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, the worldwide cleaning industry association.
This annual program provides cleaning-industry distributors and end-customers—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 favorite entries online at and at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2013 trade show, November 18-21, in Las Vegas, NV.
This year’s expanded ISSA Innovation Award Program includes 44 product and service entries from many of the 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 November 20 at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2013.
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.
“Distributors, wholesalers, and cleaning service providers not only have the opportunity to determine the winners, they have a chance to win too,” says Anthony Trombetta, ISSA director of sales.
The tablet-drawing winners will be announced on To learn more about the program and cast a vote, visit
2013 ISSA Innovation Award Program Entries by Category (as of September 4, 2013)
Cleaning Agents
Current leader: Clorox Professional Products Co. - Clorox Commercial Solutions Clorox Urine Remover
Additional entries:
·       Brulin & Co., Inc. - BruTab 6S
·       Ecolab, Inc. - Multi-Compartment Maxx Durable Floor Finish Packaging
·       Franke - EcO3Spray                      
·       Kimberly-Clark Professional* - Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray
·       Rochester Midland Corp. - Enviro Care Novus
·       Voigt Sp. Z o.o. | VC 370 HD Floor Protect
·       Voigt Sp. Z o.o. | VC 942 Fat Remover
Current leader: SCA - Tork Xpress Countertop Multifold Hand Towel Dispenser
Additional entries:
·       Ableman International Co Ltd. - Genie-CA1000
·       Ecolab, Inc. - Hydris
·       Fragrance Delivery Technologies Ltd. - Shield
·       Janibell - XO Frame Receptacle
·       San Jamar - Assure Wet Wipes System
·       TecRep Manufacturing, LLC - FoamGen XG-1
Current leader: Advance - SC1500 REV
Additional entries:
·       Amano Pioneer Eclipse Corp. - 300BU30X
·       Diversey, Inc. - TASKI Pro Carpet 45 & Pro Carpet 30
·       Falcon ProSolutions - Peregrine 1800-XD Steamer
·       Kärcher Commercial - Kärcher B 80 W Scrubber
·       Sapphire Scientific, A Legend Brands Co. - VersaClean VC700
·       Sapphire Scientific, A Legend Brands Co. - VersaClean VT1200
·       Tennant Co. - B10 Rider Burnisher
·       Tennant Co. - S5 Compact Battery Walk-Behind Sweeper with TwinMax Sweeping Technology
Services & Technology
Current leader: Diversey, Inc. - Diversey Learning Management System
Additional entries:
·       Accelerator CC - Accelerator CC – Commercial Cleaning Software
·       CleanTelligent Software - Mobile Surveys and Work Orders
·       DDI System - Inform ERP Software
·       Pacific Floorcare - New S-Series Battery Powered Scrubbers with BatteryShield
·       S.P.E. Elettronica Industriale - CBHF2 Battery Charger
·       Spartan Chemical Co., Inc. - HealthCheck
·       Tennant Co. - T12 Battery Rider Scrubber with IRIS Technology
Current leader: Unger Enterprises, Inc. - HiFlo RO
 Additional entries:
·       AKUA KT, Inc. - Waterlox-Thru
·       Amrep, Inc. - TimeMist Settings & TimeMist Micro Metered Air Care Dispensers
·       Banana Products, LLC - The Banana Cone
·       Carlisle Sanitary Maintenance Products - SpillEater
·       Carlisle Sanitary Maintenance Products - EZ Snap Floor Care System
·       Cascades Tissue Group - Cascades Moka Tissue Product Line
·       Diversey, Inc. - Quantum Cleaning System
·       Doctor Aromas - Doctor Aromas - Aromatherapy in the Air
·       GenEon Technologies - Immerse-A-Clean Wand
·       ITW Professional Brands - Quatguard XL
·       Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Inc. - Collapsible X-Cart