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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

Fil Doux Textiles Introduces Pro-Tech Plus for Otratex

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Fil Doux Textiles, a Brooklyn-based textile company producing mill-direct, luxurious upholstery and Otratex, the first-ever degradable vinyl alternative, is pleased to debut Pro-Tech Plus, a powerful bleach cleanable, water-based ink and denim protectant, which is now available for all Otratex collections. Designed for the hospitality, cruise, and contract industries, Otratex—The Conscious Choice, is made with natural enzymes embedded in the material that creates enhanced degradability. Within 30 years, the material fully decomposes when placed in an anaerobic environment such as a landfill, returning to the natural elements that comprise it. The collection, which comes in over 270 natural and...

Eco-Products Introduces Compostable Lids for Takeout Containers

BOULDER, COLO.—Eco-Products, a Novolex brand, is introducing new compostable lids for its takeout containers that are ideal for restaurants and snack bars seeking environmentally preferable options. Like the takeout container bases, the new lids are made from renewable sugarcane fiber and are part of the WorldView line. The bases and lids meet ASTM D6868 standards for commercial compostability. “We’re proud to introduce yet another innovative product that combines environmental benefits while maintaining performance,” said Sarah Martinez, Senior Director of Marketing for Eco-Products. “These WorldView lids are strong, durable and compostable—an important combination for environmentally focused restaurants.” Among the new features of the...

Ecosense Acquires Assets from Soraa

LOS ANGELES—Ecosense, a leading LED technology company, announced that it has acquired assets from Soraa, a designer and manufacturer of full-spectrum LED lamps based in Fremont, Calif. Under the terms of the deal, Ecosense acquires the Soraa name, intellectual property and lamps, including the company’s signature VIVID, BRILLIANT HL and HEALTHY product lines. This move is the first foray into the professional lamp category for Ecosense. “This acquisition accelerates our strategy into the next wave of lighting,” explains Mark Reynoso, CEO of Ecosense. “Soraa has an unparalleled reputation for beam and spectral quality. Their intellectual property and technology portfolio—including ZEROBLUE, full...

Hydro Systems Publishes Paper on Cleaning During Coronavirus Pandemic

CINCINNATI—Due to the global pandemic caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Hydro Systems, a leader in chemical dispensing equipment, software and services, has published an educational white paper, “Dispensing Cleanliness During an Outbreak or Pandemic.” The white paper discusses the current state of the pandemic, cleaning best practices and the benefits of using chemical dispensing systems to combat an outbreak. The white paper is available for download at https://hydrosystemsco.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-White-Paper_U.S._FINAL.pdf. “From schools to hotels to office buildings, every facility in the U.S. has been impacted by COVID-19 in some shape or form and now requires frequent cleaning to mitigate the spread of infection,” said...

Veolia Recognized for Hubgrade Energy Efficiency Technology

BOSTON—Helping businesses reduce energy consumption is a key driver for Veolia North America, which is why the company—a global leader in sustainable energy, water, and waste solutions—was recently presented with a 2019 SEAL Environmental Initiative Award for its innovative Hubgrade smart monitoring system, which helps buildings better manage their energy use. The SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership) Environmental Initiative Award is part of the annual SEAL Business Sustainability Awards recognizing firms throughout the United States for promoting a more environmentally sustainable business model. Veolia North America is included among a list of companies including Adidas, Disneyland and Coca-Cola, and is...

Oxy-Gen Powered Expands Sales & Marketing Capabilities

ATLANTA—Oxy-Gen Powered, a leader in innovative air-freshening solutions, has entered into an agreement with Denver-based Sunlight Sales to represent its products in the Western United States. Sunlight Sales joins Oxy-Gen Powered’s network of manufacturers representatives groups, allowing Oxy-Gen to serve the entire U.S. market. “This is a significant strategic solution for our ongoing sales and marketing blueprint,” said Chris Whiting, Executive Vice President, Oxy-Gen Powered. “We now have the entire U.S. market covered with the highest quality sales organization. Sunlight Sales will be instrumental in introducing new customers to our products and supporting their long-term needs.” Sunlight Sales will be responsible...

Riegel Linen Management Team Grows

AIKEN, S.C.—Riegel Linen LLC announces the hiring of Jeremiah Johnson as President. Johnson brings an extensive background in operations, supply chain management and acquisitions. “Jeremiah is a great addition to our management team and will be instrumental in helping us make the transition from Mount Vernon Mills to a standalone company,” said Bill Josey, Riegel CEO. “His background will also be important as we grow organically and strategically.” Chris Gowdy, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, concurred, saying: “Jeremiah has already contributed greatly to our organization and we look forward to many growth opportunities ahead. He has jumped right in by...

RoadRunner Recycling Raises $28.6 Million in Series C Funding

PITTSBURGH—RoadRunner Recycling, the innovative technology platform built for commercial recycling, announced it raised a $28.6 million Series C financing round. The round was co-led by e.ventures and Greycroft with additional participation from Franklin Templeton and existing investors, Adams Capital Management and FJ Labs. The funds will be used to double the size of the company’s current team, invest in its world-class AI/machine learning technology, and continue its U.S. expansion in current markets and launch in up to 10 new markets, including Austin, Phoenix and San Diego. In addition to funding, King Goh, Principal at e.ventures Growth, will join RoadRunner’s...

Standex to Sell Master-Bilt & Nor-Lake Refrigeration Businesses

HUDSON, WIS.—Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Master-Bilt and Nor-Lake refrigeration businesses to Ten Oaks Group, a family office focused exclusively on corporate divestitures. The closing is expected to occur in the next 45 days. Standex continually assesses its portfolio of businesses to ensure alignment with its long-term strategic vision. As part of this assessment, Standex determined that the Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG), specifically the Master-Bilt and Nor-Lake brands, no longer aligns with its long-term strategy. This review was a thoughtful one in which a variety of factors were carefully weighed and ultimately...

Eco-Products Launches Soak-Proof Compostable Servingware

BOULDER, COLO.—Eco-Products, a Novolex brand, is expanding its Regalia line of foodservice ware to feature new soak-proof, compostable half pans and lids—ideal for restaurants, caterers and others seeking innovative, environmentally preferable solutions for their events. The Regalia line will also now feature half pans made from sugarcane and lined with PLA—a plant-based, compostable material derived from sugar cane, bamboo and other renewables—for extra protection against leaks. They are available in one-, two- and four-compartment sizes, with a compostable lid that fits all the pans. “At Eco-Products, we are always searching for innovative solutions for our customers seeking environmentally preferable options,” said...