* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 5th April 2018 Issue no. 816

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International News

SEBO launches YouTube channel

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Leading vacuum cleaner manufacturer, Sebo, has launched its own YouTube channel.

Having recently introduced the latest ePower ranges, including the brand new X7, Sebo's YouTube channel provides 'how to' guides for the new models. The guides focus on vacuum cleaner maintenance tips such as changing the filters, bags and brush rollers on different models.

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Diversey brings transparency to the laundry process with IntelliLinen

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Diversey has this week introduced its IntelliLinen laundry dispenser powered by Diversey's Internet of Clean (IoC). The IntelliLinen system provides real-time and remote transparency of energy and water consumption, chemical accuracy, machine downtime and day-to-day operational costs to prevent costly disruptions and errors within laundry operations.

Facility Inspiration Event to display the full flavour of Interclean Amsterdam

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Reinforcing its reputation as the global platform for every sector of the professional cleaning industry, Interclean Amsterdam - which takes place from 15th - 18th May 2018 - has announced it will be hosting a Facility Inspiration Event at this year's show.

Chem-Dry parent acquires award-winning restoration franchise Delta Disaster Services

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HRI Holdings, parent company to the Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning and N-Hance Wood Refinishing franchise businesses, announced this week the acquisition of Delta Disaster Services - an established and innovative restoration concept.

Surfactant production facilities under new ownership in Mexico

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Stepan Company has, through a subsidiary in Mexico, closed on the previously announced agreement with BASF Mexicana, to acquire its surfactant production facility in Ecatepec, Mexico and a portion of its associated surfactants business.

CIRI announces new initiatives and leadership

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The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) has announced new initiatives, including an updated mission and the hiring of John Downey as its executive director.

Global hand sanitiser market expected to reach $1,755 million by 2023

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According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, 'Hand sanitizer market by product, distribution channel, and end use: global opportunity analysis and industry forecast, 2017-2023,' the hand sanitiser market size was valued at $919 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $1,755 million by 2023, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 9.9% from 2017 to 2023.

IICRC Seeks volunteers for creation of new fire and smoke damage restoration standards

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification is seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of three new fire and smoke damage restoration Standards:

BSR/IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration;
BSR/IICRC S710 Standard for the Development of a Scope of Work in a Fire & Smoke Damaged Environment;
and the BSR/IICRC S740 Standard for Professional Restoration of Fire & Smoke Damaged Personal Items.

Cintas introduces top 10 finalists in fifth annual nationwide Janitor of the Year contest

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From super heroes to fairy godmothers, this year's top 10 finalists for Cintas Corporation's Janitor of the Year Contest are extraordinary individuals. In its fifth year, the Janitor of the Year Contest aims to draw attention to the everyday heroes that wear invisible capes and go above and beyond their job description to make schools a clean, healthy and fun learning environment.

Diversey showcases innovations for protecting people and the planet at Interclean

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Diversey's leadership in protecting and caring for people every day by pioneering future focused cleaning and hygiene technologies will be vividly brought to life at this year's Interclean Amsterdam Show. Taking centre stage in the display will be Diversey's MoonBeam3 and IntelliLinen - both of which have both been shortlisted by the jury of the 12th Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards.

Boston Red Sox invest to protect against germs and help keep players in the game

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Clorox Professional is helping to keep Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912, clean and its players healthy and on the field.

Betco acquires GMI Engineered Products

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As a company with great strength in commercial floorcare since 1950, Betco Corporation has expanded its portfolio by acquiring the assets of GMI Engineered Products - including CRMX, 3-Step Concrete Polishing System (pictured in action), in January 2018.

Soapbox: Honouring new water technologies on World Water Day 22nd March, 2018

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"This year, for World Water Day, we must celebrate all the new technologies helping us use water more efficiently," writes Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co, one of the largest manufacturers of waterless urinals in the US...

Avidbots accelerates global growth by opening regional office in Hong Kong

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Avidbots has this week announced the opening of a regional sales and service office in Hong Kong. The office will support customers throughout the Asia Pacific Region who are embracing robotics to drive productivity gains, with a focus on direct sales in the Hong Kong and Macau markets as well as support for market entry into mainland China.

Teams with gender parity achieve better results across the board: Sodexo finds

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Food services and facilities management company Sodexo, has found that teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of measurements.

This Week's News

Manchester Cleaning Show opens its doors

* Manchester-Cleaning-Show.jpgIn 2016, the Manchester Cleaning Show saw 2,308 attendees to the event which was almost double the estimated target and there was a real air of excitement over the two days, partly created by the BBC's news crew who toured the show floor on the opening morning and used its footage in regular news broadcasts.

Because the event was such a success, this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever, with almost 100 exhibitors signed up and a full and varied conference programme.

Outsource Support chooses SmartTask to better manage FM teams

* Outsource-Support.jpgOutsource Support, a leading provider of facilities and support services in Ireland, has adopted SmartTask to better monitor and coordinate its cleaning and security teams.

The software will be used to provide an advanced workforce management solution, including proof of attendance and shift planning, for 160 employees that operate at around 120+ customer sites located across Ireland.

Businesses to have helping hand in 'all things compliance' with new learning academy

* Business-compliance-academy.jpgWith it becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to keep up with the volume of ever-changing regulation that they must adhere to, one compliance training expert is providing a much-needed helping hand with the launch of a learning academy.

Changes to marine litter composition includes 'dramatic' reduction in plastic bags, finds research

* Plastic-decomposition.jpgSome 25 years of research from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has revealed changes in the composition of marine plastic litter, finding a decrease in the number of plastic bags found on the UK's seabed and suggesting that efforts may be able to tackle the marine litter challenge.

Despite the reduction in the number of plastic bags recorded in an analysis of scientific surveys, the overall amount of litter has been maintained by an increasing amount of other plastic items, including fishing debris.

SOCMA: Proposed China tariffs to impact cleaning chemicals manufacture

* SOCMA.jpgThe Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), whose members play an indispensable role in the global chemical supply chain, has today responded to an announcement by China that it plans to impose tariffs on billions of dollars in US exports, including chemicals, in retaliation to the recently proposed US tariffs on Chinese aluminum, steel and other products.

Jennifer Abril, SOCMA president and CEO, issued the following statement:

Keeping the Great British Spring Clean sustainable

* Spring-Clean.jpgRPC bpi recycled products has partnered with the Great British Spring Clean as its sole supplier of 100% recycled plastic refuse sacks for this year's campaign. The environmental charity is hoping to inspire and mobilise over 500,000 volunteers across the UK to go out and help clean up their local areas.

250,000 blue branded refuse sacks have been exclusively manufactured from post-consumer retail packaging at RPC bpi recycled products' manufacturing site in Heanor, Derbyshire.

RAS shares its in-depth knowledge with foreign professionals

* RAS-shares.jpgAfter a series of training sessions conducted from August to September last year, which received acclaim from the Ascendas-Singbridge (ASB) senior management, the Restroom Association (Singapore) was invited to the ASB Forum in New Delhi on 21st March to share similar information about design, maintenance and education with other ASB professionals from countries such as Australia, China and India.

The professionals were provided with first-hand information on effective design that would influence better user behaviour and facilitate cleaning. Practical knowledge about assessing the performance of the cleaning service provider was also shared and this was followed by a session on the best ways to provide effective public education on showing kindness to cleaning attendants.

Social enterprise recognised at inaugural CSSA Innovation Showcase

* Clarity-CSSA.jpgClarity - The Soap Co. was given a Recognition Award for its social enterprise innovation at the inaugural Cleaning & Support Services Association Innovation Showcase 2018 - sponsored by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association. Held at The Brewery, London, last month, the event celebrated the cleaning industry's six most innovative products, services and initiatives.

Camilla Marcus-Dew, head of commercial at the company, presented the product and social action innovation credentials at a Dragon's Den type panel in February, and as a result the social enterprise was shortlisted to attend the Showcase.

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

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

Risks around grey fleet and how to avoid them

* grey-fleet.jpgIt can be a tricky topic where businesses are concerned... However, the grey fleet - which refers to any vehicle used for making a work-related journey, which is not owned or leased by the organisation itself - can be managed effectively when the right steps are taken. With 12 billion miles driven each year in grey fleet vehicles, it comes as no surprise that employers are paying out over five billion pounds a year in mileage claims and car allowances.

With recent news suggesting that grey fleet drivers may be over-claiming on their mileage accounts, this adds up to a lot of extra costs for businesses across the country. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association is in fact urging bosses to get to grips with the grey fleet by targeting a 50% reduction in mileage and costs by 2020.

Summer dining may mean more kitchen extract fires, warns Swiftclean

* Extraction-system.jpgTwo kitchen extract fires in one Saturday in London demonstrate the risks of not regularly cleaning kitchen extract systems in accordance with TR/19, especially in warmer weather, says specialist building services provider, Swiftclean Building Services.

"We see this almost every year," warns Swiftclean managing director Gary Nicholls, commenting on fires on 15th July in Maiden lane, Covent Garden (which involved four fire engines and 21 firefighters) and Connaught Street in Bayswater, in which the extract systems of each restaurant were damaged from basement to first floor.

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Recent UK News

Bunzl scoops CSSA Innovation Award at London event

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Over 140 cleaning industry professionals gathered at the Brewery in London for the final of the CSSA and CHSA Innovation Showcase and saw Bunzl take the top prize for its 'Wandanext' product.

Princes Quay confirmed as Aston's largest single site contract award

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Aston Services Group has been awarded the contract to provide cleaning and security (manned guarding) services to Princes Quay shopping centre in Hull.

London council fights back against fly-tippers

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Havering Council tells us that it has saved around £50,000 in fly-tip clean-up costs since December, as a result of having stamped out large-scale fly-tipping in the London borough's most notorious hotspots for organised rubbish dumpers.

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service on 'special measures' over hygiene lapses

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The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is being placed on 'special measures' over hygiene lapses uncovered during unannounced inspections by the Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority.

The lapses were of such concern to the RQIA that it recommended that the special measures be put in place and the Department of Health has accepted its recommendations.

Latest HCAI quarterly trends reveal MRSA and C. diff down; MSSA up

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Public Health England's latest quarterly epidemiological commentary on trends in reports of MRSA, MSSA and Gram-negative bacteraemia, and C. difficile infections, mandatorily reported by NHS acute Trusts in England up to October to December 2017, has been published.

SEBO; approved by The Carpet Foundation

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SEBO, a leading name in quality domestic and commercial vacuum cleaners, is now a patron of The Carpet Foundation, the industry's leading trade body when it comes to consumer advice on all things carpet!

Maureen Marden is Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' new Master

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On 26th April, Maureen Marden will be installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners during the annual ceremony at St Olave's Church, Hart Street, in the City of London.

Golden Service Awards shine spotlight on cleaning industry stars

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Last Thursday, the cream of the UK's professional cleaning industry gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane, to recognise its newest stars.

Yes... it was time for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards - the long-running Awards programme which recognises outstanding commitment and a passion to deliver performances that raises cleaning standards.

The CHSA's voice in Parliament

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Stephen Kerr MP (left of picture) has agreed to act as an unpaid Parliamentary Adviser to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, giving the Association's members a voice in Parliament.

RPC Group acquisitions have been awarded a place on Frameworks

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RPC bpi recycled products and ESE World UK, both recently acquired by RPC Group, have been awarded places on Frameworks with Braintree District Council for its Refuse Supplies Framework PROC17-0110 and the ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation) Framework 860_18 Refuse and Recycling Products.

Domestic Angels' Sam backing Women Mean Business campaign

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Domestic Angels founder Samantha Acton has joined the likes of Samantha Cameron, Baroness Karren Brady, MPs Harriet Harman and Nicky Morgan and top business owners Kelly Hoppen, Kath Kidston and Jacqueline Gold in signing the Daily Telegraph's open letter urging the Government to back female entrepreneurship in the UK.

Jangro appoints new CEO

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Jangro, the UK and Ireland's largest network of independent janitorial suppliers, has announced the appointment of Joanne Gilliard as CEO. She assumes responsibilities with immediate effect.

New research reveals that 3-in-4 drivers are yet to complete required CPC training

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New research has revealed that only 24% of drivers have completed the full 35 hours Driver Certificate of Professional Competence training required of them by 2019, with nearly half of drivers (49%) still at least 14 hours short.

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