The winners of this year’s INCLEAN Innovation Awards have been announced at the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo.
Now in its eighth year, the Innovation Awards seek to distinguish and showcase innovative and progressive products and services within the cleaning industry.
Held alongside this year’s ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo in Melbourne, the awards encourage the achievements of those demonstrating quality and excellence within their respective markets while clearly defining application benefits for end-users.
Judges included Kim Puxty, national president of the Building Service Contractors Association (BSCAA); Ted Stark, president and co-owner of US-based Dalco Enterprises and former past president of ISSA; and Claire Hibbit, editor of InClean Australia.
Congratulations to the winners:
Category: Paper & Dispensing
Winner: IntelliLinen Data Management Remote Monitoring System from Diversey
Judges’ comments: “Remote capabilities are a growing need within most businesses, as well as the reduction in use of water and costs. The product’s real-time data monitoring system provides essential information pertaining to such environmental impacts including water usage, chemical and energy.”
Category: Cleaning Agents
Winner: Purehold door hand solution from Richard Jay
Judges’ comments: “A simple but an innovative product that can be used not only in healthcare and aged care, but childcare centres and schools too where the spread of bacterial is constant. It is a product that provides a solution that is thinking outside of the box.”
Category: Services & Technology
Hygiena EnSURE Touch from Spillz
Judges’ comments: “This product is moving into an area that is growing within the industry – ATP. The product provides an innovative and up–to-date approach within its technology.”
Winner: WaveBreak from Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Judges’ comments: “The WaveBreak is an innovative improvement on a product that will always been used by cleaners. They have addressed the ergonomics of this product as well as the productivity and cost whilst maintaining quality.”
Category: Equipment (small)
Winner: Mira 40 Battery-powered scrubber dryer from Cleanstar
Judges’ comments: “This product has offers a range of innovative technologies such as its varieties of brush and suction speeds, as well as a diversity of functions, such as scrubbing, buffingand& stripping all in one machine. “
Category: Equipment (large)
Winner: Nilfisk CS7010 Sweeper and Scrubber/Dryer Combination Machine
Judges’ comments: “This machinery is designed to not only provide businesses with a high-quality service but give the end user an efficient, cost saving and highly innovative designed piece of equipment. The mechanics have been designed to increase productivity, performance, but not cost. It also has the innovation to meet environmental issues with its reduced power consumption. The machine is a well planned and designed equipment.”
Read more about the Innovation Awards in the upcoming issue of INCLEAN magazine
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