Certainly not today, but it only a matter of time before the items I’m highlighting here make it to your local distributor and finally to your cleaning closet.
Anti-Microbials for Odor and Micro-Organism Control.
Genesis Bio Sciences is displaying its “biosanseries” of products which includes microbial and anti-microbial products. It’s “ecard” product is designed to kill odors and prevent cross infection related to sanitary napkin disposal units. Product features include:
– Effective against a broad range of bacteria and virus, including Hep B, Hep C and HIV.
– Effective as a fungicide and an insecticide
– Effective for four weeks
– Pleasant fragrance
– All natural plant extract formula
– Effective in lined and unlined units
– Totally biodegradable product
– Inexpensive and easy to use
Hi Tech Bio Disinfection
One trend I’m seeing is new ways to clean and disinfect patient rooms in health care facilities. Multiple companies are exhibiting systems for spaying a disinfectant solution, mist or fog on to surfaces after cleaning for disinfection purposes. One system known as the clean cube uses H2 O2 and claims 99.99% bio disinfection. www.professionalservicesrl.eu
Vacuum Cleaners with Expanded Capability
I’ve seen several vacuum cleaner on the display here that offer new and interesting capabilities. One company has introduced a vacuum cleaner that has a floor pad attachment to give the machine polishing capabilities (www.lodetti.net). Another company is exhibiting what looks like a vacuum cleaner but is actually a micro-scrubber with a hose and hand tool that can be used for spills, furniture or windows. (www.lindhaus.com). Another company is showing a unit with UV capability for killing germs in the carpet.
They call them scrubber dryers here, but we know them as auto-scrubbers. The latest trend is in size reduction. Many companies are no offering an upright vacuum cleaner size machine that can get under beds, toilet and partitions. In my mind these small machines are not open up the use of auto scrubbers to all types of areas where a big machine doesn’t fit, but they in reality signal the end of the line for the wet mop. It’s only a matter of time. We can’t keep using dirty water and call it cleaning. www.lavorpro.com
Solar Panel Cleaning Detergent
Here’s a specialized detergent for cleaning solar panels, the maker claims it has special ingredients that make it a protectant with anti-static capabilities that prevents dust accumulation, leaves no film on the surface after cleaning and can be used with manual or mechanical washing systems. www.dianos.net
Riding Dust Mop and Wet Mop Cart
Battery powered and runs for 6 to 8 hours per charge and travels at up to 5 miles per hour. Can tow a wet mop pail on a trailer or trash bin and other items with a quick disconnect hitch. Made in the MN. www.danetechnologies.com
Floor Pads that Clean with Water Only
You knew this was coming, one more threat to the chemical companies. The times they are a changing. Synclean Services offers an entire line of floor pads for scrubbing or polishing that need no chemicals, water only. www.syncleanservice.com
Indoor Window/Glass Cleaning Pole System
On the show floor at least two different companies are lightweight carbon extension pole system with a micro fiber pad head for indoor glass and wall cleaning. The system allows the user to reach 20 to 30 ft. with the pole yet control water application while providing effective cleaning action of a micro-fiber pad. www.baudoin.nl or www.vipclean.it
Cleaning Spreads Around the World
Several new cleaning related associations and publications are present at this year’s show.
– Clean India Magazine, www.cleanindiajournal.com
– Clean China Magazine and Expo (April 9-12, 2012) www.chinacleanexpo.com
– Russian Cleaning Expo – Moscow, www.expoclean.primeexpo.com
– Cleanexpo- Krasnodar –Russia, www.cleaningexpo.ru
– World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) – Brazil Show 2012, www.wfbsc2012.com
– National Housekeeping Association of Italy, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– ISSA/INTERCLEAN – North America, Las Vegas, USA, Oct.18-21,2011, www.issainterclean.com
– ISSA/INTERCLEAN – Amsterdam, NL, May 8-12, 2012, www.issainterclean.com
That’s it for day 2, one more day and them I’m off to see the country side.