Following are some of the latest news, press and product innovations by ITW Dymon across all brands.
1.10.2013 | ITW Dymon and Atlantic Mills Combine Product Portfolios to Form ITW Professional Brands
Olathe, Kan. (Jan. 10, 2013) ITW Dymon and Atlantic Mills have combined product portfolios and
will operate under the new name, ITW Professional Brands.
The newly-formed ITW Professional Brands business structure introduces a brand portfolio that
contains five well-known industry brands including SCRUBS® pre-moistened wipes, Spray Nine®
disinfectants and degreasers, DYKEM® industrial marking products, Dymon® specialty cleaning
products and Atlantic Mills® disposable food service wipers. The products are focused on industrial
and institutional hygiene markets with key distribution channels in industrial MRO (maintenance,
repair and operations), jan/san (janitorial and sanitation) and food service industries.
The scaled-up business structure will bring a greater offering of relevant products to focused
industries for more effective product marketing and distribution, according to
ITW Professional Brands Vice President and General Manager Paul Taylor.
The new business structure allows us to group our resources and focus them on important growth
initiatives and the pursuit of operational excellence,® Taylor said. ®We will spend more time with end
users to understand customer applications and their operational challenges. We will work to solve
our customers® problems, which is at the core of innovation and new product development.
Taylor said that offering these top-performing products in a combined brand portfolio under ITW
Professional Brands reflects ITW®s interest in growing its position in the industrial and institutional
hygiene markets, both domestically and internationally.
The combination of Atlantic Mills and ITW Dymon product lines expands opportunities for our
distributors and end-user customers to take advantage of our five well-known and trusted brands
from a single source and common service platform,® Taylor said. ®The creation of ITW Professional
Brands will drive efficiencies for our distributors and provide easier access to our five market leading
brands. This, combined with our end market development initiatives, will result in increased sales
and satisfied customers.
For more information, visit www.itwprofessionalbrands.com or call 1-800-443-9536.
About ITW Professional Brands
ITW Professional Brands manufactures and markets products for industrial and institutional hygiene
markets. Primary industries and distribution channels are industrial MRO, jan/san and food service.
The brand portfolio contains five well-known industry brands including SCRUBS® pre-moistened
wipes, Spray Nine® disinfectants and degreasers, DYKEM® industrial marking products, Dymon®
specialty cleaning products and Atlantic Mills® disposable food service wipers. Backed by years of
formulation expertise, the five brands from ITW Professional Brands offer products that are among
the most trusted and effective products available today. ITW Professional Brands is located in
Olathe, Kansas with an additional distribution center in Lakewood, New Jersey. For additional
information regarding ITW Professional Brands, call 1-800-443-9536 or visit
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11.30.2012 | ITW Dymon Offers Tips for National Handwashing Awareness Week December 2 - 8
Olathe, Kan. (Nov. 29, 2012) ITW Dymon, a leading manufacturer of professional industrial and institutional pre-moistened wipes and chemicals, offers tips for proper handwashing in honor of National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 2 - 8.
"By knowing how to properly wash hands, people can ensure they maintain the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease," said ITW Dymon Director of Sales & Marketing Rich Bucher. "This is not only good for the employee, but the employer as well."
According to a report from the Commonwealth Fund, an estimated 55 million U.S. workers annually experience reduced productivity due to illness or the inability to concentrate on the job due to a family member's illness. The study concluded that these workers were performing at half capacity, equalling a $260 billion economic value annually.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says proper handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs that cause infection and illness. Eighty percent of diseases are spread by touch. These germs can be transmitted to others through contact with hands, surfaces, uncooked meat and vegetables when touched by unclean hands.
To contain the spread of germs, hands should be washed:
-After using the bathroom, changing diapers, cleaning up after pets or handling money
-Before and after eating
-After coughing or sneezing
-After touching eyes, nose, mouth, ears or hair
To prevent epidemics or pandemics through handwashing, remember to:
-Wet hands with warm water (not hot) and use antiseptic soap
-Rub your hands together, making sure to scrub all areas including under the fingernails
-Rub for a minimum of 15-20 seconds
-Dry hands on a clean towel
-Turn faucet off with towel, not hands, to prevent recontamination
When a sink, soap and water are not readily available, be sure to protect yourself using hand sanitizing wipes. ITW Dymon manufactures SCRUBS® Hand Sanitizer Wipes, which help protect the user and prevent the spread of diseases.
"Because pre-moistened wipes are disposable, the threat of germ and viral cross contamination is virtually eliminated," Bucher said.
Employees can help maintain a healthy and productive work environment by frequently washing hands and keeping workplace surfaces clean. Employers are also encouraged to promote handwashing, especially during cold and flu seasons, to maintain a healthy workforce and further ensure against lost productivity.
About ITW Dymon
ITW Dymon is a leading manufacturer of diverse lines of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) specialty chemicals and marking products including SCRUBS® Brand wipes, DYKEM® Brand industrial marking products, Dymon® Brand professional cleaning products, and Spray Nine® cleaner and disinfectant. Backed by years of formulation expertise, ITW Dymon brands are among the most effective products available today. ITW Dymon?s Corporate Headquarters is located in Olathe, Kansas. For additional information regarding ITW Dymon, call 1-800-443-9536 or visit www.dymon.com.
10.12.2012 | ITW Dymon Offers Disinfecting Tips in Advance of International Infection Prevention Week
Olathe, Kan. (Oct. 9, 2012) With International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) recognized around the globe Oct. 14 - 20, ITW Dymon has released the 3 P's of Disinfecting to help cleaning professionals who represent the "front-line" in preventing the spread of viruses and contagious diseases.
"Professional cleaners should be proud of the role they play in preventing the spread of diseases in office buildings, hospitals, schools and other public spaces," said ITW Dymon Director of Sales & Marketing Rich Bucher. "By keeping the "3 P's of Disinfecting" in mind, cleaners can further ensure they maintain the most effective first-line of defense in preventing the outbreak of disease."
The "3 P's of Disinfecting" include:
Product - It's important to only use disinfectants registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which ensures they have been scientifically tested and proven to perform for their intended use. Look for an EPA registration number on the product label or visit the EPA database at http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/chemregindex.htm.
Procedure - It's essential to follow the proper procedure when applying a product. Every disinfectant lists a "contact time" or a "dwell time" on the label that could be from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. Surfaces being disinfected must be left wet with the product for the entire duration of this time. If not, the disinfectant may fail to kill all the germs and the disinfectant must be reapplied.
Place - For the cleaning product and procedure to be effective, it's critical to clean the proper places. Disinfect high-traffic areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, break rooms, office areas, classrooms, locker rooms and cafeterias often. Other surfaces prone to contact include desks, tables, chairs, benches, lockers, toys, door knobs, light switches, sinks, toilets, showers and refrigerator exteriors, to name a few.
Along with following the "3P's," Bucher says cleaning professionals should ensure they have a clear understanding of the differences between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting.
"Cleaning merely removes visible soil, dirt, stains and other debris from surfaces and is generally performed by wiping surfaces down using a multi-purpose cleaner or soap and water," he said. "Sanitizing is the process of reducing the number of disease-causing germs on cleaned surfaces to a safe level, while disinfection is a chemical process that actually destroys viruses, bacteria, germs and other harmful microorganisms."
International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) provides a focal point for infection preventionists, healthcare professionals, consumers, organizations, and industry partners to shine a light on infection prevention and its power to save lives.
About ITW Dymon
ITW Dymon is a leading manufacturer of diverse lines of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) specialty chemicals and marking products including SCRUBS® Brand wipes, DYKEM® Brand industrial marking products, Dymon® Brand professional cleaning products, and Spray Nine® cleaner and disinfectant. Backed by years of formulation expertise, ITW Dymon brands are among the most effective products available today. ITW Dymon's Corporate Headquarters is located in Olathe, Kansas. For additional information regarding ITW Dymon, call 1-800-443-9536 or visit www.dymon.com.
About International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW)
President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed the third week of October as National Infection Control Week in 1986 and it has since grown into international event - commemorating the importance of infection prevention in many countries. This week of recognition has expanded to every corner of the globe, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. For more information, visit http://iipw.site.apic.org/.