2015, “certainly live up to the Clorox Professional name in terms
of efficiency and performance,” said Case.
Wipes and healthcare go hand in hand. In fact, healthcare
is the leading segment for disinfectant and sanitizer wipes ap-
plication, according to the Industrial and Institutional Wipes
USA: Market Analysis and Opportunities report from Kline &
Company. One of the toughest challenges in these facilities is
preventing the spread of Clostridium difficile (C. diff), one of the
most common microbial causes of healthcare-acquired infections
(HAI) in US hospitals, costing as much as $4.8 billion each year
in excess costs for acute care facilities alone.
Due to C. diff’s severity and resistance, it’s essential to select
the right disinfectant, noted Case.
“The main priority of our Clorox Healthcare business is to
help make facilities safer for staff, occupants and visitors. Clorox
Healthcare offers the most robust portfolio of EPA-registered sur-
face cleaners and disinfectants, such as Clorox Healthcare Bleach
Germicidal Wipes, in addition to ultraviolet (UV) technology, offer-
ing healthcare professionals a comprehensive approach to treating
environmental surfaces to fight C. diff and other HAIs.”
Spartan Chemical Company has a new weapon to com-
bat the spread of C. diff. Diffense is a ready to use formula
that kills C. diff and other harmful bacteria and viruses. This
EPA-registered, broad spectrum cleaner disinfectant has been
proven to kill spores and also is effective against a compre-
hensive range of harmful bacteria and viruses including
Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Norovirus
and bloodborne pathogens.
“Diffense offers a convenient and effective solution for cleaning professionals,” John Swigart, president, Spartan Chemical
Company, said in a press statement. “Whether you need thirty
second disinfection for bloodborne pathogens, or disinfection of a
quarantined C. diff patient room, Diffense delivers a broad range
of efficacy in a handy, ready to use formula.”
Connectivity is a growing trend in I&I. Tork’s EasyCube offers real-time restroom traffic and usage data. A web-based app connected to restroom equipment, such as soap dispensers, sends an alert when supplies are running low.
•I&I customers are a diverse lot, to say the least, and that means
r&D teams need to formulate cleaning and maintenance products that
tackle germs and dirt on a variety of surfaces found in many different
settings. Here’s a look at some recent cleaning and maintenance rollouts
geared to specific end users.
CHeerS: Craft breweries are becoming more popular. In fact, the
growth rate of craft breweries is outpacing that of commercial breweries,
according to industry estimates. But the enemy of any brewer, regard-
less of size, is poor sanitation. In order to deliver a quality glass of beer,
every time, sanitation of the brew vessels is key—and a step that must
be repeated throughout the process, according to Spartan Chemical,
which now offers the BrewCheck craft brewery sanitation program. John
Swigart, president said BrewCheck “gives brewers a program that al-
lows them to take control of their flavor profile.”
In conjunction with BrewCheck, Spartan introduced acid Blend FP,
a nitric and phosphoric acid blend detergent that’s formulated to clean
and passivate stainless steel tanks. It inhibits the negative impacts of iron
residue on beer’s flavor and leaves surfaces sparkling.
StICk It tO ‘eM: ecolab now offers the restora program for
healthcare laundries, which uses a patent-pending formula to remove
medical adhesives from linen during the wash process. Billed as a
“first-of-its-kind solution in commercial laundry,” restora uses a propri-
etary blend of solvents and surfactants to dissolve medical adhesives,
including heart monitor pads, and the residue they leave behind—
which is one of most difficult and costliest challenges for healthcare
laundries. tests showed that the restora program can help healthcare
laundries reclaim up to 99% of adhesive-stained linen.
HOOP DreaMS: Bona US, a leader in hardwood floor care and
maintenance, has rolled out Bona SuperCourt athletic Floor Care
System, which includes floor care and maintenance SkUs in addition to paint and finishes. SuperCourt Cleaner Concentrate is billed as
professional strength non-toxic concentrate formulated for all urethane
finished hardwood floor coated with an un-waxed finish. Bona has included SuperSport branded tools, such as mops and microfiber pads.
the company contends it is the first in the industry to develop
a full system of hardwood floor finishing, maintenance and care
products specifically for athletic floors, such as gymnasiums and
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