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Birko Introduces BAT Armor for Use on Rails

October 3, 2011

Protects Against Rust, Scale, Oil, and Grease Buildup

HENDERSON, Colo.—Birko, a leader in providing food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries, has introduced BAT Armor, an environmentally preferable chemical formulation for use on rails to prevent rust.

BAT Armor—or Best Available Technology—is designed to be sprayed, wiped, or painted full strength onto rails after they have been cleaned. It functions as a rail conditioner to protect steel rails from rusting and also inhibits buildup of oil and grease from the trolleys, making subsequent cleanings easier.

BAT Armor was developed in Birko’s research and development lab from ingredients considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for incidental food contact.

It is available as a liquid in cases or five-gallon containers.

About Birko

Birko is a leading provider of food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries. Birko manufactures concentrated CIP, sanitation, antimicrobial intervention and process chemical formulations. Birko’s equipment division designs and manufactures chemical dispensing systems, antimicrobial mixing and spraying conveyors and carcass washing and pasteurizing equipment. Birko’s information technology includes BirkoStats™, an online chemical usage tracking system, and VerifEYE™, a fecal identification imaging system. Founded in 1953, Birko is a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and was awarded Supplier of the Century by the National Meat Association. birkocorp.com