Hair degrading

05 February 2018

Holchem, provider of hygiene technology solutions, has launched a new Hair Degrader product as part of its Optimum range of products.

Specifically targeted at the hospitality industry where sinks and plug-holes become blocked with human hair, the Optimum Hair Degrader is formulated with a blend of enzymes, surfactants and depilatory materials, is ready to use and rapidly breaks down hair in sinks and drains. It unblocks in as little as four hours and is designed for general use once a week, with stubborn blockages requiring an overnight treatment.

Two active ingredients include a depilatory agent that breaks down the disulphide bonds in the cortex of the hair, causing blockages to break down and making it easy to rinse down the drain. The enzyme aides the keratinous protein in hair to break down.

It is designed for use in hotels, leisure centres, spas and any other establishments that experience excessive hairs in drains.

Commenting on the launch, Jim Taylour, Head of Products, Research and Development at Holchem said “We know that hair blockages in the hospitality industry can be problem in terms of effectively removing from them sinks and plugholes and the time spent on trying to remove it. Our new Optimum Hair Degrader product takes away the problem in a short period of time, and ensures that the job is completed properly first time. It’s easy to use and is now available to order.”

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