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Cleaning Up the World

A locally produced disinfectant has taken the world by storm with their innovative solutions to successfully tackling the after effects of natural disasters and now the Coronavirus pandemic.

After 10 years of development in North Queensland, Townsville based company Natroshield has been gaining global traction for their 100 percent plant-based disinfectant, which founder and director, Adam Gregor, says has been developed by harnessing a select combination of plant extracts that kills bacteria. 

“Natroshield is a hospital grade disinfectant formulated with plant extracts and organic acids that is strong enough, and yet safe for people, pets, and the planet, to be used in the homes and streets after cyclones, flooding and storms,” explains Adam. 

“Preserving our natural balance while finding a way to live with Mother Nature was the key to developing the product.

 “We have undergone many clinical trials and over time we have liaised with a range of corporate clients, local councils, charities and community clean-up organisations to provide Natroshield for use as a disinfectant.”

Natroshield disinfectant

Natroshield recently gained accreditation as a hospital grade hard surface disinfectant, capable of killing 99.999 percent of microorganisms including COVID-19, mould and mildew. The product, which is manufactured in Cannonvale, also has the ability to be safely transported through the mail, which Adam says has seen Natroshield’s reach grow quickly online through major retail sites, as well as in local stores. 

 “While the focus on sustainability has allowed our disinfectant and alcohol-free foaming hand sanitiser to find its market in the commercial sector, we are also encouraged by the growth of interest in the consumer market,” says Adam.

“Beyond our online sales, we now are on the shelves of close to 20 local outlets. More consumers really are demanding household products that provide them with a level of comfort when used around their families and pets.”

Over the past several years, Natroshield has donated thousands of litres of the disinfectant cleaner to regional communities and towns impacted by disastrous weather events. This included the 2019 flooding event, which saw them donate a tanker full of the eco-friendly cleaning product to Townsville City Council to help sanitise flood and mould affected houses. 

Adam says the product is now seeing new demand from clients overseas who are seeking a plant derived solution for optimal safety. To keep up with increased demand, they are now looking to increase production to fulfil sales throughout Australia while also expanding into other key international markets.

Natroshield founder and director – Adam Gregor

“We’re fielding enquiries from buyers in AsiaPacific countries, and we can certainly see the opportunities to extend our reach to major global markets, in a new world where disinfectant use has become an everyday necessity,” says Adam. 

“Natroshield is exploring increasing its production to fulfil sales throughout Australia, and then look to New Zealand, Singapore and possibly the USA and Europe within the next two years.

“Natroshield has always been a success story, a quiet but reliable achiever; and now the whole world is interested in how we can clean up the world without creating chemical hazards.”

By Georgie Desailly.

IMAGES: Supplied.

Georgie Desailly

Georgie Desailly

Georgie is BDmag’s resident writer who is passionate about entrepreneurship, sustainability and regional affairs. She is preparing to study with The School of The New York Times later this year before commencing her journalism qualifications.