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deep scrubbing is required – you simply clean and re-coat. Applying the same protective thinking to glass, we’re also excited to launch a new patented glass cleaner that can reduce cleaning times by up to 50%, significantly outperforming other leading glass cleaners; the 3M™ Scotchgard™ Glass Cleaner & Protector features a unique technology that builds up a thin protective barrier with each use, making it difficult for dirt, grease and fingerprints to adhere to. The more you use it, the easier your glass, windows and mirrors are to clean, and while it performs like a heavy duty glass cleaner, it doesn’t contain high levels of solvents and ammonia, making it much more sustainable.


3M is a world leader in floor pad technology. What new developments can we expect


in this field? 3M invented the floor pad back in 1958, and we remain committed to developing new solutions that perform better, reduce the need for chemicals and save our customers money. Maintaining floors is highly labour intensive; floor pads actually account for less than 5% of overall cleaning spend, so the key to cutting costs is to choose pads based on their performance and productivity, not price.


The latest 3M floorpads on show at ISSA/INTERCLEAN are remarkable


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for their efficiency and ease of use. They also have the added advantage of built-in sustainability, making them safer and removing the chemical cost element from the equation. New 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ High Shine Floor Pads clean and polish marble, terrazzo, plastic and concrete floors to a brilliant gloss finish in just one process. They cover three times more floor than existing single- sided high performance floor pads, resulting in significant total cost savings – and they do so without any need for chemical finishes and strippers. Similarly, 3M™ Scotch- Brite™ Surface Preparation Floor Pads can quick-strip a wide variety of floors with neutral detergents or water alone, and have been shown to reduce labour costs by up to 74% when compared to conventional chemical stripping.


Prevention is always cheaper than cure. How is 3M helping to keep dirt and


moisture at bay? Effective entrance matting can play a vital role in reducing facility maintenance costs, particularly in buildings with a heavy footfall, when you consider the fact that 80% of dirt and moisture is tracked into buildings on the soles of shoes. 3M’s new range of Nomad™ Optima+ Entrance Matting is constructed from hard- wearing aluminium profiles in-filled with Nomad™ Aqua Series Textile;


by simultaneously scraping off dirt, absorbing moisture and retaining both within the mat’s structure, it keeps floors cleaner and safer for longer. Available in an open and closed aluminium frame and slim line (drop down) formats, it comes with a five-year performance guarantee.


What other 3M products would you recommend checking out while at ISSA/


INTERCLEAN? For an instant and dramatic increase in cleaning efficiency, I would recommend the 3M™ Easy Trap Duster system, which traps and holds six times more dust, dirt, sand and hair than traditional mops and other disposable systems. For removing unsightly graffiti from all types of surface, I’d recommend 3M™ Graffiti Remover; it cleans harder and faster than traditional chemicals, and it’s safer and more sustainable too. Finally, for fast, safe and effective clean-ups of industrial spills, check out 3M’s range of 3M™ Sorbents including specialist products for emergency use on petroleum and chemical spills.


3M invite you to visit them on Stand 307A, Hall 3, for more information and live product demos.


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