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Innovators in Cleaning Industry Selected For Showcase

Innovators in Cleaning Industry Selected For Showcase

Nine of the cleaning industry’s most exciting innovations have been selected from 31 submissions to go forward to the Cleaning Support Services Association’s (CSSA) Innovation Showcase 2020 by a panel of industry experts. 

Each entrant had just ten minutes to pitch. The panel examined the products, services and initiatives submitted by companies throughout the cleaning and hygiene supply chain and interviewed the teams behind them.

The criteria for selection were as follows:

  • The product, service or initiative must have innovation at its heart
  • The product must have been launched since 1 January 2018 (i.e. since the inaugural Innovation Showcase)
  • The product must add value to the cleaning and hygiene industry

The finalists

 

Going forward to this year’s Innovation Showcase are:

  • Cheeky Panda: Bamboo Tissue Range
  • Essity: Tork EasyCube
  • Infraspeak: NFC Technology
  • iRecycle: Waste Management
  • Jangro: Virtual Room Experience
  • One Spray: Zoono Products Range
  • Spotta: Smart Pest Control Systems
  • uComply: Employment Challenge
  • WhiffAway: Smart Washrooms

 

“Our industry faces some tough and complex challenges – from the urgent need for environmental sustainability to responding to disrupters entering the market and the never-ending pressure on margins.”

Lorcan Mekitarian

Chairman, CHSA

 

CSSA Chief Executive Officer, John Findlater, explained: “Innovation is the lifeblood of the cleaning and hygiene industry.  Determined to champion it, we established an Innovations Executive, which is responsible for the Innovation Showcase.

“The Inaugural Showcase in 2018 was a huge success, celebrating innovation in the widest sense, whether it was a new method, idea, approach or product.  The same is true for the 2020 Innovation Showcase.  Entries have been judged in terms of their impact and, in our experience, even something small can have a very big impact.”

 

Big issues facing the sector

 

Lorcan Mekitarian, Chairman of the CHSA, said: “Our industry faces some tough and complex challenges – from the urgent need for environmental sustainability to responding to disrupters entering the market and the never-ending pressure on margins.

“Being able to adapt and evolve is necessary if we’re going to address these big issues facing the sector, so it’s no surprise our members have a track record of introducing new products and approaches.  It’s a natural step for us to support the CSSA’s 2020 Innovation Showcase.  We are both supporting our members and amplifying the existing culture that says continual innovation is essential.”

Picture: Nine of the cleaning industry’s most exciting innovations have been selected from 31 submissions to go forward to the Cleaning Support Services Association’s (CSSA) Innovation Showcase 2020 by a panel of industry experts. 

Article written by Ella Tansley

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