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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. — April 23, 2019SC Johnson Professional today announced the relaunch of its Refresh™ foam soap line, with new formulations designed to elevate the handwashing experience. Available in a range of new signature fragrances and fragrance-free options, just one pump removes over 99 percent of dirt and germs, when used properly.

    “Refresh products are designed to deliver a pleasant experience to encourage hand washing,” said Mike Flagg, head of SC Johnson Professional’s North American business. “Developed based on input from facility owners, cleaning professionals, fragrance experts, and users, our new foam soaps with signature fragrances have been reformulated with one of the mildest preservatives and added skin conditioners, making them pleasant on the hands and suitable for all ages.

    “It’s the soap handwashers will love from a brand they can trust,” Flagg added.

    As part of a comprehensive hand care program, effective hand washing can help reduce illness, absenteeism and associated costs by up to 40 percent, according to a meta-analysis of 45 studies conducted in 15 countries between 1998 and 2008. Whether in corporate washrooms, office spaces, retail or healthcare settings, schools or hotels, the Refresh product line delivers the quality customers want and features that redefine foam soap expectations. The formulations leave skin silky-smooth with no sticky residue.

    Compared to traditional lotion soap, Refresh foam soaps go beyond taking care of hands – they provide opportunity to save on costs. According to an industry study, changing to foam soap in a washroom can result in:

    • 36 percent less product required
    • 45 percent less water needed
    • 30 percent more washes per liter

    Save even more on maintenance costs by pairing Refresh soaps with SC Johnson Professional’s new transparent dispensers. The Quick-View™ feature allows accurate product visibility from any distance or angle, maximizing maintenance efficiency. These dispensers are guaranteed for life, quick to refill and easy to service.

    The Refresh™ line includes:

    • Refresh Azure FOAM – Fresh Apple

    So fresh and clean, this fragrance reveals a sparkling ozone note infused with musk, lily of the valley and crisp apple.

    • Refresh Rose FOAM – Enchanted Rose

    This fragrance casts its spell with a captivating blend of velvety rose and geranium drizzled with honey.

    • Refresh AntiBac FOAM – Invigorating Citrus

    With an antimicrobial formulation, the Refresh™ AntiBac FOAM soap’s fragrance opens with a bright burst of lemon zest and fresh herbs. The antimicrobial formulation kills up to 99.999 percent of bacteria.

    • Refresh Clear FOAM – Fragrance-Free and Dye-Free

    For more information on SC Johnson Professional’s Refresh™ range, visit www.scjp.com/refresh. SC Johnson Professional’s Deb brand invented the world’s first hygienically sealed inverted foaming soap pump and collapsible cartridge system.

    For more information about SC Johnson Professional’s full portfolio of solutions for facilities, visit www.scjp.com.

     

    Editor’s Note: For images of SC Johnson Professional's Refresh™ foam soap line, email jpetersen@mulberrymc.com.

    About SC Johnson Professional

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson®, a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s.

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson® brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for ‘rethinking the professional experience’ with the user in mind.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 2, 2018 – SC Johnson began its return to the professional market in 2015 with the acquisition of Deb Group. Today, SC Johnson brings Deb Group into an expanded SC Johnson Professional® business that serves as a total solutions provider for industrial and institutional users. The company’s purpose is to deliver innovative products and solutions with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience.

    SC Johnson Professional® is a leading provider of expert skin care, cleaning and hygiene solutions for industrial and institutional users, and builds on a strong company legacy in the professional market dating back to the 1930s.                     

    SC Johnson Professional® incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with the well-known and highly trusted SC Johnson cleaning and hygiene brands enhanced for professional use. With deep category expertise, the expanded SC Johnson Professional® business provides products ranging from skin care, floor care, surface care and healthcare, as well as solutions for air care, storage and pest control.

    “SC Johnson Professional® is bringing innovative, quality products and services to professional markets built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision to ‘re-think the professional experience’ with the user in mind,” said Luis Zunzunegui, Vice President – SC Johnson Professional®. “We look forward to continued expansion of the SC Johnson Professional® portfolio in the coming years as we grow to meet the needs of customers in markets around the world.”

    Mobile Dispensing System Nominated for Innovation Award

    The SC Johnson Professional® TruShot™ Disinfectant Mobile Dispensing System has been nominated for the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award in the Dispensers category. The TruShot™ system provides properly diluted disinfectant cleaning chemistries on demand, at the pull of the trigger. The durable dispenser has been tested to last up to 250,000 trigger pulls, and the on-board, 10-ounce water reservoir fills at any water source, increasing productivity by reducing re-supply trips to the closet. 

    Voting is now open HERE for the SC Johnson Professional® TruShot™ Disinfectant Mobile Dispensing System innovation. ISSA members can vote once per day per category.

    Visitors are invited to meet with the SC Johnson Professional® team at its booth (#5819) in Dallas, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, to experience the latest innovations and talk about future expansion plans and opportunities for collaboration.

    About SC Johnson Professional®

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson, a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930s.

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning and hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson brands and innovative professional cleaning and hygiene products.

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for “rethinking the professional experience” with the user in mind.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sept. 24, 2018 – SC Johnson Professional today launches its AgroBac™ Pure FOAM, a new antibacterial foam soap formulated specifically for use in food handling and processing environments. The perfume-free and dye-free product is NSF E2 rated, Triclosan-free, killing up to 99.999 percent of many types of common germs within 30 seconds.

    “Ideal for use in settings that require high standards of hand hygiene, like food service and food manufacturing, AgroBac Pure FOAM offers users an effective, reliable and triclosan-free product to avoid cross-contamination,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Skin Care, SC Johnson Professional. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases[1]. The spread of germs from the hands of food workers to food is a common cause of foodborne illness outbreaks. According to the CDC, it accounts for 89 percent of outbreaks in which food was contaminated by food workers[2].”

    With skin-friendly pH value and high-quality foam, AgroBac Pure FOAM provides a silky-smooth skin cleanser and sanitizer in one. The new product does not taint food when used as an antimicrobial hand wash and is available in a range of sealed cartridge sizes. The foam technology is a highly economical choice, providing over 30 percent more washes compared to standard lotion soap. The foaming wash also saves up to 45 percent on water consumption compared to lotion soap.[3]

    Convenient, quick and easy to use, AgroBac Pure FOAM dispenses foam instantly onto hands, reducing time required to create lather and rinsing away quickly without leaving a residue. It also contains skin conditioner, which makes skin feel smooth and firm after use and helps prevent dry skin.

    For more information on AgroBac Pure FOAM and SC Johnson Professional’s full skincare portfolio of products for the Food industry, visit www.debgroup.com/us/food.

     

    About SC Johnson Professional

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson®, a family company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control, and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s.

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson® brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for ‘rethinking the professional experience’ with the user in mind.

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    [3] “How a simple change in the washroom can significantly reduce water consumption and associated costs,” Durrant and McKay, 2011

  • Happy Hands Contest

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sept. 12, 2018 –  Calling all artists: Registration for SC Johnson Professional’s annual Happy Hands dispenser design contest is now open. The contest promotes the importance of hand washing at school by encouraging K-12 students to use their creative skills and imagination to design a custom soap/sanitizer dispenser. Schools can enter the contest online at www.debhappyhands.com now through November 1, 2018.

    After last year’s record-breaking flu season that affected hundreds of children, it’s so important to focus on hand hygiene in schools,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, SC Johnson Professional. “The Happy Hands contest allows students to exercise their artistic side while still learning on the importance of having clean, healthy hands. We received so many incredible submissions last year and can’t wait to see the talent this year’s contest will bring.”

    The Happy Hands dispenser design contest is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 12. The first 50 school representatives to submit 15 or more student designs will receive a prize basket that includes a variety of SC Johnson Professional products to keep classrooms clean and organized, including Ziploc® Bags, Windex® Cleaner, Deb InstantFOAM® Complete Hand Sanitizer and much more.

    Submissions will be evaluated for visual appeal, overall hand hygiene design, creativity, and unique design element. Finalists in the elementary and middle/high school categories will be announced on February 1, 2019, and the public can then vote for their favorite designs. The design with the most votes in each category will be announced in April 2019 and will receive the top prize – a $300 gift card, a $750 donation to the school and up to 500 manual soap/sanitizer dispensers featuring the winning design.

    “We are so pleased that we were able to collaborate with SC Johnson Professional and share the exciting news that one of our visually impaired students won the Happy Hands contest,” said Susan Thomas, Director of Communications at Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind, a winning school in the 2017/2018 Happy Hands contest. “This contest gave us a chance to not only showcase our gifted students but make hand washing a fun activity for everyone.”

    After registering for the contest, schools will receive all the necessary rules, coloring templates and free hand washing educational materials for their students. Schools can register at www.debhappyhands.com.

    For more information on the Happy Hands Contest, please contact marketingusa@debgroup.com.

     

    About SC Johnson Professional

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson®, a family company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s. 

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson® brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.  

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for ‘rethinking the professional experience’ with the user in mind. 

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. — July 16, 2018 – Deb Group, an SC Johnson company, was recognized by the Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) during its Alliance™ Member-Supplier Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Deb Group was presented with the group’s Navigator Award for SMA Qualified Suppliers Achieving the Largest Percent Growth with SMA Member Distributors. SMA’s Navigator Recognition program acknowledges top performances in a number of important quantitative performance categories for the preceding year by both SMA Member Distributors and the Group’s Qualified Suppliers.  

    “Delivering outstanding service to our customers is at the heart of everything we do,” said Mike Flagg, Chief Executive, SC Johnson Professional North America. “We’re proud to be recognized by SMA for the fourth year running and remain committed to upholding these standards of excellence.”

    Additionally, Deb Group was recognized as the SMA Qualified Supplier Achievement in Product Innovation for launching its Solopol® GFX™, the world’s only heavy-duty foam hand cleanser with grit, and the revolutionary TruShot™ and TruFill™ Dispensing Systems from SC Johnson Professional® within the last year.

    Navigator recognition is presented to Suppliers based on feedback and results from SMA’s annual survey of Member Distributors. The Navigator recognition award was presented by Dick McGann, president, Strategic Market Alliance during the annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18-20, 2018.

    “Achieving Navigator recognition is not something the associates of SMA take lightly,” said McGann. “This acknowledgment conveys our deeply-felt appreciation and respect for the efforts made by all of our supplier partners and member companies in service together to our mutual customers.”

     

    About Deb Group
    Headquartered in the UK with North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides tailored skin care programs for a wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and customer well-being.

    The organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh™, Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb InstantFOAM®, Stokolan® and KrestoGT™.

    Deb Group is part of SC Johnson, a privately held, family company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products, and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. To learn more, visit www.debgroup.com.

     

    About Strategic Market Alliance

    Strategic Market Alliance is an interdependent member-owned cooperative serving as a catalyst for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of all stakeholders within our sphere of influence. Comprised of North America's leading janitorial, sanitation and foodservice distributors, SMA's mission is to create value-based business solutions that result in mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between suppliers, member distributor owners and our mutual customers.

     

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