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Hans Henrik Lund has taken up his position as new CEO for Nilfisk, a leading global player in the professional cleaning industry.
400 exhibitors have registered so far and 17,000 trade visitors from 65-plus countries are expected to attend. Due to the success of the 2015 event, CMS has now opened an additional hall - taking the total to five.
Steam Clean Systems says its new Nebula Steam Cleaner offers a breakthrough in vehicle cleaning technology.
The global biosurfactant market is anticipated to generate demand of over 340,000 tons by 2020, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of around 4% from 2014 to 2020.
Absence of direct bio-based substitutes of these products is expected to be one of the major factors driving the market over the forecast period, together with rising environmental concern over the consumption of synthetic surfactants and the growth of the global personal care industry.
writes Justin Binks, managing director of Sebo UK...
"For the second time in three years, the vacuum cleaner industry is tasked with meeting the requirements of new EU energy labelling which will see a reduction in the rated input power of vacuum cleaners.
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I do find it odd that our government will happily spend a small fortune on advertising that encourages us to eat healthily and drink less alcohol (things most of us know we should be doing already!) when so little is made of what should and shouldn't be flushed down our toilets or poured into our sinks and drains.
The 130-tonne fatberg being cleared from sewers under London's Whitechapel provides a good illustration (read more below). It has no business being there & nor do any of those that have been dealt with in the past or those that will undoubtedly form in the future. What are we teaching children and what information are we giving to newcomers to this country?
Surely if we're demanding that they demonstrate a convincing awareness of 'citizenship', this should include some knowledge of our infrastructure and how to support it? I didn't become aware that we shouldn't flush tampons and disposable wipes until I received a press release from Surfers Against Sewage in the early 90s. There should have been prominent warnings on the boxes - much like those now found on cigarette packs; it shouldn't have taken an action group to tell me that I was causing issues...
It's the same with cooking fats and oils. How many of us were taught to squirt greasy pans with washing up liquid then rinse with loads of piping hot water? As well as being a waste of water, this is silly since as soon as the water cools in the pipes, it allows the fats to solidify and become a magnet for all manner of other things (such as tampons and disposable wipes) which can easily block our pipes and damage our sewer systems.
Cleaning is never going to be the best job in the world but it can be interesting and like other jobs there will some days and some tasks that will be better than others and the unpleasant moments will be bad in varying degrees. I can't imagine how this man and his colleagues manage to work each day in such difficult conditions as they remove this latest fatberg from London's sewers. When it comes to degrees of unpleasantness, this is up there with the worst - and I'm not even taking the rats into account! I wonder if he's smiling under all that protective clothing...
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The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the extreme rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses. It is blocking a stretch of Victorian sewer more than twice the length of two Wembley football pitches and weighs-in at a staggering 130 tonnes.
Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research looking at incidence of the disease in over 55,000 nurses in the US.
Dr Orianne Dumas (PhD) from INSERM - the French National Institute of Health & Medical Research, Villejuif, France, told the European Respiratory Society International Congress on Monday, that certain tasks involving frequent exposure to disinfectants, such as cleaning surfaces and specific chemicals in disinfectants, were associated with a 22% to 32% increased risk of developing COPD.
A Legionella Awareness Day campaign has uncovered that over 1,300 cases of legionella have been reported in the UK since 2014, listing Greater London, Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire as three of the areas most affected.
In the run up to Legionella Awareness Day, held by national water treatment company HydroChem UK, the company submitted 317 Freedom of Information requests to councils across the UK.
Avmor, a 70-year-old manufacturer of chemical cleaning solutions and the largest manufacturer of professional cleaning products in Canada, has announced that it will begin marketing its products through a select and limited number of distributors in the US starting later this year.
According to Mike Sawchuk, chief business development officer for Avmor, the official announcement will be made at the upcoming ISSA/Interclean North American tradeshow in Las Vegas.
Well into the 20th Century, canary birds were used in mines by coal miners to detect the poisonous gas, carbon monoxide. Due to their size and physiology, canaries are much more sensitive to the toxic effects of carbon monoxide than humans. So, being held in a small cage ahead, it would sometimes alert the miner to the need for a quick exit, by falling off its perch.
This rather cruel gas detection technique was replaced by technology in the 1980's, but it turns out that other animals are still vulnerable to this day.
Framed around a five-year plan, the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits in due course into social programmes across education, employment, and healthcare, pledging to touch and improve thousands of lives, one community at a time.
Bona announced yesterday that it has received Green Seal approval on two of its SuperCourt cleaners as well as a cleaner within its Commercial System line of cleaning products. The certification is part of an ongoing commitment to offer premium, highly effective, environmentally-minded products for hardwood floors.
Bona also announced its renewed partnership with Healthy Schools Campaign in the US to support the Green Clean Schools programme.
The new addition, Tru-D SmartUVC, short for 'total room ultraviolet disinfection', is a UV disinfection robot that uses UVC light energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C. diff, MRSA, MERS, Ebola and more.
Paul Wonnacott has been invited to join an exciting panel of speakers at the Hotel Tech Live exhibition, to discuss the game changing innovations and trends that are set to transform the hotel industry in 2018.
Managing director & president of Vectair Systems, a global 'away from home' hygiene company that specialises in washroom, aircare and fragrance systems, British-born Paul founded Vectair in Basingstoke, UK in 1989, and has since gained considerable experience in many of the world's most important markets.
UKDN Waterflow (LG) is keeping the drains at the UK's largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in a clear and healthy condition to help Londoners enjoy the freshest food and the brightest blooms.
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The FM Awareness of Building Information Modelling survey, developed in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, aims to establish a benchmark of the current perceptions of the impact of BIM on the FM sector and the benefits and challenges it presents.
Infection rates can be cut with better hygiene and improved patient care in hospitals, surgeries and care homes, such as ensuring staff, patients and visitors regularly wash their hands.
The Merseyside-based company has developed a bespoke range of learning resources for Zenith Hygiene, which includes an e-learning course, learning management system and mobile app.
Events & Exhibitions
ISSA/Interclean North America
Clean Middle East Pulire
Loo of the Year Awards
Clean India Technology Week
The Manchester Cleaning Show