* Cleanzine-logo-8a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 22nd June 2017 Issue no. 779

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International News

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

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For 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.

Social enterprise launches new eco-foaming hand wash

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New 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.

Clean Hands Safe Hands secures investment from SC Johnson

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Clean 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.

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

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The 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.

Burgess Health Center implements Clorox Healthcare UV technology to fight infection

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Multi-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.

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

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As 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.

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

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The 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.

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.

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To begin, let me share with you the email I sent to Doug Cooke and John Findlater, who were instrumental in organising last Friday's Cleaning & Support Services Association's Annual Luncheon at London's Savoy Hotel:

"Just back at my desk & I find I'm still glowing at the memory of a fantastic day on Friday. Is it just me or was this the most successful & enjoyable 'annual bash' the CSSA has ever staged? I can't quite work out if it was a case of absence having made the heart grow fonder or whether everyone was so surprised at how much you'd achieved in such a short space of time, that we were all a bit knocked out by it... Well done & thank you so much for inviting me!"

If you're puzzled by my comments, I should explain that I've been lucky enough to have been attending the CSSA's annual gatherings for more than two and a half decades. Sadly, they disappeared from the calendar when the CSSA briefly merged into a larger group and we thought we'd seen the end of them. With the CSSA's relaunch in January 2016 I'm sure many, like me, were hoping that the annual gatherings would also be resurrected but none of us could have envisaged that they'd be back with such a bang. Someone told me there were 400 of us!

Not bad for an organisation that's only been back up and running for 18 months then - and if this is an indication of what the CSSA can achieve when it's 'on a mission', I have high hopes of it signing up the rest of the best of the UK's contractors before too long. To find out about joining, email: [email protected]

Around 15 years ago, at another industry dinner, host British Institute of Cleaning Science - following a challenge by then BICSc president Professor David Bellamy - started working with JohnsonDiversey to promote environmental awareness and cleanliness in our nation's primary schools. The initiative ran for some years and I'm sure that many of the lessons learned by the young people involved have been carried with them through life. A friend is involved in a project with a similar goal and has asked for your input into the programme being put together. There are just eight questions at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H8ZFHQS so if you have a minute to spare we'd be most grateful...

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This Week's News

UK Government urged to end health & safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze

The UK Government has been urged to scrap its approach to deregulation of health & safety legislation in the light of the Grenfell Tower blaze.

In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, over 70 leading organisations and figures from the UK's safety & health profession have jointly called for a political sea change in attitude towards health & safety regulation and fire risk management following the tragedy.

Gelpack now CHSA accredited

* Gelpack.jpgGelpack, the manufacturer of refuse and recycling sacks and high performance flexible packaging, has joined the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association Plastic Refuse Sacks Accreditation Scheme.

Manufacturers help infection control experts make sense of FDA rules on antiseptic ingredients

* Manufacturers-help.jpgThe American Cleaning Institute is helping infection control experts better understand the process and possible results from pending US Food & Drug Administration decisions on the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in healthcare antiseptics in early 2018.

Dr Paul DeLeo, ACI associate vice president, Environmental Safety, will be part of a team of experts speaking at the 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology Convention in Portland, Oregon.

Revolutionary new P-Wave urinal screen shows the shape of things to come in washroom hygiene

* New_P-Wave.jpgP-Wave has launched its latest innovation in air freshening/deodorising technology. The Hex 3D is a 30-day urinal air freshener that, because of the new hexagon shape, has a better fit by folding into any size of urinal.

The Hex 3D features P-Wave's pioneering protrusions to reduce splashback and catch debris, and they feature on both sides so it's impossible to put the screen in the wrong way around; guaranteeing maximum effectiveness.

Dealing with potential Norovirus incidents in restaurants

* Dealing-with-potential-norovirus.jpgPeople getting sick in restaurants is a fact of life. Because we must assume that the ill person has Norovirus, restaurant owners and cleaning professionals should take proper actions to help prevent the spread of the disease.

The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates that about 75% of Norovirus cases are spread not through food, but because of norovirus-infected droplets becoming airborne and covering an area as far as 25 feet from the incident.

Green World Innovations launches GreenFit Solutions service

* Green-World-Inno.jpgThe growth of Green World Innovations continues as the company launches a new installation and maintenance service - GreenFit Solutions.

The service that boasts a strong set of green credentials as the name suggests, will install high quality filtration products, luxury water products, water softening, heating and cooling, general plumbing and of course ozone cleaning solutions, an area where the firm has built its name.

Cromwell Polythene's antimicrobial bin liners prove popular in Austria

* Cromwell-Polythene.jpgA large order for Cromwell Polythene's new Sansafe 30 litre hygienic anti-microbial bin liners has been dispatched to Austria for use in washrooms throughout the capital, Vienna. A total of 90 of Sansafe 30 litre liners cases consisting of 900 rolls, or 22,500 bags, was sent.

This is the latest in a string of new orders for Sansafe bin liners - demand has been increasing since the products were relaunched with a new anti-microbial formula at the end of 2016.

Latest Sapphire largest jewel in the crown

* Prochem-Sapphire.jpgFive years post-launch and Prochem Europe celebrates the introduction of the Sapphire range with its latest variant: the ultimate in high-pressure truck mounted cleaning technology.

The new Sapphire 870SS liquid-cooled triple-operator truck mounted carpet & upholstery cleaning system delivers more heat, more vacuum and more pressure than any other unit in the Sapphire range.

Soapbox: The Bathroom Manufacturers Association's CEO Yvonne Orgill on 'Leaky Loos'

* Soapbox-BMA.jpg"Today, a typical British sunny day has seen heightened activity regarding Dual Flush WC's. Radio interviews, articles in the national press, comment by many, have all raised the issue 'leaky loos'!

To put the record straight - any product will leak or fail, if, it's of poor design and quality and does not meet the legal requirement and is installed by 'Fred' up the road.

De-messing about on the water

* De-messing1.jpgWith summer getting into gear, the team at Banbury-based contractor Pro-Clean love being on the water. Just don't tell them they're 'messing about'...

After years of neglect, Britain's canals have been brought back to life with more of us than ever taking to the water whether for leisure, a life afloat, or even just a towpath walk and a pint.

Stepan to acquire Mexican surfactant production facility and part of its surfactant business

* Stepan.jpgStepan Company, through a subsidiary in Mexico, has reached an agreement with BASF Mexicana to acquire its surfactant production facility in Ecatepec, Mexico, and a portion of its associated surfactants business.

The facility is located close to Mexico City and has over 50,000 metric tons of capacity, 124,000sq.ft of warehouse space, a large laboratory and office space.

Two horrific deaths in the waste & recycling industry

* Two-horrific-deaths.jpgTragically, within a month of each other, two men have died at separate incidents within the waste & recycling industry, early reports suggesting that these were both machinery-related incidents.

These fatalities remind us that contact with moving machinery is one of the main causes of death in the sector.

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Recent UK News

BCC Chairman praises EFCI 'Best Value' guide

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Developed by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) and UNI Europa with European Commission support, the EFCI 'Best Value' guide aims to assist buyers of cleaning services in their tendering process by highlighting the benefits of choosing quality.

Working together to keep schools clean and safe

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

Leading industry awards return with renewed focus on raising standards

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The 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.

How to keep a hotel room clean

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As 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.

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.

Events & Exhibitions

Loo of the Year Awards
14th January 2022

CleanNZ Expo
1-2nd March 2022

10-13th May 2022

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