Special Applications Products

Birko has a variety of formulations for special applications, including anerobic lagoons, floor cleaning, hide washing, lab titrations, tar and asphalt removal, freezer cleaning and more. Many of these chemicals are food-grade.


Product Name/
Number
Description Liquid/
Powder
Environmentally Preferred
ANLC-1
I01801
ANLC stands for "Anaerobic Lagoon Conditioner," a powerful, buffered, bacterial blend designed especially to enhance the action of anaerobic lagoons. Enriches the lagoon with custom-designed microbes and enzymes to digest waste more efficiently. Expect more BOD reduction and FOG decomposition. ANLC-1 will enhance your biogas production when used regularly on a covered lagoon. Easy to dispense and use. Applied between pretreatment and the primary anaerobic pond. Enzyme rich and non-pathogenic. P  
Armagrip*
I01818
A mild alkaline, non-caustic cleaner used primarily for floor cleaning. Not only cleans floors, but also provides a nonslip surface.
*A registerd trademark of Church & Dwight.
P
Blue Meta
I01373
An alkaline powder formulation designed for use as an intermediate colorant for powdered detergent formulations. It also provides some added detergency to the base formulation. P  
Brute Plus
I02330
A liquid, alkaline mixture of water conditioners, wetting agents, and corrosion inhibitors designed for use as a caustic additive. Boosts the cleaning, dispersing and rinsing qualities of caustic solutions. Cleaning solutions with this additive must be rinsed thoroughly with potable water after use. L
Degrezer
I00182
A moderate foaming solvent and detergent package, for use both as a stand-alone and as a component of Birko’s unique multi-product cleaning system, dispensed by BOSS™. Works over the entire pH range in acid, neutral or alkaline applications that needs to function effectively in a greasy or fatty environment. Can be used in conjunction with products Mare™, Chameleon™, X-Puma™, Kik Acid™, and 10-Chlor™, amongst others, for a variety of cleaning applications. L  
Denatured Alcohol
I00159
A 200 proof denatured alcohol employed for a variety of uses including: cleaning solvent, diluent for lab titrations, and as an anti-freeze. Use with extreme caution, flammable. L  
Entry-Foam
I02126
A self-foaming, general-purpose cleaner with quaternary ammonium chlorides. Delivers 1,000 ppm active quat to the application at the standard dilution rate. Used primarily in entryway foaming equipment in meat, poultry and food plants and to clean boots, aprons and tires. It can also be used as a janitorial cleaner. L  
Freze-Kleen
I00057
Cleans freezers and coolers without warming or thawing. Loosens fat from cooler floors and walls. Also removes blood, protein, oils and greases from floors and walls. Safe to use. Not an ice melt. L  
Genzolate 3
I00226
A powdered blend of moderately alkaline ingredients designed as a refining agent for rendered fats in order to reduce free-fatty acid levels and color in finished product. Also used as a general purpose cleaner for all departments in food processing plants. P  
Genzolate
I00114
A powdered blend of moderately alkaline ingredients designed as a refining agent for rendered fats in order to reduce free-fatty acid levels and lighten color of finished product. P  
Git-Sol
I02431
Git-Sol is a moderate foaming solvent and detergent cleaner. Contains a combination of solvents and other grease dissolving compounds that break up and loosens grease. It will not harm metals or painted surfaces. Rinses clean with water. L
Glacial Acetic Acid F.G.
I00099
A 100% active food-grade acetic acid. Use as an antimicrobial carcass spray, edible rendering processing aid and for other food applications requiring the use of acetic acid. L
Gre-Zof
I00037
A combination of solvents and other grease-dissolving compounds that break up and loosen greases and tars. Not for use around food-processing areas. Will not harm metals or painted surfaces. Rinses clean with water. L  
Hydrochloric Acid 15%
I00119
An economical and powerful acid used to generate chlorine dioxide solutions in chlorine dioxide generators. It can also be used as a scale remover and to adjust pH. L  
Hydrochloric Acid 25%
I02404
Used as an economical and powerful acid to generate chlorine dioxide solutions in chlorine dioxide generators. It can also be used as a scale remover and to adjust pH. L  
Hydrochloric Acid 35%*
I02483
Concentrated hydrochloric acid. Consult your Birko Technical Representative concerning the use of this product. L  
Hydrogen Peroxide 7%
I02467
A food-grade, stabilized 7% hydrogen peroxide solution. Effective for many applications such as a bleach for tripe or other edible offal, laundry bleach, odor control and as an adjunct for general cleaning. Much less corrosive to metals than chlorine compounds. L
Indicator Alcohol
I01258
Denatured alcohol with phenolphthalein added. Used primarily as a diluent in tallow testing. It can also be used as an acid base indicator for titrations. Use with extreme caution, highly flammable. L  
Lipolase
100L*
I00147
A liquid lipase enzyme for use in cleaning blood plasma nanofiltration systems and in laundry. Suitable for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants. Must be rinsed thoroughly with potable water after use.
*A product of Novozymes North America.
L
NaOH, 0.25 N
I00188
A standardized solution of sodium hydroxide suitable for titration of use-level concentrations of lactic or acetic acid, for tallow, or other mild acids. Packaged in convenient 2 ounce plastic dropper bottles or in 1 gallon jugs, this product is ideal for the food processing and rendering plant quality assurance laboratory. L  
Phosphoric Acid 75% FG
I00103
Used in the brewing industry to adjust the pH of the mash and to activate chlorine dioxide (sodium chlorite) solutions, such as Birko’s Dioxy-Chlor™. L
Phosphoric Acid 75% Tech
I02097
Use for non-food applications requiring the addition of an acid such as adjusting pH. L  
Propylene Glycol FG
I00094
100% active, uninhibited propylene glycol, food grade. In the brewing industry, this product is ideal for use as a nontoxic antifreeze in glycol chillers that require periodic “topping off.” Uninhibited (provides no corrosion resistance), this product is not recommended for closed systems that are free of leaks. L
PT-103
I00145
A non-foaming cleaner designed exclusively for use during CIP on polyamide nanofiltration membranes used in the processing of blood plasma from either the beef or pork industry. It is designed to complement other Birko specialty products, such as Lipolase 100L™, and Purafect 4000L™. L  
PURAFECT
4000L*
I00146
A liquid protease enzyme for use in cleaning blood plasma nanofiltration systems and in laundering. Suitable for use in federally inspected beef and pork plants. Must be rinsed thoroughly with potable water after use.
*A product of Genencor International, Inc.
L  
Rend-R-Aid
I02707
An effective rendering aid for rendered fats/oils designed especially to enhance the separation of water and fats/oils economically. A powerful splitting agent. L  
Sewer Cleaner
I00115
A super-high alkaline, powdered blend of ingredients, plus surfactants, for opening fat-clogged floor drains. Generates heat to further activate the product’s chemical action. Appropriate for use in sewage and/or drain lines in federally inspected meat and poultry plants so long as those drains can withstand the high temperatures and pressure generated. P  
Sodium Citrate
I01277
A food grade, flavor enhancer, pH buffer and anticoagulant for blood. P
Sodium Hypochlorite 12.5%
I02060
Consult your Birko Technical Representative for information on the use of this product. L  
Tar-Git
I00154
A 100% active compound that is used for tar and asphalt removal and as a release agent. Used at higher concentrations, removes asphalt from surfaces without harming metal or paint. Used at lower concentrations, (1%) with Department of Transportation (DOT) approval as an asphalt release agent. Environmentally friendly with a clean, deodorizing-type odor and non-flammable. Leaves a protective coating on the metal to inhibit adhesion by asphalt. L
Top White
I00121
An effective refining agent for rendered fats. Designed especially to enhance the reduction and precipitation of components that contribute color and acid to grease. L  
Wax-Oft
I03000
Specialty liquid cleaner formulated to remove fruit and vegetable waxes from conveyor brushes and other processing equipment L