ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, recently announced that voting is now open for the 2017 ISSA Innovation Award program. The program recognizes the cleaning industry’s most innovative products and services as voted on by cleaning-industry distributors, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and residential cleaners.

The ISSA Innovation Award program features new products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers throughout the cleaning industry. Entries are organized in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies and Accessories. All exhibiting entries will be on display in the ISSA Innovation Showcase, Booth 709, during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2017 Trade Show and ISSA Convention in Las Vegas, Sept. 11-14.

“This year’s emerging products and services are remarkable and truly embody our industry’s constant push to innovate,” said John Barrett, ISSA executive director. “Good luck to the judges and voters who have to pick just one winner from each category.”

Online voters will be automatically entered into monthly drawings to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards with three winners selected each month. On-site voters will be entered to win one of the two grand prizes, a $200 gift card or registration and a trip to Dallas to attend the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2018 Trade Show and ISSA Convention.

Voting for the category awards remains open online through Friday, Sept. 8. The winners of the Category awards will be announced Sept. 11, during the ISSA Lunch and Learn session at ISSA/INTERCLEAN. Voting will continue on-site, with show attendees able to view the products in person and cast votes for the Visitors’ Choice awards. The winners of these awards will be announced during the ISSA Innovation Awards Ceremony to be held at the ISSA Innovation Showcase, Booth 709, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at 2 p.m.

The second annual overall ISSA Innovation of the Year Award will be presented by comedian and TV personality Howie Mandel during the ISSA Innovation Awards Ceremony. This overall winner will be picked by a panel of judges with a weighted rating system based on a combination of the online and on-site voting results. The panel of judges consists of industry experts, media, and member representatives.

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Below are the entries by category.

Cleaning Agents:

3M Commercial Solutions Division, Stone Floor Protection System
Athea Laboratories, Cdiff Disinfectant Tablets
Deb Group, Solopol GFX
Fresh Wave IAQ by OMI Industries, Smoke Away Air & Fabric Liquid
Kärcher, CarpetExpert Carpet Care
NanoTouch Materials, Self-Cleaning Surfaces for Travel and Hospitality
SC Johnson Professional, Hard Surface Floor Care System


Clorox Professional Products, Clorox Total 360 System
Fragrance Delivery Technologies, JAZZ by Oxy-Gen Powered
GP PRO, EnMotion Flex Paper Towel System
HOSPECO, Evogen No Touch Toilet Seat Cover Dispenser
SC Johnson Professional, Chemical Dispensing Unit


CleanMax Commercial Vacuums, Cordless Upright Vacuum
Diversey Care, TASKI Intellibot SWINGOBOT 2000
I-Team Global, i-mop XXL
Kärcher, BV 5/1 Bp
Makita USA, Robotic Vacuum
Minuteman International, RoboScrub 20
MotorScrubber, ProWash
Nilfisk, Advance Liberty A50
ProTeam, GoFree Flex Pro with ProBlade Kit
Square Scrub, Doodle Skate

Services and Technology:

CleanTelligent Software, Business Intelligence Software
DDI System, Inform ERP Software
Diversey Care, MoonBeam3
ePurchasing Network, eCommerce Sales and Marketing Platform
GoSpotCheck, Mobile Execution Software
Kaivac, KaiTutor
Pulito Paper, Compressed Packaging
Swept, Enhanced Translation
Tennant, Hassle-Free Service Plan with Service Reporter Technology

Supplies and Accessories:

Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Heavy-Duty Adaptable Cart
Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Resist
Sofidel Group, Biotech Toilet Paper