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NanoTouch Materials' new self-cleaning surfaces address these concerns and particularly so its new launch - a self-cleaning film for touch screens that can turn any airport check-in kiosk or in-flight screen into a continuously self-cleaning surface.
The company has also released self-cleaning elevator button covers.
Visionstate's product suite includes Internet of Things devices that help track cleaning, maintenance and supply utilisation. Its WANDA device is installed in both public and private facilities such as hospitals, airports, shopping centres, arenas and office buildings.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR/IICRC S340 Standard for Professional Cleaning & Maintenance of Leather Furnishings.
The China Global Television Network reports that the ministry has also decided to dispatch an ad hoc investigation team to the hotels which have been criticized for poor hygiene, after some budget hotels were also found to have potential hygiene issues.
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I've often argued in these Leaders that the cleaning industry's true worth will only be understood and acknowledged if all the cleaners go on strike, but I can see I need to change that to include the partial shutdown of the US Government. From what I've been reading, this has had a huge impact on the provision of cleaning services throughout the US which are under the Government's remit, such as the National Parks, where, I understand, rubbish is building up and toilets are becoming blocked. I just hope park users are doing their best to take their rubbish home with them and that they don't forget to carry their own supplies of toilet tissue and hand sanitisers...
In a little over two months' time The Cleaning Show opens in London's ExCel (March 19-21), and to add to the sparkle, new zones earmarked for the window and carpet cleaning sectors will be included for the first time in recognition of the massive contribution they make to the wider cleaning industry.
The Carpet Cleaning Village is designed for anyone connected to the carpet cleaning industry and carpet cleaning supply chain. Dave Wheadon from The National Carpet Cleaners Association, says: "It's fantastic that The Cleaning Show has recognised the significance of carpet cleaning within the wider cleaning industry," he says. "The Carpet Cleaning Village will be a space where we and our members can learn about the latest innovations and techniques as well as somewhere we can discuss the key challenges we all face as a sector. I would encourage anyone connected to carpet cleaning to register for the Show or consider exhibiting in the Village as it will help build the profile of professional carpet cleaning as a reliable, responsible and valuable service both commercially and domestically."
Another special area will be The Green Zone, a space offering advice and solutions to those looking to reduce their environmental impact and offer more sustainable services. A Resource Management area is also being developed which will focus on waste management and recycling. Learn more at https://cleaningshow.co.uk/
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Terry 'Turbo' Burrows (pictured), still officially the world's fastest window cleaner after over 20 years, is officially challenging window cleaners from across the globe to try and take his crown at the UK's Cleaning Show expo in London in March.
Being hosted at the Excel exhibition centre (March 19th - 21st 2019), the official Guinness World Record Challenge will also be part of a new international window cleaning competition, The Window Cleaning World Cup.
How do you track performance when you have multiple cleaning machines in different locations? What systems can you put in place to monitor the equipment, optimise performance and minimise cost? Fortunately, technology is available; it is tried, tested and will provide the transparency you need 24/7 to lower the total cost of cleaning and improve profitability. Here, John Brill, sales director for Nilfisk, tells us how he sees the TrackClean fleet management system working in practice...
"Until recently, there was no way of monitoring how machines were used unless you had a supervisor on the ground. Even then the view was subjective; there was no data, no detail and no easy way to compare similar sites under the same contract.
Say goodbye to greasy grills and odorous ovens with the help of Bio Productions' new Neutral Oven Cleaner, which offers a non-corrosive and non-caustic solution to even the most stubborn grime and comes without the usual nasty odours one might expect when using a hard-hitting oven degreaser.
"Oven-cleaning might not be the most glamorous job but it is one of the most crucial," says managing director, Angela Gill. "It is especially important to get it right when it comes to cleaning with chemicals in food preparation areas, and we're confident that our Neutral Oven Cleaner is up to the challenge."
Available in both mains and battery versions, the TSM Grande Brio 35 walk-behind compact scrubber dryer has the option of being fitted with the innovative, autonomous Ecoray system, which uses ultraviolet energy to tackle any microorganisms left behind after cleaning.
This helps the machine - the smallest in the range - to reduce and eliminate symptoms relating to asthma and allergies as well as the transmission of other infectious and non-infectious diseases caused by bacteria and viruses.
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's analysis of the 2018 performance of its Accreditation Schemes shows exceptional conformance in all areas. The results make it clear; if buyers of cleaning & hygiene products want to be certain that 'what's on the box is what's in the box', they need to look for the CHSA Accreditation Scheme marque.
In its second year of operation, the CHSA's Accreditation Scheme for Distributors has done exceptionally well. The results show that an average of 97.5% of relevant products across all Accredited Distributors are from CHSA Accredited Manufacturers.
Manchester-based supplier of healthcare and industrial fabrics, Technical Textile Services, which trades as Techtex, has announced the acquisition of two competitors, Whitminster International and Klenzeen, to strengthen its presence in healthcare and industrial wipes sector.
The sum paid is undisclosed, but the newly-enlarged business enjoys a £20m plus turnover, and the deal makes Techtex the largest UK independent manufacturer of high-quality cleansing wipes, taking the workforce to 90.
Global microbial and anti-microbial product developer, Genesis Biosciences, has appointed Admiral Cleaning Supplies as the sole UK distributor for its professional probiotic cleaning range, Evogen Professional.
The partnership will see Admiral offer the specialist, environmentally-responsible cleaning solutions to the UK HoReCa (hotels, restaurants and cafes) and Soft FM and cleaning markets.
ISS and Vattenfall have entered into one of Sweden's and the Nordic countries' largest agreements for facilities management services, a flexible outcome-based partnership designed to deliver on the parties' mutually developed vision and objectives.
After working together since 2006, the two signed an official 'Vested' agreement across the Nordic countries just prior to Christmas, formalising the outcome-based approach to collaboration, cost leadership and sustainability at Vattenfall's 250+ sites across Sweden as well as Denmark, and Finland.
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