- Recognising and rewarding sustainable standards and activities across the professional cleaning sector
- Digitalization: Werner & Mertz PROFESSIONAL brings trending topic to life at CMS
- green care PROFESSIONAL honoured as “GREEN BRAND” again
- 150 Years under the Sign of the Frog
- Always one generation ahead of the rest
- Meeting of Pioneers Generates New Ideas for Circular Economy
- Recyclate Initiative: PackTheFuture Award for Sustainable Design
- Sustainable Printing Inks for product labels
- UK Innovation Award for QUICK & EASY
- New Plastics Economy
- CLP Regulations as stimulus for innovation
- Proof points for products with environmental excellence
- Apprentices honoured for their concepts of the „Keep it clean“-Contest
- Kliks – a new green care PROFESSIONAL system for more confidence in mechanical warewashing and laundry
- First sustainable matting polish with the resistance of a high gloss polish
- Pioneering achievements: Bottle out of 100% recycled plastic out of the public waste collection system
Recognising and rewarding sustainable standards and activities across the professional cleaning sector
Werner & Mertz Professional is proudly sponsoring the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards that award European-wide excellence standards along the professional cleaning industry. As sponsor of the category sustainability, Werner & Mertz Professional honors outstanding sustainable activities and standards within the professional cleaning sector.
Digitalization: Werner & Mertz PROFESSIONAL brings trending topic to life at CMS
Werner & Mertz PROFESSIONAL presented its innovations for a circular economy in line with the green-Effective® principle “doing the right things right” at the cleaning industry’s international trade fair CMS 2017 in Berlin.
World Congress of Building Service Contractors pushes the digital drive of the entire commercial cleaning sector
This year‘s world’s leading conference for the cleaning sector was being held in Berlin simultaneously with the international trade show CMS. As Gold sponsor Werner & Mertz Professional pushes the conference topic „ Cleaning in a Digital World – Processes, People, Technology“. With speakers, panel discussions and networking events, the digitalisation of business and society, its importance for commercial cleaning and its impact on this sector, the future for the commercial cleaning sector has been shaped.
Pioneering achievements: Bottle out of 100% recycled plastic out of the public waste collection system
The packaging of the green care PROFESSIONAL cleaner TANET SR15 is the world’s first bottle made of 100% PE recyclate, an achievement which is honoured with packaging prizes in 2016 and 2017. As a pioneer, we take 100% used plastic out of the public waste collection system Yellow Bag to create the packaging. Furthermore, the lived circular conception assures that our “Wellfeel bottles” can be reborn as new “Wellfeel bottles”. This conscious use of plastic contributes to prevent marine litter.
The new generation of Quick & Easy: With connected application training and a widened application field for kitchen and surface disinfection cleaning
The product system QUICK & EASY from Werner & Mertz Professional convinces as a mobile dosing system for safe and ergonomic cleaning. Now available for disinfection, also the health care and food industry benefit from the QUICK & EASY advantages. On top of this, the new generation of Quick & Easy comes with connected application training, enabling a quick start also for newcomers into the commercial cleaning sector.
First sustainable matting polish with the resistance of a high gloss polish
Following its principle for integrally sustainable cleaning solutions, Werner & Mertz Professional proudly introduces a new product for the polish portfolio of green care PROFESSIONAL. The sustainable floor polish LONGLIFE matt, provides a matting effect to floors and works ideally in a system with the green care PROFESSIONAL ultra-performance stripper LINAX complete.
Kliks – a new green care PROFESSIONAL system for more confidence in mechanical warewashing and laundry
Werner & Mertz Professional introduces a unique green-Effective system for mechanical warewashing and laundry promissing with Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM concentrates and a clever packaging design, compact efficiency while offering at the same time integrated user safety. We are proud to present Kliks, the first Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM system for mechanical warewashing and laundry.
Apprentices honoured for their concepts of the „Keep it clean“-Contest
The best concepts of the contest for apprentices in the building cleaning sector „Keep it clean“ are evaluated. Werner & Mertz Professional, as sponsor of this contest for apprentices, congratulates the winners and is proud of the ecological and social contribution of the concepts to a sustainable cityscape.
green care PROFESSIONAL honoured as “GREEN BRAND” again
Werner & Mertz Professional was honoured with the quality seal “GREEN BRANDS Germany” for its product range green care PROFESSIONAL for the second time. Within the scope of the Half Year Conference, Managing director of tana-Chemie GmbH / Werner & Mertz Professional, Werner Schulze, received the certificate out of the hands of Norbert Lux, business executive and initiator of GREEN BRANDS.
150 years under the sign of the frog
The family-owned and operated Werner & Mertz of Mainz celebrated its 150th anniversary with the largest employee party ever in company history. From its founding as a wax goods factory to becoming the European market leader in ecological cleaning products, the global business looks back at an eventful history and points proudly to its loyalty to the city of Mainz, capital of Rhineland-Palatinate and only 40kms away from Frankfurt.
Always one generation ahead
Visitors to the CMS trade show in Berlin can gain insight into sustainable closed-loop concepts at the tana-Chemie stand. In keeping with the green-Effective® guiding principle “do the right things right”, tana-Chemie GmbH will present its innovations for a circular economy at the CMS 2017 trade show for cleaning systems and infrastructure services in Berlin from 19 to 22 September 2017.
Meeting of Pioneers Generates New Ideas for Circular Economy
Werner & Mertz participated at the Cradle to Cradle® Expert Talks in Vienna about "closing the loop". Latest achievements and developments of the Recyclate Initative, a pioneering initative for packaging recyclability, were presented by Frank Vancraeyveld, CEO of tana-Chemie, and Immo Sander, Head of Packaging Development at Werner & Mertz. Furthermore the Material Health Certification in GOLD was credited to the new printing inks which Siegwerk Druckfarben worked out together with Werner & Mertz.
Recyclate Initiative: PackTheFuture Award for Sustainable Design
Recyclate Initiative receives the PackTheFuture Award in the Ecodesign category for its innovative bottles made of 100% HDPE recyclates from the Yellow Bag collection system
Sustainable Printing Inks for product labels
In driving integral circular economy, the Recyclate Initiative from the Werner & Mertz Group is taking on a new challenge. Now that the green care PROFESSIONAL bottles are made of 100% recycled material, a breakthough into sustainable printing is made. The product labels are produced with printing inks according to the Cradle-to-Cradle® principle.
The solution is on land: No plastic in the oceans
The use of old plastic for new packaging, known as Recyclate Initiative, has achieved recognition as a best practice example way beyond Germany's borders. In mid-March Reinhard Schneider, CEO and sole owner of Werner & Mertz GmbH, was invited to two conferences in Brussels and Berlin to speak about the family-owned company's commitment to sustainability.
CLP regulation as stimulus for innovation
On a regular basis the guidelines for Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemical sustances and mixtures (CLP regulation) are being tightened. Werner & Mertz Professinoal takes these more stringent regulations not as an obstacle but much more as an incentive for new and innovative solutions.