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A SLIPPERY SUBJECT – July 2017
The Differences In Ice Melt Products




THE BEST 40 PRODUCTS AS SELECTED BY SM READERS – May 2017
Jan/san Suppliers Pick Top Products For Distributor Choice Awards
Sanitary Maintenance is proud to present the winners of its fourth annual Distributor Choice Award

– 4/6/2017
SCA Splits Into Two Separate Companies
One company will be focused on forest products operations and the other on global hygiene, including the current businesses of Personal Care and Tissue.



THE ADVANTAGES OF LINEN-LIKE NAPKINS OVER LINEN – October 2016
Linen-like Napkins Offer Cost Savings, Branding Opportunities



DO YOU CARRY THESE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTS? – September 2016
Top Commercial Cleaning Products Win Distributor Choice Awards








START BY SELLING JUST A FEW PRIVATE LABEL PRODUCTS – May 2016
Start By Selling Just A Few Private Label Products





EDUCATE CUSTOMERS ON THE RIGHT TOWEL AND TISSUE PRODUCTS – November 2015
Show Expertise By Recommending Towel And Tissue Solutions


THE LONG AND SHORT OF TOWELS AND TISSUES – November 2015
Distributors Can Extend Savings With Longer Roll Towels And Tissues




ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Trend Toward Recycling Paper Is Growing


ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Alternative Paper Fibers And Facilities That Embrace Them


ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Future Trends Of Recycled Paper Towels







A BRAND UNLIKE ANY OTHER – May 2015
Avoid Competing On Price By Offering Private Brands






FANS OF GREEN – November 2014
Learn To Sell Green Products In Sports


GETTING EVEN GREENER – September 2014
Recycled Paper Towels Are The Mainstream






FORECASTING AFTER AN EXTREME WINTER – August 2014
Distributors Kept Up With Ice Melt Demand Despite Polar Vortex




MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS – May 2014
Distributors Begin The Private Label Redesign Process



UNROLLING TOILET TISSUE SANITATION – November 2013
Reducing Cross-Contamination Of Toilet Tissue


UNROLLING TOILET TISSUE SANITATION – November 2013
Minimizing Microbes on Toilet Tissue Dispensers


UNROLLING TOILET TISSUE SANITATION – November 2013
Touchless Toilet Tissue Improves Sanitation


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Must-have Vacuum Attachments


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Increase Cleaning Efficiency With Backpack Vacuums


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Foot Traffic, Floor Surface Dictate Vacuum Cleaning Frequencies


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Are Extra Vacuum Features Worth The Cost?


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Reap The Benefits of Ergonomic Vacuums


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
CDC Says Hand Drying Is Essential


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
America Has A Hand Hygiene Problem


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
Study: Mayo Clinic Compares Paper Towels, Other Hand Drying Methods


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
Remove More Germs With Proper Paper Towel Use


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
Mayo Experts Recommend Paper Towels



IN THE FIELD: PAMPER TENANTS WITH LUXURY FOAM HAND SOAPS – August 2013
Spa Soaps Gain Entrée In The Away-From-Home Market


UPCLOSE: ICE MELT – August 2013
Low Consumer Demand For Green Ice Melt Products


IN THE FIELD: TOILET TISSUE GOES TOUCH-FREE – June 2013
Touchless Toilet Paper Dispensers – There's More Than The ‘Cool Factor’



BUNDLING YOUR BRAND – June 2013
Private Label Lines Are Growing


BUNDLING YOUR BRAND – June 2013
Selling Private Label Cleaning Products


BUNDLING YOUR BRAND – June 2013
Product Bundling As Business Protection


BUNDLING YOUR BRAND – June 2013
Marketing Private Label Lines


READY TO UNPLUG – June 2013
Are Battery-Powered Vacuums Worth The Cost?






MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TOWEL & TISSUE – April 2013
Paper Towels Versus Hand Dryers


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TOWEL & TISSUE – April 2013
Are High-quality Towels Worth the Cost?







– November 2012
Green Certifications For Towel And Tissue
Breaking down the green certifications outlined on towel and tissue products




– October 2012
Selling Low VOC Cleaning Products
When end users want green chemicals, distributors should suggest low VOC cleaning products




– August 2012
Cheaters: How To Avoid 'Off-Spec' Paper Products
Detective work is necessary to find out just how good a deal is





FEATURE – June 2012
How To Clean A Restroom When Building Occupants Are Present
Airport housekeeping streamlines how to clean a restroom when foot traffic never dies down

– May 2012
Improving Private Label Sales
A quality product and sound marketing strategy will help boost private label sales

– May 2012
Popular Private Label Cleaning Products
Premium chemicals and traditional paper and can liners are among most the best sellers for private label cleaning products


– May 2012
Tips To Start Private Labeling Products
When private labeling products, jan/san distributors need to perform due diligence before picking their manufacturer



















PRODUCTS – November 2011
New Products: November/December 2011





PRODUCTS – October 2011
New Products: October 2011







PRODUCTS – September 2011
New Products: September 2011




PRODUCTS – July 2011
New Products: July/August 2011


– June 2011
Gaining Third-party Certification For Private Label Products
Third-party certifications are not carried over from their private label manufacturer

– June 2011
How To Jumpstart A Private Label Program
Distributors say there is no better time than now to begin offering proprietary products


PRODUCTS – June 2011
New Products: June 2011




COVER STORY – May 2011
What's New?
100 products from the last year

ASHKIN ON GREEN – April 2011
Contractors' Role In Earth Day


PRODUCTS – April 2011
New Products: April 2011


PRODUCTS – March 2011
New Products: March 2011


PRODUCTS – February 2011
New Products: February 2011


COVER STORY – February 2011
2011 Buyer's Guide
Sanitary Maintenance's online Buyer's Guide features manufacturers, wholesalers, product and brand-name listings to make sourcing products and suppliers a breeze


PRODUCTS – January 2011
New Products: January 2011


UP CLOSE: GREEN PRODUCTS – January 2011
Green From Start To Finish
Life-cycle thinking can help distributors choose between green products

FROM THE EDITOR – January 2011
Life Cycle: The New Industry Buzzword


UP CLOSE: PRIVATE LABEL PRODUCTS – November 2010
Private Label Distributors See Poor Economy As Time To Shine
The slow recovery from the recession has allowed distributors more time to market and engage potential and current clients

FREETIME – November 2010
Building Homes In Mexico


PRODUCTS – September 2010
New Products: September 2010


UP CLOSE: TOWEL & TISSUE – August 2010
Know Your Green Paper Certifications
Green paper products come with a laundry list of certifications. Breaking down what each one means

PRODUCTS – August 2010
New Products: July/August 2010


FREETIME – June 2010
Furniture That's Better Than New


PRODUCTS – June 2010
New Products: June 2010



MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS – June 2010
WAXIE Acquires Five Star Sanitary Products


WHOLESALERS – June 2010
Wholesalers: Multiple Markets, One Partner
Many distributors are thinking diversification after the recession. Partnering with a wholesaler can help ease the transition


PRODUCTS – April 2010
New Products: April 2010


PRODUCTS – March 2010
New Products: March 2010


PRODUCTS – February 2010
New Products: February 2010


PRODUCTS – January 2010
New Products: January 2010


ASHKIN ON GREEN – October 2009
Green Paper And Plastic


PRODUCTS – September 2009
New Products: September 2009


UP CLOSE: RESTROOM CARE – June 2009
Feminine Hygiene: The Untapped Market
Feminine hygiene products are often overlooked by purchasing agents

PRODUCTS – June 2009
New Products: June 2009


MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS – May 2009
Kimberly-Clark Acquires Safety Products Company


UP CLOSE: PRIVATE-LABEL PRODUCTS – April 2009
Competing Against National Brands
Customer interest in private-label products are expected to increase during a recession

PRODUCTS – April 2009
New Products: April 2009


UP CLOSE: OXY & BIOBASED PRODUCTS – January 2009
Restroom Cleaning With Natural Resources
From soap to glass cleaner, oxygen and biobased products can be used in nearly all restroom areas

CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2009 – January 2009
Customers Demand Green; BSCs Supply It



UP CLOSE – August 2008
Hand Dryers: Several Markets Poised To Reap Benefits
Movie theaters, stadiums and restaurants favor eco-friendly option over costly towels

UP CLOSE – August 2008
Oxy, Citrus, Soy: Products Continue To Evolve
New ingredients, greener outlook and greater efficacy help fuel demand

FEATURE – June 2008
What's New 2008 Product Showcase


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION – April 2008
CEOs on Sustainability
Industry suppliers share their views on green products and processes

FREETIME – March 2008
Helping Out Ohio Mothers


OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR CARE – March 2008
Floor Stripper Chemistry And Odor Continue To Improve



PRODUCTSHOWCASE – February 2008
What's New: Special Product Section
Product innovations over the past year include an increased emphasis on green cleaning, bio-based products, touch-free fixtures, cleaning systems and technology that helps building service contractors do a better job. This special product section showcases 75 of them.

MARKET PULSE – January 2008
Selling A Complete Touch-free Restroom
The emergence of more touch-free products has given distributors new sales techniques when selling to end-users

PRODUCTS – June 2007
Products and Solutions




OPERATIONSLOG – February 2007
TOUCH-FREE PRODUCTS
Maintaining Quality Service In A Touch-Free Restroom

If people walk into a restroom and see towels on the floor, they immediately think the entire room is unkempt


PRODUCT GALLERY – November 2006
New Products


PRODUCTS – November 2006
Products and Solutions


PRODUCTS – October 2006
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Products



SAFETY PRODUCTS – September 2006
Safety Products Keep Customers Safe And Sound
Workplace safety is critical in our litigious society. Distributors can help customers comply with regulations by providing safety products — and an education

PRODUCTS – September 2006
Products and Solutions


OPERATIONSLOG: SOAP AND TOWELS – August 2006
Encouraging Hand Washing: Finding the Right Products


PRODUCTS – August 2006
Products and Solutions


GREEN – June 2006
Green Cleaning's Roots
Green is huge, this we know. A look at green milestones and noteworthy events helps explain how we got here

See this month's Green Product Directory of Web sites



GREEN – June 2006
Green Product Directory
The following list of companies have a product or products with “Green Seal” certification, the Carpet and Rug Institute’s “Green Label” approval and/or the Environmental Choice Program’s “EcoLogo.” These company names were gathered directly from the certifying organizations’ Web sites on May 17. Any updates to the sites after May 17 will not be reflected in this listing. If no Web site address is listed, there either was not one provided on the certifier’s Web site, or the company’s Web site could not be conclusively determined.

See this month's feature article Green Roots


PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS – April 2006
Products and Solutions


PURCHASING – March 2006
Cleaning Products: A BSC Wish List
Contractors sound off on the products and equipment they’d like to see from their suppliers

EDITORIAL – March 2006
New Cleaning Products On A Pedestal


EDITOR'S NOTE – February 2006
SM's 50th Product Guide


PRODUCT GALLERY – February 2006
New Products


– January 2006
PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS


COVER STORY – January 2006
Cleaning Products: The Top 10 Innovations
A decade's worth of tools and products that have profoundly changed the way we clean


CLEANING OPERATIONS – November 2005
Product Gallery
A round-up of the industry’s most innovative, new technology


GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS – September 2004
Green Cleaning: Feds to Clean with Biobased Products
Law mandates federal agencies purchase cleaning products derived from agricultural materials

OPERATIONS LOG – September 2004
Paper And Soap Dispensing Trends: Big, Simple And Stylish
Dispensers

OPERATIONS LOG – July 2004
Green Customers' Wish Lists
Green Cleaning

OPERATIONS LOG – July 2004
Restroom Care: Supply Shortage Is A Sin No BSC Wants To Commit
Restroom Care

OPERATIONS LOG – May 2004
Is Paper Just Paper? BSCs Dispel The Myth
Towel & Tissue