* Cleanzine-logo-8a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 4th June 2015 Issue no. 678

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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.
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New BSI Standard aims to improve quality of pest management services across Europe

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BSI, the business standards company, has recently published the first European standard on pest management services, 'BS EN 16636 Pest management services - Requirements and competences', to improve the quality of these services throughout Europe.
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New ride-on sweeper from Karcher: a closer look at its user-friendliness and efficiency

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With the new, Pulire Innovation Award-winning KM 125/130 R, Karcher is offering a technologically high-quality sweeper in the 125 cm class. The new development focused on combining high user-friendliness with efficient operation.
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ISSA 'Excellent Idea' contest seeks solution guru

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ISSA 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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Genuine Sebo vacuum cleaner bags will guarantee a good clean

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Imitation 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.
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Sanicubic XL provides the solution for Dublin gym

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The Saniflo Sanicubic XL, launched at the end of 2014, is proving successful at the Educo Gym in Pearse Street, Dublin.
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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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One of the first assignments I had to undertake when I joined the publication Cleaning & Hygiene Today in 1992, was write up a visit my then colleague had made to Staples Disposables a few weeks previously. My introduction into the cleaning industry was a fascinating one as I’d had no idea until then about how cleaning chemicals were formulated or how important it was to use them (and dilute them) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

It wasn’t until I visited 3M's technical centre some time later that I got first-hand experience of this, when I had the chance to experiment with some cleaning chemicals and a mop, and saw for myself how difficult the job can become when you try and achieve a better result by overdosing on the chemical.

Those who think cleaning is easy and that people don’t need to be trained, need to think again!

What caused me to reminisce about my early days in the industry? Rumours that Staples Disposables was being sold. I’ve just spoken to Andrew Staples, the managing director of the company, who assures me that it will be very much ‘business as usual’ for customers. The full story is below.

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This Week's News

Staples Disposables’ ‘Away From Home’ divisions to be taken over

Staples Disposables, one of the leading independent UK paper convertors, has entered a partnership that will see the ‘Away From Home’ divisions - which consist of hygiene paper, catering disposables and professional cleaning chemicals - taken over on 19th June and split into ‘Staples Away from home’ and ‘Staples Chemicals.’

Staples has a long established history in paper converting and chemical blending; the company has been trading for over 40 years and is a founder member of the CHSA soft tissue standard.
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Pulire 2015 closes with a triple plus sign...

* Pulire-show2.jpg+ 6.3% of visitors, + 9% of exhibition space sold, + 2 percentage points of international visitors from 99 countries around the world (90 in 2013) Pulire 2015 reported even better than expected results, at a time when the international exhibition landscape is clouded by negative signs.

An impressive 15,136 visitors, (including 12,789 unique visitors) converged on the Verona exhibition centre with an increase in attendance of 6.3% on the 2013 offering. The event is increasingly international, reporting 26.7% foreign visitors, up two percentage points compared to the 2013 event (24.7%). The number of countries represented by visitors rose from 90 to 99.
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BSCAI announces enhancements to CBSE and RBSM designation programmes

* bscai-team.jpgThe Building Service Contractors Association International recently completed significant enhancements to its certification programmes, which set the standard in the building services industry.

BSCAI's Certified Building Service Executive (CBSE) and Registered Building Service Manager (RBSM) are recognised as symbols of individual excellence in the industry, with less than 1% of professionals having achieved the designations.
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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

* COSSHdirect-guidance2.jpgA new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched, aimed at those working in the catering and hospitality sector. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

COSHH Essentials sets out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. It takes the form of straightforward advice in 'factsheets' called 'control guidance sheets'. There are two types of sheets, industry-specific 'direct advice sheets' and 'generic control guidance sheets.'
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CMS Berlin: a veritable 'who's who'

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It therefore follows that the list of those who have applied to exhibit at this year’s CMS 2015 Berlin – Cleaning.Management.Services (22nd – 25th September) reads like a who’s who of manufacturers of cleaning machinery and cleaning products.
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Cromwell restructures field sales and launches new packaging division

* CROMWELL-SALES-TEAM.jpgCromwell Polythene has restructured its field sales operation, with responsibilities being shared geographically, as well as by market sector.

The move coincides with the appointment of Niall McClintock as business development manager, with extensive experience supplying polythene bags to the packaging trade.
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Alpha a plus for Matrix when it comes to the rental market

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The Alpha is a steam-only machine, available in 4.5 bar and 8 bar pressure, with a permanently fitted hose and reduced set of accessories that come stored in their own foam insert compartment.
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Academia at its best

* Kane-Source-Academy.jpgMetsa Tissue is pleased to announce that three years on, its educational programme, The Katrin Academy, is still going strong.

Aimed at Metsa Tissue customers selling washroom products and those involved in facilities management and/or contract cleaning, the Academy provides an intensive day of Katrin training for small groups of people. The content is very hands on and along the way, attendees have the chance to practice using their knowledge information in a live, but non-customer environment.
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Monthind celebrates 40th anniversary

* Monthind_Tony-Felgate.jpgThis year is the 40th anniversary of East Anglia’s leading contract cleaning company, Monthind Clean. While there are lots of celebratory events planned, the company is not dwelling on the past; it views the anniversary as a springboard to even greater success.

Partner Tony Felgate (pictured) explains: “The company was founded by Christine Beedle MBE, and her hard work and dedication meant she was able to sell the company to Tony Clarke in 2000, boasting a very healthy turnover of £3.5 million.
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Facilities Show 2015 digital preview is now live

* facilities-show.jpgThe digital event guide for the upcoming Facilities Show is now available. The guide lists all exhibitors participating at the event, along with a full programme of speakers, theatres and the not-to-be-missed activity taking place across the show floor.
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Recent UK 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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Memorial Service for Colin Hasson

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As 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.
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It's 'London calling' for Soluclean

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Soluclean 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.
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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

Pulire Verona
21-23rd May 2019
Verona, Italy
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TACCA Day 2019
1st June 2019
Carpet cleaning training, marketing & networking event: open to all
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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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ISSA Show Canada 2019
11-13th June 2019
Toronto
Canada

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

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