ARAMARK Expands "Blue Cleaning" Program With Addition Of New Ecolab Hydris™ Technology

 ARAMARK Expands "Blue Cleaning" Program With Addition Of New Ecolab Hydris™

Sustainable cleaning solution uses electrolyzed water to clean, sanitize and

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --ARAMARK, a world leader in
providing professional facilities management services, is expanding its "Blue
Cleaning" program using Ecolab's new Hydris™ technology. Tested in several
ARAMARK customer locationsacross the country, this innovative and sustainable
program uses electrically activated water (EAW) to clean, sanitize and
disinfect most surface areas.

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"We are excited to partner with Ecolab to deliver the next generation in
sustainable cleaning," said Ron Mesaros, Vice President of Facility Services
for ARAMARK. "With the addition of Ecolab technology, our 'Blue Cleaning'
program can now be used to effectively sanitize and disinfect most surface
areas, while reducing the overall impact on the environment."

In 2011, ARAMARK introduced its innovative "Blue Cleaning" program for
cleaning floors, carpets and hard surface areas. With the addition of Ecolab
technology to sanitize and disinfect, the "Blue Cleaning" program can now be
used for general purpose cleaning, sanitizing and or disinfecting on a variety
of surfaces, including glass and mirrors, finished floors, wood laminate
furniture, painted walls, stone, metals, kohler metals, plastics, and melamine

The Ecolab on-site production system electrically activates a water and
mineral solution to create cleaning products that replace the need for
all-purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, non-food contact disinfectants and
sanitizers, floor cleaners and carpet extraction cleaners.

"Over 84% of the custodial operators who participated in our on-site testing
reported that the Hydris solution performed as well or better than the
existing cleaning protocol on countertops, desks, floors, glass, mirrors and
metal surfaces," said Matt Judge, ARAMARK's Senior Director of Facilities
Innovation."We also found that operator safety increased with this new method
of cleaning."

In addition, the Hydris solution allows the "Blue Cleaning" program to be used
to sanitize and disinfect venues of all sizes, including universities, schools
and convention centers.

ARAMARK provides comprehensive operator training and customer support as part
of the "Blue Cleaning" program to ensure the ongoing safety and effectiveness
of the program across all custodial applications. For more information about
ARAMARK's "Blue Cleaning" program, please visit

About Ecolab

With 2011 pro forma sales of $11 billion and more than 40,000 employees,
Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy
technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food,
abundant energy and healthy environments. Ecolab delivers comprehensive
programs and services tothe food, energy, healthcare, industrial and
hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. For more Ecolab news and
information, visit


ARAMARKis a leader in professional services, providing award-winningfood
services,facilities management, anduniform and career appareltohealth care
institutions,universitiesandschool districts,stadiums and arenas,
andbusinessesaround the world.The company is recognized as one of the
"World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the
"World's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine and one of America's
Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks
to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees
and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship,
health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia,
ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries.
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