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International News

Danish Ministry of Defence and ISS form Denmark's largest public FM partnership

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Yesterday, the Danish Defence Estates and Infrastructure Organisation (DDEIO) and ISS entered into a six-year facilities management partnership agreement, with the option to extend for up to three years.

AsepticSure disinfection system introduced to Nordic Region

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AsepticSure, said to be the only disinfection system in the world that routinely achieves a minimum microbial kill of at least a thousand times greater than conventional cleaning methods, is to be distributed in the Nordic Region by GYD S.A.

The news comes following an agreement by AsepticSure's manufacturer Medizone International, and Aglon a/s, announced on Tuesday. Medizone has granted Aglon exclusive distribution rights for the AsepticSure system in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

Romania welcomes 21st Century cleaning with Kaivac cleaning systems

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Romania has turned things around over the past decade, going from having one of the lowest gross national products in Europe to being one of the fastest growing countries in the world.

New Enziclean eats up dirt and odours from porous surfaces

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The Bullen Company has added a new product, Enziclean, to its Truekleen brand. Enziclean is a safe, very effective bioactive cleaner, organic waste digester and odour eliminator designed especially for porous floors & walls.

New system cleans and disinfects narrow pipe interiors

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Said to be a world first, Puracator is a portable, 'use anywhere' system that offers a simple solution to the problem of cleaning and disinfecting the inside of narrow drainage pipes of around 25mm to 50mm diameter.

Study finds copper surfaces in fitness centres reduce bacteria and possible infection

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Using copper-alloy materials in fitness centres significantly reduced concentrations of bacteria on all equipment types, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Stainstop masonry floor protection keeps ground surfaces looking like new

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Stainstop pavement protector is an invisible impregnation coating that keeps paths, forecourts, platforms and high-streets looking like new. Applied to any clean masonry floor, one treatment of Stainstop delivers hydrophobic, lipophobic and oleophobic protection that lasts for up to five years, even in the highest traffic environments.

Nilfisk reaches a historical milestone and completes successful listing on the stock exchange

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On 12th October, Nilfisk was successfully listed as an independent company on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange (Nasdaq Copenhagen). The leadership team, led by CEO Hans Henrik Lund, had the pleasure of ringing the opening bell, clearly stating that Nilfisk, a leading provider of professional cleaning equipment, has reached a historical milestone in the company's history.

Rug Doctor modernising carpet cleaning business with innovation and technology, plus clever branding

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Rug Doctor tells us it is reinventing 'clean' as it approaches its 20th anniversary in North Texas.

The global name in do-it-yourself carpet cleaning, whose Plano headquarters employs nearly 100 people, is relaunching the rental business with its most significant innovation in its 45-year history.

Global Health leader to launch interactive exhibit dedicated to health and hygiene

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Clean the World Foundation is continuing its commitment to hygiene education by launching a worldwide Global Handwashing Day initiative, aimed at building awareness for the importance of proper hygiene. This involves building a permanent interactive exhibit (opening on World Health Day, 7th April 2018) dedicated to health and hygiene education.

A fresh approach to water system management

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Guardian Water Treatment has enhanced its offering by forming an exclusive partnership with corrosion monitoring expert, Hevasure, and also adding Hydrosphere's flushing-reducing technology to its pre-commissioning cleaning services; innovative solutions designed to extend system life and cut costs spent on chemicals, consultants and laboratory sampling.

RAS certifies Far East malls under the star-rated Happy Toilet Programme for first time

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The Restroom Association (Singapore) tells us that after an on-site consultation for Clark Quay Central shopping mall, more than 20 toilets were Happy Toilet certified in September.

Maintaining aerosols: Best practice goes beyond product selection

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Maintenance is arguably the most important step in the lifecycle of any application. Regardless of how effective a piece of equipment operates, performance inevitably declines over time unless it is cared for appropriately.

Gojo Introduces tough, sustainable heavy-duty hand cleaner

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Gojo has relaunched its Gojo Multi Green hand cleaner, a USDA BioPreferred certified product formulated with natural pumice scrubbers to quickly remove oil, grease, paint and tar from hands.

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If you're a user of social media you'll probably have come across speculation regarding a split between the RAI (which launched Interclean, Amsterdam, in 1967) and global cleaning industry association ISSA - which, before the launch of the ISSA/Interclean brand in the late 1990s, had successfully organised the popular ISSA North America Conventions that took place annually.

The statements made by the two bodies are below and I'm happy to say that since receiving these, I've had contact with representatives from each, who assure me that both Interclean Amsterdam and ISSA North America are expected to grow and will continue to promote the global cleaning industry in all its glory.

I'm mentioning this here, since there's been talk of the shows suffering as a result of the split and I don't believe that this will be the case. The cleaning industry is enormous and one of the most important industries in the world. Whether ISSA and the RAI are working together or apart, they have both done and will continue to do a great job in promoting it and providing a platform for innovation, discovery and that all-important networking.

Long may they continue to do so!

In other news, the UK Government is holding a consultation on the recycling of plastic bottles, on whether we should pay a premium, which will be refunded when we return empty bottles or present them for recycling at a recycling facility. We need to identify how much that premium should be, in terms of encouraging the more reluctant recyclers amongst us to change our ways. Please make your views known at: www.consult.defra.gov.uk

If you find you're unable to get your views across on the Government's forms, there's also a campaigning opportunity at: www.speakout.38degrees.org.uk

I've written about the problems created by waste plastics many times over the years and mused over potential solutions. One suggestion was to start charging a refundable premium, as used to happen when I was a child. I'm still at a loss as to why that stopped. Reader John Rose wrote on our Facebook page recently: "Here in South Australia we have a collection refund scheme of 10c per container. People make or supplement livings out of collecting waste. You hardly see a deposit type container anywhere. Maybe the UK could do the same but at 10p..." See - it does work (although I think 20p is more likely to make an impact)!

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This Week's News

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam becomes Interclean Amsterdam - bringing back the popular brand name for the prestigious global event run by RAI Amsterdam

* Interclean-new-logo.jpgThe name of the world-leading cleaning & hygiene show that attracts professional cleaning businesses from across the globe, has officially been changed from ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam, to Interclean Amsterdam. This follows the recent announcement that RAI Amsterdam and ISSA have come to the decision to end their alliance and pursue separate ventures.

The change to the show's title takes place with immediate effect - and becomes the brand name for all future RAI Amsterdam events for the professional cleaning industry. Interclean's goal is to create a cleaner, healthier living environment for all. And it will continue to be synonymous with the development of innovative products and solutions to overcome the cleaning and hygiene challenges of businesses everywhere.

ISSA strongly refutes RAI's Unilateral Termination of Alliance

* John-Barrett_ISSA.jpgIn light of the announcements currently circulating in the industry, ISSA - the worldwide association for the cleaning industry - unambiguously rejects RAI Amsterdam's contention that their long-standing alliance has ended.

ISSA wishes that any conjecture on its role in this matter be put to rest. The association's leadership wishes to stress to its valued members, peers and stakeholders that the current allegations regarding the association's partnership and global family of ISSA/Interclean exhibitions have been carried out without its consent. ISSA does not support RAI's unilateral departure from its obligations, nor its choice to communicate directly to members of the association with direction counter to its contractual obligations.

Update: Interclean Amsterdam (in response to a request for clarification)

"Hi Jan, Thank you for your message and checking the facts.

To answer your question:

We sent out a letter to all our Amsterdam exhibitors, that obviously also includes ISSA members to inform them. A separate letter was sent to the exhibitors in the Pavilion of the Americas in Amsterdam (all of them are ISSA members) informing them on the situation and reassuring them that their stand as booked via ISSA is still theirs and they will not have to worry about their participation in Amsterdam as the organisation was and is still done by RAI.

Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018: finalists announced

* K-C_GSA.jpgHearty congratulations to all the finalists in the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018, whose names have just been announced. A total of 57 finalists from 36 companies have made the list, in this latest edition of the long-running awards programme that recognises excellence in the cleaning industry.

The announcement follows the first stage of judging carried out independently by The British Institute of Cleaning Science. This year, the standard of entries across the 14 categories spanning healthcare, office, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, environmental and training sectors all exceeded expectations.

Enhancing floor safety through slip resistance testing, maintenance and risk awareness

* floor-safety.jpgThe results released in a slip and fall study report by CNA, a leading provider of insurance solutions and risk management services for businesses and professionals worldwide, reveal that tested floors in 50% of the surveyed sites failed to produce a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) level above the minimum threshold of 0.42 (American National Standards Institute).

Ultimately, these findings suggest that many businesses' fall prevention programmes may overlook the effects of flooring selection and ongoing maintenance on slip resistance.

Views sought on reward and return schemes for drinks containers

* bottles-for-recycling.jpgUK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has asked for views on the advantages and disadvantages of different types of reward and return schemes for drinks containers.

More than eight million tonnes of plastic are discarded into the world's oceans each year, putting marine wildlife under serious threat. Up to 80% of this is estimated to have been originally lost or discarded on land before washing out to sea, and plastic bottles are a particular concern - with figures showing just 57% of those sold in the UK in 2016 collected for recycling.

ISS to deliver facilities services to Deutsche Telekom

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More than 6,000 employees will be working on the new contract, which, once fully operational, will amount to approximately 4% of 2016 Group revenue.

How to redefine your RoI through smarter innovation

* redefine-ROI.jpgClients and cleaning contractors looking for innovative equipment and methods that deliver better results can now consult a new guide focused on 'return on innovation'.

Global surface disinfectant chemicals: market trends

* Global-surface-disinfectants.jpgFuture Market Insights is presenting value and volume analysis on various types of surface disinfectant chemicals, along with their use in various industries across key regions in the globe, in its new research publication.

'Surface Disinfectant Chemicals Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2027)', covers weighted analysis on various key players participating in the global market for surface disinfectant chemicals. Key developments, trends, drivers and restraints also have been assessed and included.

A commitment to standards: motivation behind members of CHSA's Accreditation Schemes

* CHSA_Vernon-Holmes.jpgProviding feedback on their motivation for membership, members of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association Accreditation Schemes for Distributors, Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops universally cited their commitment to standards.

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Recent UK News

ICE acquires Reintec and Tecserv

ICE tells us it is extremely pleased to announce that last Friday (27th October) it agreed to acquire 100% of the Reintec and TecServ business.

Trading as Reintec, the business has led the way since 2010 in equipment rental, offering flexible hire and repair of professional cleaning equipment. TecServ delivers expert maintenance services which support the Reintec product offering.

Change that sign of the times...

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As well as providing a broad range of anti-graffiti coatings, graffiti removers and cleaning products, Urban Hygiene boasts expertise is in the delivery of solutions that improve surface performance, durability, functionality, and sustainability.

The CSSA relaunches its website and starts new membership drive

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The Cleaning & Support Services Association has given its website a sleek new look and has added a 'members only' section offering essential tips and up-to-date industry knowledge.

The relaunch comes after the Association's Open Evening in London that brought together contract cleaners and service providers from all across the UK.

Morclean celebrates 40 years in the industry with a new product launch

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Morclean tells us it is proud to be celebrating 40 years' trading in the cleaning industry. Originally established in 1977 as a supplier of pressure washers, the business now supplies a wide range of cleaning equipment throughout the UK, with a dealer base in Europe and the US.

Morclean's range of equipment now includes high pressure cleaners, floorcare equipment, specialist vacuums, hazardous and ATEX equipment, and of course a unique range of niche products that include water recovery and filtration, wash pads, and the company's flagship machine the award winning Morclean BinWash.

Contractor increases workforce visibility and boosts performance using Smarttask

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Apple Blossom Cleaning is using SmartTask's employee scheduling and workforce management solution to better coordinate and monitor its cleaning team that provides office, residential and specialised services in South Wales.

Having hired 24 new staff over the past 12 months, the Pembrokeshire-based company adopted the system for proof of attendance and rota planning across 109 cleaners. This has enabled the company to dramatically improve productivity and staff engagement, while enhancing its business development capabilities.

BIFM publishes new guidance for FM professionals on customer experience

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The British Institute of Facilities Management has this week published a new Good Practice Guide adding to its already extensive suite of useful resources for facilities management professionals at any stage in their career.

The new Good Practice Guide, Customer Experience, takes a holistic look at the entirety of the interactions and experiences that a customer encounters, from beginning to end.

Recycling company fined after a litter picker suffers life changing injuries

A recycling company has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of £17,641.62, following a Health & Safety Executive investigation into a work incident in December 2014, in which a litter picker was struck by a shovel loader and suffered life changing injuries as a result.

Contemporary venue sector wins for Cleanology

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London-based cleaning services provider, Cleanology, is celebrating three striking business wins across the capital's contemporary venue sector. The new contracts include high-end conference and office spaces, and a modern, design-led, pop-up bar group.

Recycling company fined £650,000 after reversing vehicle fatality

Savanna Rags International Limited of Forest Road Mansfield pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and Regulation 17(1) of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and was fined £650,000, after a worker was fatally injured by a reversing vehicle.

Securing students' interest in FM

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Trigion Security and Facilicom Cleaning Services managing director, Jan-Hein Hemke is to guest lecture this month to the final year bachelors students studying Facilities Management at Liverpool John Moores University. Jan-Hein will be sharing his experience of the challenges of delivering outsourced services, with a focus on his specialist areas, security and cleaning.

Nationwide Window Cleaning on acquisition trail

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Nationwide Window Cleaning (NWC), the UK's largest window, gutter and high-level cleaning business is on the acquisition trail. The first significant purchase is a Midlands based window cleaning business, Reflekt Cleaning Company.

Founded in 2005, Reflekt has experienced strong year-on-year growth. Clients include the BBC, RAF, Cadbury, Merck Sharpe & Dohme and Exxon Mobil.

Brightwell Dispensers has moved its headquarters to new premises

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Brightwell Dispensers, manufacturer of innovative soap, paper and chemical dispensing systems has moved.

The company's previous offices and production areas have served it well for many years. However, with increasing demand for its dispensing equipment and its growth and expansion plans, the time had come for a change.

Principle retains Broadgate Estates Rowe portfolio

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Principle Cleaning Services has retained the prestigious Broadgate Estates Rest of West End (ROWE) portfolio.

The London-based cleaning specialist, which provides its services to some of the most prominent buildings in the Capital, secured the multi-site contract renewal following a rigorous tender process.

AM Services Group acquires Liverpool washroom business

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Morecambe facilities management business AM Services Group has revealed the latest in a series of acquisitions to support the company's growth strategy.

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9-11th November 2021

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