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The Industrial Cleaning Machinery Manufacturers Association has appointed Mike Bresnihan as its new technical committee chair.
In this market research report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global industrial cleaning market for 2017-2021. The market is further categorised into five segments based on the chemicals used, including surfactants, enzymes, builders, fragrances and processing aids.
The talks are said to have been revealed by two sources, but have yet to be confirmed by either company, according to the publication.
Eight students in Mumbai have developed a novel vacuum cleaning system for train coaches, in a project said to have impressed cleaning officials even attracted the attention of railway minister Suresh Prabhu. The students - five of whom are US citizens and all aged 12-14 - visited Vadodara and Mumbai stations to study the rubbish disposal in train coaches before devising the cleaning system.
Registration is closing tomorrow for ACI's 2nd Future of Surfactants Summit Europe, which is taking place 8th & 9th February 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium, with an exclusive pre-conference site visit to the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. The organizer tells us that there are only a few spaces remaining.
The event will give you the chance to meet senior representatives from key companies in the industry, currently confirmed from the following:
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Many years ago, as a young teenager schooled close to the team's ground, I was a Sutton United fan, attending the amateur side's every home game for several years as well as some of the nearer away fixtures. Although I no longer follow the game or the team, I was interested in how they fared hosting the mighty Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup this week.
Sadly, it was 'not very well' - and not just in the game! I learned that the Arsenal team had trashed their dressing room, which although not up to their usual standards, had been clean and tidy before their arrival.
The pictures I uncovered in the MailOnLine say it all. Here is just one to give you a flavour. There's absolutely no excuse for it, is there?
What horrified me even more was that in the comments below the article, some posters seemed to think it was OK, because Arsenal had donated £50,000 to the club!
What about having respect for the hosts, the surroundings, and those whose job it is to clean? Have these millionaire players forgotten their much lowlier beginnings in the game?
The arrogance of Arsenal's team members who left the mess and what is clearly a poor upbringing, dismays me - as does the feeling by the posters that this behavior is acceptable. It's not.
And of course it's not just rubbish. In walking to my weekend job the past three Saturdays, I've encountered vomit in both our shop doorways and out on the pavement itself (no pictures to illustrate this part!).
None of this is acceptable. And unless we as a nation start strongly instilling in our young people - as we used to in what now seems like another lifetime - that it's not OK to leave our mess or bodily fluids around for others to clean up, things are going to get worse.
We need to get people to behave properly, but until then, what's the answer? Litter and vomit wardens out in force over weekend nights, with unruly citizens thrown into the cells until morning and then punished with fines and or long hours of community service (perhaps cleaning)?
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A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, 'Cleaning Services Market-Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts, 2014-2022', projects that the global cleaning services market is expected to garner $74,299 million by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% (2016 to 2022).
Cleaning services market trends are expected to be progressive over the next few years. Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest pace during the forecast period and account for around 30% of the overall cleaning services market revenue by 2022. The growth is primarily driven by the upsurge in demand from China, Japan, and India.
With 27.3 million days lost due to work-related ill health or injury in the UK last year, health & safety will be top of the agenda at next month's Cleaning Show, where the Health & Safety Executive will be running a session of free workshops to help employers protect their workforce and reduce costs attributed to managing staff absence.
Over 550,000 musculoskeletal disorders were caused or made worse at work in 2016 according to the HSE, with lifting and moving people or equipment, chemical and biological substance use, repetitive movement and slips, trips and falls, the main physical strains facing workers.
Julius Rutherfoord's expert cleaning standards and focus on health & safety have effectively eradicated Norovirus outbreaks from London borough of Merton Council Schools and Families premises for seven consecutive years.
Norovirus or the 'Winter Vomiting Bug' became a serious issue in Merton in the Winter of 2007/08 with unacceptable numbers of cases, followed by another debilitating Winter of outbreaks in 2008/09.
An analysis of government audits carried out at more than 300 abattoirs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland identified major hygiene failings in more than a quarter of the meat plants. The failings could expose consumers to serious food poisoning illnesses such as E.coli, salmonella or campylobacter. The true situation may be even worse.
"According to public health officials, there are three primary ways that food in restaurants and food processing facilities can become contaminated and unsafe to consume. These are:
Following the successful reintroduction of its undergraduate bursary, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has expanded the bursary: there will be up to three lucky winners in 2017.
Mitie, has introduced a state-of-the-art cleaning robot to its cleaning service at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The robot cleaner, launched last month, is custom-made for the hospital and in the shape and appearance of an ambulance.
Moptimus Prime uses a mapping system to guide it round the hospital, completing pre-programmed cleaning duties, freeing up staff to focus on more complex tasks. Fitted with a motion sensor, it is able to detect if anyone is in front of it and stop moving.
Kleen-Tex Holdings (UK), the UK subsidiary of Kleen-Tex in Europa GmbH, has announced the acquisition of The Turtle Mat Company, owner and marketer of one of the most recognised residential doormat brands in the UK.
This combination provides a versatile access system that has applications right across facilities management and maintenance.
A recent survey by the UK200Group, the membership association of independent chartered accountancy and law firms, showed that 65% of its members' SME business clients do not currently use software to manage their accounts.
They will be forced to adapt significantly in order to use software to comply with HMRC's 'Making Tax Digital' project, which aims to see businesses reporting tax digitally by 2018.
A waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker was left with life changing injuries. Chippenham Magistrates Court heard how the 19-year-old worker and his colleagues had cleared a blockage from the waste picking line, when his gloved hand got caught in the conveyor belt. The roller fractured his right hand, dislocated his wrist and radius and he had to spend two weeks in hospital following the incident.
The investigation by the Health & Safety Executive found that there was no effective guarding around the conveyor belt to prevent workers' hands from being caught up in the mechanism.
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The Directors of Selden Research are delighted to announce the acquisition of the brand, assets and goodwill of Premiere Products from James Briggs (Hygiene), saying:
For 20 years, the Association has been active in driving up standards, making sure that what's in the box is on the box. Today the marque of the Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sack and Industrial Cotton Mop Accreditation Schemes means buyers can be certain they get what they pay for.
Following the acquisition of BPI Recycled Products by RPC Group, the new name for the business has been formally announced as RPC bpi recycled products. The company was part of British Polythene Industries until it was purchased by RPC Group in August 2016.
A Welsh cleaning services company has recently completed the third of a four-phase project for Afon Taf High School in Merthyr Tydfil. Clean Sweep has been contracted by Interserve, the international construction and support services group; conducting a live renovation of the high school; to complete cleaning services on each phase of the ongoing project.
Groundbreaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.
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