SOURCE: Pacific Sands, Inc.

December 15, 2009 07:00 ET

Wisconsin Phosphate Ban Creates Demand for Phosphate-Free Dishwasher Detergents

Phosphate Ban and Growing Consumer Demand Fuels Private-Label Inquiries and Sales for Pacific Sands, Inc.

RACINE, WI--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Pacific Sands, Inc. (OTCBB: PFSD), a manufacturer of a broad range of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, announced today that the company is experiencing a marked increase in private-label inquiries and sales of phosphate-free automatic dishwasher detergent.

The increase in business appears to be fueled in part by Wisconsin recently passing a ban on phosphates for all dishwasher detergents sold in the state. A growing consumer demand for eco-friendly cleaning products also accounts for a recent spike in demand.

"There are dozens of phosphate-based, privately-labeled dishwasher detergent brands on the market today that will be barred from sale in many states in the coming months," said Pacific Sands President, Michael Wynhoff. "These companies are scrambling to find alternatives right now and we have them available."

In a recent study funded by a potential Pacific Sands private-label customer, a new, proprietary Pacific Sands-developed formula performed favorably against a phosphate-based formula. The potential customer is seeking to replace existing private label products that sell in excess of 2,000,000 pounds per year. Additionally, a custom 'ultra concentrated' formula developed by the company for a newly-emerging retail brand has led to an initial order totaling more than 4 tons.

"We are paving the way with new technologies that are giving us a head start over competing manufacturers. In many cases we're using new, plant-derived raw materials, and enzymes that are unique to the market," said Pacific Sands research chemist Dr. Marion (Mack) Myers. "We're not taking shortcuts like many manufacturers who are simply adding chlorine to their formulations."

Currently, the company's chemists are providing formulation and sampling for numerous potential private-label of both phosphate-free powder and gel formula for several million pounds of potential private-label orders.

The company's house-branded "OXY-Dish," is available for purchase at

About Pacific Sands, Inc.

Pacific Sands, Inc. is an environmental products company that develops, manufactures and sells a wide variety of eco-friendly products for cleaning and water maintenance applications. The company's broad portfolio of products are sold throughout the United States and the world under numerous private label brands as well as its house brands, ecoone® and Natural Choices™.

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