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Life cycle analysis


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Today, cleanliness issues must be part of a logic of reducing environmental impact, reducing plastic waste and the carbon footprint.

The constraints of the cleaning sector are strong, under budgetary pressure from clients, with committed staff but subject to significant turnover, and ever-increasing standards and rules.

Cleanea is committed to offering an innovative alternative to chemical products, thus positioning the company at the heart of Sustainable Development issues.

The founders of Cleanea understood that ecology and technology can converge harmoniously.

Cleanea's vision is based on a simple but powerful promise: the creation of a chemistry designed as close as possible to its use, guaranteeing durability and optimal efficiency.

Cleanea is a visionary player. The company stands out by demonstrating that it is possible to combine operational efficiency, compliance with standards, and commitment to the environment, thus anchoring its contribution to the global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement.

Using Cleanea, how can we measure positive impacts on sustainable development?

Impacts Développement Durable
Cleanea et chimie traditionnelle

Our customers' awareness of the benefits of using Cleanea in terms of Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSR) is undeniable. However, the question often persists: How to promote these benefits, both internally and externally?

In order to answer this crucial question, we collaborated with the specialized firm WEAVE Air to conduct a life cycle analysis of our products. This comparative study evaluated our products against four alternatives intended for everyday cleaning use, including sanitary cleaners, multi-purpose detergents with two different formulations, and window products.

The results of this analysis made it possible to precisely quantify the benefits generated by the use of the Cleanea solution and today allow all types of companies to be able to make a complete ecological assessment of their cleanliness services, particularly in terms of reduction of plastic waste, carbon footprint, and water savings. By replacing traditional chemistry with Cleanea products, with a replacement rate reaching 80% for a tertiary site, we are able to estimate the gains in terms of Sustainable Development (SD) on a specific site.

This approach provides a transparent and tangible method to inform our end customers. Furthermore, in light of the obligation, from 2024, to draft a CSRD (Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure) report on CSR initiatives, this approach will make it possible to enrich this report with concrete and significant figures, speaking to the public. all stakeholders. Cleanea is thus a solution that is not only beneficial for the environment, but also an informed choice for responsible business management.

Verre en plastique sur la plage

On the road to a more virtuous use of chemistry!

Pictogramme danger

Over the past 15 years, the detergent industry has invested heavily in researching more environmentally friendly formulations for its products. The emergence of labels such as the ecolabel in 1992, Swan in 1992, and Ecocert in 1991 facilitated the promotion of these products to customers, demonstrating the commitment to sustainable development.

In this approach, products have gradually become more concentrated, offering increased efficiency while minimizing their environmental impact.

It is a step which has borne fruit but these labels based on audits of the production tool cannot adapt to new trends such as “In Situ” production.

At the same time, Europe responded to these concerns by establishing the Biocide Directive, which made it possible to establish an inventory of biocidal formulations, eliminate the most harmful ones, and restrict the possibilities for using potentially harmful products. This regulatory evolution has encouraged the emergence of new technologies, thus offering alternative solutions including Cleanea.

The Biocide Directive, in particular, aims to improve biocidal products in the European Union, ensuring a high level of protection of human health and the environment. By validating active ingredients and finished products, this directive regulates the sale of biocides by distinguishing 23 TP (Product Type) or specific uses.

In particular, the active ingredient used by Cleanea "Active Chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis". Our products have a complete bacteriological profile that can be used even in operating theaters. We have been standardized since 2018, both at French (ANSES) and European (ECHA) level for the following TPs: TP1 Human hygiene, TP2 Surfaces, TP3 veterinary, TP4 food contact and TP5 drinking water

Note that this active ingredient has nothing to do with that of ozone.

Today, Cleanea solutions do not mention any pictograms, nor do they require the wearing of glasses, gloves or masks.

Water management: a major issue for the next decade

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Etang et verdure

The issue of water quality is increasingly becoming a major priority in the face of the challenges of climate change. The preservation of this vital resource, more responsible use, and the prevention of all forms of pollution are essential to make the water cycle more virtuous, both on an individual and professional scale.


In the professional environment, a majority of pollution results from chemicals used during building cleaning operations. In accordance with the principle stated by Lavoisier, "Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed", everything that is used sooner or later ends up in the effluent, thus highlighting the need for an approach watchful.

With this in mind, we undertook to evaluate the environmental impact of Cleanea products by requesting the services of the Water, Environment and Urban Systems Laboratory (LEESU) of the City of Paris. The assessment was based on parameters such as Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and 5-day Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5).


The results obtained are not only significant but also very conclusive. Cleanea solutions stand out by displaying a significant impact on the COD of a building's emissions, and the BOD5 value of the solutions approaches zero, at only 0.5 mgO2/l. This value is equivalent to that of Evian water, thus demonstrating the remarkable effectiveness of Cleanea products in preserving water quality. These encouraging results underline Cleanea's commitment to environmentally friendly cleaning solutions, thus contributing to the promotion of sustainable management of water resources.

Air quality is a top priority for businesses

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Preserving air quality represents an essential challenge for all workers, not only those in direct contact with products, but also for employees of customer companies.

With advances in improving the quality of buildings and saving energy, air is replaced less frequently in order to conserve heat, sometimes circulating up to seven times less. This highlights the crucial importance of maintaining optimal air quality and controlling any form of contamination.


The two main sources of pollution identified are solvent-based glues used in the manufacture of furniture and chemicals used daily during cleaning operations. These elements can generate Volatile Organ Compounds (VOCs) such as alkanes and aldehydes.


During tests aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of Cleanea solutions on the presence of VOCs, the results were clearly positive. Neither solution was detected emitting VOCs. The included graph illustrates the reaction of a VOC probe in the presence of our solutions, showing a total lack of reaction, unlike that observed in the presence of commercial products.


Cleanea thus stands out as an unrivaled solution for maintaining air quality, offering a reliable and efficient alternative to the challenges posed by VOC emissions from commonly used chemicals. Opting for Cleanea means opting for a healthier and safer working environment for everyone.

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