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Industrial versus Retail Cleaners, Which are Best?
Thursday, May 27, 2021
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Industrial versus Retail Cleaners, Which are Best?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between professional-grade cleaning products and the products you find in retail stores? Neutron’s mission is to help educate cleaning professionals and professionals who clean about these differences so that you can make the best decision for your employees and customers/guests/patrons.

Industrial and Institutional, also known as I&I, products are cleaning products used by businesses. I&I products must comply with strict standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) which may include personal protective equipment, labeling requirements, formula composition, sustainable packaging, and alternative uses. More specifically, in certain product categories, I&I products may be stronger and more concentrated than retail products and have additional training and safety measures required by OSHA. Neutron creates products that comply with those strict standards across a number of industries including Senior Care, Hospitality, Property Management, and Child Care

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When purchasing retail cleaning products, it is important to understand that these products are highly commoditized and consumers have a specific price point in mind. To reach this specific price point, manufacturers of some retail products may use lower grade raw materials or dilute the product’s formula. Therefore, the consumer is satisfied with a lower price point but receives a lower quality product. This is a risk that you could face when purchasing cleaning products in retail stores. 

A big difference when cleaning a business versus a residence is the greater amount of foot traffic and dirt that is accumulated on an hourly/daily basis. Therefore, assuming that a consumer brand product can tackle these heavy-duty industrial cleaning challenges is unfair. Industrial and institutional cleaners are formulated to handle specific applications, areas, and industries. Invest in quality I&I cleaning products to ensure a clean and safer environment.

At Neutron, Dr. Rebecca Korwin is the Executive VP of Science and Innovation and there are two things that she demands – Environmental and Health Stewardship. Under Dr. Korwin’s leadership, we manufacture the highest quality products with every ingredient scrutinized. Our goal is to deliver the best product for the application no matter what it costs. What that means to the end-user, the person using these products for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, is less elbow grease is needed to accomplish the task with safer ingredients. Oftentimes consumers do not have a choice in the products they come in contact with. With Neutron products, you can be sure that the health of your customers/guests/patrons isn’t at risk.

An example of how we have incorporated this ideology into our products is with our NI-712® Continuous Spray. These products use compressed air as a propellant instead of hydrocarbon-based propellants which are found in traditional aerosols. Traditional hydrocarbon propellants can contribute to air pollution and may aggravate a user's allergies or asthma. We offer a safer alternative that has a more environmentally friendly propellant plus delivers better results. When cleaning a business, it is important to think about how those products will affect the end-users and their guests. Neutron offers professional strength cleaning while being conscious of its effects on the environment and end-users. 

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Neutron Industries goes the extra step to ensure that we produce safer products for our customers. Neutron is in partnership with the EPA’s Safer Choice program and has a number of products certified by EPA Safer Choice. Our team has also won the EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award in 2017 and 2018. This esteemed program was created to analyze the health and environmental impacts of every chemical ingredient in a product while still maintaining sufficient product performance. Neutron collaborates with the EPA Safer Choice program on improvements with ingredients and the program itself. With this partnership, Safer Choice advocates advancements of sustainability in chemical products. Neutron Industries has products that carry the EPA Safer Choice label. Learn more about Eco-Power, our Safer Choice products. 

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Purchasing I&I products ensures that the cleaning challenges you face can be conquered. No matter what your specific challenge is, commercial-grade products can guarantee the results you and your customers expect. Neutron Industries has a complete portfolio of products that are researched and tested to ensure top cleaning power and safety for the end-user regardless of industry. We offer odor control products, all-purpose cleaners and degreasers, disinfectants, and more. Check out our website www.neutronindustries.com to see our selection of specialized professional cleaning products.

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