* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 11th September 2014 Issue no. 640

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FDA limits on antibacterial healthcare ingredients could put patients and employees at risk

An advisory committee to the Food & Drug Administration in the US has been told that unreasonable FDA restrictions on healthcare use of safe and effective antibacterial ingredients could jeopardise the safety of patients and healthcare workers alike.
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Will you be joining ISSA/Interclean in Istanbul?

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The first ever ISSA/Interclean Istanbul event is poised to create an interesting learning experience by providing insight in Turkey, the Middle Eastern and Northern African region, says the show organiser.

Being staged in the city that bridges East and West, Turkey has one of the fastest growing economies in Europe and one that is expected to be the second fastest growing market in the world by 2020, so expectations are high.
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DuPont completes sale of Sontara business to Jacob Holm

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DuPont Protection Technologies and Jacob Holm announced yesterday the completion of the sale of the DuPont Sontara business to Jacob Holm.

Sontara is a global nonwovens business that produces products used in a variety of medical and wipes applications. Jacob Holm is a leading company for spunlaced nonwoven fabrics.
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New Tennant sweeper offers industrial strength dry dust control for the toughest environments

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Tennant Company, yesterday announced its latest high-performance machine-the S30 Mid-size Ride-on Sweeper-rounding out its complete line of sub-compact to industrial size ride-on sweepers.
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National Food Safety Month marks 20 years of promoting Food Safety Best Practices in US

As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association in the US has announced that this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM), held annually in September, will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.
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Ozone-depleting compound persists, NASA research shows

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.
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Focus on hand hygiene stimulates growth in the global hand sanitisers market, says new report

The focus on preventing transmission of diseases through hand-to-mouth or hand-to-hand contact underscores the need for better hand hygiene practices.
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WFBSC Congress 2016 to consider our industry's enrichment of people's lives

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Themed 'Weaving culture... building maintenance and cleaning that create rich life', the 21st World Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors will be held in Tokyo from 4th to 7th April 2016
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Kimberly-Clark Professional helps solve aviation industry cleaning challenges

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Kimberly-Clark Professional announced this week that its aviation industry cleaning products have been qualified and listed on Aerospace Material Specification AMS 3819C and Boeing Material Specification BMS 15-5G.
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Prochem Europe's PSK Professional Spotting Kit will stand you in good stead

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As a carpet cleaning professional you can never be quite sure what stains you're likely to encounter, so a high quality spotting kit is likely to stand you in good stead, time and time again.
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Nyco launches OM1 Series: first I & I brand using Omnia high-performance solvent

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Nyco Products Company has announced the introduction of its OM1 Series brand, said to be the first North American industrial and institutional cleaning brand formulated with new Eastman Omnia high-performance solvent.
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As our image shows, there is black mould within the cavity that appears to go right along the wall and I understand that this is the case with other rooms too.

The landlord had started to use bleach to clean the mould but following a disagreement with the residents, agreed to wait to take further action until Cleanzine's readers have had their say, so it's over to you...

Are you able to suggest methods and products please that will help this reader (and probably others too) safely remove the mould and prevent its recurrence? The guesthouse has 35 bedrooms, many of which have en suites. Thank you!

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This Week's News

Kaivac receives patent for Smart Towel System (and 'smart' it really is)!

* kaivac-smart-towel.jpgKaivac, known for innovation, has announced that it has just been awarded its 13th patent from the US Patent Office. The latest patent is for the company's Smart Towel System, which was introduced about five years ago.

At first glance, the Smart Towel looks very similar to a typical microfibre cleaning cloth. However, what makes it unique - and helped it earn US Patent No. 8,800,094 - is the fact that the cloth can be folded into four quadrants on one side and then flipped over and folded into four more quadrants, allowing for a fresh quadrant to be used for cleaning surfaces.
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Building owners and facilities managers urged to comply with Legionella legislation or face prosecution

* legionella-image-courtesy-wikipedia.jpgLandlords, property owners and facilities managers now face hefty fines if they fail to comply with the Legionella legislation, recently updated by the Health & Safety Executive.

The revised legislation deals with the control of risks associated with Legionella, a water-borne bacteria, which can have serious and often fatal consequences if it develops into Legionnaire's disease.
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We have mail: Standards

Hi Jan,

In response to your latest 'soapbox' article on the need for a BS cleaning standard, there already exists a European standard 'BS EN 15221-2:2006. Facility management. Guidance on how to prepare facility management agreements' which may cover the issue, but at a cost of £192, few people are likely to buy it.
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Just one week until IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo programme unfolds

In just one week, (September  17th – 19th) the International Facility Management Association will host thousands of FM professionals at its World Workplace Conference & Expo in New Orleans, US, and an exciting programme of events has been organised. 

The value-packed conference programme includes, amongst other things:

* Engaging and inspiring keynote speakers

* Cutting-edge educational offerings

* A world-renowned product and services exposition

Delegates will be invited to pursue exceptional professional development opportunities… whether it’s a world-renowned professional credential programme, information on an IFMA Foundation-accredited degree programme or any of the timely educational sessions, IFMA’s World Workplace is a hub of gold standard FM professional development opportunities.
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Nilfisk-CFM to become Nilfisk next year

* CFM-machine.jpgFrom 1st January, 2015, Nilfisk-CFM will be changing its name to Nilfisk, with the identifier: Industrial Vacuum Solutions.

That is not the only change though, as in addition to industrial vacuums cleaners, pneumatic conveyors and centralised vacuum systems, customers will be able to buy commercial vacuum cleaners, scrubber dryers, sweepers, single disc machines, burnishers and carpet extractors, under one premium brand: Nilfisk.
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New generation of lightweight, high-reach,gutter cleaners launched

* Gutter-cleaning-Spacevac.jpgA new generation of high-reach gutter cleaning equipment has been launched after five years of development by Spacevac Technologies.

Operated from ground level, the new system has four major features. It removes operational guesswork as it comes with a close circuit TV camera on the cleaning head; it is said to reach higher than any other product - four stories (14 metres); has greater suction power - will safely remove an engineering brick from a gutter; and its carbon fibre tubes are believed to make it much lighter than any other.
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Kilrock Products banishes stains with new Blast Away Mould

* Kilrock-Blast-Away-Mould.jpgKilrock Products is strengthening its position as a leading manufacturer of problem-solving cleaning products with the launch of new Blast Away Mould.

Professional strength Blast Away Mould effectively removes mould, mildew and algae stains from tiles, silicone sealants and grout lines.
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Sani Professional announces Food Safety Advisory Council launch

* chef.jpgSani Professional, the food safety division of Professional Disposables International, has announced the launch of the Sani Professional Food Safety Advisory Council.

Recognising the critical nature of food safety in today's broader foodservice industry, the SPFSAC is dedicated to raising awareness of best practices in the prevention of foodborne illness across a broad spectrum of foodservice operations via education and solution support.
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Five reasons to automate KPI Management

Businesses usually review progress through monthly reporting. Within a typical monthly report will be a set of slides and/or spreadsheets that purport to contain all of the information required to make decisions for the following month(s).

These reports will almost always include 'scorecards' for various business activities and often include a set of Key Performance Indicators for the business.
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PHS Group carbon reduction continued

* PHSWashrooms.jpgWhile it is obligatory for UK quoted companies to report greenhouse gas emissions, it is becoming increasingly essential for all businesses, big or small, to highlight their environmental credentials by measuring and reducing their carbon footprint.
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Pink Hygiene just keeps giving!

* Pink-Van-cool-grey.jpgWashroom and hygiene service specialist, Pink Hygiene, has donated nearly £1,300 to its chosen charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Providing washroom products and hygiene services across London, Essex and the South East, the company prides itself on its commitment to providing the best service and bringing innovation to the industry, whilst also going a step further by supporting a deserving charity.
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JobSearch focus: National Sales Manager / BDM

Candidate P is a hard working professional with a long track record in the industry of meeting or exceeding sales targets.

Key competencies: National & Key Account Management - New Business Development - effective negotiator with senior decision makers - Profit and Loss analysis - Field Sales - Professional relationship builder - Articulate - Target Driven - Reliable - Adaptable to change - Willing to learn and share knowledge - presenting - Selling via distribution channels.

Candidate P is male, resident South Wales, with easy access to all parts of the country. 

If you would like to see this Candidate's CV contact admin@thecleanzine.com


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Recent UK News

Soapbox: What's wrong with the cleaning industry?

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Mary de Cobos of Futureclean Assured Systems comments on the recent Equalities & Human Rights Commission's reports on the cleaning industry and explains how she feels that we as an industry can put things right:

I write regarding commentary on the recently released EHRC reports on pay and conditions in the commercial cleaning industry (1 & 2) (13-08-2014) and the report on contractual conditions for cleaning companies (3). As consultants and developers in cleaning systems and well experienced cleaners ourselves, the following are our observations about these reports.
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Ladder Exchange looks at safe use with 'Idiots on Ladders contest'

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With this year's Ladder Exchange now underway, the Ladder Association is again asking for submissions to its Idiots on Ladders contest, which has the public send in the worst pictures of ladder use they can find, to show just how dangerous it can be to misuse a ladder.
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BPI cuts waste levels by one third in six years

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Polythene manufacturing company BPI Group - parent company of bpi.recycled products - has slashed its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.
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Brayborne wins school cleaning contracts totalling £1.5 million over three years

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Brayborne Facilities Services has won eight new cleaning contracts totalling £1.5 million over three years, in schools across the south of England, strengthening the company's presence in the specialist education sector.
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Weltec Biopower receives order for 1.1 MW extension to Dorset food waste-to-energy plant

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Weltec Biopower (UK), based in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, has been granted the contract to extend the award-winning food waste AD plant in Piddlehinton, Dorset. Plant owner Eco Sustainable Solutions is expanding with a further 1.1MW of food waste processing capacity.
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EHRC finds firms are failing to protect key rights of cleaning workers

An examination by the Equality and Human Rights Commission published just after the last issue of Cleanzine was broadcast, has revealed that some employers in the commercial cleaning industry are failing to meet their responsibilities to their staff in relation to pay, holiday or sick leave and dealing with their concerns. Many cleaners feel that their employer, client firms and the public do not treat them with the dignity and respect everyone should expect.
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We have Mail: The British Cleaning Council responds to the EHRC report into the cleaning sector; saying: "a good initiative, but the methodology could have been better"

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The BCC is the voice of the cleaning industry and welcomes any initiative that seeks to raise standards in the cleaning sector. In this respect we do welcome the EHRC's work, as highlighting malpractice gives all stakeholders the opportunity to discuss these issues in an open forum.
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Brayborne welcomes recommendations of EHR report

Brayborne Facilities Services, has welcomed the recommendations of the Equalities & Human Rights Commission in its report published last week, 'The Invisible Workforce: Employment Practice in the Cleaning Sector' and has joined the call for improved working conditions and employment rights for cleaning operatives.
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Building Futures Group launches national campaign to attract youth to cleaning and FM sectors

With fears of an ageing workforce and impending skills gap gripping the sector, The Building Futures Group has launched a national campaign with the aim of attracting young people to the cleaning and facilities management sectors.
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WoolSafe announces third UK Educational Conference

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The WoolSafe Organisation is now busy preparing to host its third WoolSafe Educational Conference in the UK, an event that promises to deliver a fantastic mixture of presentations and workshops tutored by the industry's finest while offering an invaluable networking opportunity.
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Business growth funding available through voucher scheme

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It is a well-documented fact that small and medium-size businesses are the life-blood of UK's economy. According to the Confederation of British Industry, they account for 99.9% of private sector companies and provide 60% of private sector jobs, so it's no wonder the UK Government is working to create the right conditions for businesses to fulfil their growth potential.
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Morclean wins national 'green' award for Bin Wash City - the battery driven bin wash machine

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Morclean, based in Staveley, Chesterfield, has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain's greenest companies, councils and communities.
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ISSA & BBS announce September CIMS Certification training workshop

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association & BBS (BICS Business Services) has this week announced details of its second 'Industry Certification Expert' training workshop. These workshops form an integral part of ISSA's acclaimed Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) which launched in the UK and Ireland earlier this year.
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A smart new look... the same great quality

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British steam cleaning machine manufacturer Matrix has had a complete makeover with its identity. This new, very contemporary look, will be the main feature on all of the machine models in the range.
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Events & Exhibitions

Clean India Technology Week 2019
13-15th February 2019
Bangalore
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The Cleaning Show
19-21st March 2019
London
United Kingdom

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Clean Buildings Expo
26-27th March 2019
Baltimore
Maryland
USA

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IWFM Conference
24th April 2019
London
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Pulire Verona
21-23rd May 2019
Verona, Italy
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ISSA Cleantex Africa
4-6th June 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
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ISSA Expo Limpieza 2019
5-7th June 2019
Mexico City
Mexico

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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


Hygienalia+Pulire
12-14th November 2019
Madrid, Spain
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ISSA North America
18-21st November 2019
Las Vegas
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