* Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 2nd October 2014 Issue no. 643

Your industry news - first    Number 1 for Recruitment

We strongly recommend viewing Cleanzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.

Search
English French Spanish Italian German Dutch Russian Mandarin


Please note that you are viewing an archived issue of The Cleanzine.



Recruitment

New and updated vacancies are advertised in Cleanzine every week. Check out the latest opportunities by clicking the link above.

Advertise your current vacancy with Cleanzine and we'll give you the best deal in the industry with same day upload so you can fill the position faster.
Contact us for details



International News
Products

African show to highlight workplace hygiene solutions

* CleantexPulire13.jpg
The one international trade exhibition in Africa for all sectors of the professional cleaning industry, CleantexPulire, is set to take place in Johannesburg South Africa from 28th - 30th July 2015.

Next year's event will mark the 10th edition of this exhibition, established in 1998 to build a platform for African cleaning professionals to congregate, view the latest product innovations, network and create new business opportunities.
more


BC Partners to sell Spotless to Henkel

Funds advised by European private equity firm, BC Partners, have reached an agreement to sell Spotless Group SAS to Henkel AG & Co. KGaA for an enterprise value of €940 million. Completion is subject to approval from European antitrust authorities.
more



RCM in Monza for Formula 1 GP

* rcm_monza2014.jpg
"27 is the number to remember," says RCM's Marzia Mucci. "But it's not about the victory of some stable or pilot, or a particular anniversary. It refers to the period of time since when RCM has been cleaning the world's fastest circuit in Formula 1.

"Every year, starting from Friday - the day of free practice - until Sunday, when the race takes place, RCM sweepers help to keep Monza circuit, and its service areas, clean and safe.
more





Ausclean Expo - focus on cleaning & hygiene

* Ausclean-Expo-event.jpg
Registration is now open for those wishing to visit Ausclean on 14th October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
more


Superhero's mission is to make Japan's streets super clean and achieve world peace

* Japan-superhero.jpg
Japan is well known for its comic-loving culture so it's probably the one place where you might expect to catch a real superhero in action, writes Melissa Hobbs. Cue Mangetsu-man (translated as Mr. Full Moon), who has taken to the streets of Tokyo and revealed his special powers - a dustpan, brush and broom.
more


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

* kaivac-smart-towel.jpg
Kaivac, 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.
more


Welcome to the

logo_small.gif

Cleanzine - the original Cleaning & Hygiene industry e-news

Read by industry professionals in 163 countries worldwide!
 

You may recall me questioning the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ which saw people donating to charity for the privilege of being doused with icy water – it was meant to be a bucket-load but some used dustbins and industrial tippers instead, in an attempt to outdo everyone else. My concerns were about the waste of water, bearing in mind that people living on vast swathes of our planet don’t have enough to drink, while industries everywhere are striving to reduce the water used in their products and processes – the cleaning industry being one of them.

Yesterday the US-based DigDeep charity announced the launch of the second annual ‘4Liters Challenge’ – similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge but superior in every way. This month-long social media campaign, which starts Monday, challenges participants to raise $40 in donations and use just four litres of water for an entire 24 hours-worth of drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing, while sharing their funny, difficult or inspiring moments on their social networks. Once done, they earn the right to challenge four friends. The money raised, funds water projects globally.

The goal of 4Liters is to give people new insight into the value of water and the hardships faced by those without… Considering that the average person with access to running water, uses almost 100 times that every day, the challenge will be difficult. One previous participant said: "The simplest things like shaving or washing dishes suddenly become so hard. It's amazing how the experience sticks with you after it's over."

When Cleanzine launched it had a small UK and Eire circulation. Thanks to the power of the Internet it now reaches more than 100,000 readers in 163 countries. Let’s make the 4Liters Challenge go viral too! I’m doing my challenge on Monday and will let you know how I get on. If you care to join me, visit: www.4liters.org

Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/Cleanzine

FB.jpg

Twitter-t.jpg You can also follow us on Twitter @cleanzine

Yours,

janhobbs.gif

Jan Hobbs



This Week's News

CaterWaste launches BioBear food waste processors and wins Award

* Caterwaste.jpgCaterWaste, manufacturing and supply specialist of wet and dry food waste recycling equipment, has launched its 'BioBear' range, claimed to be the most technologically advanced recycling equipment within the catering industry. The launch took place at the Food Hospitality Ireland Show in Citywest where the BioBear was named 'Overall Product of the Show.'

The new 'BioBear' range of dry 'Waste Food BioMass Machines' can transform food waste into sterilised Biomass material within two hours instead of the more normal four-week period required for composting.
more


The Cleaning Show 2015: Activity increases with just six months to go

With just six months to go until The Cleaning Show opens its doors, the organisers have revealed that virtually all stand space has been reserved, with new companies signing up and existing exhibitors extending their space allocation. Additional space is currently being negotiated.

Vax Commercial and Selden Research have both significantly increased their stand sizes in the last 30 days, and a number of key industry suppliers and manufacturers - including those from the floor machines sector - have recently reserved space.
more


Selling recycling to a sceptical public

* Ceris-Recycling.jpgPeople with a negative view of recycling are more likely to change their attitude after seeing positive messages about the benefits. That's the main finding of recycling research commissioned by PR agency Ceris Burns International and undertaken by Mindlab International.

Results from the independent study also showed that there is still a marked indifference towards recycling at work.
more


Fatboxx - the advanced solution for safe recovery of used fats and cooking oils

* FATBOXX.jpgRestaurants, cafes, hotels and food manufacturers use huge amounts of cooking oil and fats every day - and these need to be collected in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. That's why Fatboxx, available in the UK from Peter Ridley Waste Systems, is taking the sector by storm. These valuable resources can now be collected simply, for safe recovery, with no fuss or mess.

Fatboxx is a wheeled container, specially designed to separately collect a wide range of food-related materials including used cooking fats, oil and grease; food waste from the catering or food processing sector; and animal by-products from meat rendering plants and slaughterhouses.
more



BICSc rolls out red carpet for Annual Awards 2014!

* BICSc-group-shot.jpgThe British Institute of Cleaning Science has been recognised for promoting cleaning industry standards for over 53 years. This year the Annual Awards Dinner and Golf day rolled out the red carpet for a Hollywood themed 'sell out' event to recognise and reward those that have excelled in maintaining high standards via training and assessment across the industry.

The Awards took place at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham. In the morning, BICSc hosted its Annual Golf Day on the Arden Championship Golf Course (Sponsored by BICSc Council Member Bob Vincent's organisation, LCC Support Services).
more



Georgia-Pacific Professional brings its success in medical solutions to dental community

* Georgia-Pac.jpgGeorgia-Pacific Professional is a leading provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels and tissue for a wide range of away from home applications. Building on the success of its product lines in healthcare, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgical centres and medical practices, the company is introducing its healthcare products and solutions to the dental community.

"Georgia-Pacific Professional understands the importance of infection control in the dental office," says Sean Foley, senior marketing manager - healthcare, Georgia-Pacific Professional. "Dentists keep patient safety at the forefront of treatment plans, but maintaining efficiency is also essential to their success. Many Georgia-Pacific Professional products can provide dental offices with the ability to not on
more



New powder coating SmartProtec improves hygiene of cold rooms

* TECTO-Cold-Rooms.jpgViessmann, which claims to be the only manufacturer of modular cold rooms to offer antimicrobiotic powder coating, is strengthening its cold room hygiene package with the development of a new powder coating for all surfaces of exterior and interior walls, floors and ceilings.

The antimicrobial coating - now available as standard on Viessmann's Tecto Standard and Tecto Special cold room ranges - ensures the hygienic protective coating on Viessmann products is maintained for longer.
more



Biomethane for France: Weltec receives order for biogas project with gas processing

* Weltec-Fr.jpgFrench agriculture has a wealth of raw and waste materials that are suitable for biogas plants. However, only half of the available materials are currently used for energy production. Thus, ambitious development plans have been drawn up: By 2020, the biomass share in the field of renewable energies in France is to rise to about 50%.

No wonder then that the number of RFPs for plant projects for the generation of energy from biomass is on the rise. This affects the order pipeline of established biogas plant manufacturers like the German Weltec Biopower GmbH. Meanwhile, the project list includes about 30 French biogas plants.
more



Sodexo shortlisted for company of the year in European Diversity Awards

Sodexo is on the shortlist for company of the year at the European Diversity Awards taking place tonight.

The Awards are independent honours that recognise and celebrate those organisations and individuals that have shown innovation, creativity and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion during 2013.
more


Lunch at your desk? Health risk of germ-infested workspaces...

Eating lunch at your desk could expose you to germs that might result in food poisoning.That's one of the many risks we take both at work and at home because we're not aware of the health risks we're taking every day, says a leading British cleaning company.

According to ContractCleaning.co.uk, office desks - and keyboards in particular - are a risk to public health as they're rarely cleaned properly, and are a magnet for lunchtime crumbs and other debris.
more



Specialist sees jump in enquiries from London-based construction firms on dust control measures

* DCmaskiner.jpgFollowing a concerted awareness campaign by the Health & Safety Executive about dust control requirements, and with an additional announcement from the Mayor of London on the introduction of mandatory Supplementary Planning Guidance (which aims to reduce the impact of construction and demolition dust), dust extraction specialist Dustcontrol UK, has seen a surge in enquiries from London-based construction companies, looking for information on the best control measures to implement in order to meet the required air quality standards.
more


The Cleanzine Archive Search

We keep an extensive archive of news stories and product information that have featured in past issues of The Cleanzine. If you would like to run a search of the The Cleanzine web site using the search tool below please just go ahead by entering in the name of the person, product or company or any other key words that you are looking for.

Search The Cleanzine:

How to contact us at The Cleanzine:

Jan Hobbs
Publishing Editor
Email: [email protected]
Direct Tel: +44 (0)1372 811 307
Mobile: 07980 288 373

* JAN.jpg
John Austen
Publishing Director
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)1580 755 863
Mobile: 07766 707 888
 
* John Austen-cutout-ezines.jpg
www.facebook.com/Cleanzine  FB.jpg
@cleanzine  * Twitter-t.jpg
REQUEST THE CLEANZINE HERE

The Cleanzine is broadcast every Thursday. You may receive it FREE each week by clicking the link above.
To prevent this newsletter from getting swept up by overzealous email filters, we suggest that you add [email protected] to your address book.



Hospital Hygiene

Hospial Corridor

Our weekly updated Hospital Hygiene features current developments and product solutions cleaning and hygiene industry manufacturers are coming up with. Read More.


Recent UK News

We have mail: on mould

"This piece is essentially not quite accurate, there are over 10,000 recognisable moulds and perhaps over a million are not yet classified, so saying all mould likes cellulosic materials, should be clarified.
more



Soapbox: "Beggar Brussels!"

* robin-chater.jpg
writes Robin Chater, Secretary-General of the Federation of International Employers

"Europe is failing its next generation because neither the European Union, nor national governments are able to tackle over-regulation and the grey economy.
more


How sympathetic cleaning techniques helped restore four storey Victorian building

* Mundy-Blast-Cleaning.jpg
When bespoke building and shopfitting expert Oakland Projects was renovating and modernising a four-storey Victorian house in West London it was quickly decided that the frontage of the building required specialist attention.
more


Morclean's machines move into Milton Keynes

* MK-cleaner-bins.jpg
Another delighted customer arrived at Morclean's premises earlier this month to take delivery of his new Morclean trailer-mounted wheelie bin wash machine.

Beating off tough competition to seal the deal, Morclean's director Peter Morley handed over the keys on the new machine to Milton Keynes based cleaners, Cleaner Bins MK - a company setting up a franchise operation that specified the machine in its corporate colours - black and yellow.
more


Harrison Wipes sponsors IoD 'Aspirations in Business 2014' for Essex schools

* Stronghold_Hygiene.jpg
Harrison Wipes has announced its sponsorship of the 9th Annual Institute of Directors 'Aspirations in Business 2014' event. The event is focused on inspiring and encouraging the next generation of Essex students, aged 16 - 19, to become the business leaders of the future.
more



One in four UK businesses think their marketing isn't performing

Almost a quarter (24%) of UK based businesses believe that their marketing isn't performing as it should be, with a third of these (33%) complaining that the difficulty of making an impact with the advertising they do, is the biggest barrier to success.
more


New research reveals shift from multiple providers to one service provider for FM

* Reception.jpg
When choosing a new provider for outsourced facilities management, 65% of FM managers feel it is important to have one organisation managing all the different elements of service provision. 
more


Treating mould

Here's how to get rid of mould... All mould loves cellulosic material - so all wallpaper, grout, plaster and plasterboard and wood, carpet - in short all household fixtures and fittings, are subject to mould contamination and it isn't easy to get rid of.

Where does it come from? Damp.

1. In a big old house the damp course could easily be compromised, assuming that there is one in the first place.
2. From broken gutters, window frames, holes in worn brickwork and grout, leaking roofs and tree roots... Damp wicks through the brickwork and wall finishings. As it dries off, the mould grows on the cellulosic material.
3. From high humidity in unventilated bathrooms and showers, but also in 50/50 humid atmospheres.
more


Little and often...

* Lees_Carpet.jpg
It's no secret that regular floor maintenance saves contractors from the time-consuming deep cleans, while also saving your carpets too. But is this a solution that is sat right in front of many, but completely overlooked?

This case study as Mike Egerton, MD of Host Von Schrader UK, explains may be an eye opener - after all, every little helps.
more


Bunzl expands in UK

* chemprotec-gloves.jpg
Bunzl has made four further acquisitions in the UK with aggregate annualised revenue of £34.8 million.

The company acquired 365 Healthcare at the end of June. Based in Droitwich, the business is engaged in the distribution of mainly own brand healthcare products, principally operating theatre drapes and gowns, procedure packs, disposable surgical instruments and dressings, to a variety of customers including hospitals, GP practices and private clinics. Revenue was £10.9 million in the year ended 31st December 2013.
more


Julius Rutherfoord wins first university cleaning contract with City University London

* College-Building-HEFCE.jpg
City University London, which is ranked within the top 5% of universities in the world, has appointed specialist education cleaning company, Julius Rutherfoord, to maintain its 915,000 ft, 22-site campus in London EC1.
more


Cleaning company founder exposes Essex scrubbers in book launch

* christine-with-book.jpg
When faced with a life changing situation almost 40 years ago, Christine Beedle founded Monthind Clean. As a new generation of directors take over the company's helm, Christine, who was awarded an MBE for services to the cleaning industry, launches her first book.
more


Building owners and facilities managers urged to comply with Legionella legislation or face prosecution

* legionella-image-courtesy-wikipedia.jpg
Landlords, 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.
more


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.
more


Nilfisk-CFM to become Nilfisk next year

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


New generation of lightweight, high-reach,gutter cleaners launched

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


Kilrock Products banishes stains with new Blast Away Mould

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


Sani Professional announces Food Safety Advisory Council launch

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


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).
more


PHS Group carbon reduction continued

* PHSWashrooms.jpg
While 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.
more


Pink Hygiene just keeps giving!

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


Events & Exhibitions

Expo Clean & Expo Laundry
11-13th July 2019
6th Edition
Jakarta International Expo

Website

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

Website

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


Hygienalia+Pulire
12-14th November 2019
Madrid, Spain
Website

ISSA North America
18-21st November 2019
Las Vegas
Website

Loo of the Year Awards
6th December 2019
Prestigious Awards in the heart of England
2018 Awards video

Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020
Budapest,
Hungary

Website



© The Cleanzine 2019.
Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Cookies | Sitemap