NORMI announced today a partnership with Chem-Tex Labs, to begin offering the product Bacshield to its membership through Best Living Systems, LLC, beginning immediately. ChitoSante, the main ingredient in Bac-Shield, is a truly green technology that is effective as an “antimicrobial for textiles and surfaces by inhibiting the growth and odor from bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi,” according to the EPA. This EPA Registered product has been approved for specific applications, master label available upon request, and has proven to be effective as a “bacteria growth inhibitor.” “We are very excited about this product,” said Doug Hoffman, Executive Director of NORMI, “because we are always interested in offering our members access to products that are effective but safe. ChitoSante makes a cleaning program more effective and, as the active ingredient of Bac-Shield, ChitoSante has a long history of safe effective application.” ChitoSante is derived from a replenishable natural resource and its by-products will not pollute the environment. ChitoSante is manufactured from crab shells and other crustaceans. NORMI Members are positioning this incredible product for “harsh environments” because of its relatively low degradation in ultra-violet exposures. Applied to decking, patios, stone walk-ways, vinyl siding, and other outdoor surfaces, Bac-Shield will make the surfaces easier to clean and keep those surfaces clean much longer than without this treatment. For more information on Bac-Shield, go to or contact your NORMIPro at 888.845.3029 EPA Registration #81446-1