In this edition of Market Focus, we cover Blendco’s SuperClear® technology patent award, a charity donation and a trade show update.

Blendco awarded patent on the SuperClear® technology for water treatment

SHARONVILLE, Ohio — DuBois Chemicals, parent company of Blendco Systems, announced that U.S. Patent No. 9,751,782 was awarded to Blendco Systems for its revolutionary filterless water treatment system, SuperClear®, according to a press release.

SuperClear® is a system that uses water treatment chemical technology to clean wastewater more completely, without the need for filters, which often result in systems being turned off, the release continued; it is less complicated and less expensive to operate than other treatment methods, added the release.

“The SuperClear® process is revolutionary and advantaged because it is simple, effective and easy to operate with results that equal systems costing tens of thousands more,” reports Brent McCurdy, president of Blendco Systems and inventor of the SuperClear® process. “SuperClear® harnesses nature’s own way of cleaning and clarifying water but uses chemistry to accelerate the normal process up to 1,000 times faster.”

Here’s how the system works, the release explained: The SuperClear® system is comprised of two cone-shaped tanks; dirty water enters into the reaction tank while, simultaneously, a proprietary blend of coagulants and flocculants are pumped into the tank.

The system allows time for the coagulants and flocculants to react to the dirty water, eventually causing them to drop to the bottom of the tank, the release noted, and once the dirt settles to the bottom, the system automatically purges this dirt out of the system leaving a huge reservoir of clean, clear reusable water.

The clear water is then typically treated with a Blendco additive that removes the odor from the reuse water, and once treated, the clean water is then automatically pumped into a storage tank to be pressurized and cycled back into the wash process, the release concluded.

Mike’s Carwash donates $20,000 to Toys for Tots

LOVELAND, Ohio — Mike’s Carwash donated $20,173.39 to Toys for Tots as a result of its Wash for Tots fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, according to a press release.

During the one-day fundraiser, Mike’s 22 locations offered the Ultimate Wash at a discounted price and for every Ultimate purchased, donated $1 back to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program, the release continued; all locations were also accepting monetary donations.

Toys for Tots’ mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and to distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community, the release stated.

“A huge thank you to all the customers that supported our Wash for Tots fundraiser and to the civilians and Marines that volunteered at our locations during the event,” said Mike Dahm, president of Mike’s Carwash. “We are thrilled to have raised $20,173.39 for Toys for Tots that will support eight local chapters in gifting toys to less fortunate children this holiday season.”

Automechanika Frankfurt and RETRO Messen announce collaboration

FRANKFURT, Germany — Automechanika Frankfurt and RETRO Messen have decided to work together in the classic cars segment in future.

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Automechanika 2018 is expanding its program to include the business of classic and collectible cars of all ages, the release continued.

Now, the industry will be getting together for the first time in the new Hall 12 to share ideas on a range of topics, including entering the classic car business with a focus on parts procurement, professional repairs, financing, insurance and much more, the release added.

Olaf Mußhoff, director of Automechanika Frankfurt, said, “The RETRO Messen team knows what makes classic and collectible car enthusiasts tick, while those of us at Automechanika have our fingers on the pulse of industry, retail and workshops. Our new collaboration allows us to extend our program to include the full scope of the classic and collectible car business for consumers and professionals — to the benefit of both.”

In particular, these two trade fair organizers are looking to work together more closely for visitor marketing, the release added.

Events organized by RETRO Messen include Retro Classics in Stuttgart, Europe’s largest classic car fair, while Automechanika boasts a global network of 17 events with over 20,000 exhibiting companies and 600,000 trade visitors, the release concluded.

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