Ocean Bio-Chem Urges Use of Its Disinfectant to Protect Against Widespread Impact of Bird Flu

May 20, 2015, 09:00 ET from Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the announcement that Nebraska is the fourth state to declare a state of emergency because of the outbreak of Avian Flu, Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBCI), repeated its public announcement that its PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is the perfect choice to disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. 

PERFORMACIDE® is an EPA registered virucide that kills Influenza A, which is, according to the Federal Government's Center for Disease Control, a risk for anyone with certain common illnesses or infections who come in contact with these sick or dead birds.

So far, 33 million birds have been culled in 16 states and Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa have also declared a state of emergency.  Bird Flu is having an enormous negative impact on the multi-billion dollar poultry industry.

Ocean Bio-Chem's product is easy to use, requiring no wiping or rinsing.  PERFORMACIDE® can be sprayed, mopped or sponged and allowed to air dry so there is no risk of spreading microorganisms to other surfaces.  It is approved for use in hospitals, medical facilities, clinics, ambulances and veterinary hospitals.  PERFORMACIDE® activated solution remains effective for up to 15 days compared to 24 hours for ordinary bleach.

PERFORMACIDE® is also the perfect choice to disinfect dogs' water bowls, cages, furniture and pet toys to stop the current nationwide spread of Canine Influenza A virus.

About PERFORMACIDE®: is a patented, point-of-use, CIO2 generator pouch system.  When the pouch is immersed in water, it creates a concentrated solution for disinfecting, sanitizing and deodorizing.  PERFORMACIDE® is a hospital grade disinfectant, sanitizer, tuberculocide, virucide, fungicide and deodorizer.  The product is manufactured by OdorStar, LLC with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

  • The product is a disinfectant against: Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA)
  • Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Listeria moncytogenes
  • Pseudomonas aruginosa
  • Salmonella
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Athlete's foot)
  • Vancomycin Resistant
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Mycobacterium bovis (TB)
  • Candida albicans


  • A sanitizer against:  Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • Listeria moncytogenes
  • E Coli
  • Klebsiella pneumonia
  • Listeria moncytogenes


  • A virucide against Adenovirus type 5
  • Coronavirus
  • HIV-1
  • Hepatitis A
  • Herpes Simplex-2
  • Poliovirus-1
  • Influenza A
  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Norovirus
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Rhinovirus
  • Rotavirus
  • Vaccinia Virus


  • And a fungicide against: Fusarium solani
  • Botrytis Sp
  • Penicillium digitatum

About Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.:

Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBCI), a leading manufacturer and distributor of appearance, performance, and maintenance products serving the marine, automotive, power sports, recreational vehicle and outdoor power equipment markets under the Star brite® Star Tron® and other trademarks within the United States of America and Canada. In addition, the Company produces private label formulations of many of its products for various customers and provides custom blending and packaging services for these and other products. 


Peter Dornau
CEO and President

Jeff Barocas
Vice President & CFO

Paul Knopick
E & E Communications

Web sites are: www.oceanbiochem.com, www.starbrite.com, www.startron.com, www.performacide.com and www.nos-guard.com .

Forward-looking Statements:
Certain statements contained in this Press Release, including without limitation, our anticipation of increased sales in 2015, including sales to our marine customers and Performacide® sales.  For this purpose, any statements contained in this report that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as "believe," "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," or "could," including the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that may affect these results include, but are not limited to, the highly competitive nature of our industry; reliance on certain key customers; changes in consumer demand for marine, recreational vehicle and automotive products; advertising and promotional efforts; exposure to market risks relating to changes in interest rates, foreign exchange rates, prices for raw materials that are petroleum or chemical based and other factors.


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