Plasma Clean

“Plasma Clean chose to locate in Broadstone Mill because its specialist laboratory and testing areas could be purpose-built. UMIC also helped Plasma Clean to build its networks both locally and nationally”

Dr David Glover, Managing Director

Plasma Clean Ltd is a technology development and licensing company providing environmentally-sound solutions to air quality problems. Its patented technology - gas plasma - cleans, purifies and deodorises indoor air for domestic, commercial and industrial customers.

Founded in 2002 Plasma Clean is a spin-out company. Investors include NESTA, several UK venture capital funds and UMIP. At the core of Plasma Clean technology is a simple cassette and power supply. Plasma Clean systems are easy to install, scaleable according to different customers’ needs, and avoid the need for regular maintenance and cartridge refills. Also, in a world increasingly aware of environmental responsibilities, these systems do not create costly disposal and landfill obligations. Plasma Clean products include:

  • Xtract for controlling odour, grease and infection risk for commercial or healthcare premises requiring a deep clean. Following successful trials, Xtract is now being introduced into restaurants and fast food outlets throughout the UK, including high street food chains. 
  • The hybrid Plasma Catalyst VOC oxidizer system controls industrial volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Developed in response to a customer who was falling foul of Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) regulations, emissions were brought well within permitted limits with no costly landfill disposal of spent carbon.

Since 2006 Plasma Clean has grown within the supportive environment created by UMIC. As a small innovative technology start-up, partnering is the best option to maximise market potential and Plasma Clean has recently signed the first of a series of distribution agreements with AAC Eurovent, a Midlands-based manufacturer and supplier of VOC and odour control equipment.

After securing investment, the next challenge for Plasma Clean was to find suitable, affordable and flexible business space which it did with the help of UMIC. Plasma Clean chose to locate in Broadstone Mill because its specialist laboratory and testing areas could be purpose-built. UMIC also helped Plasma Clean to build its networks both locally and nationally and provided help with business advice, sourcing staff, and obtaining NWDA R&D grant funding in excess of £70,000.

“Any start-up, and especially a technology start-up, needs all the support it can get in its early years.” says managing director David Glover. “With the support of UMIP and UMIC, Plasma Clean is looking forward to making a massive impact in air pollution control over the coming years.”

 

www.plasma-clean.com