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Ecolab receives 2013 TEKNE Award

Nov 8, 2013

Company’s Hydris On-Site Generation Cleaning System recognized for industry impact

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Nov. 7, 2013 – Ecolab was presented with a 2013 Tekne Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) during the association’s annual awards program Nov. 6 in Minneapolis. The Tekne Awards recognize companies, innovations and individuals that positively impact Minnesota’s technology-based economy.

“Innovation is a cornerstone of our success, and vital to our purpose of making the world cleaner, safer and healthier,” said Dr. Larry Berger, Ecolab executive vice president and chief technical officer. “This recognition from the MHTA is further acknowledgement of our commitment to address the operating challenges our customers face around the world.”

Ecolab’s Hydris On-Site Generation Cleaning System received the 2013 Impact on Industry Tekne Award. Hydris is an innovative system installed at customer locations that combines water, electricity and mineral activator tablets with unique, patented electrolytic cell technology to produce three EPA-registered[i] products that deliver affordable, effective and sustainable cleaning and disinfecting for a variety of hard surfaces[ii]

“Our large facility customers challenged us to develop a system that produces products at their location that not only save time, are safe to use and sustainable, but also effectively clean and disinfect a wide range of surfaces found in commercial buildings,” said Jim Tarara, vice president of Research, Development & Engineering for Ecolab’s Global Institutional business. “Hydris is designed to answer these customer requests and offers a new choice in our array of cleaning and sanitizing solutions.”

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is a non-profit innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at


About Ecolab

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

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Roman Blahoski


November 7, 2013                                          


[i] The product is registered with EPA as an antimicrobial product.  The registration number is 1677-241.,P8_RINUM:511821,1677-241

[ii] Product claims are registered with U.S. EPA and an updated label may be in review with state agencies. Please review product      label for Claims and Directions for Use.

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