London-based Cleanology is launching what it claims to be the world’s first biotech wipe for tablets and mobile phones, and pre-portioned cleaning fluids and floor cleaners in sachets.
Biotechnology uses enzymes to ‘eat’ dirt and bacteria. The tiny molecules access even the hardest to reach areas and carry on working for days after application. Enzyme-based solutions are gaining traction in the industry, but to date no firm has focused on mobile device screens, which are often taken out of the office at night, when cleaning takes place.
Cleanology has created a multi-purpose biotech ‘tech wipe’ which cleans and sanitises mobile phones, tablets and laptops with a moist tissue impregnated with a biotechnology cleaning solution. It has also addressed portioning, with the development of handy-sized sachets which hold a pre-dosed amount of solution. When added to water, this creates a biotechnology cleaning agent.
CEO Dominic Ponniah said: “Biotechnology is a fantastic advance which has rightly been embraced by the industry. However, as with all cleaning products that require dilution, people often use too much product - they think that the more they slosh into a bucket, the more effective they will be. Using too much product - especially biotechnology products which are pH-neutral and completely safe - does not cause any harm, but it is wasting valuable resources. An extra cupful of solution every couple of days might not seem disastrous, but multiply that over a year and across the 450,000 people working in the industry, and the impact becomes significant. The cleaning firm ends up buying larger quantities of product and paying more to transport it, not to mention the environmental impact of extra journeys, waste generation and the unnecessary manufacture of products.”
To counteract this excess, Cleanology has introduced its own range of pre-portioned biotechnology solutions and wipes. Each sachet of multi-purpose or floor cleaner is sufficient to fill one bucket or spray can, with a pack of 50 sachets able to last a month. The sachets fit easily into the pocket, so a cleaning operative can carry supplies with them from job to job. The wipes are impregnated with biotechnology solution and pre-diluted with water.
Cleanology was one of the first cleaning firms to embrace biotechnology. It has partnered with InnuScience, a leader in the development and manufacture of biotechnology cleaning products. Ponniah continued: “InnuScience are experts in their field, supplying all the major FM companies and retail brands. We are experts in cleaning, while InnuScience provides the cutting-edge technology that’s inside our Bioclean sachets.”