Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE) is proud to present some of our innovative exhibitors. In the midst of a global crisis, we are more aware than ever of the need to bring quality suppliers into the cruise industry. Luckily, the Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe exhibitors are handpicked to ensure the best quality products and services are available to industry executives. Today we’re taking a look at some of our most innovative exhibitors, starting with Steripower and SleepAngel. We’ve asked them to outline some of their latest products and inventions, providing an overview of some of the quality you’ll find on the show floor at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe.
We truly believe that every one of our exhibitors is innovative in their respective fields – if you have an innovative new product that you’d like us to write about, get in touch to reserve a space on the show floor today!
Steripower – Arno Ahrens, Sales Director at Steripower
Thanks for talking to us today Arno. First off, what makes Steripower’s products innovative?
Steripower is the manufacturer of the first non-contact hand disinfection device. Based in Starnberg, Germany, the company has been dedicated to improving hygiene in all walks of life since 2003. The Steripower family has grown to encompass a variety of products for customised use in the cruise industry and hospitality world. Whether mobile or a permanent installation, in compact form or for large containers, customised in corporate design or standard, Steripower delivers high quality, reliable, and simple products. It is the fast and therefore safe application that makes our devices popular. Since the swine flu epidemic at least, most people now know the importance of hand hygiene. After all, 80% of infections are transmitted by the hands.
Steripower develop and manufacture all high-quality products locally in Germany.
As of January 2020, we are presenting our newest innovation. As a company always decicated to local manufacturing and environmental protection, a plastic free solution for the cruise industry is the next step of innovation.
Steripower have created an entirely new type of reusable aluminum packaging. Certified for onboard storage in the regular provision area, this plastic-free packaging is safe to be shipped on passenger and cargo ships and planes. With this new innovation, we can save up to 50,000 plastic bottles per ship and year. Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady, Silversea Silver Origin, National Geographic Endurance, and Aida Cruises already work with this new innovation – and we’re excited to have more cruise lines join this roster!
The product is available from Steripower in Europe and from our partner ALMACO in the USA (Florida) and Asia (Singapore, Shanghai, and Hongkong).
Could you tell us about a project you’re currently working on?
We’re currently producing high quality devices and displays with high pressure and speed to ensure that hygiene standards are increased on board cruise ships. We are also working very hard on newbuilds in the shipyards – two weeks ago we finished installation on Silversea Silver Origin.
We are also working on a very exciting new innovation that we will show at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo in London in December – but I can’t speak about this yet!
SleepAngel – Lyane Lind, Research & Development Director, SleepAngel
Hi Lyane, thanks for your time today. What makes SleepAngel’s products innovative?
SleepAngel has brought together a team of international sleep enthusiasts with a long background in textiles and bedding. Our bedding product range is fundamentally different from traditional soft surfaces. In a nutshell – a combination of innovations ensure that SleepAngel bedding products are an effective barrier against allergens, liquids, pathogens, viruses, and more. The only thing getting into the bedding is pure air, and the outer cover is as easily cleaned as most hard surfaces – by using disinfectants or wiping with a cloth (depending on the utilisation area). With these products, additional protective covers are not needed and comfort for the guest is the same as traditional bedding products. The biggest change is the ‘as-new’ experience for each guest, as the bedding can be cleaned just by changing the covers and quickly disinfecting on site. No stains, smells, or memories of previous visitors.
The key innovations are the PneumaPure filter, welded seams, and materials that secure both user comfort and barrier bedding demands.
Originally, David Woolfson and Dr. Duncan Bain invented PneumaPure filter technology to improve the safety of patients and caregivers in a healthcare setting. This means that PneumaPure technology is not only patent protected, but also clinically tested and proven by independent laboratories and hospitals around the world. Due to the versatility of the technology, my team here in Estonia has developed the product range to suit the demands of the home user, hospitality, and the cruise ship industry, where we can utilise the hospitality range for cabins, the medical range for medical facilities on board, and new developments for outdoor furniture.
Could you tell us about a project you’re currently working on?
We are always on the search for the best materials – comfortable for the end users, but also environmentally sound. As such, our products support sustainability through longer utilisation time and a cleaning regime that does not require machine washing – no water waste or creation of microplastic pollution.
For the cruise ship industry, our in-room hospitality range of pillows, duvets, and toppers is available to order – creating a safer environment for both guests and housekeeping. What we are developing as of now is outdoor (on deck) furniture soft surfaces. As one of the most demanding areas on the cruise ship, being constantly damaged by sun, sea air, and humidity, dampened soft surfaces are an ideal place for mold and mildew to grow. Our outdoor collection will be able to handle the weather (humidity, sun, spillages of cocktails and creams), can be easily cleaned, does not gain weight and is comfortable and safe for users.
To support this development, we are in partnership with Taltech (Tallinn Technical University). We will test our outdoor furniture in climate test chambers, allowing us to measure the effects of temperature and humidity on our products in a controlled manner.