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About Bioni USA

Managing Director of Bioni USA and Americas LLC

San Diego here we come!

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Bioni Perform Selected for Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel in San Diego

Bioni will be part of the $25-million transformation that is scheduled to be completed in 2012, exterior painting with Bioni Perfom will start in the month of April 2012. The Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego will be among the first in the Starwood chain to show off its new look. (Read more: Link)

Bioni Perform is a new multi-functional energy saving paint for exteriors based on green nanotechnology with unique features and benefits. Perform will result in an extra-long lasting beautiful exterior finish with unmatched performance.

Westin Gaslamp San Diego Hotel

Urban Escapade

Stay and play in San Diego’s historic and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, featuring fine shopping, restaurants, entertainment and culture. The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego offers a unique location, with the exhilarating excitement of the city at our doorstep.

Discover and Renew

Whether it’s an

invigorating workout, time at the beach or pool, some retail therapy, or a fun-filled trip to the San Diego Zoo, activities abound in and near this urban oasis to help you energize the body, nurture the mind and revive the soul.

Stylish Relaxation

The Westin’s 450 guest rooms with soothing color palettes and striking city and bay views provide a comfortable sanctuary from everyday life. Sleep deeply in your Heavenly Bed®, and savor the pleasant sitting area, flat-screen TV, and spa-like bath amenities.

Westin Gaslamp Quarter
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-239-2200

Gaslamp Quarter

(www.wikipedia.org) The Gaslamp Quarter is the historic heart of San Diego, California. It is a 16½ block historical neighborhood in Downtown San Diego and is the center of downtown night life. The Quarter is home to many events and festivals, including Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp, Street Scene Music Festival, Taste of Gaslamp and ShamROCK, a St. Patrick’s Day event. PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres is located one block away in downtown San Diego’s East Village.

The area is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places as Gaslamp Quarter Historic District. Its main period of development began in 1867, when Alonzo Horton bought the land in hopes of creating a new city center closer to the bay, and chose 5th Avenue as its main street. After a period of urban decay, the neighborhood underwent urban renewal in the 1980s and 1990s, and is today an energetic business and entertainment district.

The Gaslamp Quarter extends from Broadway to Harbor Drive, and from 4th to 6th Avenue, covering 16½ blocks. It includes 94 historic buildings, most of which were constructed in the Victorian Era, and are still in use with active tenants including restaurants, shops and nightclubs.

[Images courtesy Westin Gaslamp Quarter]

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Health district looks for funding to control MRSA

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by Paula Levy

BRIDGEWATER – South Shore Health is looking for a little government help to control its MRSA issues.

Over recent months, South Shore Regional Hospital has had two outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant bacteria on its fourth-floor medical unit. In the fall, as many as 20 cases of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) were confirmed. Earlier this month nine patients were reported to have contracted the bacteria on the same unit.

Chief executive officer Alice Leverman said additional funding is required to install more handwashing sinks on the unit and replace some furniture. The bacteria can be spread from direct contact. Therefore, infection control has also reviewed handwashing protocol with staff to ensure proper procedures are being followed. “It”s a variety of pieces that we need to focus on and always, if we have an event like that, the important thing is to review what you”re doing and what you could be doing better to ensure that, to the fullest extent possible, you can prevent that,” said Ms Leverman.

Ms Leverman also noted that more cleaning staff was required since in addition to direct contact, the bacteria can be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces.

“There are also some additional staffing required that we”ve had to put in place that are over and above our budgeted staffing,” said Ms Leverman. “We”ve sent that forward to the Department of Health for their review and consideration.”

Staphylococcus aureus can be found on healthy people and can get into the body and cause infection. But some bacteria develop a resistance to methicillin and other common antibiotics. MRSA is of concern in a health-care setting because the bacteria poses a risk to patients who have a compromised immune system.

Spokeswoman for South Shore Health Barbara Johnson said the source of an MRSA outbreak can be difficult to identify. MRSA is a concern in health care because patients in hospitals are at a greater risk of developing an infection if they come in contact with the bacteria.

Bioni Can help –Hygienic – The first patented paint with a proven 99.999% (Log-5) reduction of bacteria (MRSA, VRE, other)* for the life of the paint.

*Bioni Hygienic provides anti-microbial properties to prevent microbes on the paint film only. The anti-microbial properties do not protect users or others against bacteria, germs or mold spores and do not substitute hygiene measurements and practices.

New York High School Confirms Case of MRSA

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Published October 07, 2011 | NewsCore

MRSA

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  A New York high school put its students on alert Thursday after confirming a case of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, less than a year after one of its wrestling stars was hospitalized for almost a month with the superbug.

The school district of Hauppauge, a town in Long Island’s Suffolk County, issued a health alert to parents and students on Wednesday, the Long Island Press reported.

“Our district has just been notified that there is a confirmed case of MRSA in the High School,” said a letter from Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss. “In response to this, the district acted upon protocols developed to help guard against the spread of this bacterial infection including sanitizing instructional areas.”

MRSA is a drug-resistant form of a usually harmless common bacterium which can be deadly when it infects wounds. It is often found in hospitals and can be transmitted through contact sports.

The letter urged parents and guardians to remind students to wash their hands frequently, keep cuts and scrapes clean and avoid contact with other students’ wounds or bandages.

In February, 16-year-old student and wrestler Nick Mauriello spent nearly a month in the hospital after he contracted MRSA and a related bacterial infection called Lemierre’s syndrome, the Long Island Press said.

Click here to read more on this story from the Long Island Press. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/10/07/new-york-high-school-confirms-case-mrsa/#ixzz1a6jEyAHS

Bioni Can help – Bioni Hygienic – First  paint with a proven 99.999% (Log-5) reduction of bacteria (MRSA, VRE, other)*

 

 

 

 

*Bioni Hygienic provides anti-microbial properties to prevent microbes on the paint film only. The anti-microbial properties do not protect users or others against bacteria, germs or mold spores and do not substitute hygiene measurements and practices.

Come join Bioni USA in Atlanta, Phoenix, & Chicago

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Bioni USA will be at three trade shows to round out the year.  Come join us and ask about our coating solution!

International Dairy Show – Sept. 19th to 21st

Location – Atlanta, Georgia (Booth 320)

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IFMA: International Facility Management Association – Oct. 26th to 27th

Location – Phoenix, Arizona (Booth 1805)

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Process Expo – Nov. 1st to 4th

Location – Chicago, Illinois (Booth 664)

Diageo gives Bioni glaring letter of referral

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20TH July 2011

LETTER OF REFERRAL – BIONI

Over the past three years Diageo Global Supply has used Bioni coatings in our Brewing and Manufacturing facilities throughout the UK and Ireland.

We have chosen Bioni as our preferred supplier for the following reasons;

  • Their technical expertise and support surpasses any of the other coating suppliers we have worked with. What particularly impresses us is the effort they have taken to understand the environmental conditions under which their products need to perform, their technical advice and guidance on preparation of surfaces and application of product to ensure optimum performance and the provision of products to meet site specific requirements.
  • All the products used to date have met the performance criteria claimed by Bioni. One of the main reasons we chose Bioni coatings was its hygienic attributes. As part of the Diageo acceptance trials, in-house microbiological testing was carried out on comparable areas coated with Bioni product and other hygienic coatings. Results from the areas coated with Bioni product demonstrated a significant reduction in both TVCs and Mold Spores with Bioni outperforming all others.
  • Additional advantages from the use of Bioni coatings have included;

* A reduction in mold spores in the atmosphere resulting in cleaner air

* A reduction in effluent COD loading.

  • The longevity of Bioni coatings has resulted in a good return on our initial investment and has proven to be more cost effective then other hygienic coatings we have used in the past.

On this basis we have no hesitation in recommending Bioni and its products to other Companies within the Food & Drinks Industry who are looking for Hygienic, cost effective wall coatings for their operations.

 

Who is Diageo?


Diageo’s brands make them who they are and Diageo is proud to produce some of the worldʼs leading brands across total beverage alcohol – spirits, beer and wine. Be it origin, blend or perfect serve each of our brands is famous in its own way. Many have been a favorite choice for centuries, while some are younger additions to our collection.

Every day, everywhere customers and consumers can rely on Diageo to help them celebrate life, and our people are passionate about their legacy – today and tomorrow. Please explore more about our brands in this section, and in the Brand Finder where you can find a comprehensive (but not exhaustive) list of our brands.

Spirits

The Diageo brand range includes 17 of the top 100 premium distilled spirits brands worldwide (2010), and eight of the top 20 premium spirits brands. The heritage and strong characteristics across our collection of spirits earn us our place as the worldʼs leading premium drinks business. We take our role as custodians of these brands very seriously and with our world-class consumer insights, commitment to outstanding marketing and continued investment in our product we will continue to nurture some of the worldʼs best loved brands.

Beers

Our beer brands accounted for approximately 22 per cent of net sales in our last financial year. Our collection includes the only global stout brand – our much adored Guinness, which recently celebrated the 250th anniversary of signing of lease on St James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin. We produce several other styles of beer including the famous Jamaican lager Red Stripe, Ireland’s Kilkenny red ales and Senator Keg in Africa. Over recent years we have launched some fantastic innovations across the sector such as Foundry cider in South Africa. Our innovations also include pioneering technologies to deliver the perfect brand experience for our customers and consumers…. such as the first ‘widget’ beer, Guinness Draught in cans which won the Queen’s award for Technology Achievement.

Wines

Diageo’s wine brands represent approximately six per cent of our net sales. We produce a range of both new world and old world wines including Sterling Vineyards, Rosenblum Cellars and Beaulieu Vineyard. In addition to our own wines, Diageo’s wine merchants – such as Britain’s Justerini & Brooks – continue centuries of tradition by offering exclusive wine imports to restaurants, hotels and private clients.

Website: DIAGEO

Potential Energy Savings up to 38.1%

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World's oldest working astronomical clock - Prague OrlojDurability and Performance

Two independent studies show the use of Bioni exterior coatings (Perform & Roof) can save up to 38.1% on bill to bill energy savings, and help prevent the aging process.

Bioni exterior coatings help reduce a buildings thermal load and aging process significantly.
  • Applying Perform white, Perform flora 22, Perform sol 02, and Perform terra 20 on the building exterior can result in a decrease in cooling loads by 38.1%, 35.9%, 33.7% and 27.9% respectively
  • Classification by University of Athens (Building Physics Department): “COOL PAINT”

Assumptions and measurements:

  • Top floor apartment of 100 sq./m in Singapore
  • Annual electrical energy saving = 38,952.8 / 2.49 = 15,643.7 kWh
  • Based on SP Services December 2009 electricity rate = 22 cents per kWh the annual electricity cost saving is = 15,643.7 x 0.22 = $ 3,442

Download reports here:

Download Bioni Perform Energy Saving & Anti-aging Report (Centre of Innovation in Environmental & Water Technology)

DownloadEnergy Savings Test Report (University of Athens)

Bioni, a food processors dream come true?

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Let’s face the facts! The food & beverage processing industry deals with threats of bacteria contamination and mold every day.  Most of these facilities are taking every measure possible to prevent the costly contamination.  The problem is these facilities are perfect environments for microbes to survive and thrive due to high moisture and all the nutrients that bacteria and mold needs to grow.

There has never been a true solution that works for walls, ceilings, and doors other than costly cycles of cleaning and constant refurbishing of the substrates.

To put it simple, Bioni can drastically help eliminate and prevent these problems and help save money.

How does Bioni save money?

From the start Bioni’s goal was to specifically design a coating for the exact environments in the food and beverage processing industry and help solve an industry pain.

As a coatings industry first, Bioni Systems offer a permanent protection on the coating film against deadly bacteria (e.g. Listeria, E. Coli, MRSA) as well as harmful mold and mildew for the entire life of the coating.*  Due to Bioni’s superior durability and the ability to apply the system over existing mold and rustyes you can apply Bioni System over mold and rust“, having Zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) and no odor, Bioni System reduces downtime through less preparation, shorter application time, and the ability to apply in occupied areas. Bioni also helps significantly reduces costly cleaning cycles, is permanently moisture regulating and provides an opportunity to reduce insurance costs as well as helps prevent expensive fines levied by government agencies.  Bioni has the highest Class A non-flammability (ASTM E84), 0 flame spread, 5 smoke development and improves factory appearance while sustaining look and performance without having to rebuild or coverup (rebuilding/renovation does not prevent the problem from happening again).  All of this helps one very important thing as well, production time.

Bioni coatings have a US patent (US #7736423).

More info – System Food

or Call toll free – (888) 717-4517

*Bioni System Food provides anti-microbial properties to prevent the growth of microbes on the paint film only. The anti-microbial properties do not protect food, beverages, users or others against bacteria, germs or mold spores and do not substitute hygiene measurements and practices.