Fluid Treatment System eliminates odors, extends fluid life.

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HaloFresh(TM) Coolant Xtender cutting fluid treatment system utilizes technology that binds chlorine molecules to HaloFresh beads to prevent and eliminate odors. The tight molecular bonds do not add any free chlorine to coolant. Suited for machining environments, it does not affect machinability of cutting fluids, and it helps clean inside of machines. System reduces fluid turnover, reducing maintenance and associated downtime.

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HaloFresh(TM) Coolant Xtender Eliminates Odors, Extends Fluid Life

New product backed by independent research, in-shop machinist trials

REDMOND, WASH - Vanson HaloSource today announced the launch of HaloFresh Coolant Xtender, a cutting fluid treatment system that destroys odors to extend the life of coolants and lubricants.

Using current methods for odor control, offensive odors force disposal of cutting fluid long before the end of its useful life. By prolonging the life of cutting fluids, Coolant Xtender technology, which has been proven by independent laboratory tests and in field trials at machine shops, allows machine shop professionals to save maintenance time and reduce overhead costs.

"We are extremely enthusiastic about introducing Coolant Xtender to the machining industry, and have seen an outstanding response from machinists and industry professionals. They have seen the research behind this product and experienced for themselves that the product delivers results," said Jerry Wetherbee, CEO of Vanson HaloSource. "With substantial evidence of Coolant Xtender's efficacy in eliminating odors and with viability to truly help machine shop professionals reduce costs and improve productivity, Coolant Xtender will become a staple in the industry."

Laboratory testing by Cincinnati, Ohio-based TechSolve, a highly regarded independent manufacturing research firm, found that Coolant Xtender does not affect the machinability of cutting fluids. An excerpt from TechSolve's findings notes Coolant Xtender's ability to eliminate odors:

"After the fluid had been passed through the HaloFreshTM Odor Control System, there was a notable decrease in the rancid odor...Based on the individual manufacturing operation's preference, the filtered fluid most likely could have continued to be used, thus eliminating the time and expense of fluid disposal."

In addition, machine shop professionals attest that the system works effectively and quickly, and stands up to the rigors of the machining environment. Skip Skei, a tool and die maker and programmer for Precor fitness equipment based in Woodinville, Wash., uses the system in his shop.

"The biggest benefit of Coolant Xtender is that it eliminates odors," Skei said. "We've used it in our recycling tank for months and it does a fantastic job. It's just about zero maintenance - you drop in the HaloFresh bead bags and it works."

Coolant Xtender brings a host of additional benefits to machining professionals:

· Increases productivity by reducing fluid turnover and cutting maintenance and machine downtime required to change cutting fluid.

· Reduces purchase costs and disposal fees by decreasing fluid turnover.

· Improves working conditions for shop personnel by reducing offensive odors.

· Has been shown to help clean the inside of machines.

The patented technology behind Coolant Xtender securely binds chlorine molecules to HaloFresh beads, extending the capabilities of chlorine to prevent and eliminate odors. Because HaloFresh technology forms extremely tight molecular bonds with the chlorine atoms, Coolant Xtender does not add any free chlorine to coolant. Fluid treated with the Coolant Xtender system meets all federal guidelines for disposal.

In the system, coolant is drawn from a machine's sump and is routed to a treatment chamber loaded with HaloFresh chlorinated bead bags. Odors are removed when the coolant passes through the treatment chamber and comes in contact with the HaloFresh beads.

Coolant Xtender also is safe to use with any water-miscible coolant and with any coolant-delivery method. The Coolant Xtender system is easily adaptable to machine sumps up to 200 gallons, works with any fluid-filter set up, and can be operated by any shop floor personnel.

The complete TechSolve report and machine shop testimonials are available at coolantxtender.com

About Vanson HaloSource

Vanson HaloSource is a bioscience company that employs chitin/chitosan- and N-halamine-based technologies to create innovative solutions for a wide range of customer applications. With facilities in Redmond and Raymond, Wash., the company combines expertise from chemists, biochemists and microbiologists to manufacture products and ingredients to serve the water treatment, biomedical, home and personal care markets. It leverages cutting-edge processes to refine chitin and chitosan for water-clarification and various consumer products. With N-halamine technology, the company is developing antimicrobial and antiviral filters, coatings and textiles to purify water and improve sanitation in homes, healthcare settings and a multitude of environments. More information is available at www.vanson.com

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