* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 28th May 2015 Issue no. 677

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BCC agrees to join European Federation of Cleaning Industries

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The British Cleaning Council, has agreed to join the European Federation of Cleaning Industries as the UK’s representative for the cleaning industry.

The EFCI is an influential organisation within Europe and is recognised as a social partner by the European Commission, giving it a voice at the highest level of decision making in Europe.
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Fimap’s Genie XS – so maneouvreable that cleaning becomes like a dance

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There was so much to like about the Genie XS scrubbing machine and we could understand why the crowds watching the demonstration appeared mesmerised: the little machine is so easy to manoeuvre that it looked almost like the operator’s dance partner!
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Maxima showcases exciting new concept

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Something rather special has joined the striking range of brightly coloured small pressure washers that we would expect to see on the Maxima Advanced Solutions stand. Company owner Giuseppe Codemo told us that the Hera is: “A similar machine to the standard range but of improved quality, durability and function.”
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The I-Cart: a self-contained mobile cleaning unit designed to hold the I-Mop

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The I-Cart is effectively a self-contained mobile cleaning unit that was designed specifically to transport the award-winning I-Mop and all its accessories.
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TVH: Offering 21 million different items!

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We were aware that TVH offers a myriad of spare parts for scrubbers and sweepers as well as a full range of hydraulic equipment, but we were stunned when the company’s Meindert de Boer told us that the company has 21 million items in its catalogue!
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Tissue World new launch: Jakarta Conference 2015

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Tissue World, the portfolio of events dedicated to tissue industry worldwide, has this week announced a new event: the Tissue World Jakarta Conference.

Taking place at the Jakarta International Expo (JIE) on 28th and 29th October 2015, the event will feature a two-day conference, 15 exhibiting-sponsors and social functions. It will be held concurrently with Hotelex Indonesia, a leading event for the hotel and hospitality industry.
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Sat in my garden office producing this week’s Cleanzine - not quite fully recovered from last week’s exploits at the Pulire exhibition and conference, it’s occurred to me that while it’s pretty chilly today, it is at least dry! I’m missing the snow-capped mountains in the distance, as well as the Italian hospitality, the food and the beautiful sound of the Italian spoken word, but I’m not missing the torrential rain and thunderstorms (it’s so nice, as a Brit, to be able to say that)!

While we’ve included some stories picked up from the show, we’ve also included news from the UK and other parts of the world. If you were exhibiting and we visited your stand and took some photo’s, don’t despair that we’ve forgotten to write about you, but keep an eye out for your coverage over coming weeks. We certainly discovered some great products on our trip and are looking forward to learning what our readers think about them...

While thinking back over my time in Verona, I recalled just how good all the cleaners’ English is (or the several I spoke to anyway). I wish my Italian was as good! In the UK we’re always talking about – and catering for – the poor language skills and understanding of the cleaners here but I wonder whether we’re mistakenly talking and thinking historically rather than taking into account that a huge part of our cleaning workforce – in the larger companies anyway – is made up of teams of people from countries such as Spain and Portugal as well as many of the old Eastern Bloc countries, who are doing a great job and are easily able to converse with us.

I wonder whether we’re doing these people a disservice or whether everything still needs to be ‘dumbed down’ as it always has been, for all the others that find instructions difficult to follow?

I’d love your comments on these thoughts please…

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Jan Hobbs



This Week's News

Improving working lives for women in the cleaning, catering and care industries

Women cleaners, catering staff and care workers could be set for a boost in job satisfaction and pay thanks to a new competitive fund from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

Two thirds of those earning low pay in the UK are women. One reason is that women are concentrated in low paying occupations and sectors. Females also make up 77.5% of part time employees, and there are big differences in pay for full time and part time workers.
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Joint venture between Sutter Professional and Northwood Hygiene: further news

Cleanzine met with John Cornish, Northwood Hygiene Products' Nigel Mynott and Sutter Professional's Aldo Sutter to get the background to the venture and find out what it would mean for the companies' customers.

A fifth generation family business in operation since 1858, Italian manufacturer and multi-award-winning Sutter Professional sells more than 300 professional cleaning products through a vast network of distributors in more than 60 countries.
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New BSI Standard aims to improve quality of pest management services across Europe

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In 2008, the World Health Organisation reported that the last 60 years had brought significant changes in ecology, climate and human behaviour that led to the development of urban pests.
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New ride-on sweeper from Karcher: a closer look at its user-friendliness and efficiency

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Compared with its predecessor, the machine unites a number of features that have already been successfully employed in smaller machines. This includes the rotating brush which makes cleaning corners effortless; extraordinary manoeuvrability; positioning of the main sweeper roller on the rear axis for easy maintenance and safe crossing of floor bumps and ramps, as well as fully automated, continuous filter cleaning using compressed air.
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ISSA 'Excellent Idea' contest seeks solution guru

* Kevin-OLeary.jpgISSA has launched its Excellent Idea contest, a competition that seeks the best solutions to common business challenges. The winner will be chosen by Shark Tank host Kevin O'Leary and announced during his ISSA Keynote Address at 13:00 on 23rd October, at ISSA/Interclean North America 2015 and the ISSA Convention Seminars, which run from October 20th - 23rd in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
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Memorial Service for Colin Hasson

Colin.jpgAs you may be aware, Colin Hasson, life vice president of The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) passed away in early April. A funeral service was held on 6th May at St Mary's Church in East Haddon. This was attended by over 100 friends, family and industry figures.

Colin was a stalwart of the Institute, joining the organisation 38 years ago in 1977. He was a champion of the cleaning industry, always taking pride in its achievements and was highly respected by his peers and colleagues. Those who knew him well considered him a mentor as well as a friend. Although being unwell for sometime, Colin attended the BICSc Council meeting in January this year where his contribution was, as ever, a valued one.
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Genuine Sebo vacuum cleaner bags will guarantee a good clean

* SEBO-bags.jpgImitation may be the sincerest form of flattery yet there is no substitute for the real thing. By using genuine Sebo vacuum cleaner bags, you can ensure you get a thorough Sebo clean.

Manufacturers design their own vacuum cleaner bags to fit their own machines, so these are always the best to use. Genuine bags are specially designed to maximise the performance, longevity and reliability of a machine. Using Sebo bags in a Sebo machine upholds the manufacturer's guarantee and keeps your machine working safely and effectively.
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Sanicubic XL provides the solution for Dublin gym

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To replace its existing pump, the busy gym used a Sanicubic XL due to its capacity to pump of 40cu.m/hour of black wastewater from multiple appliances. The pump services two WCs, six showers and four basins from the basement car park.
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New twin-linked polymer elevates performance of zinc-free formulae

* Mor-Glo.jpgOmnova Solutions has introduced Mor-Glo Ultra G zinc-free polymer resin, which is designed for the formulation of high-gloss floor care products.

The exclusive twin-Llnked polymer technology incorporated in Mor-Glo Ultra G resin results in an extraordinarily strong chemical bond that meets the challenge of producing a durable high-gloss, dirt-resistant finish without zinc, ensuring compliance with strict environmental standards that continue to be adopted worldwide.
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It's 'London calling' for Soluclean

* soluclean-sachets.jpgSoluclean tells us it will be showcasing its award-winning and now European Eco Labelled accredited products at the forthcoming FM Show at Excel on stand N980.

Eco-friendly, water-soluble cleaning products are beginning to capture the imagination of the cleaning industry, says Soluclean, a pioneer of the technology - and following on from the successful implementation of supplying its pre-dosed concentrated cleaning products encapsulated in water-soluble film to a leading London Transport provider, the company is hoping to win and secure more similar sized contracts.
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KitchCleanse celebrates 12 years in business

* KitchCleanse.jpgA recognised Knowsley-based cleaning provider is celebrating its 12 year anniversary this month. Established in April 2003 by director Mike Brougham, KitchCleanse is renowned across the UK for providing specialist services including full kitchen, extraction, duct work and oven deep cleaning and maintenance to meet and excel legally enforced hygiene regulations.
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Recent UK News

Karcher marks eight decades of innovation at iconic Concorde Hangar

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As part of its year-long celebration to mark 80 years of technological innovation, Karcher, the world’s largest cleaning equipment manufacturer, will be showcasing its latest professional cleaning products at the iconic Concorde Hangar based at Manchester Airport next Tuesday.
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Soapbox: Employment growth drives employment rate to record high while pay growth ticks up

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Gerwyn Davies, labour market adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, comments on the UK's official labour market statistics published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS):
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Impact of L & D initiatives too rarely measured against business outcomes, finds CIPD

Just 7% of Learning & Development professionals evaluate the impact of their initiatives on the wider business or society, with most limiting their focus to learner and manager feedback, according to new research.
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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt highlights importance of hand hygiene

Late last month, health secretary Jeremy Hunt visited international skincare and hand hygiene expert, Deb Group, at its Denby headquarters, alongside Conservative minister for Amber Valley, Nigel Mills. The pair toured the research facilities, meeting staff and seeing first-hand the research & development being pioneered by the Derbyshire-based organisation.
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One young woman's determination leads to 20 years' success

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Futures Supplies & Support Services celebrates its 20th anniversary in the cleaning industry this year.
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New steam cleaners enhance cleaning capabilities: Partnership with Matrix offers market leading solution

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Diversey Care has introduced five new steam cleaning machines with specialist manufacturer Matrix Cleaning Systems to offer healthcare, food service and building care customers enhanced cleaning, hygiene and infection prevention capabilities in demanding environments. 
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Vectair Systems pleased to announce its first year exhibiting at the Facilities Show

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As a leading manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced hygiene products to over 120 countries, Vectair Systems is happy to confirm it will be at the Facilities Show 2015 for the first time.
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RWM launches global search for the rising stars of resource management

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The international event for recycling innovation, RWM 2015, is launching a global search to find the industry’s ‘Rising Stars’. The competition will celebrate trailblazing initiatives that challenge the way the recycling industry works, identify the top 25 newcomers and inspire a new generation of resource managers.
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Events & Exhibitions

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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Interclean Istanbul
10-12th April 2019

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