SC Johnson, the maker of household products like Glade, Raid, Pledge and OFF!, announced that it is returning to the industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning business.

"This is the right time to re-enter the I&I business," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "Our purchase of the Deb Group and STERIS Applied Infection Control and the recent move to bring back our SC Johnson-branded products from Sealed Air/Diversey to the new SC Johnson Professional business gives us a lot of momentum to re-enter this space in a big way."

SC Johnson operated in the I&I business starting in the 1930s and eventually spun off its professional business in the late 1990s.

"We're bringing great innovation in our new products and attention to quality and service to the industry," said Johnson from ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Chicago.

The company also introduced the new innovative SC Johnson Professional line during the show.

SC Johnson acquired the Deb Group in 2015 and STERIS Applied Infection Control in 2016. SC Johnson announced last week that it will be ending its existing brand license agreement with Sealed Air Corporation. Sealed Air will no longer be responsible for distributing SC Johnson branded products to the professional market. This agreement will expire in most countries on May 2, 2017. In Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Czech Republic and Poland, the agreement expires on January 1, 2017. Professional and institutional purchasers in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America can purchase a broad range of SC Johnson's market leading consumer products direct.