Press Release

Zep Inc. Introduces New Cost-Effective Egg Defoamer

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of high-performance maintenance and cleaning chemicals, today launched Zep’s Apex Egg Defoam Plus, a fast-acting, non-silicone, free-rinsing defoamer that can be used in both alkaline and acid cleaning operations. The company will showcase the product, along with its extensive line of Egg Washing Systems and antimicrobial treatments for the Egg & Poultry industry, at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), Jan 28-30 in Atlanta (Booth #7441).

“From egg processing, hatcheries and grow houses, to all aspects of poultry processing, processors can rely on Zep to help them improve their sanitation programs and reduce operational costs while maintaining product quality”

Zep’s Apex Egg Defoam Plus is clear and colorless, and will not leave an objectionable odor. It is highly concentrated and extremely dilutable in water at 1:1000 up to 1:5000, making it extremely efficient. It is available in 55-gallon drums or 275-gallon totes.

The new product is another example of Zep’s complete systems approach to cleaning and sanitation, which includes the products, equipment and value-added service food processors need to help them handle the challenges they face every day. The company is a Black Pearl Award winner for corporate excellence in food safety and quality and is aligned with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards, allowing it to create customized programs that reduce the risk associated with microbial outbreaks and effectively deal with them should they occur.

“From egg processing, hatcheries and grow houses, to all aspects of poultry processing, processors can rely on Zep to help them improve their sanitation programs and reduce operational costs while maintaining product quality,” said Steve Nichols, Group President of Zep Inc., adding that the company has partnered with the United Egg Producers (UEP) cooperative to stay on top of the ongoing challenges the market faces and to support its members with best practices in food safety amid changing USDA regulations.

For more information on Zep’s Apex Egg Defoam Plus, including how to purchase, visit or call 1-877-I-BUY-ZEP.

About the Zep Food Division

Zep’s Food Division has been a true partner in food safety sanitation for more than 70 years, offering a comprehensive line of products for the Food Processing industry, including processors of red meat, poultry, fresh-cut, bakery, seafood, processed foods, dairy and beverage. The company offers a variety of high foaming, low foaming and acid cleaners for CIP and COP equipment, direct and indirect food contact sanitizers, drain maintenance, biofilm removers, hand care and janitorial products. Zep’s line of Food Processing products is backed by the professional support of our Zep Food Safety Consultants that keep pace with the industry’s changing technologies, regulations and best practices to ensure expert service and superior solutions for your operation. For more information, visit

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2013 net sales of approximately $690 million, is a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company selling a wide variety of high-performance chemicals that help professionals and prosumers clean, maintain and protect their assets. The company is focused on the attractive industry dynamics of the transportation market and the industrial maintenance and repair operation ("MRO") market, which together now comprise approximately 60% of its revenue with the balance derived from sales into the facilities maintenance vertical. Zep markets these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional®, Enforcer®, National Chemical™, Selig™, Misty®, Next Dimension™, Petro®, i-Chem®, TimeMist®, TimeWick™, MicrobeMax®, Country Vet®, Konk®, Original Bike Spirits®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™, and a number of private label brands. Some of Zep Inc.'s brands have been in existence since 1896. Founded in 1937, Zep Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the company’s website at



Zep Food Division Contact:
Tammy Nichols, 404-350-6276
Food Segment Marketing Manager
Investor Contact:
Don De Laria, 404-350-6266
VP, Investor Relations & Communications

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