Metita Sdn Bhd was founded by a group of environmentalists who wanted to make the world a cleaner, greener and safer place, starting from surrounding loved ones, to communities anywhere. Metita unveiled its cutting-edge technology to produce a greener cleaning product – BANO – which reduces the typical exposure of chemicals and address its intrinsic hazard to people and pollution.
Bano is here for the times that matter. The moments like cleaning cutleries before eating at a restaurant, freshening up your shirt after a hot afternoon, cleaning your home, car interior, mobile devices with a dream of the greener future we are building today– and all the moments in between. We are a company that brings people the safer choice and a desirable pollution prevention product attributes.
When synthetic “surface active agent surfactant”(surfactant) first appeared in the Japanese market, its strong detergent properties to lower surface tension and break down fatty materials has led to its swift widespread in numerous human activities globally. Large number of these chemical/synthetic surfactants accumulates and contains in wastewater are discharged into the environment and by the 1950s, persistent mounds of foam often carried by drains and rivers, water contaminated with toxic, harming aquatic life, and higher vertebrates including humans.
Today Japan has advanced into one of the largest economy in the world as environmental consciousness grew along. Imperative initiatives have been taken relentlessly to address environmental issues. Air pollution have been monitored and controlled with the development of CO2 management technology through efforts of auto-makers and other companies/institutions as governed under stringent environmental regulations. Unfortunately, however, water disposal and drainage from housing communities had no regulatory control.
Bano emerges after many years of research, with the core objective to develop a cleaning product that is non-toxic, biodegradable and absolutely safe for earth and its earthlings, for the present and future generations.
Since its inception in 2003, Metita has grown leaps as it expands its business in Malaysia as well across the APAC & Middle east region. As of 2020, Metita has managed exports of Bano to 6 countries including Vietnam, Singapore, China, Japan, Australia, and Dubai. The company observed a tremendous growth in Malaysia within a short time; as it targets to expand globally leveraging on strategic local distribution channel partners and cross-border eCommerce strategy.
Metita is actively involved in corporations like Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SME Association), The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM), Cross-border eCommerce Association & The Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (KLSCCCI). We are also a member of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE).
Metita Sdn Bhd, a Japanese technology adoption company that has invested in R&D efforts and support community initiatives that geared towards environmentally friendly products. We embrace principles of environmental sustainability and innovation to produce Bano – super alkaline ionized water with the pH value of 12.5 by processing purified Reverse Osmosis (RO) water through a special electrolysis tank with an ion exchange membrane. The electrolysis process causes the RO water (H2O) to break down into of hydrogen gas (H+) and oxygen gas (O–) utilizing Potassium Carbonate as the ionizing catalyst.
1) High Alkalinity (pH value of 12.5 & above)
pH is a measure of hydrogen ion concentration, or in layman a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. Bano embodies a pH value of 12.5 which is extremely high in alkalinity. Therefore, it has Disinfectant, Antiseptic, and Sterilizing properties. Its Antimicrobial Potential is clinically proven effective against food toxins & free-floating bacteria which includes the following.
- Feline Calicivirus (Norovirus)
- Salmonella Choleraesuis
- Salmonella Arizonae
- Salmonella Anatum
- Salmonella Enterica
- Escherichia Coli (E-Coli)
- Escherichia Coli 0157 (E-Coli)
- Clostridium Perfringens
- Staphylococcus Aureus
- Vibrio Parahaemolyticus
- Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
- Colon Bacillus
2) Environmentally Friendly
Bano is an All Natural water-based sanitiser that is 100% Biodegradable, Non-caustic, Non-hazardous, Non-corrosive & Non-flammable as it is Alcohol-free. Since it has zero COD (Chemical oxygen demand) & BOD (Biochemical oxygen demand), it does not cause underground pollution and water pollution which simplifies effluent treatment process and greatly reduces environmental measurement cost.
3) Non-chemical & Non-stimulant
Bano is mild, gentle and Organic, which means it is Non-toxic and completely Safe to even use on new-borns. Pets at home can roll around and lick about your floor, sofa, etc. like pets do after cleaning with Bano as it contains no synthetic chemical or surfactant substance.
The surface-active agents, or Surfactant Cleaning Properties of Bano reduces the interfacial tension between the solution and the contaminants which allows easy Penetration & Displacement from the surface of the object. Leading cleaning activity to an increase of 10% efficiency.
5) Emulsification & Detachment
Its Surfactant Cleaning Properties suspends contaminants like oil, fats & protein in the aqueous phase which reduces the cleaning time required by 50% because it is easier to rinse after. This feature is similar to the Soap Effect.
6) High Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP)
Bano has an negative ORP value of -500 mV which indicates the high tendency to reduce compounds. Meaning it has Anti-oxidation properties that are valuable for metals that are prone to rust (Anti-rusting) and corrode (Anti-corrosion).
Negative ions also promotes antimicrobial activity, which embraces Deodorant Effect in removing bad smell from surrounding.
8) Negative Ionization & Dispersion
Bano is full of negative ( – ) ions as a result of the electrolysis process and it works in a way that absorbs and envelops the positive ( + ) ions from dirt particles forcing its electric potential entirely into negative ( – ) potential. As soon as this happens, they will repulse and depart from the object. Interesting fact, researchers who base on scientific literature of over 100 years also found evidences that supports exposure to negative ions Reduces Symptoms of Depression for some people, Reduces Stress and Boost Immune System Function.
9) Plant Health
Bano is used to Promote Plant Growth , producing healthier plants. It helps plant growth as the nutrients are more absorbable and function as irrigation to plants with less watering required.
High alkaline electrolyzed water will Stop the Generation of Static Electricity which is caused by friction. This is useful for cleaning electrical appliances under low humidity.
11) Cleaning Versatility
This essentially reflects the above features altogether as well as the very meaning of ‘Bano’ literally. The term Bano is derived from the Japanese word, ばんのう, which means Multipurpose.