable AnoDes feels great!
He is very pleased with the fact that producing AnoDes from salt and water at site is a flexible and cost effective way of handling microbes in water distribution pipes, but also favourable for working conditions affecting staff.
Certification builds trustworthiness
As Anolytech started back in 2005, there were many sceptical voices regarding its sustainable method for disinfecting water without using harmful chemicals. 16 years later, a commonly increased environmental awareness is paving the way for a game changing shift towards disinfection based on Anolytech’s sustainable solution, instead of using traditional chemicals.
AnoDes is used within different areas where fighting unwanted bacteria like Campylobacter, Cyanobacteria, Escherichia coli and Legionella pneumophila is needed. One important reason is that it’s very effective without being harmful to animals and humans.
The fact that Anolytech’s technique has been certified according to leading standards regarding hand and surface disinfection, contributes to the increased demand from clients in new markets and segments.