Chicopee has scooped an international innovation award for its Microfibre Floor Mop cleaning system. The WOW (World of Wipes) Innovation Award is made each year at the annual conference of INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, which this year took pace in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chicopee’s disposable Microfibre Mopping System was voted the most innovative, technically sophisticated and value for money product by representatives from INDA’s technical advisory board, the affiliated conference committee and attendees themselves. Launched last year, the range combines short-term use microfibre mops with a light, ergonomically designed mopping tool. The mops themselves are constructed from Chicopee’s own APEX technology that traps dirt and bacteria, eradicating the danger of germs being spread onto the next area to be cleaned.
The mopping tool holds up to 620ml of cleaning fluid which is released as needed, reducing chemical consumption and using around 80% less water than traditional string mops. Because the mops enable damp mopping, the chances of accidental slips and falls on a wet floor are dramatically curtailed.
James Taylor, Chicopee’s marketing director for EMEIA (specialities), said: “The award underlines the benefits of the Microfibre Mopping System as an innovative solution for cleaning professionals and facility managers that removes the need for laundry while delivering a superior cleaning performance. Our customer insight, product development and marketing teams all worked incredibly hard and should be justifiably proud of their efforts to clinch this globally recognised accolade.”
Photo shows: Chicopee’s Dawn Rubel accepts the award at the World of Wipes international conference.