Chicopee® Microfiber Floor Mop System wins WOW Innovation Award®
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – July 19, 2017 – Chicopee®, a Berry Global [NYSE: BERY] brand, known as a worldwide leader of foodservice cleaning towels and industrial wipes, has won the 2017 World of Wipes® Innovation Award® for its new Microfiber Floor Mop System.
The ground-breaking Microfiber Floor Mop System addresses an unmet market need for a disposable solution to replace re-useable floor mops in healthcare and building care. The patent-pending system combines a light, ergonomically-designed mopping tool with short-term use Microfiber mops to deliver substantial cost and environmental benefits.
Advantages of the system include reduced chemical consumption, achieved through a removable 620ml reservoir and ‘trigger’ function that only releases the amount of cleaning liquid required. This enables damp floor mopping as opposed to wet floor mopping, reducing water consumption by up to 80%. The risk of cross contamination during the cleaning process is reduced versus reusable mops.
The Microfiber Floor Mop System was chosen as the WOW Innovation Award® winner by a combination of attendees at the WOW International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, the WOW Conference Planning Committee and the nonwovens trade association INDA’s Technical Advisory Board. Voters were asked to examine three finalists for Creativity, Novelty of Approach, Uniqueness and Technical Sophistication before making their choice.
“Those using the Chicopee® Microfiber Floor Mop System can have True Confidence™ that dirt and bacteria will be removed from surfaces,” said Dawn Huston, director of product marketing at Chicopee®.
“And because the system is easy to use, professionals across a huge range of industries can save time and resources, yet still achieve superior results.
“This award win recognizes Berry Global by the industry as a market leader in innovation. Winning the WOW award also demonstrates our commitment to delivering value-added solutions to our customers by providing improved performance while helping them meet their health and safety, productivity, and business objectives. We’re delighted our efforts have been recognized in this way.”
The Microfiber Floor Mop System comes in three grades – Super, Light and Economy. Attachments are made using a simple micro Velcro® system, and – aided by an angled mop head and Berry Global’s proprietary Apex® technology – the Microfiber mops act like a magnet to trap dirt and bacteria. Designed for short-term use, the mops are simply thrown away when full, eliminating the possibility of spreading germs onto the next surface.
For more information about the Chicopee® Microfiber Mop and System, please visit www.chicopee.com
Chicopee® is a leading global brand of foodservice cleaning towels and industrial wipes delivering True Confidence™ in critical and everyday wiping tasks. The products serve a range of markets including: foodservice, automotive and aerospace manufacturing, building care, industrial, and healthcare. Chicopee® is a registered trademark of Berry Global. For additional information, visit the brand’s website at www.chicopee.com.
Berry is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important,’ and proudly partners with its customers to provide them with value-added customized protection solutions. The Company’s products include engineered materials, nonwoven specialty materials, and consumer packaging. Berry’s world headquarters is located in Evansville, Indiana. With net sales of $6.5 billion in fiscal 2016, the Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY. For additional information, visit Berry’s website at www.berryglobal.com.
VELCRO® is a registered trademark of Velcro BVBA. Where the ® symbol is indicated, the symbol refers to a U.S. registration
Name: Dawn Huston, Director of Product Marketing, Wipes - Americas
Phone: +1 704 697 5225