FAQs

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Who is Martech Research?

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Martech Research LLC is a privately held, woman-owned research and development company that specializes in creating and manufacturing the world’s best “all-natural” products for many industries around the world. We have more than 30 years of experience in developing “chemical alternatives,” using the latest scientific advances in enzymatic, fruit acid, essential oil and microbial technologies.

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What Types of Products Do You Manufacture?

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Within our four primary divisions, we can accommodate almost any industry. We manufacture products for the janitorial/sanitation industry, food institutions, manufacturing, environmental services, oil and gas industry, waste water treatment facilities, automotive and marine care, adhesives and polymer coatings, agriculture and sanitizers.

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Where Are These Products Manufactured?

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Martech Research owns and operates two large manufacturing facilities in Bishopville, South Carolina. One plant is dedicated to the manufacture of food-grade products, while the other manufactures our non food-grade products. All products are manufactured in the USA.

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Why Does Martech Research Specialize in “All Natural” Products?

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Thirty years ago our founder, Benedict Maresca, saw a need for change in how our society and the Earth were being affected by traditional chemical use. From polluted work spaces to the environment surrounding us, he knew there was a better way.

As a graduate of The Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina, with degrees in microbiology and biochemistry, he started researching and developing products that not only performed better, but were non-toxic to our environment.

The necessity for these products grew, thanks to client and industry demand, into the four divisions that we now have. All of us at Martech Research are wholly committed to providing the absolute best, “all-natural” solutions to keeping our environment safe and hazard-free.

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Do You Have Any Certifications / Affiliations?

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Yes. Martech Research is BRC- and GFSI-certified for our food-grade plant. We participate in annual audits conducted by AIB International, and we earned an “A” rating on our most recent audit. We are part of The Institute of Food Technologists and The Advisory Board to Nano Food Science, where we advise the Food and Drug Administration on new protocols. We are registered with the FDA, Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency.

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Are you “Third Party” Certified as Green?

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No. We are not certified as “green” by any outside certification entity. We choose not to be certified for one simple reason: It hampers our ability to improve on our product formulations. We continually research new advances in enzymatic and microbial technologies, and if we see an opportunity to make a product perform better, we would like to do so without submitting new formulations and additional fees.

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What Are Your Products Made From?

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Our products are manufactured using such natural ingredients as corn extracts, fruit acids, bioflavonoids, essential oils, enzymes and microbes. All of our products are manufactured from ingredients on the “Inert B” list and the EPA’s Cleangredients list from its Design for the Environment program.

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What Differentiates You From Other “Green” Products?

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Our products are produced using the latest research in all-natural technologies to ensure that they perform as advertised. We do this by using our Green Downstream® technology, which ensures that the contaminants — whether they be fats, oils, grease, hydrocarbons, etc. — are broken down entirely and do not cause problems farther down the line. Most other green products use an “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy by simply emulsifying the contaminants. This allows them to redeposit inside drains, pipes, sewers and equipment, which leads to higher maintenance costs. By incorporating our Green Downstream® technology, we alleviate many of those maintenance issues for the end user, all the way down to the waste water treatment plant.

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Do You Offer Private Label Opportunities?

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Yes we do! We can use your existing graphics or create new labels with your specific information. Our in-house graphics and labeling departments will work with you to produce an exceptional label. Depending on the amount of private-label products to be produced, a small design and setup fee may apply.

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Who Uses Your Products Now?

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Our products are used around the globe in such countries as Hungary, Spain, the Phillipines, Australia/New Zealand and elsewhere throughout Asia, Europe and South America. Our domestic clients include the U.S. Navy; Ford Motor Co.; Chrysler Group LLC; Mack Trucks; The Walt Disney Co.; Time Warner; Sturm, Ruger and Co.; and the world’s top three protein producers. Our products are used in grocery store chains, restaurants, oil and gas companies, environmental services companies, pressure washers, janitorial/sanitation companies and more!

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Where Can I Get Your Products?

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We are happy to ship our products directly to you, or we can direct you to one of our select distributors. Either way, you can be assured of prompt delivery and stellar customer support!

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What other services do you offer?

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Martech Research offers full laboratory capabilities for wastewater, soil and contamination analysis. We also offer formulation/deformulation services, custom formulations, sample analysis and evaluation, and extract research. Martechnical™ Consulting is available on a variety of topics, from wastewater issues and bioremediation to product recommendations, for your industry.

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How Can I Find Out More About Martech Research?

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Browse this website, sign up for our quarterly newsletter or call our main office at (803) 428-2000. Our Martechnical™ Consultants are happy to answer your questions and provide additional information. We also exhibit in many shows across the nation. ISSA, the National Restaurant Association Show, WEFTEC and the Atlanta Food Service Expo are just a few.