What is the position regarding plastic bottles ?

Yes, we are still recommending plastic trigger spray bottles.  Right now, there are not many other safe or cost -effective  options open  . However, our concept and our range of products give you the opportunity  to reduce massively plastic use in your life.

If you  do not have any empty 750 ml trigger bottles available right now, we offer 750ml trigger bottles can be refilled  continuously during their lifetime  using our range of   Colibri  concentrated cleaning solution   refill packs. Each  refill pack  contains enough concentrate cleaning solution in water soluble ecopods   to refill a trigger bottle at least twice , so you can just keep using these  water-soluble capsules to refill your bottle. With our system of cleaning  nothing goes to recycling or to landfills . Everything is reused . In this way  so you can massively reduce plastic use.

We are always  looking for ways to eliminate the use of single use plastic  and for  viable alternatives  to the use of plastic , that will be smash proof, sustainable and last a lifetime.

Do our products, which set out to reduce plastic consumption with its household solutions match what’s currently on the market?

Yes, our products are comparable in performance with conventional cleaning products. The Metro Newspaper tested our multipurpose solution against three top supermarkets’ own brand multipurpose surface cleaners to see if it stands up to the job. Tomato sauce was used, as it is a stubborn crust to remove from a surface if left overnight.

Metro concluded the following:

All four cleaning products did the job of removing the tomato sauce. There wasn’t much between them.
Our product, placed up against the other supermarket brands can  ‘hold its own ‘.

How do I become a stockist of Profimax products?

Please contact us directly for more information. Contact information can be found on our “contact us” section.

What do the different hazard symbols mean and why are they necessary?

As our ecocapsules are highly concentrated, they sometimes require certain hazard symbols. However, once diluted, they are less hazardous to non-hazardous. Here are the two hazard symbols you may encounter on Profimax packaging for the concentrated ecocapsules and their meaning:

Refers to one or more of the following hazards: 

Harmful if swallowed
May cause skin and/or eye irritation
May cause allergic skin reaction

Refers to one or more of the following hazards:

Causes severe skin burns
Causes severe eye damage

Are Profimax products safe to use around children and pets?

We strongly recommend that Profimax ecocapsules are always stored in a safe place, out of reach of children and pets. Once diluted, our products are perfectly safe to use in the house around children and pets. Never use on children or pets of course!

Are your products tested on animals?

Profimax products are NOT and NEVER will be tested on animals.

Are our ecocapsules safe to hold in one’s hand?

Yes, absolutely, provided you always handle them with dry hands and the ecopod have not been cut, torn or ruptured in any way.

How long will it take for the ecopod to dissolve?

The ecopod should dissolve fully within a couple of minutes if warm water is used. Cold water can also be used, but the ecopod may take a couple of extra minutes to dissolve fully.

Where are your products made?

Our products are made in Germany, giving us easy access to key ingredients whilst minimising transport emissions.

What film is used for the ecocapsules and is it plastic?

The film used for our ecocapsules consists of a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) polymer. By definition, a plastic is any synthetic, polymeric material that can be moulded into shape and set into a rigid or slightly elastic form. By this definition, PVA film can be regarded as a type of plastic. However, unlike other plastics, PVA film is fully water soluble and biodegradable by at least 55 different kinds of microbial organisms. It is also non-toxic to fish and even the most sensitive of aquatic microorganism, if released into the ocean or water streams. The PVA we use does thus does not pose any risk to the environment or its many beautiful creatures.