* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 25th January 2018 Issue no. 806

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Sky's the limit for health & safety inspection as Bureau Veritas and Sky-Futures join forces

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Against the backdrop of an increased focus on health & safety in all commercial disciplines, Bureau Veritas and Sky-Futures have joined forces in a pioneering new partnership designed to take inspection strategy to, quite literally, a whole new level, throughout the UK and continental Europe.

Be in control of your washroom with new Scott Control range

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Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched the new Scott Control Toilet Tissue system to complete its Scott Control washroom solution. Now available as a full range of products, the new system provides facilities managers with the highest standards of hygiene without compromising on efficiency - delivering an uncompromised clean, every single time.

Keep it clean... keep it green... keep it Knol

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Vapour steam cleaning has long been accepted as offering an economical and environmentally friendly process to effectively clean and sanitise a number of different surfaces and equipment. Knol vapour steam cleaning machines are.

Knol provides a vast range of steam cleaning machines for industrial, professional and commercial use that can be used in many industries including; food and beverage, transport, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, health and more.

Easy-on offers durable wall protection solution

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Easy-on is a clear protective coating for any surface, commonly used to defend walls from graffiti, scuffing and damage. One coat lasts for 20 years and can be effortlessly cleaned thousands of times without the need for reapplication.

Schools, housing associations and facilities management companies use Easy-on to extend redecoration intervals and maintain a clean building environment. Walls safeguarded with easy-on are guaranteed to impress and save £££'s.

Start 2018 with five ways to future-proof your business

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The professional cleaning industry is changing more and evolving faster today than at any other time in its history. And while this is happening, the majority of cleaning contractors are so busy with their day-to-day business operations, they may not see even more changes coming right around the corner.

UN accreditation for Vision Gelpack's clinical waste range

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Vision Gelpack, the UK manufacturer of polyethylene films, liners and sacks, formed following the acquisition of the assets of Gelpack Excelsior by Visionscape Group, has been awarded UN accreditation for its range of healthcare and clinical waste collection products.

RAS launches SaniGives: 'Buy * Give * Help'

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SaniGives is a new holistic initiative launched by the Restroom Association Singapore, aimed at raising public awareness of the need to show kindness to cleaning attendants and recognise the good job that they do. Meaning 'Giving for Sanitation', SaniGives, encourages individuals to be be SaniGivers and:

Sodexo and Huawei sign global partnership agreement

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Sodexo has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Chinese global information & communications technology solutions provider, Huawei, which opens the door to Sodexo providing Huawei with integrated facilities management services on a global scale.

At Your Service Cleaning Group provides additional layer of protection against germs

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At Your Service Cleaning Group has announced its latest effort in helping its clients fight harmful germs that can have severe impacts on businesses and community members.

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit highlights key industry concerns

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Some of the pressing sustainability issues facing the cleaning products industry, were discussed at the 4th edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit hosted in Paris last month.

RPC bpi recycled products wins environmental award

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RPC bpi recycled products has won a Green Apple Environment Award 2017 in recognition of its best practices - put in place over a number of years - which have resulted in the company achieving Valpak accreditation for 'Zero Waste to Landfill' across 75% of its sites.

ISS extends partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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ISS's current integrated facility service contract with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which started in 2005 was set to expire by the end of 2018, has been extended to the end of October 2021.

New LB4 Superleggera: the backpack vacuum cleaner which offers so much more...

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Lightweight and versatile, the new LB4 Superleggera is a backpack, canister vacuum, carpet cleaner and blower - all in one single machine.

Manufacturer Lindhaus tells us: "No other vacuum cleaner includes the backpack (standard), the canister, the carpet cleaner and blower (optional) functions."

This Week's News

New national drinking water scheme will cut plastic bottle use by millions

* Water-plastics.jpgPeople will be able to refill water bottles for free in tens of thousands of places in England in future following the announcement of a new national scheme by the water industry today.

It is estimated that the new scheme will cut plastic bottle use by tens of millions each year as well as substantially increasing the availability of high quality drinking water.

CMA launches inquiry into purchase of Zenith Hygiene Group by Bain Capital

* ZENITH-CMA.jpgThe Competition & Markets Authority launched an inquiry yesterday, into the acquisition of Zenith Hygiene Group by Bain Capital, through Bain Capital's investment in Diversey.

Supply chain reaction: global certification expert states big data key to improving safety standards

As increasingly complex supply chains make it difficult for large manufacturers and retailers to monitor quality and safety across global suppliers, certification provider Bureau Veritas has revealed that adopting a data-based approach to supplier monitoring could be key to driving standards forward.

It comes as latest figures show that the number of UK product recalls hit a new high of 575 in 2017, up almost 50% on the previous year, covering a range of sectors. Moreover, when it comes to trust, research by Bureau Veritas found that just half of people worldwide trust businesses to do the right thing - and that figure is fast declining.

Christeyns takes over the Spanish Betelgeux

* Christeyns-Betelgeux.jpgChristeyns has expanded its activities in Spain and Portugal with the acquisition of Betelgeux, Spanish producer of hygiene products for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.

Christeyns has built up a strong reputation as specialist in cleaning and disinfection products in the European food industry. With the acquisition of Betelgeux, Christeyns fortifies its position in this market and takes a step forward in the geographical expansion towards Latin-America.

Why 9,854,955 B2 has a certain ring to it for Kaivac

On 2nd January, 2018, Kaivac welcomed the new year with a notice from the US Patent Office. Kaivac's OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning System has been awarded a new patent - number 9,854,955 B2 to be precise. The patent applies to almost all OmniFlex systems including the Dispense-and-Vac, AutoVac, SUV, or hybrid combination of these systems.

The AutoVac and SUV systems have become very popular in the professional cleaning industry because they eliminate the need for mopping while also offering a cost-effective floor cleaning alternative to traditional automatic scrubbers.

Millennials drive the rise of the domestic cleaner in London

Recent research has revealed that demand for professional cleaning services has gone up by a staggering 25% in the past five years in London. A whopping 50% of this increase has been driven by millennials with boroughs that have high populations of 18-35 year olds seeing some of the biggest jumps in demand.

To find out more about London's cleaning needs, Service Octopus decided to see which boroughs were leading the way in the demand for cleaning services. The resulting infographic gives a fascinating snapshot of the impact of millennials on London's cleaning landscape and offers a glimpse into how 18-35 year olds are harnessing technology and making the most of the on-demand economy.

Clean Harbors to acquire Veolia North America's Industrial Cleaning Services Division

* Clean-Harbors-Veolia.jpgClean Harbors and Veolia Environmental Services North America, a subsidiary of Veolia North America, announced on Tuesday the signing of a definitive agreement whereby Clean Harbors will acquire Veolia North America's US Industrial Cleaning Services Division for $120 million in an all-cash transaction.

TC Facilities Management unveils refreshed website

* TCFM-website.jpgTC Facilities Management is inviting visitors to explore its recently refreshed website. The refreshed look and feel has been designed to offer a more engaging experience with improved navigation and functionality.

All this to allow both existing and prospective customers to see the full range of solutions TC Facilities Management can offer.

Conference to explore how FM industry can adapt to unparalleled change and disruption

The Facilities Management industry's flagship conference from the British Institute of Facilities Management takes place on 1st May 2018. The theme, ‘Adapt or Disappear’, will explore the major disruptors in FM and how businesses and individuals can turn them to their advantage.

Building on last year's event 'FM in a Connected World', Think(beyond)FM 2018 once again promises expert insights and educational takeaways, with a programme of engaging speakers and actionable content as well as plenty of networking opportunities.

Second acquisition by Nationwide

* Nationwide-Reflekt.jpgFollowing the recent announcement of the purchase of Reflekt, Nationwide Window Cleaning Group, the UK's largest window, gutter and high-level cleaning business with a £14m turnover, has bought Electromec - one of its key suppliers.

Electromec is a national provider of cradle and access testing services and employs 30 people. Its customers include Manchester Airport, Liverpool Airport, Knight Frank and the NHS. 

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All Cleanlogic™ courses and workshops are designed for: Cleaning technicians, Supervisors & Managers (or those aspiring to be) 

We currently have the following courses and workshops available

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To find out more

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Recent UK News

BIFM statement on Carillion

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Following the news that Carillion has gone into liquidation the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has issued the following statement:

The news that Carillion has ceased trading is both sad and shocking. The clear priority is to ensure that the work the construction and services firm is contracted to do can be completed and the impact for the thousands of Carillion workers, as well as its customers and suppliers, can be minimised.

Axis to make a big splash for charity by cleaning toilets

A caring cleaning company is committing to give every new toilet it maintains this year a thorough cleanse - and a toilet twin. Axis Cleaning & Support Services is to 'twin' every toilet in every new contract it wins this year with a latrine overseas - through the charity campaign Toilet Twinning.

CHSA proud to sponsor CSSA Inaugural Innovation Showcase

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association tells us it is proud to sponsor the Cleaning & Support Services Association's inaugural Innovation Showcase, established to celebrate the innovation that abounds in the cleaning industry, and is encouraging its members to enter.

The CSSA Innovation Showcase is taking place on 15th March at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London. It will celebrate the industry's most innovative products, services and initiatives, as judged by a 'Dragon's Den' panel of leading figures in the industry, including a representative from the CHSA.

British Cleaning Council creates new secretariat post to increase capacity

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Experienced facilities management consultant Patrick Jongbloet has been appointed by the British Cleaning Council to support the BCC Executive and its membership, as part of its secretariat.

In a newly created role, Patrick will undertake a range of responsibilities including co-ordinating all the BCC's budgets and financial activity and the management of external suppliers.

Celebrating 50 years of cleaning innovation with SCJS

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The Summer of Love for some meant Flower People, the Kings Road - and pop. For Roy Kent, it was the moment he seized to start his own business. And 50 years on, it continues to thrive as one of Prochem Europe's most dynamic distributors.

"Hard to believe it's been 50 years," reflects Roy's son, Andy who with brother Nigel, today runs the Sussex-based Southern Counties Janitorial Supplies.

Analysis of CHSA Accreditation Scheme Performance in 2017 shows great results

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Following the introduction in January 2017 of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's Accreditation Scheme for Distributors, the CHSA audited more products than ever in 2017. 

The results were exceptional, the Scheme members sustaining very high levels of conformance. The results are more evidence that the only way buyers of cleaning and hygiene products can be certain 'what's on the box is what's in the box' is to look for the CHSA Accreditation Scheme marque.

NHS office staff tell how they volunteered to help cleaning colleagues

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NHS Lanarkshire board secretary Paul Cannon swapped his suit for a plastic apron as he scrubbed beds, cleaned areas around beds and handed out patient meals to help hard-pressed clinical colleagues at a busy hospital.

Why you should consider cleaning as a factor in personal liability claims

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Futureclean Assured Systems is a well-established consultancy focusing on cleaning: its systems, cleaning change management and improvement and designing new systems for old, new designs for safer products and implementation of newer and much more effective systems.

SWC and ARL merge to provide wide range of specialist services nationwide

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Following Incentive FM Group's recent acquisitions of Specialist Window Cleaning and ARL Support Services, the company has announced that the two businesses have merged and relaunched under the SWC brand.

Major contract win for Tomcat

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Working in partnership with one of its dealers, TomCat says it is delighted to be able to announce a major contract win that saw the rollout of 36 floor oscillating scrubber driers and sweepers to a well-known, blue chip company.

Nviro, Mountjoy and Pabulum directors agree MBO of parent company, Quarr Group

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The founders of The Quarr Group have agreed a Management Buy-Out with the directors of its three subsidiaries: Nviro, Mountjoy, and Pabulum.

Foul smells, rats and urban foxes: research reveals UK's worst cities for problem rubbish

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A new league table showing the impact of overflowing bins in the UK's major metropolitan areas reveals that Londoners are hardest hit by the effects of problem waste.

British Cleaning Council reveals more details of Manchester Cleaning Show

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More details of the second Manchester Cleaning Show, the northern edition of The Cleaning Show which now alternates annually with Excel in London, have been announced by co-owner of the show, The British Cleaning Council.

Dirty toilets put most Brits off returning to restaurants

A YouGov online survey of 2,012 British adults by Cannon Hygiene, highlights the huge importance people put on the cleanliness and upkeep of washrooms. It shows how dirty washrooms not only put Brits off returning to restaurants, but also encourages them to warn others about the unhygienic conditions. For example:

Big expansion for UK's largest independent manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene products

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Selden Research, which specialises in the manufacture and delivery of professional cleaning and hygiene chemicals, is marking its 50th year with a new state-of-the-art warehouse greatly increasing capacity.

Prochem Europe announces 2018 training course dates

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Prochem Europe has announced details of its industry-recognised one and two-day cleaning courses, covering carpet, hard floors, upholstery cleaning and stain removal.

CHSA raises a record breaking £14,000 for RNIB

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association hasraised £14,000 to donate to the Chairman's charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), thanks to the generosity of CHSA members.

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Cleantex Africa
12-14th October 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa

CleanNZ Expo
25-26th October 2022

Interclean China 2022
23-25th November 2022

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