After kicking off in August, the mid-contest results are in for the 2013 ISSA Innovation Award Program, and they indicate a close competition, reports ISSA. This annual program provides cleaning industry distributors and end users – including building service contractors and in house service professionals – the opportunity to determine the industry’s most innovative products and services.
Voters can choose their favourite entries online at www.issa.com/vote and at the ISSA/Interclean North America 2013 trade show, 18 to 21 November Las Vegas.
This year’s expanded ISSA Innovation Award Program includes 44 product and service entries from many of the US industry’s leading manufacturers and service providers. Online voters have until November 15 to determine ISSA Innovation Award winners in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies.
ISSA/Interclean North America 2013 trade show attendees can see the entries firsthand on the trade show floor. Those who are eligible can cast their votes for five additional Visitors’ Choice awards. The 10 winning entries will be announced on November 20.
The Innovation Award Program entries aren’t the only potential winners in this year’s edition. All eligible voters will be entered into monthly drawings to win one of four Google Nexus 7 tablets.
Below are the short-listed 2013 ISSA Innovation Award Program Entries by Category (as of early September). Note the first listed product/service in each category is leading the voting.
Clorox Commercial Solutions’ Clorox Urine Remover
Brulin & Co’s BruTab 6S
Ecolab’s Multi-Compartment Maxx Durable Floor Finish Packaging
Kimberly-Clark Professional’s Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray
Rochester Midland’s Enviro Care Novus
Voigt Sp’s VC 370 HD Floor Protect
Voigt Sp’s VC 942 Fat Remover
SCA Tork’s Xpress Countertop Multifold Hand Towel Dispenser
Ableman International’s Genie-CA1000
Fragrance Delivery Technologies’ Shield
Janibell’s XO Frame Receptacle
San Jamar’s Assure Wet Wipes System
TecRep Manufacturing’s FoamGen XG-1
Advance SC1500 REV
Amano Pioneer Eclipse Corp’s 300BU30X
Diversey’s Taski Pro Carpet 45 & Pro Carpet 30
Falcon ProSolutions’ Peregrine 1800-XD Steamer
Karcher Commercial’s B 80 W Scrubber
Sapphire Scientific, Legend Brands’ VersaClean VC700
Sapphire Scientific, Legend Brands’ VersaClean VT1200
Tennant Co’s B10 Rider Burnisher
Tennant Co’s S5 Compact Battery Walk-Behind Sweeper with TwinMax Sweeping Technology
Services & Technology
Diversey’s Learning Management System
Accelerator’s Commercial Cleaning Software
CleanTelligent Software’s Mobile Surveys and Work Orders
DDI System’s Inform ERP Software
Pacific Floorcare’s S-Series Battery Powered Scrubbers with BatteryShield
S.P.E. Elettronica Industriale’s CBHF2 Battery Charger
Spartan Chemical’s HealthCheck
Tennant Co’s T12 Battery Rider Scrubber with IRIS Technology
Unger Enterprises’ HiFlo RO
AKUA KT’s Waterlox-Thru
Amrep’s TimeMist Settings & TimeMist Micro Metered Air Care Dispensers
Banana Products’ The Banana Cone
Carlisle Sanitary Maintenance Products’ SpillEater
Carlisle Sanitary Maintenance Products’ EZ Snap Floor Care System
Cascades Tissue Group’s Moka Tissue Product Line
Diversey’s Quantum Cleaning System
Doctor Aromas’ Aromatherapy in the Air
GenEon Technologies’ Immerse-A-Clean Wand
ITW Professional Brands’ Quatguard XL
Rubbermaid Commercial Products’ Collapsible X-Cart