* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 25th May 2017 Issue no. 775

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Taski Swingobot 2000 wins Pulire Verona 2107 Innovation Award

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Last night was a thoroughly deserved win for Diversey Care's Taski Swingobot 2000.

Director Taski global machines Laurent Ryssen was presented the award in a packed auditorium by Afidamp's Toni d'Andrea.

Laurent confided to Cleanzine afterwards that he thought for a moment that they'd 'only' won 3rd prize as theirs was the first product called after the Finalists Awards!

If you are interested in seeing the Swingobot 2000 in action on your desktop download the Taski Intellibot AR from the Apple app store or Google Play.

Innovation Awards Finalist Sealed Air Diversey Care

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Diversey Care also reached the Innovation Awards finals with two products: the Taski Swingobot 2000. This machine combines intellibot navigational technology with Taski cleaning quality.

Robotic floor cleaning allows the operator, once the machine is set up to go, to get on with other jobs while the machine does the repetitive and fatiguing task. "It's the way forward", says Laurent Ryssen, director Taski global machines.

Innovation Awards Finalist Teinnova

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This Spanish company reached the finals in the Innovation Awards with its Multibot duct cleaning robot.

Multibot has four cleaning functions: cleaning, disinfecting, visually inspecting, and sealing any cracks or gaps in the ducting.


Innovation Awards finalist: Karcher

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Karcher had two products up for the Innovation Awards: the AFG 100 air purifier that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but features 3 stage filtration. The first stage captures large dust particles, while the second stage plasma filter actually destroys smaller particles. The final, third stage filter is HEPA and active carbon to leave the air clean an fresh.

Innovation Awards Finalist Unger

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Unger has won many awards lately for its Stingray product, the latest at the Cleaning Show in London. Now, in Verona, the latest Unger window cleaning technology to reach the Innovation Awards finals is its HydroPower RO reverse osmosis filter to achieve zero ppm filtration for pure water cleaning.

This is achieved via its easy change carbon and membrane resin filters allowing 400L per hour pure water output with up to three operators using the unit simultaneously.

Numatic International

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Like taking coals to Newcastle (or ice to Eskimos) Numatic is one of the few British companies brave enough to take its vacuum cleaners to Italy. But we are talking about the world-famous Henry of course, and Henry's companion Hetty

What's New? Quite a bit: Hetty and Henry scrubber-driers for starters, now made entirely of Structofoam plastic providing all the robust strength of stainless steel, but of course nowhere near the weight.

Dynamic mobile solution from WM System

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The WM Dynamic is a movable work-station that may be set up in a van to perform a variety of tasks based around a mobile platform that incorporates a 16HP motor, two 12V batteries, electrical panel with 220 - 400V plug sockets, pressure regulator and switch, 100L air tank, winch, a two-stage bi-cylinder air-compressor with low noise system, and finally a patented quick hooking system for the interchangeable modules.

All natural cleaning power

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Genesis Biosciences has launched its new evogen professional range based upon the company's award-winning technology.

In addition, the company is introducing Biosan Rapide WT its latest range of germicidal odour control products developed specifically for sanitising and de-odourising the waste water collection tanks of scrubber-driers.

C.A-L. Italy launches new machinery

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C.A-L. Italy is using Pulire to showcase some new machinery for the first time. Designed and manufactured in house, one is a waste water biodegradation system and the other is a cloud fleet management system that can be retrofitted onto all kinds of industrial machines..

ETS to participate in Pulire Verona 2017

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The European Tissue Symposium, ETS, will take part in Pulire Verona next week. As well as exhibiting, the Symposium will participate in the speaker programme with a presentation by ETS chairman, Roberto Berardi, on 'The Advantage of Paper'.

Brexit blues? Not for OspreyDeepclean!

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OspreyDeepclean tell us that Brexit seems to be having little effect on demand for its GB1 gum busting machine in continental Europe, with the world's first battery powered dry steam machine for gum removal as popular as ever with its cleaning counterparts across the channel with recent deliveries in both Italy & The Netherlands.

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Pursuing Cleanzine's quest to find everything new at Pulire Verona, a slightly different course was taken on this second day. Rather than just go straight to the Innovation Award finalists (and winner) as we did on day one, this time we walked every aisle in every hall, looking out for signs that said 'new', or something that we did not recognise. This is because we often hear visitors to trade shows say that "There's nothing new" to see.

Below, we feature just some of the new items that were on show yesterday.

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Not just paper: beverage cartons can also be used to make dispensers!

* Lucart-recycled-dispensers.jpgAt the Pulire exhibition, Lucart presents an example of circular economy unprecedented in Italy. The sustainability and innovation of this product have allowed Lucart to win the coveted EU Ecolabel award.

Can a recycled paper product be supplied inside a dispenser also made with reclaimed materials? Now it can: this is the successful case history presented by Lucart at Pulire.

Now you can take steam cleaning anywhere

* Steamwox-light.jpgThe E-handy from Canadian company SteamWox is a lightweight and low-profile steam cleaning machine that is easy to transport and store.

Equipped with a shoulder strap, it is ideal for both indoor and outdoor areas, including theatres, stadiums, aeroplanes, buses and trains, and schools. In fact, anywhere that chewing gum or other sticky residue from posters needs to be removed from floors, walls and seating..

Zonzini takes it to another level...

* Zonzini.jpgFor over 40 years, Zonzini has been developing and establishing itself as a producer of electric stair climbing trolleys that meet all transport needs. All its products ensure comfort during use, safety and reliability.

We watched the company's video which shows a slight young woman programming the desired function into the Saliscale before using it to take a heavy load up a long flight of stairs and around corners safely and with apparent ease.

Zero to Hero on new range and innovation

* IMG_1726.jpgItalian manufacturer and multi-award-winning Sutter Professional sells more than 300 professional cleaning products through a network of distributors in more than 60 countries. It operates through subsidiaries in Spain, Portugal, France, Argentina, Chile and Brazil and in other countries through agreements with local distributors. In the UK it partners with Northwood Hygiene Products.

Robot foamer first time at Pulire

* robot-foamer.jpgThe Yaskawa GP8 robot foamer is for automatic cleaning in the food industry thanks to a partnership with Ecosi. Ecosi is a leading manufacturer of multi-sector detergents and disinfectants.

Yaskawa is a Japanese multinational with a wide range of industrial robots and the widest assortment of positioners, slides and gantry of its own design and production and with more than 200,000 robots installed all over the world, of which more than 20,000 are in Europe.

Depureco Industrial Vacuums

* Depureco.jpgLong established (since 1972) industrial vacuum specialist Depureco is showing two new models intended for cleaning in conjunction with CNC production machines.

The company's export area manager Elena Genovesio showed us around the stand, which also featured its stainless steel bodied ATEX rated machines.

New Nettuno TDuck

* Nettuno-new-disp.jpgNettuno has introduced its new TDuck hand soap dispensing system which will be available from July.

To be used with its 3000ml T-Bags, the new dispenser is extremely hygienic as soap may now be dispensed by using only the forearm against the large lever.

Brightwell Autocut

* Brightwell.jpgBrightwell is another leading British manufacturer who this week display their new Autocut paper dispenser for the first time in Verona.

Autocut sits very well with the rest of the Brightwell Modular range. Our photo shows Brightwell's John Cornish (left) alongside their distributor for Italy Luigi Codda of Aemmesei.

TVH reaches the parts...

* TVH-team-Pulire.jpg"Unbelievable!" exclaims TVH's much-travelled Meindert De Boer. Their stand, which offers spare parts for virtually every sweeper and scrubber-drier machine on Earth, was manned by eight people here in Verona, yet they were run off their feet with the volume of enquiries from visitors..

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Recent UK News

Leading industry awards return with renewed focus on raising standards

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The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018 will launch its entry process on Thursday 1st June. The awards have evolved to further drive innovation and the continuous improvement of standards in the cleaning industry that deliver optimal results.

Washroom services providers to be recognised

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As part of the programme's exciting 30th Anniversary celebrations, the Loo of the Year Awards organisers have decided to introduce a Loo of the Year Washroom Service Provider Award this year. This recognises the contribution that washroom services providers have in the provision of award winning washrooms.

Jangro is proud to pay the Living Wage

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Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, is delighted to announce that it has received accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Jangro, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 in the UK or £9.75 in London.

RPC bpi refuse wins seal of approval for its UK manufacturing business

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RPC bpi refuse is celebrating three major business wins across the healthcare, facilities management and cleaning sectors. The UK-based refuse sack manufacturer is estimating a combined value of over £6 million per annum will be achieved from the new contracts.

Inspirational speakers to motivate cleaning and FM leaders at Facilities Show 2017

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The world-class speaker programme at Facilities Show 2017 includes inspirational presentations from physicist and TV science presenter, Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE.

These three keynote speakers join a host of industry specialists sharing over 30 hours of practical and strategic cleaning and FM content, from 20th - 22nd June 2017 at ExCeL London.

Alex Reid brings Cocchi and Grandimpianti machines to the UK market

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Laundry specialist and machine supplier, Alex Reid, has announced two new partnerships that will bring Grandimpianti and Cocchi laundry equipment to its growing machines portfolio.

Alex Reid is now the exclusive UK supplier of Cocchi finishing equipment and one of very few UK distributors of the Grandimpianti washers and drying machines..

Why water deregulation has left some customers high and dry with maintenance & detection services

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SW based water and sewerage repair service business Pipefix is experiencing a steady stream of customers who, since the introduction of deregulation on 1st April 2017, are finding the everyday maintenance services performed by the old water companies - including leak detection and repair, step-testing, tank cleaning and valve testing - are no longer available. This is because the new retailers set up to sell water directly to customers in a competitive environment do not have any service delivery capability.

Vectair Systems aligns with Crohn's and Colitis UK charity for its Phew! toilet spray

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Vectair Systems is delighted to announce that its Phew! brand of natural toilet spray is one of the sponsors of the 2017 Crohn's and Colitis UK Walk It Campaign.

Mitie Charity Ball raises £32,000 for cancer charities

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Two cancer charities will benefit from impressive proceeds raised at an annual charity ball organised by an inspirational pair of Mitie employees.

Events & Exhibitions

CleantexPulire 2017
12-14th June 2017
South Africa


8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo


ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
Las Vegas


18-20th September 2017

Held simultaneously with CMS


19-22nd September 2017
Cleaning. Management.Services


ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017

Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017


Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull


Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018


ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
The Netherlands


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