* Cleanzine-logo-8a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 20th September 2018 Issue no. 838

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Final call for registration for IICRC 2018 Technical Conference

With its 2018 Technical Conference around the corner, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification is reminding potential attendees to register if they want to secure a place. The conference will take place from September 27th through 28th at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and focus on the niche field of trauma and crime scene clean-up. Attendees can earn up to 10 CEC credits (up to three on Thursday and up to seven on Friday).
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Idexx Pseudalert Test accepted as Global ISO Standard

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Idexx Laboratories, a global leader in rapid microbiological testing for water, has announced that the Idexx Pseudalert method has been published as the International Organisation for Standardisation worldwide standard 16266-2 for the 24-hour detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water.
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Drug resistant bacteria found in biofilm on 93% of critical care hospital surfaces can now be tackled

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Dry surface biofilm has been found to exist on 93% of all critical care area hospital surfaces and over 50% of these biofilms contain mutant germs which are resistant to antibiotics; resulting in healthcare acquired infections. The US Environmental Protection Agency has this week registered the first product to be effective against these biofilms.
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Germ-zapping robots help Hunterdon Medical Center reduce superbug infections by 76%

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As germs and bacteria become increasingly resistant to cleaning chemicals and antibiotics, Hunterdon Medical Center recently deployed Xenex LightStrike germ-zapping robots that use pulsed xenon ultraviolet light to enhance traditional room cleaning procedures as a key part of the hospital's infection prevention program.
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Girbau's HS-6028 washer addition to Six Series family boasts superior efficiency and water extraction

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Girbau has expanded its HS 6 Series of washer extractors with the launch of a new model offering class-leading production efficiency and water extraction. The HS-6028, with 28-31Kg capacity, fills the gap that previously existed between the smaller HS-6024 (24Kg) and larger HS-6032 (32Kg) machines.
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Strategic partnership for two Canadian professional cleaning industry leaders

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Charlotte Products, a leading North American manufacturer of green certified and sustainable cleaning products, has announced that it will partner with JNP Enterprises, the manufacturer's agent serving Quebec and Eastern Canada including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
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Cintas offers back-at-school tips for limiting the spread of illness

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According to the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the common cold results in nearly 22 million lost school days annually. With students and faculty now back at school, Cintas Corporation has released five essential tips for mitigating the spread of pathogens throughout educational facilities. These tips will assist schools in maintaining a healthy environment, particularly in the build-up to this year's cold and flu season.
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Hooper Services launches TSM Italy into UK Market

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Portsmouth-based family run business, Hooper Services, has expanded its range by exclusively partnering with TSM Italy - another family-run business. Ian Hooper, who in 1990 founded the company that takes his name, says his main aim is to save customers money without compromising on service or quality - hence the partnership.
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Vectair Systems launches new P-Screen triple action urinal screen

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Global manufacturer and supplier of hygiene supplies Vectair Systems has launched the first triple action urinal screen - incorporating dual fragrance delivery, an active 'enzyme protected' central core and the ultimate defence against splashback.
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Can standing up all day harm your health?

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For years, office workers have been warned against the dangers of sitting down at a desk all day, with claims of increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol being but a few supposed health risks of a sedentary job.
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We have mail: Marvin Klein of PortionPac Chemical Corporation, responds to last week's leader...

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We missed you... glad to have you back...

... and starting off by tackling our industry's biggest challenge and opportunity. How do we lead industry, institutions and the public to do something that will help everyone and hurt no one?
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Mouro helps solve hygiene issues and remove odours at mosques

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Maintaining hygiene in a mosque can be something of a challenge because the building can be heavily used with, sometimes, thousands of people praying at the same time. High trafffic and odour are said to be the main issues when it comes to cleaning.
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Latest eguide looks beyond basics to simplify selection of chemical protective gloves

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Honeywell has published the second in its two-part series of eGuides designed to help health & safety professionals confidently select the right chemical protective gloves. 'A Guide to Selecting Chemical Protective Gloves - Part 2' looks specifically at three key considerations for glove selection - task, environment and fit - and outlines steps that can be taken to help simplify the selection process.
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IICRC announces agenda for 2018 Technical Conference

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) has this week announced the agenda for its 2018 Technical Conference, taking place 27th - 28th September at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Now in its third year, the Technical Conference will offer attendees an inside look at what it takes to work in the niche field of trauma and crime scene cleanup. Attendees can earn up to 10 CEC credits (up to three on Thursday and up to seven on Friday).

The 2018 conference agenda is as follows:

Thursday, 27th September:
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Kennedy expands Satin Ellipse range with two new feminine hygiene products

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Kennedy Hygiene Products, manufacturer of the Ellipse range of dispensers, launched the new premium product line - Satin Ellipse - in March.

The company has now expanded the feminine hygiene range by adding the Satin Intima Pedal with a capacity of 23 litres, in addition to the Intima Mini Satin with a 15-litre capacity. The Satin Intima bins come with a black protective lid insert.
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ProTech XV high volume employee hygiene systems help keep the workforce clean

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Meritech's newest fully automated hand and footwear sanitising system, the ProTech XV, is a bi-directional walk-through system that can handle large numbers of employees entering and exiting production areas in large groups.
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New e-guide explains how to select chemical protective gloves in six steps

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Honeywell has published the first in a two-part series of e-guides to help workers and health & safety professionals choose the right chemical protective gloves.
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Why is it that what the majority of us see as a 'no-brainer' seems to escape those who ultimately make the decisions?

Once again - this time in Canada - hospital staff have been protesting against cuts in funding for frontline healthcare services, arguing that reduced cleaning budgets lead to greater numbers of healthcare acquired infections (well it figures, doesn't it?). These cuts - and protests - are happening virtually all over the world.

Families of patients who've died or suffered life changing illnesses as a result of picking up an HAI sue the facility/Trust concerned. Valuable time and trouble is spent by hospital teams fighting these cases and if they lose they have to pay up. OK I'm assuming that these costs are covered by the offending facilities' insurers, but when one considers the huge price of insurance - a price that's rising rapidly each year because of the need to cover the increasing number of lawsuits being fought, doesn't it make sense to prevent the infections - and thus the subsequent lawsuits - in the first place?

Cleaners are amongst the lowest earners in society. We need more of them in our hospitals - doing a great job and preventing infection - rather than fewer. We need good cleaning equipment and people trained properly in how to use it. I believe the saying goes something like: 'Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves'. Do you see where I'm coming from?

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This Week's News

IICRC acquires ICRA's Certification and Assessment Programs

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification has announced that it has acquired the performance assessment and certification programs of the International Cleaning & Restoration Association as of August 31, 2018.

While ICRA originally was formed by a group of regional trade associations to establish a unified international trade association, there was also an interest in establishing performance assessment certifications.
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Rallying staff say patients, care, infection control all adversely affected by healthcare cuts

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The cuts touch many areas of patient care including nursing, environmental services, administration, hospital linens, and other hospital support services.
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Vectair Systems launches stylish EcoShell non-aerosol, non-programmable air freshener - bringing locations 'out of their shell'

* Vectair-EcoShell.jpgFamous global aircare manufacturer Vectair Systems has launched Ecoshell, its latest non-aerosol air freshener utilising 'clip and go, clip and throw' technology.

Powered by natural airflow, the unique shell design is not only visually attractive but it serves a powerful purpose - to provide a large surface area for superior scent delivery, with curved vents and internal slats for better distribution of fragrance.
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Bunzl Canada's intelligent washroom system captures global interest

* Bunzl-Canada.jpgBunzl Canada announced yesterday that its IoT-based washroom monitoring system, WandaNext is about to be installed in another Canadian airport and several shopping malls, adding to its growing presence in healthcare, retail, commercial and conference facilities across the country.

"First-to-market innovations that help to maximise operational efficiencies and deliver an improved customer experience are one of the key reasons that our customers choose Bunzl as a strategic supply partner," said John Howlett, president, Bunzl Canada.
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Exclusive Matrix Cleaning Systems distributor deal for Carey Cleaning Machines in Ireland

* Matrix-Carey.jpgMatrix Cleaning Systems has announced that Carey Cleaning Machines has become its exclusive distributor for the Matrix Industrial and Commercial range of steam machines for Northern Ireland. The agreement also includes exclusivity for Southern Ireland for industrial machines.

Carey Cleaning Machines supplies equipment and services to a wide range of customers including hospitals, schools, councils, cleaning contractors, facilities management companies and the industrial and manufacturing sector.
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Healthcare professionals see technology as infection control tool

* Healthcare-professionals.jpgA study that demonstrates a correlation between technology adoption and hygiene compliance in the eyes of Healthcare workers has been released by Tork, an Essity brand. According to the results, healthcare professionals believe introducing new technology such as hand hygiene monitoring systems, can play an important role in hygiene compliance and infection control across healthcare facilities.
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Riwal Rental App is now live on the App Store

* Riwal-Rental-App.jpgRiwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist, has launched the Riwal Rental App in the App Store. Launched in the Google Play Store in March, Riwal's Rental App is now also available for Apple iOS users too. The App allows rental customers to browse, reserve and schedule aerial work platforms among other features in one seamless process.

The Riwal Rental app is part of the company's digital strategy to enhance customer connectivity and engage in new markets. The app's interface is highly user friendly for customers, who will also be assisted via the app's live-chat functionality.
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Easyroll Ellipse: a new version of Kennedy's centre pull dispenser

* Easyroll-Ellipse.jpgKennedy's Easyroll is a versatile hand drying dispenser suitable for all environments, including washroom, catering and hospitality. The Easyroll Ellipse comes with a translucent cover that enables easy inspection of paper level and is water and dust resistant to keep the paper towel dry and clean.

The standard Easyroll Ellipse is Arctic white with a translucent blue cover. Due to the popularity of this product and high customers' demand, our new version of Easyroll is now also available with a translucent white cover.
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Professor Mark Wilcox to present latest study at Infection Prevention Society Conference 2018

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NYC historic monument receives restorative cleaning from Kärcher

* NYC-historic-monument-clean.jpgKärcher participated last week in the cleaning and restoration of the 75 feet tall Dover Patrol Monument in John Paul Jones Park in Brooklyn, New York City.

Installed in 1931, the monument is constructed from grey Westerly Granite which over the course of time, had become soiled with biological growth such as bacteria, algae, fungi and lichen, as well as a dark grey layer of atmospheric residue, including dust, soot, and emissions. It also produces hard calcium crusts, which leach out of the mortar.
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Essity continues optimisation program with closure of Arizona converting plant

To further increase the efficiency of the Professional hygiene business, Essity is closing its converting facility in Bellemont, Arizona, US. The closure will be completed in the second half of 2019 without any disruption to customers and production will be reallocated to other Essity production facilities in the US.

The measures are aligned with the company's strategy to optimise the production footprint to improve cost and capital efficiency and further increase value creation in the Professional hygiene business area.
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£1,500 raised for RNIB at CHSA's pro-am golf tournament

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Combining this with the money already raised at the gala ball, the CHSA has now generated an impressive £10,000 (approximately) for the RNIB this year.
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Recent UK News

Jeff Bell steps down from CHSA Council after many years of service

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After many years of service, former Chairman of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association and recently retired managing director of Deb, Jeff Bell is stepping down from the CHSA's governing Council.

"Jeff has made an enormous contribution to the CHSA," says chairman Stephen Harrison. "It was his commitment to and active engagement in the industry that led to his election, first onto the Council and then to the position of chairman, after which he continued to serve as a Council member. He served with distinction, providing clear strategic direction.
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Jangro's e-learning system identifies a larger appetite for staff training

A recent analysis of Jangro's award-winning online training programme, the Jangro Learning Management Solution, has demonstrated that commercial cleaning companies are realising the benefits of training their workforce.
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ICMMA appoints new Secretariat

ISSA has announced additional support for the UK Industrial Cleaning Machine Manufacturers Association.

Rob Shaw and Rachel Eastop of Rob Shaw Associates will provide secretarial support from now on, taking over from Hazel Langley. Rob has more than 14 years' experience providing scientific expertise on falls prevention to the UK regulator, the Health & Safety Executive, as well as commercial consultancy and training in the UK and overseas. Rachel has a strong professional background and proven track record of excelling in marketing and project management positions.
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Winners of the CHSA's 2018 Undergraduate Bursary announced

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Two talented and hard-working young people - Krupa Solanki and Ellie Walker - have been named as the recipients of the CHSA's 2018 Undergraduate Bursaries, following the CHSA Council's decision earlier in the year to award up to two bursaries every year for the next five years.
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Spectrum Hygiene moves after giving its customers a good roasting!

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Norwich-based Spectrum Hygiene has moved into a new 10,000 sq ft warehouse, moving from its previous 7,000 sq ft facility. With a current annual turnover of £4M for the company and its subsidiaries, the new warehouse is a pivotal factor in Spectrum's ambitious plans to increase sales by as much as 50% in the next two years.

So why give customers a roasting?
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John Cornish joins Dolphin Solutions

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After 35 years in the field of dispensers and international sales, John Cornish, a familiar figure in the industry worldwide, has now moved to Dolphin Solutions in Bodiam, East Sussex.
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Veltia UK up 60% year on year so far

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Sales have increased year on year for the national hand dryer supplier, Veltia UK. The company now supports more than 50 reseller partners, and continues its goal to not only supply quality hand dryers, but to train salespeople in these organisations to increase company revenues.
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Boels extends its presence in Great Britain

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European rental company, Boels Rental, forges on with its UK expansion. The latest acquisitions of Artisan Hire Centre and sister company SAS (Survey & Safety Equipment Hire & Sales), form a further step in its overall UK growth strategy to become a national hire company.
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Solved365 enters franchise market

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Solved365 is a new franchise specialising in commercial cleaning. The franchise has spun out of Total Solutions Group; a multi-million-pound, independently-owned company which was launched by Sharmin Akter in 2014.
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Mitie Landscapes strengthens NHS partnerships with a double win

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Mitie's Landscaping business has been awarded two new ground maintenance contracts with the NHS in the South West of England. The contracts with Devon Partnership NHS Trust and South-Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust are together worth £675,000 over five-year terms.
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RPC bpi recycled products sharpens sustainability focus with important acquisition

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RPC bpi recycled products has given a major boost to UK recycling and sustainability by acquiring the nation's leading recycler of rigid plastics, PLASgran. The acquisition marks a major step in RPC bpi recycled products' ongoing commitment to work towards a world where nothing goes to waste.
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Facilicom UK appoints new director of operations

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Dedicated soft services and contract cleaning specialist, Facilicom UK, has announced the appointment of Peter Buff as its new director of operations.
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Cromwell Polythene to speak about resource-efficiency of plastic at RWM 2018

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Cromwell Polythene is expecting a busy RWM - the UK's largest recycling & waste management expo, which is taking place this coming 12th and 13th September.
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Events & Exhibitions

IICRC Technical Conference
27-28th September 2018
Las Vegas, USA
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International Cleaning Forum
2-5th October 2018
16th edition
Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Laundry
Kiev, Ukraine

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Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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ISSA North America
30th October 2018-1st November 2018
Dallas, Texas
USA

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Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
13-15th November 2018
Dubai
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Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

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ISSA Mexico 2019
19-21st February 2019
Mexico City
Mexico

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Clean India Technology Week 2019
20-22nd February 2019
Bangalore
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The Cleaning Show
19-21st March 2019
London

Another edition of this successful event in one of the greatest cities on Earth!

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CMS Berlin
24-27th September 2019
Paired with:
CMS World Summit 2019

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CMS World Summit 2019
24-26th September 2019
Paired with:
CMS Cleaning Management Services



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