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Activeion technology makes finals of IET Awards 2011
Following a series of impressive awards since its European debut, Activeion technology, which makes possible totally chemical-free cleaning using only temporarily ionised water, has emerged as a finalist in the Sustainability category of the Institution of Engineering & Technology's Innovation awards 2011. The winners will be announced in London on November 9th.
IET is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries. Through active networks in 37 territories and with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and provide the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. IET is also active in the education and training of students and professionals through its registration, its qualification programme, and its scholarships, grants and accreditations.
The IET awards are supported by The Department for Business Innovation & Skills. In addition to the category for Sustainability, IET will announce winners in 14 other categories. Joining Activeion as finalists in the Sustainability category are EA Technology, Ashwoods Automotive, Pavegen Systems. and National Renewable Energy Centre, Technology & Innovation Department.
"The IET awards celebrate the products, technologies and processes that lead the way in engineering innovation," says an IET spokesman. "The awards are judged by engineering experts and recognise the depth and breadth of innovative work carried out across all areas of engineering and technology".
The major Activeion product in European markets is the ionatorEXP which looks like a conventional trigger-spray bottle, but is packed with electronics capable of ionising water. The ionator is simply filled with half a litre of tap water; there is no need to add chemicals. When the trigger is pressed, a spray of ionised water breaks down dirt from most surfaces including glass, stainless steel, wood, carpet, natural stone, marble and clothing. In fact, the system can replace many general-purpose chemical cleaners commonly used for these types of surfaces.
The temporarily ionised water has also been proved in laboratory testing, when used as directed, to kill 99.9% of harmful common bacteria such as E. Coli, E. Coli 0157:H7, VRE, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Staph, MRSA, and Listeria and also eliminates the 2009 H1N1 influenza A swine 'flu virus on surfaces in just six seconds.
"Technology, engineering and product design are of key importance to us at Activeion" says Andre' G. Krell, General Manager of Activeion Europe. "Many of our clients comment about the simple and easy way in which they are now able to clean and remove bacteria from hard, non-porous surfaces.
"Our finalist placement in IET's awards confirms the feedback we have received from the market - that technological advancement with sustainability is important in business today."
3rd November 2011