Flexible Solutions Receives EPA Registration Approval for Mosquito Control Product
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Dec 6, 2005 –– FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (AMEX: FSI, FRANKFURT: FXT) is the developer and manufacturer of cost-effective, environmentally safe, and biodegradable, patented water technologies. FSI’s water evaporation control products are used to reduce water loss in arid climates, reduce energy loss from public and private swimming pools and cause spreading of desired particles across water surfaces. The Company’’s bio-polymers are utilized in agricultural nutrient uptake, oil industry scale prevention and as suspension agents in the detergent industry. Today the Company announced it has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the registration of its mosquito control technology designated as WS-BTI.
WS-BTI has been approved by the EPA for commercial sale in the United States as of November 30, 2005. FSI will begin marketing and selling the product commercially in 2006. EPA approval applies only to registration of the product in the United States, however, EPA approval may expedite product registration and approval processes in other parts of the world.
Flexible Solutions wholly owned manufacturing facility in Peru, Illinois is registered with the EPA to manufacture the product, the equipment necessary to make the product on a commercial level is in place and trial manufacturing runs have proved efficiency without losing any product efficacy.
“Each year, more people are at risk from mosquito borne disease and the market for safe, effective larvicides is expanding rapidly. Flexible Solutions is very pleased that our combination of two existing environmentally sound technologies that will help in combating potentially fatal illnesses worldwide, has achieved this significant milestone. With EPA approval in place, we can start the sales process in the United States, begin finding partners and seeking approvals in other countries.” stated Chief Executive Officer Daniel B. O’’Brien.
WS-BTI is a patent pending combination of Flexible Solutions’ patented evaporation reduction powder, WaterSavr, and BTI, an environmentally friendly mosquito control agent that has been in use for decades. The objective of the combination is to marry the surface active, self-spreading, biodegradable attributes of WS with the safe, highly effective mosquito control abilities of BTI.
About Flexible Solutions International
Flexible Solutions International, Inc. (www.flexiblesolutions.com), based in Victoria, British Columbia, is the developer and manufacturer of WaterSavr, the world’s first commercially viable water evaporation retardant. FSI is an environmental technology company specializing in energy and water conservation products for drinking water, agriculture, industrial markets and swimming pools throughout the world. WaterSavr reduces evaporation by up to 30% on reservoirs, lakes, aqueducts, irrigation canals, ponds and slow moving rivers. HeatSavr, a “liquid blanket” evaporation retardant for the commercial swimming pool and spa markets, also reduces humidity and lowers water heating costs, resulting in energy savings of 15% to 40%. The Company’’s Ecosavr product targets the residential swimming pool market. The Company’’s NanoChem Solutions, Inc., subsidiary specializes in environmentally friendly, “green chemistry”, water-soluble products utilizing thermal polyaspartate (TPA) biopolymers. TPA beta-proteins are manufactured from the common biological amino acid, L-aspartic acid.
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