AMSTERDAM INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS

The Amsterdam Innovation Award Winner

On the third day of Interclean Amsterdam Online, the winner of the Amsterdam Innovation Award and visitor choice were announced! The winners challenge the status quo to deliver obvious improvements for cleaning and you will find more information about the winning products on this page.

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The overall winner

Tork Biobased Heavy-Duty Cleaning Cloth

Company: Kärcher b.v.
Stand: 01.135

The BVL 5/1 Bp from Kärcher is the world´s first battery-operated ergonomic backpack vacuum cleaner made of innovative and ultralight EPP material, which is extra robust and meets the highest Professional requirements when it comes to ergonomics and stability. The BVL 5/1 Bp convinces with an ergonomic frame from Deuter and its unrestricted, cordless use and its excellent mobility and flexibility.

Visitors choice

BVL 5/1 Bp

Company: Tork, an Essity brand
Stand: 10.101, PP.CI.01

Jury comment: With the development of this new cloth, Essity is aiming to reduce consumption, waste, pollution and emissions. The fact the packaging is made from 100 per cent recycled fibres and at least 30 per cent recycled plastics completes the sustainability picture for the customer.

Sustainability & Environment

Tork Biobased Heavy-Duty Cleaning Cloth

Company: Tork, an Essity brand
Stand: 10.101, PP.CI.01

Jury comment: With the development of this new cloth, Essity is aiming to reduce consumption, waste, pollution and emissions. The fact the packaging is made from 100 per cent recycled fibres and at least 30 per cent recycled plastics completes the sustainability picture for the customer.

Smart Technologies & Digitalisation

Scrubber 50 Pro

Company: Gausium Robotics Trading Limited
Stand: 07.112

Jury comment: The Scrubber 50 Pro reflects well how robotic technology in the cleaning sector is progressing. It is suitable for use in a wide range of applications – small or medium sized areas – it can negotiate obstacles well and comes back later if it needs to move on. And it uses AI to detect spills or stains, then spot clean them automatically.

Workforce & Ergonomics

Pu-Pad Light

Company: Arcora International GmbH
Stand: 01.334

Jury comment: Floor cleaning is one of the most time-consuming tasks performed by cleaning operatives and when cleaning different surfaces, there is often the need to change pads. Sometimes, the operative is unsure as to which is the best pad and mistakes can happen. The Pu-Pad Light takes away that uncertainty, with the ergonomic benefit for the operative of not having to constantly bend down to change pads.

Health & Hygiene

Coreless Centre Pull Paper Towel

Company: ALANI HIGIENE PROFESIONAL SL
Stand: 12.805

Jury comment: The jury felt this was the product in this category that has the potential to make the greatest impact. Along with its environmental credentials and the fact it absorbs 10 times its weight in water, the fact it is coreless reduces waste after use, and impacts on the cleaning operative in removing that waste.