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Posted by Briana Smith on May 16, 2017 3:37:00 PM

The Evolution of How Floor Finishes Became More Green

By: WAXIE Floor Care Specialist Team  |  May 16, 2017

Historically, green floor finishes were considered inferior to conventional floor finishes. That belief was generally based on durability of green floor finish. Third-party floor finish certifications, such as Green Seal GS-40 or ECOLOGO UL 2777, contain many stringent requirements, but the most significant factor is eliminating metal compounds from the floor finish.

Conventional floor finishes generally utilize zinc to for “crosslinking” within the formula. This creates a very strong and durable bond, helping with durability, wear, scuff resistance, etc. Some early green floor finishes used calcium for crosslinking, instead of zinc. While they met third-party standards, they didn’t meet customer standards. It just wasn’t as durable and the finish “walked off,” leading to more maintenance and more expense for facility operators.

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Topics: hard floor care, innovation, green cleaning

Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM

WAXIE Ontario Has a Ball at Customer Appreciation Day

By: Christina Betancourt & Bob Gattis

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, WAXIE Ontario hosted a Customer Appreciation Day at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena.

The Coliseum is the current home to the University of Southern California Trojans football team. It will also be the upcoming temporary home to the Los Angeles Rams for the 2016, 2017 & 2018 NFL seasons. Previously, the Coliseum has hosted the 1932 Summer Olympics Games and the 1984 Summer Olympics Games.

With a high temperature of 73 degrees, it was a beautiful day! The turnout was amazing with approximately 600 customers in attendance during the event hours of 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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Topics: innovation, company news

Posted by Blake Vanderwiel on Jun 4, 2015 10:15:00 AM

WAXIE Sanitary Supply Solar Energy Project Update

By: Blake Vanderwiel, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

WAXIE Sanitary Supply is committed to not only helping our customers keep their facilities cleaner, healthier, greener and safer, but by incorporating new innovative technologies we are making sure that our own workplace environment meets those goals as well.

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Topics: innovation, company news

Posted by Blake Vanderwiel on May 7, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Cultivating for Future Generations

Interview with: Peter Leahy, Channel Leader – Cleaning & Hygiene at Kimberly-Clark Professional


Kimberly-Clark, the first major towel and tissue manufacturer in North America to introduce products made with 20 percent plant fiber, resulting in the use of up to 20 percent fewer tree fibers or recycled fibers than conventional products.

Introducing GreenHarvest* products – a truly innovative offering that incorporates plant-based rapidly renewable fiber, such as bamboo and wheat straw, into trusted Kleenex® and Scott® Brand towel and tissue products. It’s a pioneering approach to fiber sourcing that will transform the paper products industry. As a world leader in sustainability, Kimberly-Clark is paving the way – delivering innovative products along with the quality and performance that you’ve come to expect from our trusted brands. Today, in a resource-constrained, digital world, with fewer sources of recycled fiber, and the need to put less pressure on natural forests, it’s important to continue exploring new fibers. Partner with us and cultivate the future with the brands you know and trust.
Green Cleaning Solutions - Products, Tools, Education & Training

What is GreenHarvest* plant-based fiber?

It’s fiber, but it doesn’t come from trees:
It comes from plants, such as wheat and bamboo.

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Topics: Restroom Care, innovation, recycling

Posted by Briana Smith on Sep 4, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Investing in Technology & Innovations – Planning for the Future

By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

Building partnerships with our customers, vendors and suppliers is important to WAXIE. A partner you can depend on is worth their weight in gold. They can make a job or a project go a lot easier, smoother and more efficient. When a problem arises, a great partner will be right there helping to figure out the best solution. That is the type of partner that both Descartes & Oracle have been for WAXIE as we strive to continuously improve logistics for both our internal and external systems.

As our Chairman & CEO Charles Wax always says, “Investing in our people and our systems has always been a hallmark in our business strategy and paramount in providing us the opportunity to serve our customers.”

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Topics: innovation, company news

Posted by Briana Smith on Nov 19, 2012 3:03:00 PM

Products & Savings Innovations Seminar at WAXIE Tucson - Nov 15, 2012

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Topics: Tucson, innovation, products, savings, seminar, WAXIE-Green, premeasured packets, microfiber, mops, HYGEN, Rubbermaid

Posted by Briana Smith on Nov 1, 2012 12:30:00 PM

10 Questions: 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show Recap with Rick Hazard

Plus ISSA Innovation Award Winners!

Rick Hazard, VP of Marketing at WAXIE Sanitary Supply, gives us the down and dirty on the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Show in Chicago by recaping everything in 10 Questions.

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Topics: ISSA/INTERCLEAN, show, awards, Rick Hazard, reimagine, clean, MOD Dispensing System, ProTeam, Morris Wax, Harry Wax, Nilfisk-Advance, green, product, innovation, Kimberly-Clark Professional, cleaning, ISSA