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International News

SCA to close tissue production plant in the US

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To further improve efficiency and strengthen the competitiveness for the Professional Hygiene business in North America, SCA has decided to close the tissue production plant in Flagstaff, Arizona, in the US.

Kimberly-Clark Professional delivers uncompromised care with Kleenex Ultra Rolled Hand Towel

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Kimberly-Clark Professional has recently launched in the UK and Ireland, the Kleenex Ultra Rolled Hand Towel Solution to help facilities managers deliver uncompromised care to washroom users, with Kleenex brand quality now available as a rolled towel.

ISSA joins CleantexPulire to expand African market value

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Organisers of the CleantexPulire exhibition, e-squared publications (E2) and ISSA, have announced a joint ownership agreement to collaboratively administer and promote future events.

Duplex goes Turbo at Pulire

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Battery operated, compact, high cleaning performance, suitable for any floor surface. That's the new Duplex Turbo floor-scrubbing machine launched at this year's Pulire in Verona, Italy.

New Gloria MultiBrush

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Also seen at Pulire, German manufacturer Gloria, perhaps best known for its industrial foam spraying systems, has launched the new MultiBrush for cleaning exterior floor surfaces and joints.

Lyreco launches new chemical-free cleaning range

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One of the UK's leading providers of workplace supplies has launched a new range of chemical free cleaning products in its ongoing drive to offer more sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions to its customers.

CMEP 2017: Focus on Floor Pads Market

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Reports suggest that the global floor pad market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of close to 4% during the forecast period 2017 to 2021.

RayVio shows UV-C dosing as highly effective for water sterilisation

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RayVio, an advanced health and hygiene company, has published its latest application note detailing the company's ultraviolet dosing experiments proving the water sterilisation capability of RayVio's UV-C LEDs. Water safety is of particular concern in appliances and applications where water may stand for a period, be exposed to contaminants, or be turned into vapour and distributed through the air, as is the case with humidifiers.

Not just paper: beverage cartons can also be used to make dispensers!

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At the Pulire exhibition, Lucart presents an example of circular economy unprecedented in Italy. The sustainability and innovation of this product have allowed Lucart to win the coveted EU Ecolabel award.

ETS Pulire Verona 2017

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The European Tissue Symposium, ETS, exhibits and participates in the speaker programme with a presentation by ETS chairman, Roberto Berardi, on 'The Advantage of Paper'.

Zonzini takes it to another level...

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For over 40 years, Zonzini has been developing and establishing itself as a producer of electric stair climbing trolleys that meet all transport needs. All its products ensure comfort during use, safety and reliability.

Zero to Hero on new range and innovation

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Italian manufacturer and multi-award-winning Sutter Professional sells more than 300 professional cleaning products through a network of distributors in more than 60 countries. It operates through subsidiaries in Spain, Portugal, France, Argentina, Chile and Brazil and in other countries through agreements with local distributors. In the UK it partners with Northwood Hygiene Products.

Robot foamer first time at Pulire

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The Yaskawa GP8 robot foamer is for automatic cleaning in the food industry thanks to a partnership with Ecosi. Ecosi is a leading manufacturer of multi-sector detergents and disinfectants.

Depureco Industrial Vacuums

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Long established (since 1972) industrial vacuum specialist Depureco is showing two new models intended for cleaning in conjunction with CNC production machines.

New Nettuno TDuck

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Nettuno has introduced its new TDuck hand soap dispensing system which will be available from July.

To be used with its 3000ml T-Bags, the new dispenser is extremely hygienic as soap may now be dispensed by using only the forearm against the large lever.

TVH reaches the parts...

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"Unbelievable!" exclaims TVH's much-travelled Meindert De Boer. Their stand, which offers spare parts for virtually every sweeper and scrubber-drier machine on Earth, was manned by eight people here in Verona, yet they were run off their feet with the volume of enquiries from visitors..

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It's rare for me but I'm at something of a loss about what to say today.

I know that every day, people are being injured or killed in their masses throughout the world and like most of us, I hurt for them all. With my daughter working for the London Fire Brigade though, and seeing her return home late last night, so very distressed at what she'd experienced throughout her long day, a more graphic picture than I might have received, has been painted for me of yesterday's disastrous fire at London's Grenfell Tower.

Early yesterday it was thought that an exploding fridge had started the fire... repercussions then perhaps for the other industry in which I work (kitchens, bathrooms & bedrooms). Unfolding reports are leading us to believe that the building services such as sprinklers and alarms weren't functioning properly and that cladding installed last year as part of an upgrade, caused the fire's incredibly rapid spread. Safety advice given to residents in the event of a fire (before this one occurred), is also being called into question.

Whatever the outcome of the investigations, one thing this disaster has brought home to me is what a heck of a responsibility we all have for other people's lives.

We go about our work, often following instructions that we may or may not agree with, completely oblivious to the effect that what we do, might have on others. The cleaning and facilities management industries for example, are not widely lauded by the general public, but if we get it wrong, the consequences can be dire.

Even the 'humble' cleaner - so often ignored - can cause or prevent infection, illness and accidents in our streets and buildings and on our transport systems.

That's quite some responsibility, isn't it? And of course it doesn't end there... the way we behave when we're not working will also affect others... to throw that rubbish out the car window while speeding along the motorway (will it distract another driver and cause an accident?)... to leave your hedge overgrowing the public footpath (will someone walk into it in the dark and damage their eyesight on a branch or thorn?)... to leave spillages or dropped fruit in a store (where another shopper may slip and injure themselves)?... I won't go on, but it does make you think, doesn't it? At least I hope it does...

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This Week's News

Reclassifying hospital floors as "critical" areas when it comes to cleaning

* Reclassifying-hospital-floors.jpgFor many years, hospitals considered floors "non-critical" areas when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting. This means floors were considered an unlikely source for the spread of infection in a hospital setting.

However, a 2017 study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, has determined that floors do harbour dangerous germs and should be reclassified as 'critical'areas requiring more thorough cleaning and disinfecting.

Deadline for CHSA Bursary is 30th June

* CHSA-Bursary.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is reminding readers that the deadline for its Bursary applications is looming... 30th June is the cut-off date and those shortlisted will be interviewed in July by a selection panel to be led by David Garcia.

Open to the children of members' employees, the scheme provides three bursaries. Each successful scholar will receive a maximum of £4,500 in three instalments, receiving £1,500 at the start of each academic year or for the first three years if the degree is four years or longer.

Social enterprise launches new eco-foaming hand wash

* Clarity-eco.jpgNew Honey Blossom Eco Foaming Hand Wash from the Social Enterprise, Clarity, is launching into large organisations and the Government to support the employment of blind, disabled and otherwise disadvantaged people.

Developed in co-operation with the Cabinet Office and Interserve, the product and the fact that Clarity now holds The Planet Mark, emphasises their endeavour to improve environmental credentials.

Clean Hands Safe Hands secures investment from SC Johnson

* Clean-Hands-Safe-Hands.jpgClean Hands Safe Hands has secured investment from SC Johnson which will be used to expand operations across the US and expand the capabilities of the CHSH's analytics platform to drive better patient care.

CHSH partners with hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene. Along with voice reminders to wash hands, sensors on alcohol and soap dispensers gather data from badge reels to track handwashing scores and encourage performance improvement for clinical healthcare individuals and teams.

APIC 2017 Film Festival winner highlights hand hygiene as infection prevention tool

* APIC-2017-Film-Fest.jpgThe Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology has announced that Providence Health & Services Alaska is the winner of its seventh annual Film Festival competition, to be awarded during APIC's 44th Annual Conference.

The video entitled 'Look at Me Hand Hygiene', emphasises proper hand washing techniques for hospital staff and visitors.

Burgess Health Center implements Clorox Healthcare UV technology to fight infection

* Burgess-Health-Centre.jpgMulti-drug resistant organisms that can cause healthcare-associated infections such as CRE (carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae), MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) continue to be a problem among healthcare facilities.

As these infections continue to threaten patient populations, Burgess Health Centre in Iowa, US is adding an extra innovative precaution to existing infection control protocols: the addition of ultraviolet (UV) technology to treat patient rooms and other key areas in the facility.

BCC Chairman praises EFCI 'Best Value' guide

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BCC Chairman, Simon Hollingbery, says the document is an excellent piece of work and has commended the EFCI on its findings.

Cell Signaling Technology recycles 4,400 pounds of glove waste through innovative programme

* Cell-Signaling-Tech.jpgAs a life sciences company, Cell Signaling Technology uses about 200,000 pairs of gloves each year. But that glove waste no longer goes into a landfill. CST diverts it through an innovative programme that has enabled the company to recycle more than 4,400 pounds of gloves, which are then turned into flowerpots, lawn furniture and other products.

Working together to keep schools clean and safe

* Working-Together.jpgThe Cleaning Company is working with Avon House Preparatory School to keep its premises hygienically clean whilst also meeting the pinnacle of safeguarding standards.

All members of the Cleaning Company's carefully selected team, responsible for the Avon House contract, are thoroughly trained, appropriately vetted and therefore qualified to work in an educational environment. Their training includes working towards the highest cleaning criteria and recommendation, to maintain well-presented premises and reduce the risk of infection and cross-contamination.

Leading industry awards return with renewed focus on raising standards

* GSA.jpgThe 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards programme has been launched and is now open for entries. Founded in 1991, the awards recognise excellence in the cleaning sector and have become one of the UK cleaning industry's most esteemed events.

They have evolved to further drive innovation and the continuous improvement of standards in the cleaning industry that deliver optimal results.

How to keep a hotel room clean

* hotel-room-clean.jpgAs the summer season begins in hotels across the world, making sure that they will be clean is a top priority for both the guests and the hotel staff. However, when there are so many rooms to clean, this can often be a difficult task.

And when there aren't proper procedures in place, sometimes a hotel room can appear not to be as clean as it should.

New zones showcase transformative cleaning and FM solutions at Facilities Show 2017

* FM-show.jpgThe Total FM Zone and the FM Future Trends Zone are two new areas at this year's Facilities Show (taking place at London's ExCel from 20th - 22nd June), where an array of dynamic approaches to cleaning and facilities management will be presented.

Alongside a multitude of exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services, and a world class speaker programme - there'll be plenty of exciting features for everyone.

WaterAid and H&M Foundation join forces for sustainable water, toilets and hygiene in poor communities

* WaterAid.jpgThe H&M Foundation and WaterAid have embarked on the second phase of their global partnership for safe water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the world's poorest communities, with the goal of achieving long-term transformational change and improved living conditions.

Krown Rust Control on a mission to wash record breaking number of cars for charity

* Krown-Rust-Control.jpgOn Saturday, 17th June, Krown Rust Control of Canada, will attempt to break the world record for the most vehicles washed by an organisation in one day for Krown's Wash for a Wish Charity Car Wash. Last year Krown washed over 4,600 cars - a company best!

This year all participating Krown locations are geared up to break the 6,277-car record and raise money for Children's Wish Foundation of Canada in the process.

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Recent UK News

Standards for level 4 and level 6 FM Apprenticeships approved

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The standards for two new Facilities Management Apprenticeships developed by employers in collaboration with the British Institute of Facilities Management and other key stakeholders have been approved by the Minister of State for Skills.

Eight ways to motivate teams with Pull Management

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By Roger Green, CEO, Spotless Commercial Cleaning, who employs over 2,000 people across the UK.

"I recently found myself discussing with a colleague the benefits of Pull Managers over Push Managers. Which one are you?

Service integration transforms UK facility management market

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Technology innovation, new business models, emerging value propositions, and creative new service offerings are transforming facilities management in the UK. The market is moving toward service integration with sophisticated advisory services focused on business productivity; however, FM services are commoditising and organic growth is hard to find.

More than ever raised at CHSA Gala Ball!

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Members and sponsors of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, together with their guests, raised £9,950 at its Annual Gala Ball for the Chairman's Charity, this year being The Royal National Institute for Blind People.

Klenzan supports NSPCC - changing childhoods for the better

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Warrington-based hygiene specialist Klenzan is supporting the NSPCC by entering a team in the Lake District Adventure Challenge, being held on June 10th in Coniston.

Kärcher UK celebrates new home

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Kärcher, the pioneering German cleaning technology company, officially opened its purpose-built UK headquarters recently, marking the end of a five-year project to relocate its rapidly expanding UK operations. The official opening was presided over by Hartmut Jenner, Kärcher's global chief executive & chairman of the Kärcher Management Board.

CSSA celebrates 50 years!

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Congratulations to the UK's Cleaning & Support Services Association - celebrating its 50th year in 2017!

To mark this special birthday, Chairman Douglas Cooke hosted a special lunch at London's iconic Shangri La at the Shard. Our picture shows Doug (right of pic) with current and past CSSA chairmen and CEOs.

Recycle unwanted electrical devices free of charge

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South West Computer Recycling offers completely free of charge nationwide collection and recycling of your old electrical devices. The company can collect and recycle absolutely anything electrical, including computers, laptops, screens, TV's, projectors, smart boards, phones - in fact anything electrical at all.

NIC awarded £6m additional business with Morrisons

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NIC Services Group has been awarded circa £6m of additional business with Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons. The additional business is the award of a further region covering the Nottingham, Stoke and Leicester areas. NIC will now be delivering cleaning services to this new region in addition to the stores the contractor already services across the North of the England and Scotland.

Washroom services providers to be recognised

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As part of the programme's exciting 30th Anniversary celebrations, the Loo of the Year Awards organisers have decided to introduce a Loo of the Year Washroom Service Provider Award this year. This recognises the contribution that washroom services providers have in the provision of award winning washrooms.

Jangro is proud to pay the Living Wage

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Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, is delighted to announce that it has received accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Jangro, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 in the UK or £9.75 in London.

RPC bpi refuse wins seal of approval for its UK manufacturing business

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RPC bpi refuse is celebrating three major business wins across the healthcare, facilities management and cleaning sectors. The UK-based refuse sack manufacturer is estimating a combined value of over £6 million per annum will be achieved from the new contracts.

Inspirational speakers to motivate cleaning and FM leaders at Facilities Show 2017

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The world-class speaker programme at Facilities Show 2017 includes inspirational presentations from physicist and TV science presenter, Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE.

These three keynote speakers join a host of industry specialists sharing over 30 hours of practical and strategic cleaning and FM content, from 20th - 22nd June 2017 at ExCeL London.

Alex Reid brings Cocchi and Grandimpianti machines to the UK market

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Laundry specialist and machine supplier, Alex Reid, has announced two new partnerships that will bring Grandimpianti and Cocchi laundry equipment to its growing machines portfolio.

Alex Reid is now the exclusive UK supplier of Cocchi finishing equipment and one of very few UK distributors of the Grandimpianti washers and drying machines..

Why water deregulation has left some customers high and dry with maintenance & detection services

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SW based water and sewerage repair service business Pipefix is experiencing a steady stream of customers who, since the introduction of deregulation on 1st April 2017, are finding the everyday maintenance services performed by the old water companies - including leak detection and repair, step-testing, tank cleaning and valve testing - are no longer available.

Re-enforcing a cleaner borough

In the continued zero tolerance approach on littering, Havant Borough Council can now confirm a new contract has been agreed to ensure the area's streets are clean. Litter and dog fouling enforcement functions within the borough will now be enforced by EH Commercial Services.

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14th January 2022

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