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International News

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

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An 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’.

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

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Microban 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.

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

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CDVI has announced the release of the DW-TLC toilet door locking system for accessible toilets.

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.

Welcome to the Cleanzine


I realise that in terms of floorspace,  London's 'The Cleaning Show' - taking place in just two weeks from 14th - 16th March, is nothing like international shows such as the long-established ‘Interclean Amsterdam’, or ‘CMS Berlin’ in which local manufacturers seem to fill entire halls. However, when you consider just how many companies are packed into the comparatively small area the London Show will take up in ExCel, there's an awful lot to see. I've just been looking at the current floorplan (https://cleaningshow.co.uk/london/floorplan) and am thinking that John Austen and I will have our work cut out to see everyone over the three days and also take in the conference program and other events running alongside the Show.
But what about the threat of industrial action affecting National Rail services and the London Underground on 15th and 16th March? Will these thwart all the hard work that’s been put into growing the show to its current levels? Luckily, all is not lost…
First, although it’s part of London Underground, Docklands Light Railway - which has two stations on the ExCel campus, is NOT affected. Despite this, the Show’s organisers are giving away 500 x £10 Uber vouchers to Show visitors via https://quartzltd-uber-voucher-claim/ to help ease your journey. If you’re one of the lucky claimants they'll be in touch next week with the voucher link and instructions on how to redeem it when you travel. Or you could travel via the Thames as they used to hundreds of years ago… Uber Boat by Thames Clippers has departures from London piers every 20 minutes. Something more futuristic and great if you’re staying locally, is the cable car that connects ExCeL to The O2 and North Greenwich area. A single fare costs Show visitors just £3! For those needing something less exciting there are 2,000-plus pay and display parking spaces at ExCeL. Just ensure you’re ULEZ compliant and if you’re not, you don’t forget to pay your ‘fine’.
The British Cleaning Council invests its proceeds from the Show back into the cleaning industry in the form of research, grants, consultation services, campaigns and generating positive publicity for the sector. So while this may be a small Show in comparison to some of the ‘biggies’ we get to visit, it really is a goodie and well worth supporting - and there’s far less walking involved than there could be!


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Jan Hobbs

This Week's News

Bureau Veritas's new guide will help manage green claims and avoid unintentional greenwashing

* Bureau-Veritas-Greenwashing.jpgIn today's world, as the need for businesses to demonstrate sustainable practices - including environmental performance - continues to gather pace, so do the risks of greenwashing.

Greenwashing is a form of marketing where misleading information may persuade the public that an organisation's products, services, aims and policies are more environmentally friendly than they are. Under proposed legislation, companies could face multi-million pound fines for promoting their products with unverified environmental claims.

Mineral Wars: How your business can prepare to deal with the battery crisis?

* Mineral-Wars-article.jpgAlex Stapleton, sales director at custom battery pack and charger manufacturer, Alexander Battery Technologies, writes…

“The advent of battery-powered technology has been one of the defining manufacturing developments of our time, empowering global smart phone interconnectivity and spearheading the electric vehicle (EV) revolution of the future.

Principle appoints Tom Lloyd as its new CEO

* PRINCIPLE-NEW-CEO.jpgTom (pictured left), who will assume the role from next month, has over 20 years’ experience in the industry. He joined the company in 2015 and previously held positions as operations director and deputy CEO at the London-based contract cleaning specialist. He succeeds Peter Smith (right), who is stepping back but will still be active in the business.

Tom will lead Principle in delivering its medium-term strategy as it continues to grow organically. The company will maintain its focus on people, innovation, technology and sustainability, along with further investment in its on-site and head office teams. It is also expanding its vertical and specialist cleaning division.

Sustaining wellbeing and employee engagement in remote and hybrid work: Webinar: 27th February, 13.00 - 13.45pm GMT

* Sustaining-Wellbeing.jpgAn engaged worker is a happy worker, and happy workers are more productive who stay longer in an organisation and thrive. The post pandemic world has presented us with many new challenges around managing and engaging with a mixture of hybrid, remote and site-based workforces. How do we engage them all without having a dedicated employee engagement team, and without asking staff to spend hours completing engagement surveys?

Join the British Safety Council’s lunchtime webinar where Roopa Nagoria, engagement and wellbeing consultant at RN HR Consulting and PhD Researcher at Coventry University, explores the topic of engaging remote and hybrid workers in our new working world.

Kingdom Cleaning plants 150 trees in new community woodland

* Kingdom-Bunzl-trees.jpgKingdom Cleaning colleagues and partners have joined forces to plant 150 trees in a new community woodland in Bedford, as the firm continues to champion 'professional cleaning with a conscience'.

Organised by the company’s operations director, Shaun Wall, and sustainability partner, Ethical Nation, the event saw colleagues from Kingdom Services Group and its janitorial supply partner, Bunzl, come together to contribute to the ongoing planting programme at Queens Wood near Houghton House.

Jangro enhances digital wall chart tool

* jangro-digital-wall-chart.jpgJangro, the UK & Ireland's largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors, has recently updated its award-winning digital wall chart creator with a fresh new look, as well as enhancing its functionality.

Featuring a sleek new header design, the site is not only more visually appealing but also provides a more user-friendly experience for customers. The clean and modern header makes it easier for users to navigate and find the chart they need.

IMCD appointed as distributor for Genesis Biosciences

* IMCD-Genesis-Biosciences.jpgUS and UK-based microbial and anti-microbial product developer, Genesis Biosciences, has appointed IMCD Group, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, as a distribution partner for sustainable microbial and biological concentrates across EMEA.

Genesis specialises in beneficial bacteria fermentation, and is thought to be the first company in the world to develop, manufacture and offer both microbial and antimicrobial eco-benign technology to customers. Its offering is used across a host of sectors including cleaning, industrial wastewater, drain maintenance, pond and water management and odour control.

Cleanology proudly services new entertainment district lighting up London

* Cleanology-Outernet.jpgUK commercial cleaning expert Cleanology has been proud to support the launch of London's most exciting new entertainment complex as cleaning-service provider.

Outernet is a global media and entertainment district, integrating unique creative and technical capabilities to bring cultural and retail experiences alive. All centrally positioned within a wider live performance, hotel, restaurant and bar ecosystem. Cleanology's responsibility is for servicing all Outernet above-ground public media spaces, with daily footfall of 170,000-plus.

Another chapter opens for Atlas at the British Library

* British-Library.jpgAtlas has been re-appointed to deliver cleaning & support services for the iconic British Library whose collection of over 170 million items includes artefacts from every age of written civilisation, with around three million new items added every year.

The contract will see the company continuing to deliver services to the public site in St Pancras, London and the collection site in Boston Spa, Yorkshire ensuring they are clean, safe and operational. The award follows a highly competitive tender process, and the appointment was made through Crown Commercial Services.

Recorra acquires national clinical waste provider Cliniclear

* Recorra-Cliniclear2.jpgLondon and South East based recycling company Recorra has announced the acquisition of Cliniclear, a specialist provider of waste management to the healthcare sector, based in Hastings.

The acquisition will provide Recorra with a national capability in clinical waste management and will also expand the company's presence along the South coast - expanding its successful Brighton and Hastings based business.

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Recent UK News

CHSA integrates Green Claims Code into Code of Practice

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

The Cleaning Show launches 2023 Trends Report

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Yesterday, ‘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.

Events & Exhibitions

The Cleaning Show
13-14th March 2024

Cleaning Products Europe
9-10th April 2024
Czech Republic


Care Show London
24-25th April 2024


Interclean Amsterdam
14-17th May 2024

Cleantex Africa
16-18th October 2024
South Africa


ISSA Pulire 2025
27-29th May 2025
Rho Fiera Milano


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