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The global biosurfactant market is anticipated to generate demand of over 340,000 tons by 2020, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of around 4% from 2014 to 2020.
Absence of direct bio-based substitutes of these products is expected to be one of the major factors driving the market over the forecast period, together with rising environmental concern over the consumption of synthetic surfactants and the growth of the global personal care industry.
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Welcome to our first post-Summer-break issue of Cleanzine – which happens to be our 788th; the equivalent of more than 65 years of publishing a monthly magazine! When we started broadcasting, almost 16 years ago, Cleanzine was one of just a handful of e-zines worldwide. Back then we really didn’t know what we had, thinking Cleanzine would be read in the UK and Ireland by just a few thousand people. Little did we know that before long, we’d be broadcasting to more than 100,000 readers in 163 countries!
I’d always written a leader in magazines I’d edited, and as I knew little about Internet publishing or the joys of working on a weekly (and sometimes, daily) it never occurred to me that I might be making life difficult by attempting a weekly leader – despite having struggled sometimes to come up with a theme for a monthly!
As you might imagine, there have been many times over the years that I’ve been short of something interesting to write about.
If you’ve managed to take a break, I hope it’s been enjoyable. I had felt rested but spent far too many hours yesterday and overnight, wondering what to write about today. This time though, it hasn’t been a lack of ideas, but too many…
Should it be the exposé on some of Beijing’s top hotels, which showed that sheets were not always changed between guests? In case you haven’t seen the reports, testers left marks on sheets, cups and toilets that could only be seen under UV light, before checking out. When checking in next day, testers could see the marks, meaning the bedding hadn’t been changed and the cleaning hadn’t been done properly.
Or should it be the studies by researchers from The Netherlands who discovered that under the right conditions, stainless steel taps and sinks have a higher Legionella concentration, than brass ceramic versions and brass thermostatic mixer taps?
Or what about sweeping changes being made all over the UK, to our household waste and recycling collections (with many public consultations taking place over Summer, while we’re away)?
Then there’s the news that microplastics have been discovered in our drinking water worldwide. Frightening, but perhaps only to be expected… You can learn more here: https://orbmedia.org/stories/Invisibles_plastics
And did you hear about the young woman that got stuck in a window when the toilet flush didn’t do its job properly? I’ll let you Google that one…
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This Week's News
Doors are clearly there to help us enter and exit rooms, but when we're worried about hygiene standards they can in fact prove to be barriers rather than enablers, with users unwilling to touch them with their bare hands. Dave Carson from washroom hygiene specialist P-Wave says he has the silver bullet to solve the problem.
The use of silver in hospitals and other healthcare situations is well established. Silver interrupts bacterial cells' ability to form the chemical bonds essential to their survival; so it has recognised anti-bacterial and anti-infection properties.
400 exhibitors have registered so far and 17,000 trade visitors from 65-plus countries are expected to attend. Due to the success of the 2015 event, CMS has now opened an additional hall - taking the total to five.
A study from London Cleaning System showed that the average wage of a UK cleaner is £7.27 an hour, significantly less than the top players across the continent - and even the rest of the world.
The global industry analysis, size, share, growth, trends, and forecast, covers 2016-2024. According to the report, the global surface disinfectant market was valued at US$ 802.9mn in 2016 and is projected to reach US$ 1.77bn by 2024 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 10.4% from 2016 to 2024.
Steam Clean Systems says its new Nebula Steam Cleaner offers a breakthrough in vehicle cleaning technology.
"Until now the car cleaning fraternity have had to rely on pressure washers using up to 12 litres of water per minute, or steam cleaners using less water but using diesel burners with all their deadly fumes when burned, and the mess and smell that diesel oil can cause if spilled - both of which require a mains water and electricity connection," argues sales director Charles Kent.
SpaceVac's cleverly designed package of lightweight carbon fibre poles, cleaning accessories and wireless cameras has revolutionised cleaning at height. The system allows operators to clean up to 15m from ground level in a safe and simple operation with no need for expensive and disruptive cherry pickers or scaffolding.
Diversey will now be a standalone company that will include the Diversey Care division of Sealed Air as well as the food hygiene solution business that was part of its Food Care division.
Hard-pressed cleaning teams and their supervisors have a new aid to help them ensure their floorcare procedures are effective, following the launch of a series of videos by Truvox International. The comprehensive video library covers cleaning and polishing hard floors with rotaries, injection-extraction carpet cleaning, vacuuming and scrubber dryers.
In around five minutes, new machine owners - or recruits to the team - can get up to speed on setting up each machine and achieving the best cleaning performance.
Registration is now open for Deb Group's second annual Happy Hands dispenser design contest. The contest aims to educate students about the importance of hand washing, while also allowing them to express their artistic sides through the creation of an original design for a Deb dispenser.
"Kids don't always listen when parents or teachers tell them to wash their hands, so we wanted to find a way to make hand hygiene fun," explains Isabelle Faivre, vice president of marketing, Deb USA.
ISS Switzerland has won the '2017 Best Employer Award', based on the largest annual employee survey in Switzerland. For the second year in a row, ISS participated in the benchmarking survey to assess the satisfaction of its own employees, and once again ISS was able to secure the first place.
ISS Switzerland took first place in the category of 'Large companies with more than 1,000 employees', based on the positive feedback from the company's employees.
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