The jury of the 11th edition of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Awards has announced the nine short listed nominees from a record total of 110 entries.
The overall winner and the three category winners will be announced by the juryduring the special award ceremony at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Show on Tuesday 10 May 2016. At the same ceremony, the Visitors’ Choice Award will be awarded to the entry that receives most votes from visitors to the show.
66 companies from 20 different countries (in lead United States, Germany and the UK , followed by the Netherlands and France) countries presented 110 products , proof that the cleaning is an area where it is strongly felt the value and importance of ‘ innovation.
Among these we note the presence of the cleaning robot that work independently, and new technologies with software and applications for the collection, analysis, and data visualization devices connected to the internet and managed by remote control.
“The trend towards sustainability also figured large again this year proving that it is very much here to stay and we continue to see new products that use less water, energy and chemicals. Not only that, these innovations have also been manufactured using more environmentally conscious methods than ever before and with an eyeon the total lifecycle impact”, commented Michelle Marshall, chair of the Amsterdam Innovation Award jury.
In addition to Marshall, who is also chief editor of European Cleaning Journal, other members of the judging panel were: Reinhard Knittler, the publisher of german cleaning magazine Reinigungs Markt; Paolo Pellizzari, editor Pulizia Industriale e Sanificazione from Italy; Pierre Deschamps chief editor of Batiment Entretien magazine based in France; Rob Geissler, publisher of the US-based SanitaryMaintenance, Contracting Profits, Housekeeping Solutions portfolio of magazines; Cor van derVelden, chief expert at Skills Netherlands; Dick van Zomeren, editor of Service Management magazine in The Netherlands; Ton van der Riet, managing director of Senzora, The Netherlands; Antonio Borreda, director Revista Limpiezas from Spain.
All nominated products will be showcased throughout the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016 exhibition in the InnovationLAB. Designed to enable exhibitors and visitors to share their knowledge and experiences in the field of innovation, it is an inspiring environment where pioneering products and revolutionary ideas are presented.
The Amsterdam Innovation Award supports the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) Flying Doctors, and their projects in Africa providing accessible water and sanitary facilities for the community.
Machines, accessoires and components
RA 660 Navi
The robot RA 660 Navi can be deployed where cleanliness and hygiene really matter and it has to be cleaned cost-effectively. Equipped with a unique patented navigation system, three cleaning brushes (or pads) and a suction unit, RA 660 Navi scrubs and vacuums independently and highly efficiently whenever you want.
BRC 40/22 C
Changing the way carpets are cleaned by driving innovation forward. The industry’s first walk-forward carpet cleaning machine with a 200¡ rotating brush and vacuum head enabling a 30% productivity gain. The BRC 40/22 C provides superior customer value by avoiding motion without cleaning effect and brings enjoyment back to cleaning carpets.
Taski Swingobot 755
Sealed Air Diversey Care
The new Taski Swingobot 755 is a small, easy-to-use, smart scrubber for hard surfaces. With a 17O cleaning swath and hands-free operation, this agile scrubber cuts wastewater and chemicals by 85% while increasing staff productivity. An intuitive touchscreen prompts users through the simple operating process.
Equipment/ tools for cleaning, care and safety
Lumecel Microburst 3000 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 altogether.
SpillEx is a disposable super absorbing floor cloth designed for fast removal of a wide range of water based spill ages from hard floors e.g. 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.
Quick & Easy System
Werner & Mertz Professional
Quick & Easy is a portable dosing system comprising up to 5 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 to foam-spray every surface fast and safe. Dilution happens while foam-spraying. The refill cartridges are C2C Gold certified, material health platinum.
Management, training solutions and related products
Connected Cleaning is the Karcher way of digital transformation in the cleaning industy. There are many applications in the market. We put together all essential parts and create the only proven overall management tool for BSCs, for machines and staff, as well as for quality check. From march on we offer telematics as a standard with many of our scrubber driers connectivity for free with Karcher.
Diversey Care Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow
Sealed Air Diversey Care
Sealed Air Diversey Care Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow is a smart application for mobile phones and tablets that used 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.
Tork – a brand of SCA
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 static cleaning schedules are being transformed into cleaning when and where its needed.