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By: Glenn Rasin on October 7th, 2019

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Top 4 Innovations in the Cleaning Industry in 2021

New technology is constantly being developed to increase efficiencies and simplify processes, and that is no different in the janitorial services industry.

Innovative new products streamline cleaning procedures, increase employee productivity, and provide you with a quicker return on your investment.

In the commercial cleaning industry, innovative products from dispensers to floor pads are similar in that they aim to boost worker productivity.

Increasing worker productivity through product innovation is one of the best ways to reduce your costs.

Utilizing the newest and most efficient technology will allow maintenance personnel to perform tasks more easily and respond to issues quickly. When your employees can complete more cleaning tasks in the same amount of time, it helps reduce your labor and other maintenance costs.

In this article, we will review some of the most notable innovations in the cleaning industry in 2021.

  1. Purell® ES8 Soap Dispensing System
  2. Scott® Pro Electronic Hard Roll Towel System
  3. foamyiQ™
  4. Scotch-Brite™ Clean & Shine Pad

1. Purell® ES8 Soap Dispensing System

ES8-Features-BannerThe PURELL® ES8 Dispensing System is a touch-free soap or hand sanitizer dispenser. 

The ES8 comes with a coin cell battery on each refill. Every time you replace the empty refill, you get fresh product and a fresh battery with no extra steps. Your cleaning staff will not have to spend time replacing dead batteries in dispensers, allowing them to move on to other cleaning tasks. For added peace of mind, there is back-up power inside to accommodate for high-frequency use.  

By reducing the need to touch the dispenser you can provide your guests with a more sanitary solution. Reducing the amount of high contact surfaces your guests come in contact with will help lower the risk of illness. Healthy guests are more satisfied.

For increased productivity, your janitorial staff can easily monitor product levels with just one look using the AT-A-GLANCE™ refill system. Easy monitoring reduces the amount of time employees will spend checking for empty soap dispensers, so they can get more done. You will also experience reduced complaints about empty dispensers, increasing satisfaction.

The ES8 is built for sustainable performance. Each refill is made from PET and can be recycled. 


2. Scott® Pro Electronic Hard Roll Towel System

29738 Scott Pro-eHRT White Angled-RightThe Scott® Pro Electronic Hard Roll Towel System (HRT) is a game-changing dispenser that ensures the quietest hard roll towel delivery on the market. 

Additionally, it is 99.99% jam-free to ensure that customers have a pleasant restroom experience. The Scott® Pro Electronic HRT is a touchless dispenser reducing the spread of germs throughout your facility. Reduced germs will lead to lower illness, and increased satisfaction. 

This is an extremely efficient dispenser. It uses just one set of 4 D-cell batteries to dispense up to 150,000 towels. The towel refill delivers 40% more feet per roll than the leading electronic roll towel system.

Scott Pro eHRT - The Quietest Electronic Roll Towel Dispenser on the Market

3. foamyiQ™

foamyiQThe foamyiQ™ is a hand hygiene solution that does not require a separate dispenser. It is a cleaning cartridge that attaches to the wall. When emptied the entire soap cartridge is replaced, eliminating the need for a traditional, separate dispensing system.

The foamyiQ™ by Spartan eliminates the need to install, stock, and repair dispensers.  

With translucent cartridges, the soap level is clearly visible and allows employees to easily see when the cartridge is getting low and will need to be replaced. 

foamyiQ™ is also a sustainable soap dispensing option. It is made from 25% post-consumer recycled material. Additionally, the foamyiQ™ features 99% cartridge evacuation, reducing the amount of soap that goes unused. Because of its impressive evacuation, cartridges can be recycled curbside after being used.

foamyiQ - No Costly Dispensers to Install, Maintain, or Repair

4. Scotch-Brite™ Clean & Shine Pad

scotchbrite_clean_shineAny facility with hard floors understands that hard floor maintenance is one of the most time-consuming and costly maintenance tasks your janitorial staff must complete. Yet, it is critical to the appearance of your facility and the satisfaction of your building occupants.

With 3M’s Scotch-Brite™ Clean & Shine Pad you can streamline your hard floor maintenance by cleaning and shining your coated or uncoated floors in just one step. 

Combined with a floor scrubber or buffer, this floor pad can reduce or eliminate the need for burnishing. Burnishing requires extra labor and equipment. Reducing the need to burnish can allow your employees to be more productive and save on labor costs. 

Unlike other floor pads, 3M’s Scotch-Brite™ Clean & Shine Pad can be used with just water. No extra chemicals are needed to clean the floor. However, if desired, neutral cleaner can be used with the Clean and Shine pad to achieve maximum cleaning performance.   

Using the Clean & Shine pad will help you increase worker productivity, decrease chemical usage, and boost cost savings.

3M Scotch-Brite Clean & Shine Sample Request

Final Thoughts

The latest innovations in the cleaning industry can seem like a big investment when compared to some of the other more traditional cleaning tools and equipment, but integrating these cleaning products into your facility will provide you with improved employee efficiency, increased customer satisfaction, and the best return on investment.   

When considering investing in these innovations, think about how each product can offer you and your cleaning crew productivity enhancements. 

More efficient and productive workers is among the most popular commercial cleaning industry trends. Implementing cleaning programs that use the most efficient products and equipment allows your janitorial staff to maximize their time and ultimately provide your business with the best payback. 

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About Glenn Rasin

Glenn Rasin is the Chemical Specialist for EBP Supply Solutions and Lead Trainer for the EBP Training Academy, which offers CMI-certified training courses for supervisory and front-line cleaning professionals throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. He is an ISSA CMI-certified trainer, with over 35 years of experience in the janitorial and sanitation industry.