* Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 17th August 2017 Issue no. 787

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Mats Inc. new Los Angeles regional sales manager

Mats Inc. announces the creation of its first Los Angeles-based matting sales team led by Cedric McCalister, who joins the Jan San matting sales team with Steve Zuniga, west coast regional manager.
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Mats Inc. new Colorado/Utah regional sales manager

Mats Inc. Has announced the hiring of Patrick Allen as the new regional sales manager, Matting for Colorado and Utah. The addition accelerates Mats Inc.'s plan for nationwide expansion in the matting market.
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Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit Europe agenda unveiled

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The agenda for the upcoming Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit has been unveiled and the event will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical labels, green formulations, and marketing developments.
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Staying well-informed about all aspects of CMS 2017

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Visitors to September's International Cleaning Trade Fair CMS Berlin 2017 will find all the support they need with the CMS App, CMS Guide and Virtual Market Place.
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Truvox 'cuts the cord' with award-winning Valet Battery Upright vacuum

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Cleaning teams can now 'cut the cord' and vacuum more quietly and productively following the arrival of its first cordless commercial vacuum cleaner.
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Columbus: 'Clean is quality'

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At the upcoming ISSA Interclean in Las Vegas, Columbus will be presenting cleaning machines that are robust, durable, intuitive to operate and tailored to the user's requirements.
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Sikafloor system washes away fears of flood damage spread at pharmaceutical plant

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The Smith and Nephew manufacturing facility based in Hull specialises in the production of medical equipment used in advanced wound management.
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CMS Berlin 2017: Keen interest in the Mobility Cleaning Circle

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Messe Berlin's invitation to the first Mobility Cleaning Circle has been met with keen interest by railway companies and the cleaning industry.
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Pest control in the workplace

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Pests such as ants, cockroaches, flies and spiders are more than just annoyances in the workplace. They can present health hazards if they begin to gnaw at food or, in the case of rats, attract a rapidly expanding gang of vermin into unhygienic corners of the workplace.
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Battery-powered OmniFlex systems receive UL and CSA Certification

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Kaivac's lithium-ion battery-powered OmniFlex cleaning systems have been certified and found to meet all applicable United Laboratories and Canadian Standards Association safety requirements, following testing by Intertek, an independent, nationally recognised testing laboratory.
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UV disinfection robot helps keep hospitals germ-free for military patients in Seoul

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Three Tru-D SmartUVC robots have arrived at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) in Yongsan, South Korea.
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Messe Berlin spruces up for CMS 2017

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Messe Berlin is polishing its image in time for the global event of the year for the industry - the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017, being held from 19th to 22nd September alongside the Congress of the World Federation of Cleaning Contractors (WFBSC, 18th - 20th September, Hall 7,) which is being held in Berlin for the first time.
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RAS redesigns certificate of its star-rated Happy Toilet Programme

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In its bid to attract more corporate owners and operators to participate in the Happy Toilet Programme, the Restroom Association Singapore redesigned the HTP certificate with the 'Happy Toilet' wordings omitted to enhance its professional branding image.
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Citron Hygiene acquires Chemsyn to enhance service offering, presence and scale in Ontario

Citron Hygiene has announced that it has acquired Chemsyn Chemical Corporation effective July 17th, 2017. Chemsyn is a dominant player in commercial warewash and laundry solutions, serving a broad range of customer verticals, including foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, long term care facilities, institutions, golf and sports clubs throughout Ontario.
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SmartTask transforms efficiency and performance management for University campus cleaning team

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The University of Wolverhampton has used SmartTask to gain valuable insight into its cleaning operation at three main campus sites, which has helped achieve an increase in jobs per day by a third.
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BASF supports hand hygiene amongst garment workers in Bangladesh

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Global chemical company BASF is supporting an innovative programme to enhance hand washing hygiene amongst Bangladesh's ready-made garment workers.

The approximately €250,000 (around BDT 23 million) project, implemented by Voluntary Organisation for Social Development, will explore the existing health behaviour of the workers with a view to improving hygiene and reducing associated diseases.
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At noon his coming Monday, Big Ben’s world-famous bongs will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out. The Elizabeth Tower, home to the Great Clock and Big Ben, is undergoing a complex programme of cleaning and renovation work that will safeguard it for future generations. While this work takes place, the Great Bell will remain silent – apart from marking important national events such as New Year’s Eve and Remembrance Sunday.

As part of the restoration programme, the Great Clock will be dismantled piece by piece with each cog examined and restored. The four dials will be carefully cleaned, the glass repaired, the cast iron framework renewed, and the hands removed and refurbished. 

As the clock mechanism itself will be temporarily out of action, an electric motor will drive the hands until the Great Clock is reinstated and one of the four faces will always be on view, to enable passers-by to check the time.

In case you didn’t know, the Great Bell weighs 13.7 tonnes and strikes every hour to the note of E. It’s accompanied by four quarter bells, which chime every 15 minutes. Big Ben has marked the hour with almost unbroken service for the past 157 years. The bongs last fell silent for maintenance in 2007, and prior to that between 1983-5, as part of a previous large scale refurbishment programme.

Understandably perhaps, there has been an uproar by those who feel that the chimes should not be stopped while the current refurbishment is carried out. After all, their sound is part of London life.

They are, however, very loud – and particularly so when heard close up. And while I’m one of those who feels that some of our health & safety regulations are over the top, this is one occasion that I fully support those who’ve made the decision to temporarily silence the chimes. I know from the experiences of loved ones, just how debilitating noise induced tinnitus is and while hearing the bells fills me with a sense of pride, I would not put that above the health & safety of those tasked with keeping an important part of our national heritage in good working order!

Monday will not only mark the last of Big Ben’s chimes for some time; it will also mark the start of Cleanzine’s annual Summer break. Our next issue will broadcast on Thursday, 7th September.

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This Week's News

Decon 7 able to eliminate Japanese Fungus

* Decon-7-bacteria.jpgThe manufacturers of Decon 7 say it is powerful enough to eliminate hazardous moulds (including black mould), fungi, viruses, E. coli, bacteria and odours and that it is effective against the latest 'superbug' to hit the headlines: Candida Auris - sometimes referred to as Japanese Fungus.

Ideal for a broad spectrum of applications, D7 effectively neutralises up to 99.999% of all bacteria, viruses, spores, moulds, and chemical & biological hazards, eliminating both vegetative and non-vegetative spores, by chemically cleaving spore walls, and neutralising mycotoxins therein. It can be used on a variety of surfaces, is fast acting, and it leaves a non-toxic pH neutral residual barrier to prevent recontamination.
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Family owned Stadsing A/S, sells life's work to Swedish OptiGroup

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With the purchase, Stadsing's products will be available across the rest of the Nordic countries & Europe within the OptiGroup, and new jobs will be established in Aalborg.
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Global biosurfactant market to generate demand of over 340,000 tons by 2020

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.
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Soapbox: New energy label is failing vacuum cleaner users

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. Potentially, this, and other requirements relating to the design and testing of vacuum cleaners, will have an impact on the performance and consequent user satisfaction relating to some machines.

Now, the rated input power of vacuum cleaners has been reduced from 1600W to less than 900W. At the same time, the annual energy consumption must be less than 43 kWh/annum. Again, this is a reduction, down from the 62 kWh/annum level that was set in 2014.
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Seligo launches digital transaction and services platform for waste professionals

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Using this online platform, waste professionals can advertise their products or treatment capacity, and make reservations to dispose of and/or treat waste.
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Excitement growing for ISSA/Interclean Istanbul

* ISSA-Istanbul.jpgThe second edition of the ISSA/Interclean Istanbul exhibition is taking place at the Istanbul Congress from 18th to 20th October 2017. An estimated 3,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors from in and around Turkey will mould this exhibition into the ultimate business platform for the cleaning industry in South-Eastern Europe, Russia, Northern Africa and the Middle-East.
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CHSA's accredited distributors demand conformance from suppliers

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The CHSA's Accredited Distributor Scheme was launched in January this year and already more than 135 distributor members of the Association have been approved for membership.
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Betco becomes Goodwill NCPP Preferred Supplier

* Betco.jpgBetco Corporation has become a preferred supplier of chemicals and equipment for Goodwill National Cooperative Purchasing Program (NCPP) in North America.

"Betco offers Goodwill some of the most innovative products, high quality equipment options and easy to access training in the facilities maintenance industry; all with exceptional customer support and at an outstanding cost to our members," says Doug Carden, VP of Goodwill NCPP.
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Survey shows that 83% of FM professionals believe BIM will support delivery of facilities management

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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.
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Forestry Commission logs into Salisbury Group's facilities management

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Recent UK News

Children's Hospital introduces cutting edge Surfacide technology to combat HAIs

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There is a large variation in hospital infection rates across the UK, with the worst performers having more than five times the number of cases of Healthcare Acquired Infections than the best performing hospitals.

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.
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Zenith Hygiene Group and CPL Online announce new working partnership

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CPL Online, which provides learning and development software, has announced a new partnership with Zenith Hygiene Group.
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Clarity -The Soap Co. awarded The Planet Mark

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Clarity -The Soap Co., the social enterprise that creates employment for blind and disabled people, has been awarded The Planet Mark for demonstrating its commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 5% over the next 12 months.
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Award-winning Julius Rutherfoord Training Academy passes BICSc audit with flying colours

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The Training Academy at Julius Rutherfoord & Co's home in Battersea, London, has passed its British Institute of Cleaning Science audit with flying colours.
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Facilities managers 'kept in dark' about poor washroom conditions, reveals research

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As entries roll in for the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards, showcasing excellence and raising standards in the facilities management and cleaning industries, research shows where facilities managers might be missing a huge opportunity to improve washroom standards and user satisfaction.
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BCC welcomes new chair, deputy and new representatives at 2017 AGM

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The British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors including the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, officially elected a new chairman and deputy chair at its recent Annual General Meeting.
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BICSc launches new accredited training courses

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The British Institute of Cleaning Science has introduced a new range of training courses, developed around the practical and future skills needed for cleaning industry professionals.
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Finalists revealed for the BICSc Annual Awards 2017

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The finalists for the British Institute of Cleaning Science Annual Awards 2017 - the UK cleaning industry's premier event celebrating excellence in training and accreditation - have been revealed.

2017 Award Finalists

Client Commitment to Training:
* Birkin Cleaning Services
* University of Sussex - Sussex Estates and Facilities
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Innovation at the heart of Facilicom contract with the OU

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Facilicom Cleaning Services has extended and expanded its cleaning contract with the Open University, thanks largely to a joint commitment to innovation.
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Kärcher puts its support behind the UK, as delegates from 65 countries arrive for its World Meeting

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Guests from all across the globe arrived in the UK last week for the 2017 Kärcher World Meeting, to talk innovation, strategy and growth.
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Environmental Excellence Training & Development appointed as Steam Training Centre

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Matrix Cleaning Systems has appointed Environmental Excellence Training & Development as an authorised 'Steam Training Centre' for the Matrix Steam machine range.
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On a delivery van near you - spot the CHSA sticker!

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More than 100 cleaning and hygiene distributors have applied to join the Cleaning & Hygiene Association's Accreditation Scheme for distributors since its launch in January this year.
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Events & Exhibitions

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

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BICSc Annual Awards
14th September 2017
inc Education Programme and Exhibition

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire
UK


WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
Cleaning. Management.Services
Berlin
Germany

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
Web

Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

Web

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

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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
Mumbai,
India

Web

The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
Web

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

Web



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