* Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd February 2023 Issue no. 1053

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International News

UMF|PerfectClean welcomes Mark Hodgson as vice president sales - healthcare markets

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Healthcare and infection prevention expert Mark Hodgson has joined UMF|PerfectClean as vice president sales - healthcare markets. Mark is a chemist with a strong background in environmental microbiology and the impact of infectious pathogens on patients. Most recently, he was an area managing director at Medentech, a division of Kersia Group, a global leader in infection prevention products and solutions.

Sybron launches first own brand with new biotechnology cleaning range - SyBio

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Sybron, UK supplier of cleaning, hygiene and catering products to some of the largest names in hospitality, has launched its first own brand with SyBio, a range of biotechnology-based cleaning products. Partnering with BioVate Hygienics, Sybron has developed a range that can replace some of the harmful, non-renewable chemicals with adaptive biotechnology that cleans, disinfects and protects.

Relationships underpin innovation and marketing

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Matt Wonnacott, founder of Ennovamark, writes on a subject on many people’s minds this week

“Seeing as it was Valentine's Day this week, I wanted to explore the effect relationships have on business, as well as innovation and marketing. There's a classic quote that saying ‘hello’ doesn't have a return on investment - it's about building relationships.

Innovation driver CMS Berlin under new project management

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From 19th through 22nd September 2023, the cleaning industry will be coming together live again at CMS Berlin, Europe's highly popular trade fair for the cleaning & hygiene market. For CMS, the year has begun under new project management. After 14 years in her post, Heike Hemmer is retiring and handing over project management to Ruth Senitz.

Three arrested in suspected PPE fraud worth millions

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Three people, including a husband and wife, have been arrested in a National Crime Agency investigation linked to international Personal Protective Equipment fraud.

Five ways to slow surging spread of Norovirus

Norovirus is in full swing in the US this Winter. While the number of cases hit historic lows during the pandemic, now it's behind us, experts believe 2023 may be a record year for cases. Likewise flu in the UK and other parts of the world.

ISSA Pulire presents two competitions to animate three-day show in Milan

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Registrations are open for the two competitions that will take place during the 26th edition of ISSA Pulire:

Xenex Makes De Novo Petition to FDA re. LightStrike UV room disinfection technology

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Xenex Disinfection Services, a world leader in UV disinfection technology for healthcare facilities, has filed a De Novo petition with the US Food & Drug Administration for medical device market authorisation of its LightStrike+ ultraviolet room disinfection technology.

Visitor Registrations are open for ISSA Pulire 2023

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Registration is open for ISSA Pulire 2023, the international trade fair dedicated to the professional cleaning and sanitation sector, which is taking place at Fiera Milano, Italy, from 9th to 11th May. 
Aimed at cleaning professionals, manufacturers, distributors, service and facilities management companies, users and end customers, the event will showcase the best in professional cleaning, disinfestation, laundry, integrated services and maintenance.

Strategic distribution deal takes Polygiene into booming Asian market

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Polygiene Group, Swedish manufacturer of Polygiene BioMaster antimicrobial additives and other Polygiene Product Protection technologies, has signed a new distribution deal with Indian partner N9WTPL.

SUPA produces plastic-free paper bottles for laundry and washing up liquids

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SUPA has produced plastic-free paper bottles for laundry and washing up liquids under the Eco-mate brand, the composition of which it believes is a world first.

Welcome to the Cleanzine


An initiative’s been launched by the British Cleaning Council this week, in which I feel we should all become involved. In that, I mean I feel it’s worth emulating worldwide, since our very lives depend upon it. Yes - I realise everyone’s perception and treatment of those in our industry differs considerably from country to country, but the lessons learned during the pandemic need to be shared and acted upon globally, if we’re to make best use of them. We need to speak with one voice and share our expertise, if we’re to ensure that we can continue to help prevent the spread of infection in whatever form it may take in the future – and with it, help save lives. 
You will have read in these pages about the inquiry held last year by the All-Party Parliamentary Group, which looked into the role of cleaning & hygiene during the pandemic… effectively what worked and what didn’t, and how we should act in the future. It took evidence from the BCC, the Royal Society for Public Health and a number of experts, cleaning & hygiene clients and senior colleagues across the whole of our industry. You will also have read the important report that was subsequently published on the inquiry’s findings and which made solid recommendations. Sadly, this has attracted very little engagement from the majority of MPs, so now the BCC, backed by 23 Associations from across the cleaning, hygiene and waste sectors, is urging us to join a letter writing campaign to our MPs and sign a petition demanding that cleaning & hygiene be made a national priority. The report's recommendations, if implemented, will reflect a new national process and culture around cleaning & hygiene for the future, making us much more resilient to current common infections and also far better prepared for future public health emergencies, such as pandemics.  
We all need to play our part in this. If you’re in the UK I urge you to download and adapt the pre-written letter highlighting the issue and email it to your local MP, and also to sign the petition. Both call for the implementation of the report’s recommendations in full. And if you’re not in the UK, why not adapt the BCC’s letters and launch your own campaign to get your Government to take our industry and collective expertise, a lot more seriously? During the pandemic, my Government (and possibly yours, since they all seemed to be reading from the same script) kept saying: “We’re all in this together” and in this particular issue, I really believe we all should be. Further information, the letter for download and the link to the petition are at: https://britishcleaningcouncil.org/2023/02/06/download-letter-here/


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This Week's News

MSL Solution Providers bolsters expertise with appointment of SDS Author

* MSL_Daniel-Sands.jpgMicrobiological testing firm, MSL Solution Providers, has appointed Daniel Sands as its new SDS Author. In his new role, Daniel is responsible for authoring Safety Data Sheets and completing Poison Centre Notifications for the biocidal and cosmetics industries.

By law, suppliers of chemicals must provide an up-to-date safety data sheet if a substance is dangerous for supply. These essential documents provide information on chemical products, describing the hazards that the chemical presents, as well as giving information on handling, storage, and emergency measures in case of accident.

The Cleaning Show launches 2023 Trends Report

* The-Cleaning-Show-2023-Trends-Report.jpgYesterday, ‘The Cleaning Show’ revealed its 2023 Trends Report, exploring where the cleaning and hygiene industries are heading, the latest innovations and trends, as well as the challenges affecting the cleaning and facilities management industries.

The report’s release heralds the upcoming return of the Show to ExCeL, London, from 14th – 16th March.

Metsä Tissue's UK Sustainability Awards - shortlisted entries

* Metsä-SHORTLIST.jpgMetsä Tissue in the UK, in partnership with the Cleaning & Services Support Association, is delighted to reveal the shortlisted entries to its Sustainability Awards competition.

The shortlist of the three best entries in each category, arranged alphabetically, is as follows:

CHSA integrates Green Claims Code into Code of Practice

* CHSA-Green-Claims-Code.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has incorporated the Competition & Markets Authority's Green Claims Code into its Code of Practice.

"Sustainability is a challenging and complex issue,” explains Lorcan Mekitarian, CHSA chair. “Integrating the Green Claims Code into our Code of Practice shows the commitment of our members to embrace environmental sustainability and protect their customers from greenwashing.

Program finalised, speakers added for ACI workshop on new test methods for cleaning product safety

* ACI-Kruszewski.jpgAn in-depth agenda has been finalised and new speakers added to the American Cleaning Institute's upcoming workshop: ‘New Approach Methods (NAMs) for the In Vitro Assessment of Cleaning Products for Respiratory Irritation’.

The day-long event will bring together leading experts who will explore the best available non-animal scientific methods to assess the potential hazard of respiratory irritation throughout the lifecycle of cleaning products.

PPC Live offers insight into latest innovations in pest control

* PPC-pest-control.jpgNational trade body and member of the British Cleaning Council, the British Pest Control Association is hosting a major showcase of traditional and cutting-edge pest management techniques at its PPC Live trade show next month.

Professionals in the cleaning industry are invited to attend the free event at the Yorkshire Events Centre in Harrogate, to find out why they are a pest professional's best friend and how pest professionals can help keep their working environments pest-free.

Introducing MicroGuard: Microban’s antimicrobial technology for PU, EVA and PVC

* MicroGuard-FOAM.jpgMicroban International has expanded its portfolio of antimicrobial technologies with the introduction of MicroGuard, a series of antifungal additives for PVC, PU, and EVA applications including foam.

MicroGuard technology provides high antifungal efficacy and 24/7 built-in protection, preventing microbial degradation to extend the useful product lifetime.

CDVI’s new accessible toilet lock system features MicroGuard anti-microbial coating

* CDVI-Accessible-Toilet-Lock.jpgCDVI has announced the release of the DW-TLC toilet door locking system for accessible toilets.

Trio of contract wins for Aston Services Group

* Aston-trio.jpgIndependent facilities services provider, Aston Services Group, has been awarded three new shopping centre contracts worth circa £1m per year.

The Lancashire-based services provider has successfully won contracts for Ladysmith Shopping Centre in Ashton, Manchester, Prince Bishops Place, Durham and Lakeside Doncaster. All three contracts will be up and running by end February 2023.

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