Orbio Innovation Displaces Traditional Packaged Chemicals with On-site, On-demand Generation of Disinfecting, Sanitizing and

  Orbio Innovation Displaces Traditional Packaged Chemicals with On-site,
  On-demand Generation of Disinfecting, Sanitizing and Cleaning Solutions

  Cost-effective Orbio os3 system compact enough to fit in small janitorial
                                   closets

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- April 14, 2014

Orbio Technologies, a Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC) group, and a leading
innovator in sustainable cleaning technologies, announces the Orbio^® os3 as
the latest innovation in OSG (On-Site Generation) technology. Through the
process of water electrolysis—which combines water, electricity and a small
amount of salt—the os3 system creates an on-site and on-demand effective
cleaning solution and a disinfecting/sanitizing solution that meets U.S. EPA
regulatory guidelines for disinfection and sanitization. The os3 is small,
simple, and affordable and designed to fit in most janitorial closets.

The Orbio os3 System (Photo: Business Wire).

The Orbio os3 System (Photo: Business Wire).

The os3 provides many compelling benefits to building and facility managers
such as: simplified cleaning processes, reduced cost to clean, diminished
exposure for staff and facility occupants to chemical concentrates and
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and lessened dependence on conventional
packaged chemicals and their associated environmental footprint.

The os3 system is also available with an innovative satellite system. This
unique design increases productivity compared to previous systems by allowing
concentrated solutions generated by the os3 generator to be transported and
diluted at remote locations within the same facility or campus. The flexible
design of the os3 allows the user to place satellite dispensing stations where
they’re needed throughout a facility.

The os3 provides the opportunity for facilities to replace most daily-use
conventional cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting chemicals with just two
outputs. Orbio MultiSurface Cleaner  provides effective cleaning performance
for a variety of surfaces, including glass, stainless steel and hard surfaces
such as countertops, desks, whiteboards and floors with a low and safe
concentration of sodium hydroxide. MultiMicro™ 200  is a one-step
cleaner-disinfectant and food-contact surface sanitizer in a single solution.
Use of MultiMicro 200 allows facilities to replace a variety of daily-use
disinfectants and sanitizers, saving customers money while simplifying
cleaning processes.

“On-Site Generation technology is the inevitable future of cleaning. The os3
takes this technology to the next level by offering a robust, flexible system
that works with existing processes. We’re thrilled to introduce a solution
that can be used by facilities that strive to minimize their environmental
impact without compromising their cleaning standards,” said Karla Leis, Vice
President and General Manager of the Orbio Technologies Group. “This latest
innovation follows the successful 2011 introduction of the Orbio 5000-Sc
machine, and underscores Tennant Company’s ongoing commitment to redefining
the future of cleaning through on-site generation of cleaning solutions that
reduce costs, simplify processes, and offer health and environmental
benefits,” added Leis. For more information on the os3 and OSG technology,
please visit www.orbio.com.

About Orbio Technologies Group
Orbio Technologies Group is the sustainable cleaning technology arm of Tennant
Company. Established in 2009 to execute Tennant Company’s vision of becoming a
global leader in chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies,
Orbio Technologies Group is dedicated to developing and marketing
environmentally friendly technologies under the brand name of Orbio^® that
will set the standard for sustainable cleaning around the world. Orbio
Technologies Group will continue to create and deliver sustainable cleaning
solutions to Tennant’s existing markets and new markets.

About Tennant Company
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing,
manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer,
healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in
industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other
sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and
upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most
extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in
Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands;
the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products
directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries.
For more information, visit www.tennantco.com.

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