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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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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)

Seattle Home with Bioni Perform (Before and After)

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A picture is worth a 1,000 words…

The below pictures are before and after of a home located in Seattle that had obvious mold, mildew, and weathering problems. Bioni Perform also provides anti-aging so the substrate (e.g. wood, concrete, stucco etc.) lasts a very long time without suffering from the negative effects of the environment.  Be sure to see Bioni Roof which provides the same protection for numerous substrates.  Both products are Zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) and show the ability to save up to 38.1% on bill to bill energy savings.

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

Download – Energy Savings Test Report (University of Athens)

Before

After 6 months!

More U.S. Deaths From MRSA Than AIDS

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In 2005, More Than 18,000 Deaths Attributed to MRSA, CDC Reports

WebMD Health News

By Salynn Boyles

Oct. 16, 2007 — It appears that more people in the U.S. now die from the mostly hospital-acquired staph infection MRSA than from AIDS, according to a new report from the CDC.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was responsible for an estimated 94,000 life-threatening infections and 18,650 deaths in 2005, CDC researchers report in the Oct. 17 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.

That same year, roughly 16,000 people in the U.S. died from AIDS, according to CDC figures.

The national estimate is more than double the invasive MRSA prevalence reported by CDC researchers five years earlier, says researcher R. Monina Klevens, DDS, MPH.

“MRSA infections are an important public health problem that can no longer be ignored,” she tells WebMD. “We need to put this higher on our list of priorities.”

Among the highlights from the newly published study:

  • While most invasive MRSA infections could be traced to a hospital stay or some other health care exposure, about 15% of invasive infections occurred in people with no known health care risk.
  • Two-thirds of the 85% of MRSA infections that could be traced to hospital stays or other health care exposures occurred among people who were no longer hospitalized.
  • People over age 65 were four times more likely than the general population to get an MRSA infection. Incidence rates among blacks were twice that of the general population, and rates were lowest among children over the age of 4 and teens.

MRSA Superbug

Known as a superbug because it is resistant to so many antibiotics, MRSA infection is seen most often in patients who have undergone invasive medical procedures or who have weakened immune systems.

Invasive MRSA is a leading cause of potentially life-threatening bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and pneumonia.

It has been clear for some time that MRSA was a growing problem in the nation’s hospitals and other health care settings, but the extent of the problem at the national level has not been well known.

The CDC researchers analyzed 2005 data on invasive MRSA infections from nine sites across the country to arrive at the national prevalence figures.

Based on their findings, they estimated that for every 100,000 people living in the U.S. there were 32 cases of invasive MRSA in 2005.

An estimated 128 cases occurred for every 100,000 people aged 65 and over.

Infectious disease specialist Elizabeth A. Bancroft, MD, tells WebMD that as the U.S. population ages, rates of invasive MRSA are likely to climb even higher unless the nation’s hospitals, nursing homes, and other high-risk health care settings take steps to limit its spread.

“Hand washing is one of the most important ways to decrease the spread of MRSA in hospitals, but hand washing compliance rates [among health care professionals] are rarely 100%,” she says. “One thing a patient can do to reduce their risk is make sure everyone they come into contact with washes their hands or uses an alcohol hand rub.”

Community-Acquired MRSA

The vast majority of MRSA infections occurring outside of the health care setting are noninvasive. These community-acquired infections generally take the form of skin infections and are more easily treated.

In the CDC study, people with what appeared to be community-acquired invasive MRSA infections had better outcomes than those with health care acquired infections, Klevens tells WebMD.

“Most severe infections are health care related, but that is not to trivialize community-associated infections,” she says. “The vast majority of community infections are noninvasive, but our study shows that invasive MRSA disease does occur in people without established health care risk factors.”

Please see Bioni HygienicHygienic is the first interior paint to have a proven 5-log (99,999%) reduction of bacteria including MRSA on the paint film for the life of the coating.

New CRKP super-bug infecting hundreds in Southern California hospitals

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Health officials in southern California are trying to prevent panic as a Superbug continues to spread among hospitals.

According to The Daily Mail (U.K.), reports of a spread of the drug-resistant virus Klebsiella pnueumoniae (CRKP) have raised concern at some hospitals.

About 40 percent of people infected with CRKP, a bacteria related to E. coli, die. It causes severe kidney damage and has fought any antibiotics used to treat it.

The Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health confirmed that 350 people were infected with CRKP during a 7-month period during 2010. Among those cases, more than half (53 percent) were acquired from acute-care hospitals. At least 41 percent were acquired at long-term hospitals and another 6 percent from nursing homes.

People – especially the elderly – are most likely to acquire CRKP. Long stays in a hospital or taking antibiotics for extended periods of time increase the risk of acquiring the Superbug.

Article courtesy of: Accident Injury Blog

 

Food Processing Problems and Solution

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WHY BIONI?

Bioni can offer a long-term solution to the problems you see in the video below.  These are typical problems in the Food & Beverage Industry.  Companies now have a solution with Bioni.

Solution

Bioni System Food can eliminate the problems seen in the video and save Food & Beverage processing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars and numerous headaches.  Mold, bacteria, and other microbial threats cannot inhibit the coating film FOR THE LIFE OF THE COATING.  Bioni is extremely durable, which allows for pressure washing and the use of typical cleaners used in F&B processing without the need to worry about Bioni losing it’s functions.

Bioni also has the highest Class A (Per ASTM E84) Non-Flammability (0 flame spread, 5 smoke development)

With a constant eye on the environment, all Systems and Products do not just meet the minimum requirement of “Green” we’re Zero VOC (Volitile Organic Compounds).

The below picture is 6 months after the application of System Food on the ceiling and walls.  The previous application of another coating, which is commonly used in F & B processing experienced problems after just 4 months!  These problems (Peeling, Flaking, Mold & Bacteria) start because these coatings are not designed to withstand the typical environment within F & B processing facilities.  This has always been the problem and the reason why Bioni felt the need to design something far different and innovative.  With the advanced manufacturing process of Nanotechnology and the help of one of the largest (more than 10,000 scientists) and most prestigious scientific institutes in the world The Fruanhofer Institute, Bioni has accomplish the goal in manufacturing the most advanced coating on the planet with benefits and functions never before possible.  Bioni is patented internationally (Patent # US 7736423)

You can’t change the processing environment but you can change the surface with Bioni.

As mentioned in a our previous post (here), Bioni was just tested against Listeria, E. Coli, & Pseudomonas aeruginosa, these top the list of some of the most serious bacteria’s F & B facilities face.

After just 4 days no sign of the bacteria was found inhibiting the coating film.  Bioni also has a log-5 (99.999%) reduction of MRSA (Staphylococcus aureus) & VRE (Enterococcus faecalis) on the coating film*.

Call us toll free at (888)717-4517 or email info@Bioni-USA.com

*Bioni System Food provides anti-microbial properties to prevent the growth of microbes on the coating 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.