by Brianna Crandall — November 2, 2016 — Bona, provider of hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, announced a partnership with Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) to support the Green Clean Schools program and presented a forum last week at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America in Chicago that brought the issue of healthy approaches to cleaning to the forefront of hundreds of schools and universities.
At ISSA/INTERCLEAN, Bona participated in Healthy Schools Campaign’s Green Clean Schools Forum, which was created to teach facilities directors how to implement cost-savings strategies while creating a safe, healthy environment. Workshops and panel discussions, led by members of HSC’s Leadership Council and industry and health experts, explored practical applications of HSC’s 5 Steps to Green Cleaning in Schools. HSC has promoted green cleaning in schools through online resources, events, Webinars, education and advocacy for 10 years, but this marked the first Green Clean Schools Forum.
For education facilities managers seeking safe but effective cleaning products for wood flooring, on the ISSA show floor Bona also showcased a sneak peek of its new Bona Commercial System product line, innovated to meet the daily needs of cleaning hardwood floors. The system offers highly durable tools and premium cleaners engineered to hold up to daily use from job to job. Additionally, Bona was nominated for the ISSA Innovation Award for The Bona FlexiSand DCS Abrasion System, which includes a four-step approach to provide the best recoat abrasion on athletic floors to offer the ideal foundation for paint and finish.
Bona is the reportedly the first in the industry to develop a full system of hardwood floor finishing, maintenance and care products specifically formulated for the unique needs of athletic sport floors such as gymnasiums and basketball courts. Bona’s innovative dust-free sanding and GREENGUARD Gold certification on its water-based products are said to demonstrate the company’s commitment to the health and wellness of future generations.
Bona US, the North American subsidiary of BonaAB in Malmö, Sweden, manufactures and distributes floor and home care products. Bona’s hardwood floor care systems have been successful in the professional market for almost a century. With certifications like GREENGUARD, the company has also been recognized for formula innovations that are pH-neutral and residue free.