Posts Tagged ‘odors’

How Odor-Z-Way (man-made zeolite) was started

February 26, 2010

Odor-Z-Way was actually created from the water conditioning industry.  After figuring out a variety of uses in water conditioning it was found that a larger size of the same crystal could be used as a superior odor and stain removal product.  I have listed the short story below about how Odor-Z-Way was origionally invented in the water conditioning industry.

In 1925 Emmett Culligan, with help from Fred Lindsay, formulated the process to produce synthetic zeolites. Together, they started the Northwestern Chemical Company. Fred’s brother, Lynn Lindsay, was one of the company’s salesmen, who later started the successful water softener company bearing his name.

In the late 30s and early 40s, there were two zeolite plants: one in San Bernardino, CA, and the other in Yuma AR. By the late 40s, the company had produced a high-capacity zeolite with capacity of 20K grains – doubling capacity of domestic water softeners.  
 
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That accomplishment was soon overshadowed by the development of synthetic – or plastic – resins in the early 50’s providing even higher capacities of 30K grains per cu ft. With increased competition from plastic resin manufacturers, Culligan closed the Yuma zeolite plant.
 
 Zeolites are first cured outdoors in large beds before refining and processing. Here, the mild weather and prevalent sunshine of the Kansas City region provides ideal conditions.

The remaining zeolite facility in San Bernardino was later purchased in 1985 by Glenn Gruett, the owner and founder of Water-Right, Inc., a water softener manufacturing firm based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Water-Right had previously used Culligan’s zeolites extensively and successfully in a majority of the softeners they manufactured. They were also one of the largest customers of zeolite at the time.
 
With the purchase of all rights, equipment and technology, Gruett moved the entire operation to Phillipsburg, Kansas, under the corporate name of Mineral-Right, Inc. This operation became the first modern synthetic zeolite plant in the country. Through carefully controlled manufacturing, zeolites are now produced in several different grades, each possessing different water conditioning characteristics.
 
 
The Northwestern Chemical Company closed during the Great Depression. Emmett Culligan pushed onward, starting the Culligan Zeolite Company in 1936 in Northbrook, Illinois. The zeolites manufactured through his operation had a capacity of 10,000 grains per cu ft – two times better than processed greensand. This accomplishment essentially created the modern water softening industry we have today.

Odors and Stains are Always a Problem!!

February 23, 2010

Do you have an odor in your house that you just cannot get rid of?  Did your cat/dog pee on the carpet and now there is a urine stain you cannot get out?  Did someone smoke in your vehicle and you cannot get the smoke smell out?  These are all problems that many people face on a daily basis.  There are many odors and stains that an individual will come across in their lifetime that are very bothersome to them.  I want to share a solution to these problems with you. 

The solution to odor and stain problems is a product called Odor-Z-Way.  Odor-Z-Way has the capability to remove almost any odor and stains that are fresh or stains that are old (20+ years).

Now, I realize that everyone claims their product is the best or their product will do this or that, when in all reality, these products really do not do what they say they are going to do.  This truly is not the case with Odor-Z-Way.  Odor-Z-Way completely removes gases and liquids (odors and stains) out of carpet, clothing, cement, skin, glass, etc. 

The way Odor-Z-Way works is through its thousands of tiny tunnels.  Think of a sponge.  A sponge absorbs a lot of a substaces just like Odor-Z-Way does.  The only difference is that Odor-Z-Way does not release what it has absorbed back out.  So when you throw the used product away, the odor or stain goes with the Odor-Z-Way.  For example, lets say you spilled red wine on your brand new white carpet and you are taking care of the problem right away.  You can sprinkle Odor-Z-Way over the affected area and watch the crystal expand like a sponge would as well as turn colors to a red color from the wine.  This shows how the crystal absorbs.  At the same time, the product is absorbing the wine’s pigment along with absorbing the odor from the wine.  So, you are actually taking care of two problems at one time.  Its truly amazing!

There are literally hundreds and thousands of other uses and examples that we can talk about.  I invite you to read more of the blogs on more specific uses of how Odor-Z-Way works, why Odor-Z-Way is a superior product, and watch the real life videos of the product in action.  You will be amazed at what you learn!  Please feel free to give me feedback and share your experiences with this unique product.