* Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 11th August 2022 Issue no. 1029

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International News

Idrobase Group starts again with an anti-inflation bonus

About 100 Euros more per month for all employees from March until December 2022, in response to the cost of living, but also as a sign of confidence in the future: this is what the shareholders of Idrobase Group, Bruno Ferrarese and Bruno Gazzignato, decided a few days after the fire that destroyed one of the warehouses, rendering many offices at the headquarters in Borgoricco, in the province of Padua, unfit for use.

ISSA Show North America 2022 opens registration and releases education program

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ISSA Show North America 2022, the annual tradeshow which brings together leaders from the commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning community, is open for registration. The event offers opportunities for networking, education and product discovery that help industry professionals evolve their businesses and change the way the world views cleaning.

America's Best Restroom 2022: contest finalists revealed

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From one of the busiest airports in the country to a restaurant within an old manufacturing building, the top 10 finalists for the 2022 America's Best Restroom contest have been revealed.

NYU Langone health study confirms efficacy of EvaClean PurTabs NaDCC disinfectant

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New York University Langone Health (NYUL) chief epidemiologist Dr Michael Phillips and his colleagues at NYUL conducted a study to confirm the efficacy of sporicidal disinfectants for controlling Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) and Candida aruis (C. auris).

Cleenol launches Edencleen range

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One of the UK's longest established manufacturers and suppliers of quality cleaning and hygiene products has officially launched its Edencleen range. Fourth generation family owned Cleenol Group has created Edencleen to reflect its mission to play its part in the creation of a 'cleaner and safer world'.

Dudley Industries launches slimline Modulo behind-the-mirror cabinet

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Dudley Industries, the British manufacturer of stainless-steel washroom equipment, has announced the launch of new, slimline version of its Modulo Behind-the-Mirror Cabinet system.

Do college students make the grade on cleaning?

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The sophomore year of the American Cleaning Institute's Class of Clean is now in session. The College Student's Guide to Cleaning' aims to educate college students on proper cleaning, laundry and hygiene practices.

Agenda announced for sixth edition of Forum ISSA Pulire

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The speakers of the ISSA Pulire 2022 Forum have been announced. The sixth edition of the congress dedicated to integrated services will address issues which more than others are influencing our present and, above all, shaping the future of this sector.

Successful biogas trial paves way to Europe for Genesis Biosciences

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A biogas additive produced by Genesis Biosciences and used in the wastewater treatment process has secured pre-eminent results in a live trial ahead of its launch to market later this year.

ACI emphasises importance of modernising America's recycling system as Congress examines ways to improve recyclability

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The US House Committee on Energy & Commerce recently held a hearing on ‘No Time to Waste: Solutions for America's Broken Recycling System’. In conjunction with the hearing, the American Cleaning Institute offered its perspective as Congress examines ways to improve America's recycling capabilities.

New air duct cleaning machine features increased power and next generation smart technology

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Indoor air quality solutions specialist Rotobrush International has launched a new air duct cleaning machine. The all new BrushBeast DR features next generation smart technology, more vacuum power and more control while maintaining the same portability and ease of use that is known with the brand.

Phs Group and GreenTeck Global bring Ecoflow Innovation to UK Washroom Sector

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A new collaboration between phs Group and GreenTeck Global is offering UK companies a chemical-free way to destroy, rather than mask, lingering bathroom-related odours. From July, the new Ecoflow will be available across the UK via renowned hygiene provider, phs Group, in an exclusive five-year contract.

Welcome to the Cleanzine


Welcome to the last issue of Cleanzine before our annual break. Our next broadcast will be on 1st September but do in the meantime keep an eye on our Facebook page, where we’ll be posting any important news as it comes in, and do keep us updated on anything you’d like us to share with our readers on your behalf. No promises to post on Facebook of course, but we can line up anything appropriate and newsworthy for upcoming issues.

Enjoy your Summer and do stay safe. This time last year I believe I may have said this because of Covid concerns and in between our final and first broadcasts I was laid up with the virus.

This year it’s wildfires, droughts and flooding making the news and I’m off to several festivals where the camp fire is always the focal point and water has occasionally either run out or been contaminated. I’m pleased that in all cases, the organisers have banned private campfires this year and as I have plenty of water with me and there’s little chance of flooding where I’m going, I should be OK.

Until September then!



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This Week's News

Ecoray can help with infection control during Covid-19 and beyond

* Willmop-smaller.jpgThe Ecoray system is a totally autonomous addition to the range of Grande Brio Scrubber Dryers and Willmop vertical scrubber dryers from TSM Italy - brought to the UK market in an exclusive partnership with Hooper Services in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Using UV Technology to destroy micro-organisms on a cellular level, the Ecoray system can destroy up to 97% of bacteria, mould or viruses without the use of a chemical.

Afflink grows leadership team

* AFFLINK-Dana-Duckworth.jpgDana Duckworth has joined Afflink as VP of supply chain solutions. Tasked with developing end-user business in key market segments, she will focus on leveraging relationships within the supplier/distributor community to foster growth among new and existing B2B customers.

"Dana's passion, mindset and positivity, along with a fresh perspective from her recent career as an NCAA Division 1 head gymnastics coach, will positively impact Afflink's next chapter of growth and success," says Afflink president & CEO Dennis Riffer. “Afflink's executive staff are impressed with her record of team building and discipline that drove such impressive results on the gym floor.

Lead time on popular Brightwell Modular dispensers reduced to only 10 days

* Brightwell-dispenser.jpgBrightwell Dispensers has reduced the lead time on its popular Modular manual 400ml, 900ml and 2-litre soap dispensers to 10 days, to ensure everyone can wash their hands even in public spaces!

Hand hygiene is key in today's environment as germs are constantly being spread - especially during the Summer season. Public spaces are full of people touching different objects and surfaces. Washing hands regularly can prevent germs and viruses from spreading.

UMF Corporation introduces Sticky Particle Roller for hospitality

* UMF-Sticky-Particle-Roller.jpgYesterday, UMF Corporation introduced the PerfectClean Sticky Particle Roller, which helps ensure every surface in the hotel guest room is spotless. Developed as the last step for attendants to use throughout the guest room, the Sticky Particle Roller is perfect for picking up hard-to-see particles such as hair, lint, crumbs, and more. It is available now.

"Already of utmost importance, hotel guest expectations for cleanliness and infection prevention have skyrocketed over the past few years due to Covid," says UMF Corporation CEO George Clarke. "We developed the ergonomic, free-standing Sticky Particle Roller handle with wings as a result of input from guest room attendants across numerous hotel brands. GRAs can leverage the Sticky Particle Roller to meet the increasingly high hygiene expe

Principle Windows announced as UK's second largest operator

* Principle-Windows-UK-Second-Largest.jpgPrinciple Windows, the vertical cleaning division of Principle Cleaning Services, has become the second largest window cleaning operation in the UK.

The division, which employs over 100 people and has a turnover of over £7 million, has a market share of 3.4%, according to an industry report by IBISWorld.

Rustins acquires Peek premium polish portfolio

* Rustins-acquires-Peek.jpgRustins, a leading British manufacturer of wood finishes, speciality paints and performance cleaners that has been established for almost 100 years, has acquired the Peek portfolio of premium polishes for the UK and Europe.

Launched in 1990, Peek Polish quickly became recognised as a product that could be successfully used on a multitude of non-porous surfaces. A major selling point was that in 2005, manufacturer Tri-Peek International had been awarded the Royal Warrant as a purveyor of metal polish — after being used for years on the Royal Yacht Britannia and for various other jobs required by Buckingham Palace.

ICE continues partnership with OCS for a further five years

* ICE-OCS.jpgThe team at ICE has agreed terms with facilities management company OCS for a further five-year contract.

Biovate Hygienics launches new catering ranges with Bidfood

* BioVate-Bidfood.jpgBiovate Hygienics, the innovative manufacturer of next generation biological and ecological liquid cleaning products, has launched its catering ranges with Bidfood - one of the UK's largest foodservice wholesalers - as its national catering distribution partner.

Two ranges are now available. The first range of products offers a complete solution of highly concentrated Biovate Biological products in recyclable pouches, reducing plastic consumption by 72% - and uses the latest probiotic cleaning actives, harnessing the power of nature.

Pinnacle Group reappointed to cleaning contract for 600+ council owned facilities

* Pinnacle-cleaning-services.jpgA much sought-after contract has been secured by Pinnacle Group to provide specialist cleaning services to Solihull Community Housing, which runs housing services on behalf of Solihull Council.

The SCH cleaning contract, which is worth almost £1 million, will once again be held by Pinnacle Group which previously won the contract from 2010 - 2015.

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Global Head of Innovation and Portfolio Management


Vectair Systems is seeking an experienced Global Head of Innovation and Portfolio Management to join our growing Marketing team. This role will work closely with the Head of Research and Development to bring innovation to life by developing and executing short- and long-term portfolio strategies that are grounded in customer insights and unmet needs for our global customers in more than 130 countries. This role also will have responsibility for the existing product portfolio, identifying and driving projects that improve the financial performance of our products. 

This role is highly cross-functional and will work closely with R&D, Supply Chain, Finance and Sales on a regular basis. This role requires an understand of new product development processes (phase gate or similar process) and strong business acumen to communicate our innovation strategy through all levels of the organization. Successful candidates will have demonstrated strategic thinking, strong communication and collaboration skills, are well organized, and have a passion for helping our customers.


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Recent UK News

New country manager for Tennant UK

Tennant UK has welcomed Peter Tye (pictured) as the new country manager following the retirement of Nick Hayes.

Peter joins the Tennant family from Renault Trucks UK and Ireland where he was the Used Truck & Rental director. He was responsible for the strategy, sales, operations and remarketing within the Used Truck division and, under his direction, the business achieved significant growth and profitability.

Winners of CHSA's 2022 Undergraduate Bursary announced

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Three talented young people are celebrating. Olivia Baker, Liam Shepherd and Rebecca Griffiths have been selected as the recipients of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's 2022 Undergraduate Bursary.

Grotspots and hotspots! Is your nearest city on the filthiest food establishment list?

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Feeling peckish? That's the perfect excuse for a trip to a restaurant or an order from a takeaway, but will you risk your health when you sit down to dine?

Direct365, an essential services provider that works closely with businesses serving menus of all types, from fast food to pub grub to haute cuisine, has recently been investigating the nation's food hygiene geography.

Jangro publishes new catering and hospitality catalogue

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Jangro has published a new catalogue, dedicated to the commercial caterer and hospitality sector. Available now in a compact A5 size, it is packed with many new sustainable choices.

These include disposable food packaging, cutlery and drinkware which are made from recycled materials and are also compostable, biodegradable or recyclable.

Targeted hygiene protocols create a more hygienic, time-saving and cost-saving Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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By Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, director of medical and scientific engagement, hygiene at Reckitt

“In a world where it remains challenging to drive confidence, high standards of hygiene remain of great importance - in February 2022 according to Global Reckitt Covid Tracker, with 1000 individuals surveyed, 38% still choose where they visit based on disinfection standards.

Denis Rawlins launches cleaning equipment contract hire service

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Cleaning consultant and equipment supplier, Denis Rawlins, has launched a contract hire service to help businesses invest in the latest cleaning innovations, whilst protecting their bottom line.

Sodexo celebrates Accelerators innovation success

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Sodexo celebrated the culmination of its UK and Ireland innovation programme, Accelerators, in a special event held at its London headquarters recently.

Cleanology launches new industry fundraiser event to tackle hygiene poverty

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Cleanology has brought together some of the biggest names in the cleaning and facilities management industry to support the launch of a spectacular new annual fundraising event in aid of The Hygiene Bank.

Keep employees safe in hot weather

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Hazel Bulgin, UK sales manager at Slingsby: one of the UK's leading suppliers of industrial & commercial equipment, offers some practical tips on keeping employees safe and comfortable in hot weather:

Sellafield cleaning contract leads to bigger things

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Winning a cleaning contract at Sellafield in 2003 has proved fruitful for Mitie, as almost two successful decades at the site, providing an expanded range of services, have now led to it being awarded a five-year contract to deliver Sellafield's new Integrated Asset Care framework, as a 50/50 partnership with Jacobs, under a joint venture called OneAIM. Sellafield estimates the IAC contract to be worth up to £250m over the full term of the contract.

Events & Exhibitions

Interclean China 2023
18-20th October 2023
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7-9th November 2023
Madrid, Spain

Clean Eurasia Expo 2023
8-10th November 2023


ISSA Show North America
13-16th November 2023
Las Vegas


The Cleaning Show
13-14th March 2024

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