* Cleanzine-logo-8a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 12th October 2017 Issue no. 793

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International News

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

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Building 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.

Ettore: Three glass cleaners working with one machine

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American 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."

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.

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I've said many times over the years we've been broadcasting Cleanzine that we should bring back the bottle return schemes we ditched decades ago, where we were charged not just for our drink but also for the bottle in which it was supplied. Return the bottle from whence it came and you'd receive your deposit back. The beauty of the scheme was that because bottles were worth money, you'd find fewer littering or smashed up on the streets because if you couldn't be bothered to return yours, the local children would.

These days, it would also reduce the cost of our kerbside collections. As you can imagine, I was pleased to learn about the study by Eunomia, written for - amongst others - Keep Britain Tidy, the Marine Conservation Society, Surfers Against Sewage, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Reloop, which found that local authorities across England could save up to £35 million every year if a deposit refund system for plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans was introduced.

The analysis across eight local authorities, (including those with high and low recycling rates) found that rather than losing income, an authority could potentially make savings of between £60,000 and £500,000. And while the authorities would lose some income as there would be a reduced number of cans and plastic bottles in the kerbside collections to sell to recyclers, the savings made from having fewer containers to collect and sort, as well as reduced levels of littering and reduced landfill charges, would actually create savings that outweigh the loss of revenue.

With local authority resources under increasing pressure, these findings provide evidence that, rather than negatively affecting local authority waste services, a DRS could actually support them and reduce the costs of delivering the service, while also delivering cleaner streets and reducing the amount of plastic entering our oceans.

Every day, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold across the UK and many end up as litter, in our oceans or in landfill sites. Evidence from the US, Norway and Germany, shows that the introduction of a simple deposit on plastic bottles and cans could raise collection rates above 90% and reduce littering. What on earth are we waiting for?

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This Week's News

Bain makes offer for Zenith Hygiene to expand Diversey in Europe

Bain Capital Private Equity has this week announced that it has, through its investment in Diversey, reached agreement on the terms of a recommended final cash offer for Zenith Hygiene Group, the UK manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene chemicals and related products.

Born again - thanks to Kärcher

* Born-again.jpgOne of New York City's oldest churches is celebrating the completion of a decade of restoration work with help from Kärcher..

Kimberly-Clark Professional joins CABA board to advance intelligent building discussions

Kimberly-Clark Professional has joined the Continental Automated Buildings Association's (CABA) board of directors. CABA is a trade association that promotes advanced technologies for integrated systems and the automation of homes and buildings.

Bridging the gap between cleaning the environment and infection prevention & control

* Bridging-the-gap.jpgA new Healthcare Forum is being organised for Wednesday, 16th May, alongside next year's ISSA/Interclean exhibition in Amsterdam. The Forum will address the growing demand for hygienic and disinfecting products and solutions in the healthcare sector - a demand that has been fuelled by the increasing threat of healthcare-associated infections.

Loo of the Year Awards judging commences

* LOTY-award.jpgThe Loo of the Year Awards inspection team havs now completed the inspection of thousands of 2017 Loo of the Year Awards entrants' washrooms throughout the UK. The inspectors have travelled thousands of miles by road, train and aircraft and have visited 836 towns/cities and 56 London Underground Stations while inspecting every category of 'away from home' washroom.

The inspection criteria are based on fitness for purpose from the user's perspective. Are the washrooms clean? Do they provide all the facilities that users require? Do they meet Building Regulations Doc M and Equality Act dimensions and the needs of users that require accessible toilets or Changing Places facilities? Do they provide adequate facilities for babies and children?

Lanes proves a safe bet for casino drainage solution

* Lanes.jpgFacilities managers at a Scottish casino played their cards right by calling in Lanes Group to help them resolve a tricky drainage problem. Internal drainage pipes at the casino were proving susceptible to springing a leak, especially during and after periods of heavy rain.

Facilities managers needed a long-term and effective solution to the problem, which had the potential to inconvenience customers and damage the fabric of the building.

Impact of outstanding FM recognised at the BIFM Awards

* BIFM-Awards.jpgIndividuals and organisations driving innovation and delivering exceptional results in facilities management stepped into the spotlight when the winners of the British Institute of Facilities Management Awards 2017 were revealed on Monday.

Now in their 17th year, the Awards celebrated the very best the FM industry has to offer, honouring the outstanding contributions helping to advance the profession and industry and acting as a benchmark for excellence across the FM sector.

BluSky Restoration Contractors of Colorado merges with North Carolina-based Disaster One

BluSky Restoration Contractors, of Colorado, is merging with North Carolina-based Disaster One, a privately owned and operated restoration company serving commercial and residential clients since 1977.

"BluSky and Disaster One share similar missions and core values that are driven first and foremost on our firms providing best in class customer service," says Kent Stemper, BluSky CEO.

Johnson & Johnson introduces social enterprise's soap to UK washrooms

* JJ-Clarity.jpgJohnson & Johnson is working with Sodexo to introduce soap from Clarity to its UK staff washrooms, supporting employment of blind and disadvantaged staff at the social enterprise.

The product has been trialled at Johnson & Johnson's Pinewood office and there are plans to assess the potential for a nationwide rollout across all UK offices. It is estimated that the company will create thousands of hours of employment, equivalent to 11 new part-time jobs per year.

Vectair Systems Inc. joins US Green Building Council

* US-Green-Building-Council.jpgVectair Systems has announced that its North American business, Vectair Systems, Inc. has become a member of the USGBC (US Green Building Council). This is in keeping with its commitment to the environment and a sustainable way of living.

The USGBC is 'committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the leading programme for green buildings and communities worldwide'.

"Create wealth from waste", Minister tells students

* Create-wealth-from-waste.jpgEnvironmental health students at the Korle-Bu School of Hygiene, in Accra, Ghana, received some wise words this week from Michael Yaw Gyato, deputy minister of sanitation & water resources.

The Minister told them to be creative in their thinking and find ways to take advantage of the country's waste to create wealth.

Broadgate Campus awards major cleaning contract to JPC

* Broadgate-Campus.jpgLondon cleaning provider, JPC has won a major contract to clean the city's prestigious Broadgate Campus. The 30-acre mixed-use campus in the City of London is jointly owned by British Land and GIC and is JPC client Broadgate Estate's biggest contract.

"We are very proud to have won this contract," comments JPC Cleaning managing director, John Conry Jnr. "It further testifies as to both our reputation and capability to deliver five-star standards, and is a honour to be servicing this fantastic development and be entrusted with its future."

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Recent UK News

BICSc Annual Awards 2017 - the winners

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The 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...

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In 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.

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

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ISSA 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.

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

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Cromwell 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.

Brexit and Beyond: environmental principles to guide a sustainable future

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The 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.

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

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Lee Taylor, responsible for business development at Roma Systems, writes...

"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.

Bite-sized learning for busy cleaning operatives

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Jangro, 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.

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

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The 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.

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.

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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

The Cleaning Show
2-4th November 2021

9-11th November 2021

Loo of the Year Awards
3rd December 2021

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