Developing sustainable products – now and in the future
Product sustainability is becoming more and more important – not just within the professional cleaning industry but across almost all sectors.
Over the past many years, Nilfisk has worked to reduce the direct environmental impact of our products and also to help customers find new ways to clean both effectively and sustainable. When looking ahead, we see that even more can be done to integrate sustainability in the development of new products.
Our product development teams focus on bringing new technologies and product features to market that can be used across several products in the portfolio and help reduce the consumption of water, energy and detergents.
Examples of sustainable technologies:
- For years, Nilfisk has offered customers floorcare machines with integrated technologies that lead to significantly less water and detergent usage compared to many other machines on the market
- The Ecoflex™ technology allows customer to save up to 75% of the machine’s water usage, and the SmartFlow™ technology lead to an up to 80% reduction in detergents – all without compromising cleaning efficiency and quality
- As of today, the Nilfisk SC500 scrubber-dryer comes with Ecoflex™ and SmartFlow™ as standard features – and when looking at the number of Nilfisk SC500’s sold in 2019 compared to the amount of water and detergent saved due to these sustainable technologies, it corresponds to approximately 30 Olympic swimming pools and 870 m3 of detergent
- A best-in-market boiler technology has been developed for our range of high-pressure washers, heating water more efficiently and saving up to 10% fuel compared to similar products on the market. Over a five-year period, this can lead to a reduction of up to 1,000 liters of fuel for a high-pressure washer with only moderate annual use
We continue to work on developing new technologies and products to reduce water consumption and also dive more into ways of improving repairability, reusability and energy upgrades of the products.