Friday, October 18, 2013

Foul-smelling trash trains? Zap them with Train Fresh!

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
It’s “Febreeze for trains”: a new product from Stage 8 designed to eliminate those awful odors that accompany a trash-carrying train (freight or transit, like the NYC Transit trash train in the photo).

Stage 8, best known as a manufacturer of active, failsafe mechanical locking fasteners, has announced the debut of a new product for train trash cars. Train Fresh, developed in conjunction with chemists and microbiologists, is described as “a highly concentrated, bioactive cleaner, degreaser, and deodorizer that quickly and effectively eliminates solid waste odor. A simple spray, using a hose-end foam device or automated wash system will eliminate the odor source, not just cover it up.”

“We are very excited about this product,” said Robert Ahern, manager of Stage 8. “Train Fresh has a unique chemistry that neutralizes odors on contact. Utilizing a proprietary blend of degrading micro-organisms, we have created a safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly product that uses what Mother Nature already provides. Train Fresh is not only a much needed product but, it is also environmentally responsible, safe and non-toxic.

Train Fresh is available in a one-gallon bottle, a 55-gallon drum, or a 275-gallon tote.

Founded in 1985, Stage 8 manufactures many types of active, fail-safe mechanical locking fasteners. In 2012, Stage 8 received the approval of the Association of American Railroads WABL (Wheels, Axles, Bearings & Lubrication) Committee for its Cap Screw Locking System, “a product that represents the first significant improvement in roller bearing end cap locking systems in over 55 years.” Stage 8 services GE Transportation, Link-Belt Cranes, Caterpillar, NASA, Oshkosh, Ford Racing, BAE Systems, Stolle Machinery, and others.