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International News

Interclean Amsterdam releases full schedule for upcoming show

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With its 2018 event just two months away, Interclean Amsterdam has unveiled the full schedule for the exhibition - including the widely-anticipated Healthcare Forum running alongside the show.

Xeros near-waterless commercial laundry system now available in South Africa

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Xeros, the innovator in sustainable cleaning technologies, yesterday announced that its near-waterless laundry system is now available in South Africa, which is suffering its worst drought in more than a century.

Chem-Dry Carpet and Floor Cleaning wins 2018 Global Franchise Award

Chem-Dry Carpet and Floor Cleaning has received top honours in the 2018 Global Franchise Award competition, winning the 'Best House & Office Franchise' category. The awards showcase excellence in international franchising. Winners were announced at the 2018 International Franchise Association convention in Phoenix., US.

Canadian healthcare providers are re-examining their cleaning strategies

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Aging demographics and a spike in chronic conditions amongst Canadians, combined with increased turnover of hospital rooms, has forced healthcare providers to rethink their strategies for protecting patients at their most critical moments.

UK Public Health Rapid Support Team deploys to Nigeria

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The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST), a joint run effort of Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, is deploying to Nigeria to help control an unusually severe epidemic of Lassa fever.

Worldwide floorcare machines market to reach US$ 4,600mn by 2025

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A recent global market study on floorcare machines has concluded that the floorcare machines market will experience a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 3.0%, with market size reaching over US$4,600 million by the end of 2025.

Bringing the cleaning world together - with TVH in Waregem (BE)

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Are you looking for opportunities to establish new international contacts and to connect with peers, industry experts, as well as ISSA members and representatives?

Kärcher teams up with AFC club programme as tournament official sponsor

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German cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher is now an official sponsor of both the Asian Football Confederation Champions League and the AFC Cup.

Avidbots signs distributor agreement with Macnica to help address Japan labour shortage

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Avidbots has this week announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Macnica, supplier of speciality technology products in Japan and worldwide. Macnica will distribute Neo self-driving floor scrubber across Japan to customers challenged by the largest labour shortage in the country in over 40 years.

Ecoppia robotic solar panel cleaning systems provide water-free solution at massive plant

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Ecoppia, the developer of robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, announced this week the completion of deployment of hundreds of its automated systems in the 2,255MW Bhadla Solar Park in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in a site developed by Engie Solar India.

Bunzl Canada partners with IoT developer Visionstate on latest technology product

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Bunzl Canada has this week announced its exclusive agreement with Visionstate to distribute its Internet of Things-based washroom monitoring system, WandaNext. This is the second next-generation technology partnership announcement in recent months by Bunzl, following on from its introduction of an exclusive electrostatic disinfecting technology.

Former CEO Ernie Rosenberg receives ACI Chairman's Award

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Ernie Rosenberg, who served as the American Cleaning Institute's president & CEO for 17 years, is the recipient of the special ACI Chairman's Award, recognising his outstanding leadership of the Association for the cleaning product supply chain. He was honoured during the 2018 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention.

Safety at height with Foot The Ladder

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Ideal for any cleaning or maintenance worker who works at height this product is a UK innovation, manufactured here, and negates the need for a second person to foot the ladder whilst a colleague works at height! Everybody appreciates that using a ladder can be dangerous, even if a person is only a few rungs high. Each year there are numerous ladder related incidents and accidents in the UK alone.

Lindhaus LW30-38 eco Force floor scrubbers offer high efficiency, low sound levels and maximum energy savings

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The new Lindhaus compact LW30-38 pro floor scrubbers are now a part of the eco Force family of commercial machines.

They have a new design with classic blue features and many technical innovations that improve the performance of both machines:

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I uprooted to Sutton Coldfield this week to attend an exhibition at the NEC Birmingham and although the hotel I stayed in was one of the ‘big names’ globally, my room and the outside corridor certainly wouldn’t have passed muster in terms of cleaning! Had it not been such a difficult journey up on Sunday with time spent walking around the huge show at the end of it, I’d probably have asked to change room, but I was tired... The bed was graced with a cosy duvet instead of old-fashioned sheets and a blanket and as it and the pillows were exceedingly comfy – and clearly freshly laundered - I decided to stay put. After all, another room may have proved even worse and I knew enough to wash cups etc. before use and I didn’t even bother with the TV…

As I checked out the duty manager enquired about my stay and when I said there were issues that I didn’t have time to discuss, she asked me to email – no doubt worried I’d otherwise write a bad Google, TripAdvisor or Facebook review. I wonder how many other travellers have similar experiences and resolve to write in but then don’t bother? Thank goodness the Internet makes things so easy - if enough of us complain when it’s warranted, perhaps we’ll always have rooms that delight us!

Shortly, I’m heading to London for the Golden Service Awards – set in place decades ago to celebrate the best of our nation’s cleaning services. They used to be held annually but as the programme has become so vast, an annual event is logistically impossible. The last Awards were held in 2015 and I’m wondering how much of a part, in the interim, new technology has played in sorting the winners from the runners-up.

Years ago I sat with a cleaning contractor whose site was up for an Award and was told that a cleaner had burst into tears following the judge’s on-site inspection, because the judge had wiped a clean white tissue around the curves of the intricately designed wrought iron staircase and discovered dust on it. High standards indeed…

I know which companies have made this year’s Awards shortlist - and, knowing the judging process, am fully aware of how hard they’ve worked to get there. Whether or not they end up lifting trophies today, they’re all winners in my view and I’m sure every one of them could show the management at my hotel this week a thing or two about cleaning!

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This Week's News

Remain within REACH, says Environmental Policy Forum

* Retain-REACH.jpgThe effective regulation of chemicals is critical for the economy, public health, environmental protection and animal welfare and ending the UK's involvement in the EU chemical framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals) could have serious consequences.

This was the message from members of the Environmental Policy Forum, a network of UK environmental professional bodies, to parliamentarians yesterday, as chemical regulation in the context of Brexit was due to be discussed in the Lords.

Institute of Civil Engineers and BIFM to collaborate for new FM contract

* BIFM-CEO.jpgThe Institute of Civil Engineers and the British Institute of Facilities Management have announced a joint initiative to explore the potential of developing a completely new form of contract explicitly for facilities management.

The initiative comes in the light of feedback from some BIFM members that existing forms of contract, developed primarily for use in construction or mechanical and electrical projects, did not meet all their needs.

The not so dirty dozen! Interclean Amsterdam reveals Innovation Awards 2018 shortlist

* not-so-dirty-dozen.jpgThe upcoming Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards have just become a little more exciting for the companies responsible for the 12 entries that have made it onto the newly revealed 2018 shortlist.

This year's awards event - the 12th in the series, has seen the number of categories grow from three to four, adapting to the ever-changing nature of innovation in the professional cleaning and hygiene industry.

Northern Ireland adopts circular economy strategy

* Dominic-Hogg.jpgDerry City and Strabane District Council, Northern Ireland, has approved a strategy developed by Eunomia, aimed at developing a zero waste circular economy.

The strategy is the first of its kind in the UK, and brings together the principles of zero waste and the circular Economy. The strategy aims both to move the management of waste up the hierarchy, and looks to foster the development of the regional economy through keeping resources and products in use for as long as possible, extracting maximum value before recovering and regenerating them at the end of their life cycle.

Satin Ellipse - the new premium dispenser range from Kennedy Hygiene, is launched

* Satin-Ellipse_Kennedy.jpgKennedy Hygiene Products, manufacturer of Ellipse range of dispensers, is launching the new premium product line, Satin Ellipse, this month.

The washroom plays a very important role in portraying the image of a business. Every part of the experience should enrich the visitor's positive impression. Kennedy's new range of satin chrome dispensers offers the perfect choice for luxury washrooms, with their elegant design and superior functionality.

Innovation on show at first CSSA & CHSA showcase

* CSSA-CHSA-Showcase.jpgSome of the cleaning industry's most advanced technology was on show at the Cleaning & Support Services Association and Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association innovation showcase held at the Brewery in London recently.

Representatives from 21 companies across the UK travelled to London to show their wares to the 'Dragons Den' panel of experts. They brought their very latest technological products and had 25 minutes to convince the experts from the CSSA and CHSA that they had the most innovative idea.

Greyland's Orange-Maximum - one of your 6 a day fruity flavours for Premier cleanliness everywhere!

* Greyland-Orange-Max.jpgOrange-Maximum is the latest product to join the new Greyland Premier Range of cleaning concentrates suitable for a wide range of janitorial and industrial applications.

Effective on PVC, strong enough to remove grease and oil from machinery, heavy deposits from cooker hoods and ducting, but when diluted, is mild enough to also use on fabrics!

Graffiti Stop from Dresden makes successful use of Systeco Tornado ACS

* Graffiti-Stop.jpgGerman service provider Graffiti Stop carries out all kinds of activities, including the cleaning of tiles and joints in public and private pools and bathrooms, the extensive cleaning of rental homes before they are handed over to new tenants, and rust removal.

But the Dresden company's core business is professional graffiti removal - a service that accounts for 75% to 80% of its orders.

Riwal a winner in European Business Awards

* Riwal-European-winner.jpgRiwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist, has won The National Customer and Market Engagement Award in the European Business Awards.

The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Riwal was named, for the second year in a row, a National Winner at an exclusive event held at the British Residence in Brussels for The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.

CHSA charity pro-am golf course moves to stunning new venue, Rockliffe Hall

* CHSA-charity-pro-am-golf.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament, taking place on Thursday 13th September, is moving to a new venue - the stunning Rockliffe Hall near Darlington.

Designed by Hawtree, the world-renowned course architect, Rockliffe Hall's 18-hole championship course is one of the most challenging in Europe. While it presents a stern test for even the best professional golfer, the five individual tee boxes on each hole offer players of all abilities the chance to experience the challenge.

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Recent UK News

The future of PFI and private finance in infrastructure: Government experts speak

With the collapse of Carillion and fears expressed about other major companies, the spotlight is on the future of private finance in infrastructure delivery. When PFI was first introduced under the Major government and then embraced wholeheartedly by Gordon Brown as Chancellor, the memory of egregious cases of massive budget overruns and missed deadlines in the delivery of public projects was still fresh in the collective memory.

SWC awarded IRATA certification

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SWC, part of Incentive FM Group, has been recognised for its high standard of rope access working and been awarded corporate membership of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association.

Cromwell Polythene's family extended as employees celebrate long service

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The job market is often much more short-term than it used to be, but family-run business Cromwell Polythene says it is proud to be bucking that trend as a succession of staff members celebrate 10 or 20 year anniversaries with the company.

New business development manager for Duplex

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Duplex Cleaning Machines have announced the appointment of a new business development manager for the southern region, John Still. John said "I have spent the past ten years as a BDM for a national facilities company which has given me a great insight into the cleaning industry. I am very pleased to have joined Duplex as the Southern BDM and look forward to meeting our customers, dealers and distributors."

Second ISSA UK/IE Networking & Education Event

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ISSA members and their guests gathered at the second ISSA UK/IE Member Networking & Education Event in London, to gain insights into the latest drivers impacting the industry and enjoy the opportunity to business network with fellow industry professionals. ISSA member Amazon EU, hosted the event at its new headquarters in Shoreditch.

Tony Wall appointed Airdri Group CEO

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The Airdri Group has confirmed the appointment of Tony Wall as chief executive officer from 1st May 2018. Reporting to Bruce Philipps and the Airdri Board, Tony will oversee the day-to-day operations of the group in Oxford, Chicago, Shanghai and Guangzhou and will have a strong focus on sales growth across the key products and markets in which Airdri operates.

Cole & Wilson strengthens its position in Christeyns UK group

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Following continued success with its 'gentle care' washing and dry-cleaning chemicals, Cole & Wilson is set for further growth as parent company Christeyns UK bolsters its professional hygiene and chemistry divisions.

Jangro enhances floorcare education

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Jangro, the UK and Ireland's largest network of independent janitorial suppliers, has recently enhanced its floorcare education to help cleaning operatives achieve impeccably clean and flawless-looking floors, with the introduction of a new Floor Pad Guide.

CMA investigates Rentokil Initial / Cannon Hygiene merger

The Competition & Markets Authority is investigating the completed acquisition on New Year's Day of Cannon Hygiene by Rentokil Initial. An initial enforcement order has been issued to Rentokil Initial under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002, which covers the consequences of mergers in terms of the potential, substantial lessening of competition within the UK market for goods or services.

Manchester Cleaning Show to focus on future of cleaning and wider FM issues

The full programme for the second Manchester Cleaning Show, the northern edition of The Cleaning Show which now alternates annually with Excel in London, has been announced.

New recycling service leads to impressive improvements

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Scotland's Lanarkshire Council has thanked residents for their efforts to improve recycling, following the introduction of a new waste and recycling service in October.

Events & Exhibitions

AHCP National Forum
7-9th September 2022

Cleaning Show
4-7th October 2022

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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