Kill it quick with fast-acting, hard-surface disinfectant

January 29, 2014

2 Min Read
Kill it quick with fast-acting, hard-surface disinfectant


Mid-Continent Packaging, Inc., a company with more than 45 years' experience in contract chemical packaging, has been granted a license by PURE Bioscience for blending, packaging and distribution of PURE's patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC)-based hard-surface disinfectant. Mid-Continent will market the product through direct-to-consumer TV shopping networks under the brand name Biosilver™. Mid-Continent says that it has registered Biosilver with the Environmental Protection Agency as a subregistrant of PURE and is undergoing registration to cover all 50 states.

Biosilver is available in three sizes: a 2-oz airline-acceptable, high-density polyethylene spray bottle that retails for $4.95; a 32-oz HDPE spray bottle that retails for $19.95; and a 32-oz standup pouch refill that retails for $16.95. The pouch, which is supplied by Performance Packaging of Nevada, LLC (, is a laminate (outside to inside) of polyester/biaxially oriented nylon/linear low-density polyethylene with a proprietary adhesive between layers that was selected for chemical-resistance. The pouch fitment has an easy-opening twist-off screw cap. The 32-oz HDPE bottle is supplied by CKS Packaging, Inc. ( and has a sprayer from Mead-Westvaco Calmar ( The 2-oz bottle, which is supplied by a number of companies, has a finger-tip pump from Emsar, Inc. ( Labels for the 32-oz bottle are supplied by Prime Package And Label Co., LLC. (314/692-2220), and labels for the 2-oz bottle are supplied by Cimmaron Label (

Mid-Continent is a full-service contract-packaging operation that occupies a 200,000-sq-ft, state-of-the-art plant in Enid, OK. It has recently expanded into dry-room contract packaging of moisture-sensitive products and is set up to automatically fill spouted, zippered, shaped or plain standup pouches. “We are introducing this item to help combat the growing threat from 'superbugs' and other harmful organisms,” says Steve Epstein, vp of Mid-Continent. “Biosilver is a revolutionary, new hard-surface disinfectant based on a technology that is patented worldwide. BioSilver is colorless, odorless, nonflammable and nontoxic to humans and domestic animals, yet lethal to germs. Unlike traditional alcohol- or bleach-based disinfectants that require extended wet contact times to work, and which can be dangerous if used improperly and harmful to the environment, BioSilver's stabilized, ionized silver molecules (SDC ™ Silver Dihydrogen Citrate) kill common bacteria in as little as 30 seconds, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) in two minutes and Athletes Foot fungus in 10 minutes, with no harmful side effects. And it is readily biodegradeable. The product is so safe, in fact, that there is no EPA requirement for warning or cautionary language on the label.”

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