Walter Surface Technologies

Chicago Gets New Regional Headquarters for Bio-Circle

Woodridge, IL. - August 16th, 2012 - Keith Young, General Manager, heads up BIO-CIRCLE INC., a newly created business unit of WALTER SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES ( The objective of this new company is to develop sales of the already highly successful BIO-CIRCLE environmental parts cleaning system throughout the US Midwest region. Mr. Young is leading sales and technical support teams, operations, corporate business development, an outbound call center and fleet maintenance programs. Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin comprise the target sales market.

"It is very timely to be introducing the BIO-CIRCLE parts washing system to Midwestern industries. This system is safe, healthy and eco-friendly – it replaces the use of toxic and costly solvents. For over a decade its merits have been proven across Canadaand several regions of the US." says Timothy Houghton, President and COO of Walter Surface Technologies International.

"Major clients such as Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Nestlé-Purina and the US Department of Defense already trust our products,” adds Keith Young.


In spite of today’s knowledge and understanding of toxic compounds in the workplace, such as solvents, thousands of industrial workers are needlessly exposed to them on a daily basis in North America (an estimated 700,000 solvent basins are in operation in theUSat present). The clinical evidence is alarming: short term exposure to solvents can cause drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, skin rashes and even burns -- reducing a worker’s productivity. Long-term exposure can affect cognitive function and has the potential to damage internal organs and interfere with human reproductive function. 

Both highly flammable and toxic, solvents remain a workplace safety hazard. Accidents involving solvents, such as fires and explosions can lead to high repair and insurance costs, lost lives and loss of productivity.

And what about environmental damage? While solvents can be recycled, not all of them are. When these toxic substances are disposed of, they end up in the soil and contaminate it and then leach into ground water.  As volatile organic compounds (VOCs) they evaporate into the air and contribute to ozone depletion.

The BIO-CIRCLE Solution

BIO-CIRCLE is an environmentally friendly industrial cleaning solution developed by Walter Surface Technologies. The only self-renewing, self-regenerating parts cleaner on the market, the BIO-CIRCLE solution is non-toxic, non-flammable, biodegradable, and free of VOCs.

BIO-CIRCLE eliminates oils and greases on dirty parts and tools with a process known as “bio-remediation,” where microscopic organisms digest contaminants and convert them to carbon dioxide and water.  The parts are scrubbed and rinsed clean, the oil and grease detach themselves from the parts’ surfaces, fall into the tank and are completely consumed by the micro-organisms within the liquid.

BIO-CIRCLE has been certified by several pro-environment and safety organizations:

. Ecologo product meets stringent standards of environmental leadership

. NFPA Diamond 0-0-0 (National Fire Protection Association–USA) stating that product is “Healthy,” “non-flammable,” and “stable.”

. NSF International (National Sanitation Foundation) – product meets food safety regulations

BIO-CIRCLE is already used by thousands of workers worldwide in a broad range of industries including general manufacturing, mining, gas and oil development, automobile and truck manufacturing, pulp and paper, construction, shipbuilding, aircraft and rail maintenance, and pharmaceutical and food processing.