ISSA announced that voting for the 2010 ISSA Innovation Award Program, which kicked off last month, is now in full swing. The competition recognizes the cleaning industry’s most innovative products and services as voted on by industry end-users. And now, our mid-contest results are in, indicating that the competition is still close. Voting is available exclusively online at www.issa.com/vote and remains open through September 30. Winners will be announced during the first week of October.
 
The competition features 47 innovative products and services from top manufacturers and service providers throughout the cleaning industry. Products and services are entered in five unique categories:  Chemicals; Paper/Plastics; Power Equipment; Services, Technology & Other Products; and Supplies/Accessories. The current leading vote-getters, along with all other entries in each category, are listed below.
 
ISSA Director of Sales Anthony Trombetta said, “The Innovation Award Program is off to a fantastic start. We are encouraged by a great voter turnout in the first month, and with narrow margins between the current leaders and other entries in all categories, we anticipate a strong finish in the last month and a half of voting.”
 
If you have not already voted, don’t miss this opportunity to cast your vote. Visit www.issa.com/vote to view and vote for the industry’s most innovative products and services.
 
Innovation Award Program entries, by category, include:
 
Chemicals
Current Leader:  Gent-l-Kleen Products, Inc. - One2Clean Automatic Dispenser
Additional Entries:
3M - Scotchgard Ultra Durable Floor Finish System
Diversey, Inc. - Oxivir Tb Wipes
Diversey, Inc. - Revoflow
Diversey, Inc. - SmartDose
Gojo Industries, Inc. - PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer
Kimberly-Clark Professional - Kimtech One-Step Germicidal Wipe
Nutek, LLC - Green Carpet Wipes
Nutek, LLC - Grime Off Foaming Aerosol Spray
Procter & Gamble Professional - Laundry Whiteness Enhancer
Procter & Gamble Professional - Safeguard Foaming Hand Soap
Procter & Gamble Professional - Tide 2x Compaction Laundry Formula
Rubbermaid Commercial Products - FLex Skin Care System
STOKO Skin Care - STOKO REFRESH 4 in 1 Dispensing System
 
Paper/Plastics
Current Leader:  Cascades Tissue Group - Cascades Intelligent Paper
Additional Entries:
APC Filtration, Inc. - Janitized Biodegradable Vacuum Cleaner Bags
Clean4e - Clean4e Hand Sanitizer With Towel Anywhere Technology
Georgia-Pacific Professional - SofPull Centerpull Tissue Dispenser
Kimberly-Clark Professional - Kleenex Slimfold Dispenser
Mint-X Corporation - Mint-X Rat Repellent Trash Bags
San Jamar - Transforming Towel Dispenser
SCA Tissue North America - Tork Elevation Washroom Dispensers
Stefco Industries - Heavenly Choice - Double Layer Tissue & Towel Products
 
Power Equipment
Current Leader:  Windsor - Chariot iScrub 20" Family
Additional Entries:
Advance - EcoFlex System
Betco Corp. - Stealth Automatic Scrubbers
Diversey, Inc. - Dry Foam Carpet Care System
Diversey, Inc. - TASKI Chemical Management System for Auto Scrubbers
Diversey, Inc. - TASKI Swingo 150
Diversey, Inc. - TASKI Swingo 350
Kaivac, Inc. - Kaivac Chemical-Free Restroom System
Square Scrub, Inc. - EBG-20 Surface Preparation Machine
Tacony Corp. - CFR Eco-500 Moisture-Controlled Extractor
 
Services, Technology & Other Products
Current Leader:  Activeion Cleaning Solutions, LLC - ionator EXP
Additional Entries:  
Atrium Innovation - Cleanaer
Discover Energy Corp. - Discover Watts Nxt Lithium Battery Management Systems
Georgia-Pacific Professional - The Green by Design DR3 Program: Dispenser Refurbish, Recycle, Reuse Program
Miele, Inc. - Washing Machine - PW 5064 Mop Giant
ScanTrak Data Systems, Inc. - eSIM Service Clock
Trojan Battery Company - Trojan Cycling AGM
 
Supplies/Accessories
Current Leader:  Diversey, Inc. - TrailBlazer
Additional Entries:  
Diversey, Inc. - TASKI Cleaning Cart System
Golden Star, Inc. - The Pearl
Rubbermaid Commercial Products - Convertible A-Frame Truck
SonicScrubbers - SonicScrubbers Professional Power Tools
The Cleaning Station - The Cleaning Station
Unger Enterprises, Inc. - SmartFit