* Cleanzine-logo-8a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 5th October 2017 Issue no. 792

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International News

Berlin cleaning trade fair sets new attendance record

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The International Cleaning Trade Fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. ended on a bright note. From last Tuesday to Friday, the 23,000 industry representatives from more than 70 countries - including 18,300 trade visitors from every branch of the cleaning sector, were able to network whilst obtaining information about the commercial cleaning products and services on offer.

Very Foomy dispensing!

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It was the unusual spelling of the Fooom modular dispensing system that first got our attention at last week's CMS. Apparently the Netherlands based company were the inventors of the spray soap and toilet seat cleaner, and Koen van den Braak (left) and his colleague Jeroen (right) were on hand to tell us about their latest innovations.

"The lightest backpack vacuum in the world"

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The Lindhaus LB4 L-ion Superleggera Backpack vacuum cleaner is superlight and multifunctional. Designed to be light for ease of use, but without compromise to performance, the LB4 L-ion weighs only 4.9 kg battery included, but offers a 5-stage filtration system and air volume lift of 30 litres/sec.

The electric version weighs only 3.8 kg and provides air volume lift of 52 litres/sec.

New rapid water test will help fight Legionnaires' disease across EMEA region

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IDEXX has announced the launch across Europe, The Middle East and Africa, of Legiolert, a new culture testing method that enables building owners and facilities managers to simplify water testing and reduce the risk posed by Legionnaires' disease.

Global industrial vacuum cleaner market to reach US$ 729.9mn by 2027

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The global industrial vacuum cleaner market is expected to witness a value and volume Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.3% and 4.5% respectively during the forecast period, with the market anticipated to reach a market value of US$ 729.9mn by the end of 2027.

Clorox Healthcare helps EvergreenHealth fight infection-causing pathogens

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As part of its ongoing commitment to patient safety, EvergreenHealth has partnered with Clorox Healthcare to bring advanced ultraviolet light disinfecting technology to the health system's existing patient safety and infection-fighting protocols.

iVo Power Brush XL - for hard floor details & stairs

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Have trouble cleaning the edges of floors or staircases? You're not alone! These are the main reasons that the iVo Power Brush XL is so much loved. It is a powerful yet lightweight scrubbing tool that can be used for a huge variety of scrubbing tasks.

Kaivac opens new corporate campus to support major sales growth

Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex cleaning systems, marks a milestone in its corporate history. The company is moving 9th October, 2017, to a new, multi-building corporate campus in Hamilton, Ohio - a move president & CEO Bob Robinson Sr, says was needed because of significant business growth in the past few years in the US, Canada, and overseas.

Meet the Steambeast

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We've seen some fairly big steam cleaning machines in our time, but this one stopped us in our tracks!

Built by Swiss firm Zaugg AG, the company usually makes snow clearing equipment for use on roads, railways and airfields.

Wetrok Granuline: a winner

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With Granuline a highly effective group of products based on granules has been created that, for the first time, can match the cleaning capabilities of liquid cleaning products. The speed with which the granules are dissolved in water has never previously been achieved by any other manufacturer.

World premiere for Hako's Scrubmaster B120 R

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Productive... manoeuvrable... ergonomic... Airports, railway and bus stations, shopping centres... Providing a large area performance, the highly manoeuvrable and flexible Scrubmaster B120 R can be relied upon to carry out all cleaning tasks efficiently in areas with high buildings.

i-Mop goes large!

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The i-Mop XXL combines the performance of a large machine with the manoeuvrability and flexibility of a floor wiper. This highly effective hybrid can be deployed anywhere.

This Week's News

BICSc Annual Awards 2017 - the winners

* BICSc-Awards-Assessor.jpgThe British Institute of Cleaning Science announced the winners of its 2017 Annual Awards in a special presentation ceremony yesterday evening at Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa in Northamptonshire recently.

Hosted by BBC Broadcaster, Sally Bundock and supported by headline sponsor Citation as well as individual category sponsors, the event saw almost 200 guests in attendance celebrating the achievements of companies and individuals across the cleaning industry.

We have mail: A solution to fatbergs...

* grease-traps.jpgIn response to the recent article regarding the monster fatberg that has blocked London's sewerage system, I am writing to express concern that this was permitted to grow to this extent by the local authority and water network providers, as this scenario is completely preventable.

Onsite wastewater treatment options are readily available to eliminate fats, oil and grease from wastewater before it enters the sewerage network, negating the risk of fatbergs entirely.

Recent ISSA UK/IE member networking & education event first of its kind in UK

* Recent-ISSA-UK-IE.jpgISSA recently held its member networking & education event hosted by member company Newell-Rubbermaid Commercial Products in Lichfield, Staffs. It was the first ISSA event of its kind for the cleaning & hygiene industry in the UK.

Attended by delegates from the cleaning & support services, supplier, distributor, consultancy and manufacturing sectors, the event focused on the latest developments shaping commercial cleaning in the UK.

Recycle Week beach litter research reveals recycling on the go has room for improvement

* Recycle-week.jpgCromwell Polythene has undertaken a beach cleaning and litter surveying programme to mark Recycle Week (25 September - 1 October) and encourage maximum levels of recycling. Results indicate recycling on the go needs improvement.

'Recycling - It's Worth It!' is the message that was shared for Recycle Week, so a team of 24 volunteers from Cromwell Polythene, took to their local beach at Filey on the North Yorkshire coast to measure the impact of waste and champion community recycling best practice.

Building One FS "first in Connecticut" to offer innovative germ-fighting electrostatic system

* Building-One-FS.jpgBuilding One Facility Services says is the first company in Connecticut to buy the Clorox Total 360 System and that it has taken this step to add an additional layer of surface protection and create an even healthier environment for its clients.

The system helps eliminate the bacteria, viruses and pathogens that can leave businesses and community members down for days.

Brexit and Beyond: environmental principles to guide a sustainable future

* Brexit-and-Beyond.jpgThe UK's short-term focus must be on fully transposing the European Union's 'environmental acquis' into UK law to ensure continued environmental protection and provide much-needed post-Brexit certainty, says IEMA.

Experts at the sustainability body, whose membership boasts 14,000 environment and sustainability professionals worldwide, say there is an immediate challenge to incorporate all existing environmental law into the UK statute books before the Brexit deadline.

Soapbox: What is workforce management and why is it important to the Cleaning Industry?

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"Workforce Management is a series of processes designed to help in the management of your staff. These processes are linked to HR, and are largely to do with the people who provide your service. This means your cleaning operatives.

There are many ways to manage these processes but the most efficient way is to utilise a system and there are numerous software systems available to help you.

Bite-sized learning for busy cleaning operatives

* Bite-sized-learning.jpgJangro, the UK & Ireland's largest network of independent janitorial suppliers, has enhanced its online training platform: the Learning Management Solution. It is now even more versatile and accessible, thanks to the introduction of new cleaning guide shorts, called Task Cards.

As well as offering animated video shorts to help operatives train to perform a range of specific cleaning jobs, the task cards themselves are brief, highly visual documents containing step-by-step instructions for product usage and safety information. The first three task cards are available now to download from jangrolms.net and feature the modules:

Ettore: Three glass cleaners working with one machine

* CMS-Ettore.jpgAmerican company Ettore attended CMS for the first time, where it presented the EZ1Pro+ converter. Peter Jansen, who is responsible for development work at Ettore, says that ,"The EZ1Pro+ can convert municipal water into de-mineralised water.

Three people can work simultaneously with this stainless steel machine, one with the chemicals and the other two with the water."

Polo to polio - more building support service wins for Regent Samsic

* Polo-to-polio.jpgThe second quarter of 2017 saw further uplift in building support services provider Regent Samsic's market share with key contract gains including fashion icon Ralph Lauren.

Apparel and home interiors brand Ralph Lauren appointed the Coventry-based service support provider to clean the fashion icon's UK retail outlets as part of a global contract won by French parent Groupe Samsic.

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Recent UK News

NHS Trust achieves ISSA CIMS Accreditation

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, part of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, has recently achieved accreditation to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard. David McGarrigan, associate director, estates & facilities, proudly says of the award:

Incentive QAS grows London portfolio with 80 Cheapside contract

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Incentive QAS, the specialist cleaning company, has been awarded a three-year contract by Workman, the property management and building consultancy firm, to provide a range of soft services at 80 Cheapside in the City of London.

Dustcheck acquired by Filtermist International

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Stoke-on-Trent-based dust removal expert, Dustcheck, has announced its acquisition by industrial air filtration specialist, Filtermist, of the Swedish Absolent Group.

Brightwell Dispensers is celebrating their 70th Anniversary

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2017 marks a historic anniversary for Brightwell Dispensers, as they are celebrating an impressive milestone of being in business for 70 years. What began as a small firm in post-war Britain has continuously grown into a global manufacturer of high-quality products for the cleaning and hygiene industry.

Monster fatberg longer than two Wembley football pitches clogging up Whitechapel sewer

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Thames Water engineers are engaged in what is expected to be a three-week sewer war against a giant 250 metre long fatberg around 10 times bigger than the famous Kingston monster found in 2013.

The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the extreme rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses.

£3,900 raised for RNIB at CHSA's 10th Annual Golf Tournament

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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's 10th annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament raised £3,900 for the chairman's charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), thanks to the generosity of CHSA members and their guests. Combining this with the money already raised at the Gala Ball, the CHSA has now generated an impressive £14,000 for the RNIB this year.

Awareness campaign highlights deadly legionella hotspots

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A Legionella Awareness Day campaign has uncovered that over 1,300 cases of legionella have been reported in the UK since 2014, listing Greater London, Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire as three of the areas most affected.

In the run up to Legionella Awareness Day, held by national water treatment company HydroChem UK, the company submitted 317 Freedom of Information requests to councils across the UK.

Cordant Group to become UK's largest social enterprise

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Cordant Group, the UK's second largest recruitment and services business, which includes Cordant Cleaning, has today announced its new status as a Social Enterprise.

Framed around a five-year plan, the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits in due course into social programmes across education, employment, and healthcare, pledging to touch and improve thousands of lives, one community at a time.

Vectair Systems' Paul Wonnacott speaks on 'Game Changing Innovations & Trends for 2018' at Hotel Tech Live

Paul Wonnacott was invited to join an exciting panel of speakers at the Hotel Tech Live exhibition, to discuss the game changing innovations and trends that are set to transform the hotel industry in 2018.

Managing director & president of Vectair Systems, a global 'away from home' hygiene company that specialises in washroom, aircare and fragrance systems, British-born Paul founded Vectair in Basingstoke, UK in 1989, and has since gained considerable experience in many of the world's most important markets.

Cleaning company enhances business with significant investment

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A leading Swansea-based cleaning services provider has made a significant investment to assist the company in achieving its ambitious expansion plans.

ProGleam, a company that provides commercial and domestic cleaning services across Wales and the South West, has purchased three new commercial vehicles and invested significantly in equipment, as the company seeks to expand and secure new business.

Keeping drainage fresh and healthy at New Covent Garden Market

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UKDN Waterflow (LG) is keeping the drains at the UK's largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in a clear and healthy condition to help Londoners enjoy the freshest food and the brightest blooms.

Events & Exhibitions

Loo of the Year Awards
14th January 2022

CleanNZ Expo
1-2nd March 2022

10-13th May 2022

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