*Cleanzine_logo_2a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2017 Issue no. 763

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International News

Hospital acquired infection control market reaches $16 billion

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In its latest report, Kalorama Information says that the global hospital acquired infection control market was worth about $16.0 billion in 2016. The figure includes testing products, device sterilisation, specific cleaning products and HAI treatments.

The healthcare market research firm's report, Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Control Markets, provides market analysis for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment segments of such infections.

Immersive Igloo transforms sewer training - but without the smell

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Drainage engineers in London and the Thames Valley are being sent into an Igloo before they can go down a sewer. Lanes Utilities and Thames Water have invested in a 360° igloo projection theatre that will transform training by allowing teams to instantly see and hear what it is like to be inside a sewer, though not experience the smell.

Ozo Innovations launches Eloclear System to advance food factory hygiene

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Ozo Innovations is making food factory hygiene more robust and sustainable with the launch of Eloclear, a state-of-the-art single step cleaning and disinfection system.

Ozo supports food industry customers to improve their sustainability credentials, win new business and gain production capacity by reducing time spent undertaking hygiene, whilst improving deep cleaning and disinfection standards.

Lithuania develops OiRA tool for the cleaning sector

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The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed a new Online Interactive Risk Assessment tool for the cleaning services sector, to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks and develop a documented risk assessment and preventive action plan.

Aramark's new processing facility in Texas increases cleanroom services capacity

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Aramark, a global player in food, facilities management and uniforms, is increasing its capacity to provide cleanroom services to customers throughout the Southwest US with its new 34,350sq.ft processing plant in McKinney, Texas. Over the next three years, the new operation is expected to create approximately 120 new local jobs.

Tennant Company announces agreement with Ambienta to acquire IPC Group

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Tennant Company has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity fund Ambienta to acquire Italy's IPC Group, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $350 million (€330 million). In 2016, IPC Group generated annual sales of approximately $203 million (€192 million). When finalized, this will be the largest acquisition in Tennant Company history.

"Acquiring IPC Group is a strategic move that aligns with our growth aspirations," said Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company president and chief executive officer. "IPC Group significantly increases our presence and market share in Europe, and more than doubles Tennant's current EMEA business.

European Cleaning Days 2017 - Let's unite to promote professional cleaning in Europe

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EUnited Cleaning, with the support of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents & Maintenance Products, is relaunching its 'European Cleaning Days' campaign.

Aimed at promoting and highlighting the importance and benefits of professional cleaning in places such as offices, hospitals, airports, train stations, etc. the campaign is scheduled to run throughout May 2017.

Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products - Global Strategic Business Report 2016, published

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Research & Markets has announced the addition of the 'Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products - Global Strategic Business Report' to its offering.

Rentokil and PCI partner up to consolidate leading role in Indian pest control market

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Rentokil Initial announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to form a joint venture with Pest Control India and to acquire a 57% stake in the new joint venture. As a part of the transaction, the company will merge its Indian business into the joint venture.

How to monitor urine in pools - by testing sweetness

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Even though Olympic swimmers have admitted doing it, urinating in the pool is not a condoned practice. Urine contributes to the formation of compounds in pool water that can be harmful to people's health. Now scientists are tackling a new way to monitor water quality: by measuring how sweet it is. Their report appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

Riwal expands in the Netherlands

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Riwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist, has opened a new depot in the port of Rotterdam.

Cleaning services market to reach $74,299 million, globally, by 2022

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A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, 'Cleaning Services Market-Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts, 2014-2022', projects that the global cleaning services market is expected to garner $74,299 million by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% (2016 to 2022).

Keeping food clean and safe to eat

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Matt Montag, distribution sales manager for CleanCore Technologies, which manufactures aqueous ozone cleaning systems used in the food service industry, writes...

Meet Moptimus Prime, the latest recruit to Mitie's cleaning team!

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Mitie, has introduced a state-of-the-art cleaning robot to its cleaning service at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The robot cleaner, launched last month, is custom-made for the hospital and in the shape and appearance of an ambulance.

Kleen-Tex acquires a leading UK residential mat brand

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Kleen-Tex Holdings (UK), the UK subsidiary of Kleen-Tex in Europa GmbH, has announced the acquisition of The Turtle Mat Company, owner and marketer of one of the most recognised residential doormat brands in the UK.

"With Turtle Mats, we are gaining a strong retail brand for our company portfolio, especially in the UK market," explains Jürgen Teubenbacher, managing director of Kleen-Tex in Europa GmbH. "For both companies, there are very positive synergies - on sales, marketing, and distribution."

Reconfigurable work platform combines the flexibility and strength

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The Lobo System is a re-configurable work platform product that combines the flexibility and strength of traditional scaffolding with the simplicity and mobility of tower systems.

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This week, John Austen and I have been attending The Cleaning Show at the ExCel exhibition centre in London's Docklands. It's still on today so if you're within reach, it's well worth a visit if you haven't managed to get there over the past couple of days, or if there are people you wanted to meet but were unable to previously, because they were busy doing business. After all - it has been pretty busy ...

While we normally do a 'live' on-site issue, thanks to the inadequacies of my Internet Service Provider, I've been unable to work on this issue once home in the evening, so look out for all the show news and pictures and new product information we've gleaned this week, over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, let me congratulate the winners of the CSSA 'Inauguration Debut Awards', developed to recognise everything that shines within the UK cleaning sector - great products, great systems, great contractors, and great people - and run by the industry to celebrate all that is good with the industry: ICE for the ICE Locator, (Best Product), Julius Rutherfoord (Contract Innovation), Chequers Contract Services (Training), Robertson Facilities Management (Corporate Social Responsibility), Chequers Contract Services (Environment & Sustainability), Chris Duncan MBE, Numatic founder & owner (Outstanding Contribution).

See next week's issue for more information on what made each of these winners, stand out in the judges' opinions - although you can learn more about ICE's winning product, below, in 'This week's news'.

If you've been unable to make it to the show and can't visit today, also below are some of our pictures, taken at random around the hall: If you are at ExCel today and came in on the Docklands Light Railway and plan on leaving the same way when the show ends, may I recommend that you try and grab a seat at the very front, where a vast wraparound window gives you a clear view of London and many of its more modern iconic buildings as you approach? At this time of year and with the fabulous weather, the sun appearing to balance on the buildings as it sets, and the myriad of colours and shadows cast on the scene ahead and reflected off the thousands of windows, are truly uplifting. Also uplifting is the thought of the cleaning opportunities all these new buildings - many in various stages of construction - will bring!

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This Week's News

ICE Locator beats 95 entrants to win Best Product Award

* ICE-Locator-best-product.jpgIndustrial Cleaning Equipment's ICE Locator has won the 'Best Product' accolade at the UK Cleaning Industry Awards 2017.

"As the UKs largest independent provider of cleaning equipment solutions, we are well versed in the challenges currently facing service providers," says the company of its latest innovation. "One of the biggest areas of exposure in terms of compliance is the management and tracking of assets - the tools of the trade.

Selection of photos from the Cleaning Show

* Doug-winning.jpgDoug Cooke, CSSA with his winnings at the Greyland 'Hook a Dook' competition.

Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, European Parliament says

* Waste-mountain.jpgThe share of waste to be recycled would rise to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, under draft legislation adopted on Tuesday in the European Parliament. MEPs also want the 'waste package' plans to limit the share of landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, to 5% and to deliver a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. Parliament will now negotiate with the Council of Ministers.

Northern expansion for Guardian Water Treatment

* Guardian-Water.jpgGuardian Water Treatment has opened a new office in Leeds. Thanks to continuing nationwide growth, the provider of air and water hygiene services has expanded from its Essex-base in order to better serve its northern operations.

National bed month: 58% of Brits are sleeping with the enemy

* National-bed-month.jpgAre you itching to fall asleep at night? London Cleaning System may have the answer why. Each night you risk sleeping among invisible bacteria, creeping around the corners of your mattress inconspicuously. With 22% of the population stating that they frequently have a bad night's sleep, London Cleaning System deciphered just why this may be, in celebration of National Bed Month.

Rogaland boosts Endeavor fleet to five

* Rogaland1.jpgNorwegian cleaning contractor Rogaland Teppe has taken delivery of a further two new Prochem Endeavor 500 extractors. The company now runs a fleet of five 500s in addition to its Prochem Everest and Performer truck-mounted machines.

Rogaland works all over southern Norway but its investment in Prochem technology has enabled it to broaden commercially and geographically, most recently to Denmark to clean cruise ships.

New contract reinforces Cooper's partnership

* New-Cooper-contract.jpgThe UK's main facility dedicated to the safe and efficient disposal of low level radioactive waste has reinforced its partnership with Cooper Handling Group after awarding the company a new five-year contract to maintain its mobile site equipment. LLW Repository (LLWR) manages the national Low Level Waste Repository in West Cumbria on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and oversees a national programme to ensure that lower activity waste is managed effectively across the UK.

Bioklenz disinfectant gets approval from M&S

* Bioklenz.jpgWarrington-based supplier of hygiene solutions, Klenzan, has recently received approval under the Marks & Spencer product accreditation scheme for its premium non-QAC based disinfectant, Bioklenz.

As part of Klenzan's continued innovation and development of hygiene products for the food, dairy and beverage industries, Bioklenz has been over a year in the making, undergoing a series of tests against the latest exacting standard - BSEN 1650.

Lindhaus cleans the Dutch Royal Palace in The Hague (Paleis Noordeinde)

* Lindhaus-Dutch.jpgThe list of outstanding Lindhaus clients continues to grow, with the news that the company's multifunction carpet cleaners and commercial floor scrubbers were chosen for floor and carpet care at the Royal Palace in The Hague, Noordeinde Palace, residence of king Willem Alexander.

'Outstanding' Accrington College tutor awarded Medal of Excellence

* Outstanding-Accrington.jpgDedicated tutor Stuart Wilson, from Accrington & Rossendale College, had his outstanding teaching in bio-hazard cleaning recognised by national training & qualification board City & Guilds with a Medal for Excellence.

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Recent UK News

International participation at The Cleaning Show at all time high

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The Cleaning Show 2017, taking place at the ExCeL Centre in London on March 14th to 16th, will have a strongly Italian flavour this year, with a large number of the nation's key players in the cleaning & hygiene sector displaying their products and services on site during the three-day event.

Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen - report launch

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A new report launched this week by the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) explores the barriers to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions, looking at how these can be overcome in a way that could bring a wide range of additional benefits.

COSHH Training - Practical Assessment & Control

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The Health & Safety Laboratory is to run a two-day course on 'COSHH Training - Practical Assessment and Control', on 21st - 22nd March 2017, in Buxton, Derbyshire. It will give detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and - crucially - putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

BCC Industry Trends Report 2017 published

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The cleaning industry contributes almost £25 billion to the UK economy according to the latest figures released by the British Cleaning Council.

The report complied for the BCC by market research company, Firedog Research, shows that in addition to being a huge net contributor to the UK economy, the cleaning industry is also one of its biggest employers, with over 700,000 people.

Grow your business at the Cleaning Show with free advice from the experts

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With the UK economy still struggling to rise out of recession, uncertainty around Brexit and growing business pressures with new legislation on minimum wage and pensions, The Cleaning Show is offering free seminar sessions from a wide range of industry experts to help you grow your business.

New Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards introduced

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New for 2017 - the Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards have replaced the previous Attendant of the Year Awards, provided by Loo of the Year Awards and relate specifically to the dedicated cleaning staff that look after the facilities, rather than the washrooms themselves.

CHSA Accreditation Scheme members deliver near perfect compliance in 2016

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Buying from CHSA Accreditation Scheme members is the only way to be certain 'what's on the box is in the box'. Analysis of the auditing results for the CHSA's Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue, Plastic Sacks and Cotton Mops in 2016, has shown scheme members have achieved near perfect compliance.

Health & safety 'top of agenda' at Cleaning Show

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With 27.3 million days lost due to work-related ill health or injury in the UK last year, health & safety will be top of the agenda at next month's Cleaning Show, where the Health & Safety Executive will be running a session of free workshops to help employers protect their workforce and reduce costs attributed to managing staff absence.

Seventh consecutive Norovirus-free year in Merton schools thanks to meticulous cleaning

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Julius Rutherfoord's expert cleaning standards and focus on health & safety have effectively eradicated Norovirus outbreaks from London borough of Merton Council Schools and Families premises for seven consecutive years.

One in four UK abattoirs fails to meet basic hygiene standards

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One in four slaughterhouses is failing to take basic hygiene precautions to stop contaminated meat reaching the public, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.

Hunt for CHSA's 2017 undergraduate scholars begins: up to three bursaries available

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Following the successful reintroduction of its undergraduate bursary, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has expanded the bursary: there will be up to three lucky winners in 2017.

65% of SME businesses not ready for tax digitalisation

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A recent survey by the UK200Group, the membership association of independent chartered accountancy and law firms, showed that 65% of its members' SME business clients do not currently use software to manage their accounts.

Company fined after young worker suffers 'life changing' injuries

A waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker was left with life changing injuries. Chippenham Magistrates Court heard how the 19-year-old worker and his colleagues had cleared a blockage from the waste picking line, when his gloved hand got caught in the conveyor belt. The roller fractured his right hand, dislocated his wrist and radius and he had to spend two weeks in hospital following the incident.

Events & Exhibitions

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Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
28-30th September 2021
Dubai World Trade Centre

ISSA Conference India
21-22nd October 2021
Mumbai, India

Cleantex Africa
2-4th November 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Cleaning Show
2-4th November 2021

9-11th November 2021

Loo of the Year Awards
3rd December 2021

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