JUPITER, Fla., Dec. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GelTech Solutions Inc. (OTCBB:GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally, announced today that it has received its first order for its new Soil2O™ product from a major Southern California company that struggles to control dust.
GelTech's patent pending Soil2O product will be used at one of the largest rock quarries in the State of California for multiple uses directed at reducing dust and drastically reducing the amount of water the customer must truck to the quarry. There are over 200 rock quarries in the State of California alone, all of which are currently emitting large amounts of dust into the atmosphere on a daily basis. In response, the quarries are regulating dust emissions by spraying water and chemicals on a daily basis in order to comply with the California Air Quality Management Law. In addition to saving water and the cost of trucking water to the quarry, there is an added environmental benefit from reducing the emissions from the trucks and saving oil.
Soil2O is particularly suited to dust control. An environmentally friendly potassium-based co-polymer, Soil2O particles hold up to four hundred times their weight in water and release 95% of that water back to the root zone of the plant or soil upon plant demand. Soil2O is specially formulated with a natural re-wetting ability that continues to function even after dry out. Using Soil2O doesn't eliminate watering, but it does mean you can water far less often.
Michael Cordani, CEO of GelTech, stated, "We are extremely excited to announce our breakthrough into the dust control market with Soil2O. Everyone at GelTech is extremely excited at our ability to help the State of California with improving its air quality. Based upon the initial level of interest from our first customer and others, we feel confident we can successfully market Soil2O."
According to an executive of our initial customer, "During out first phase of using Soil2O, we have been able to reduce our water usage by 75%. This product will not only help us reduce our water costs, but it will help reduce our labor and fuel costs along with the amount of wear and tear on our equipment. Our ability to do all of this and use a green product is significant for our company."
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
GelTech Solutions creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public accomplish environmental and safety goals, such as water conservation and the protection of lives, homes, and property from fires. FireIce(R) is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus; fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and home defense units for personal home protection.
To learn more, please visit GelTech: http://www.GelTechSolutions.com
For more information about Soil2O, please visit: http://www.Soil2O.com
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