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Orbio Innovation Displaces Traditional Packaged Chemicals


Cost-effective Orbio os3 system compact enough to fit in small janitorial closets

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orbio Technologies, a Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC) group, and a leading innovator in sustainable cleaning technologies, announces the Orbio® os3 as the latest innovation in OSG (On-Site Generation) technology. Through the process of water electrolysis—which combines water, electricity and a small amount of salt—the os3 system creates an on-site and on-demand effective cleaning solution and a disinfecting/sanitizing solution that meets U.S. EPA regulatory guidelines for disinfection and sanitization. The os3 is small, simple, and affordable and designed to fit in most janitorial closets.

The os3 provides many compelling benefits to building and facility managers such as: simplified cleaning processes, reduced cost to clean, diminished exposure for staff and facility occupants to chemical concentrates and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and lessened dependence on conventional packaged chemicals and their associated environmental footprint.

The os3 system is also available with an innovative satellite system. This unique design increases productivity compared to previous systems by allowing concentrated solutions generated by the os3 generator to be transported and diluted at remote locations within the same facility or campus. The flexible design of the os3 allows the user to place satellite dispensing stations where they’re needed throughout a facility.

The os3 provides the opportunity for facilities to replace most daily-use conventional cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting chemicals with just two outputs. Orbio MultiSurface Cleaner provides effective cleaning performance for a variety of surfaces, including glass, stainless steel and hard surfaces such as countertops, desks, whiteboards and floors with a low and safe concentration of sodium hydroxide. MultiMicro™ 200 is a one-step cleaner-disinfectant and food-contact surface sanitizer in a single solution. Use of MultiMicro 200 allows facilities to replace a variety of daily-use disinfectants and sanitizers, saving customers money while simplifying cleaning processes.

“On-Site Generation technology is the inevitable future of cleaning. The os3 takes this technology to the next level by offering a robust, flexible system that works with existing processes. We’re thrilled to introduce a solution that can be used by facilities that strive to minimize their environmental impact without compromising their cleaning standards,” said Karla Leis, Vice President and General Manager of the Orbio Technologies Group. “This latest innovation follows the successful 2011 introduction of the Orbio 5000-Sc machine, and underscores Tennant Company’s ongoing commitment to redefining the future of cleaning through on-site generation of cleaning solutions that reduce costs, simplify processes, and offer health and environmental benefits,” added Leis. For more information on the os3 and OSG technology, please visit

About Orbio Technologies Group
Orbio Technologies Group is the sustainable cleaning technology arm of Tennant Company. Established in 2009 to execute Tennant Company’s vision of becoming a global leader in chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies, Orbio Technologies Group is dedicated to developing and marketing environmentally friendly technologies under the brand name of Orbio® that will set the standard for sustainable cleaning around the world. Orbio Technologies Group will continue to create and deliver sustainable cleaning solutions to Tennant’s existing markets and new markets.

About Tennant Company
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit

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