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DITEC International

We have built our company on a core principal belief that we are able to provide consumers with safe and sustainable products by implementation of science, research and development. In doing so, we wouldn't compromise performance, efficiency, our lifestyle or the economic factors governing our society and in addition we could make better products.

Environmental Impact

Consumers are concerned with the performance of the cleaning and maintenance products they purchase. Therefore, DITEC products have been engineered to meet the most demanding expectations. Our products perform better than what is generally known as “Industrial Grade” or “Heavy Duty”, through purposeful design. DITEC formulations are carefully evaluated to determine their environmental and ecological impact.

We consider three CRUCIAL factors:

◦ Choosing chemical ingredients with the least impact on the environment and consumer health
◦ Ensuring that fewer chemicals are used to achieve the desired result
◦ Maintaining high functional performance and efficiency

DITEC chemicals are made without the use of solvents, bleaches, nitrates, ethers, ammonia, etc. Many of our chemical components are classified as “Food Grade”, without compromising the end product’s performance. This is due to our scientific advantage to use different technologies to provide not only a superior performance but also offer a sustainable solution.

Additionally, we don’t use fragrances and dyes, since these components are often not environmental and may cause allergic reactions. We reduce chemical use by increasing the efficiency and concentration of each DITEC formulation and excluding thickening agents.

Our Commitment to People

I would like to give you some insight in regard to what we consider during R&D, formulation and manufacturing of our products. I hope this information helps our customers to better understand how DITEC works toward it's core commitment. CFP™ (Component Functionality Policy™) is a strict internal policy applied to every step during product development. DITEC CFP strictly forbids use of any chemical component in our formulations, if the component does not fulfill an absolute necessary function, regardless sustainability of the component. As example, it is forbidden to add a green dye in an All-purpose-cleaner in order to market it as a "green" product. The dye doesn't introduce any cleaning functionality to a cleaner.

In an article about their cleaning acids one company states: "acids are safe to use, if proper precautions are taken". With that kind of reasoning we could believe plutonium, ethers, C4, jet fuel and deadly viruses are safe for everyone as long as "proper precautions are taken". We wouldn't need any safety regulations and could replace OSHA with OPEA (Occupational Precaution Enforcement Administration).

We follow different set of principals. The fact is that we are part of the environment ourselves and what is bad for environment is bad for us as well, however this statement is not valid the other way around. There are many chemicals that can be harmful to us without having any negative effect on the environment or they could, at least, be environmentally manageable. Arsenic is a good example, while it is a very dangerous poison for us, it is just another element in the periodic table for the environment. Therefore, we sincerely believe It would be as irresponsible to market a harmful but effective product as it is to market a safe, sustainable but ineffective alternative, when a better solution exists.

From drawing table prior to start of an R&D project to the point when a product is ready to be manufactured, certain criteria are considered in following order:

  1. Personnel Safety
  2. Aquatic Safety
  3. Sustainability
  4. Performance
  5. Efficiency
  6. Cost
  7. Application forms, implementation

It may look strange that sustainability and performance are in third and fourth positions in our list, when we manufacture high performance and environmental products. The above list is not a priority list and does not mean that we compromise performance and efficiency for sustainability. This list requires us to find a solution that satisfies all the points in the list.

The aforementioned priorities are based on our ability to control the use, application and disposal of a chemical. The user of a product is a necessary link in the chain of product application and must be considered first. It is much more difficult to prevent a chemical to come in contact with the person applying it, than preventing it from discharge into the sea. As it is more difficult to design a chemical that is safe for aquatic life than being sustainable. Therefore, the list considers personal safety before aquatic safety and sustainability. As example, a chemical can be environmentally sustainable while it is not safe for aquatic life due to very high levels of BOD or COD. Therefore, our ability to prevent harm to people or other lifeforms must not only be included in our evaluation of safety and sustainability of our products, but also it has to receive a higher priority.

As a chemical provider, DITEC has a commitment towards people and the society. It is both our responsibility and part of our function as a company to make sure that our products are safe for users and meet their expectations. Creating a sustainable alternative doesn't require a compromise between performance and efficiency, safety and environment or economical principals and cost-efficiency. As I mentioned in the beginning, we built DITEC upon our core belief that science and innovation holds the solutions to create products with higher performance, safety, sustainability and cost-efficiency. But this is not a belief anymore, it is a fact.

We are committed to continue contributing to a sustainable and safer future without compromising lifestyles, expectations or performance. This has been the position of our business operation and will be the same in the future.

Christopher Alison
President, CEO