Finalists announced for ISSA/INTERCLEAN Innovation Award

The list of finalists for the Amsterdam Innovation Award has been announced and include Kärcher; Sealed Air Diversey Care; Cleanfix; Vileda Professional; Newell Europe; Werner & Mertz Professional and SCA.

Kärcher, Sealed Air Diversey and Cleanfix are among the seven finalists chosen for one of the biggest event highlights of ISSA/INTERCLEAN; the Amsterdam Innovation Award.

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The presentation of the award will be held during a special ceremony on opening day. ‘The international jury has shortlisted nine final entries, three products per category. Category winners will be selected per category and one of them will be named the overall winner’.

As stated on the European Cleaning Journal on 2 May 2016, the list of finalists across three categories is as follows:

Machines, accessories and components

  • Cleanfix for the RA 660 Navi

The robot RA 660 Navi can be deployed where cleanliness and hygiene really matter. Equipped with a patented navigation system, three cleaning brushes (or pads) and a suction unit, the RA 660 Navi can scrub and vacuum independently and highly efficiently whenever required.

  • Kärcher for BRC 40/22 C

Changing the way carpets are cleaned by driving innovation forward. The industry’s first walk-forward carpet cleaning machine has a 200 degree rotating brush and vacuum head enabling a 30 per cent productivity gain. The BRC 40/22 C provides superior customer value by avoiding motion without cleaning result and brings enjoyment back to cleaning carpets.

  • Sealed Air Diversey Care for TASKI Swingobot 755

The new TASKI Swingobot 755 is a small, easy-to-use, smart robotic scrubber for hard surfaces. With a 17 inch cleaning path and hands-free operation, this agile scrubber cuts wastewater and chemicals by 85 per cent while increasing staff productivity. An intuitive touchscreen prompts users through the simple operating process.

Equipment/tools for cleaning, care and safety

  • Newell Europe for Lumecel Microburst 300 air care dispenser

Designed to improve user productivity, reduce operational costs and provide an environmentally friendly alternative to alkaline battery use, battery-free dispensing systems store energy generated by ambient light, delivering an energy efficient and highly productive system. This system eliminates the costs associated with replacing and disposing of traditional alkaline batteries completely.

  • Vileda Professional for SpillEx

SpillEx is a disposable super absorbing floor cloth designed for fast removal of a wide range of water based spillages from hard floors, blood in operation theatres, urine in elderly homes or to quickly remove soft drink spillages that may cause a slip risk in restaurants or supermarkets.

  • Werner & Mertz Professional for Quick & Easy system

Quick & Easy is a portable dosing system comprising up to five selected formulations. It needs no installation and no instructions. One spray head per user is sufficient for multiple application areas. Its easy plug-and-play system allows the user to ‘foam-spray’ every surface fast and safely. Dilution happens while foam-spraying. The refill cartridges are C2C Gold certified, material health platinum.

Management, training solutions and related products

  • Sealed Air Diversey Care for Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow

Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow is a smart application for mobile phones and tablets that uses augmented reality technology for customer support. Through device object recognition, the user of the app can self-train, self-troubleshoot and receive remote support through raising tickets directly with Diversey Care.

  • Kärcher for Connected Cleaning

Connected Cleaning is the Kärcher way of digital transformation of the cleaning industry. There are many applications. The company put together all essential parts and created the only proven overall management tool for BSCs, for machines and staff, as well as for quality checks. From March on, it offers telematics as standard with many scrubber dryers free of charge.

  • SCA for Tork EasyCube

Tork EasyCube is a cloud-based system with smart dispensers that provides real-time data allowing its users to confidently deliver a high level of service and anticipate cleaning and refill needs before they happen. The result is a new logic for washroom cleaning where cleaning schedules are being transformed into cleaning when and where it’s needed.

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