Cleanzine_logo_2a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 12th April 2018 Issue no. 817

Your industry news - first    Number 1 for Recruitment

We strongly recommend viewing Cleanzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.

Search
English French Spanish Italian German Dutch Russian Mandarin


Please note that you are viewing an archived issue of The Cleanzine.




Recruitment

New and updated vacancies are advertised in Cleanzine every week. Check out the latest opportunities by clicking the link above.

Advertise your current vacancy with Cleanzine and we'll give you the best deal in the industry with same day upload so you can fill the position faster.
Contact us for details


International News
Products

Outsource Support chooses SmartTask to better manage FM teams

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


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

* Plastic-decomposition.jpg
Some 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.
more


SOCMA: Proposed China tariffs to impact cleaning chemicals manufacture

* SOCMA.jpg
The 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.
more


RAS shares its in-depth knowledge with foreign professionals

* RAS-shares.jpg
After 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.
more


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

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


SEBO launches YouTube channel

* SEBO-YouTube.jpg
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.

T: 01494 465 533
www.youtube.com/channel


Diversey brings transparency to the laundry process with IntelliLinen

* Diversey-IntelliLinen.jpg
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.
more


Facility Inspiration Event to display the full flavour of Interclean Amsterdam

* Facility-Inspiration-Event.jpg
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.
more


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

* Franchisor-HRI.jpg
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.
more


Surfactant production facilities under new ownership in Mexico

* Surfactants-Mexico.jpg
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.
more


CIRI announces new initiatives and leadership

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


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

* Global-hand-sanitiser-market.jpg
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.
more


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.
more


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

* Cintas-top-janitor-finalists.jpg
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.
more


Diversey showcases innovations for protecting people and the planet at Interclean

* Diversey-Interclean.jpg
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.
more


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

* Boston-Red-Sox-invest.jpg
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.
more


Welcome to the

logo_small.gif

Cleanzine - the original Cleaning & Hygiene industry e-news

Read by industry professionals in 163 countries worldwide!

Welcome to today's Cleanzine, produced 'live' from The Cleaning Show at Event City in Manchester. Here follows our rundown of what we saw yesterday and if you're in the UK and can get to Manchester, we'd certainly recommend that you visit the show. There's a lot going on here in terms of new products and technology and the networking opportunities are excellent.

Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Cleanzine

FB.jpg

Twitter-t.jpg You can also follow us on Twitter @cleanzine

Yours,

Jan-new-15.jpg

Jan Hobbs



This Week's News

Greyland: moving toward sustainability

* Greyland-MCS.jpgGreyland Chemicals' Richard Dyson told us that as part of its continuous strategy to be the 'best in class' in its market sector, it has been working with its bottle supply partner Alpla UK to develop and implement sustainable bottle packaging.

As a result, Alpla is shortly to introduce recycled polymer packaging to the industrial chemicals cleaning sector.
more




Decitex shortly to unveil something special...

* Decitex-MCS.jpgAlthough he wasn't able to give us any details as it's still 'under wraps', Colin Broadbent, senior sales manager at NHS Supply Chain-approved microfibre mop and cloth specialist Decitex, told us that the company is shortly going to be launching a new product that will turn the industry on its head in terms of sustainability in the use of microfibre products.

Watch this space!

www.decitex.com


BCC members' representatives ready and waiting

* BCC-stand.jpgThe British Cleaning Council co-owns the cleaning show with Quartz, and representatives from the individual associations belonging to the BCC are attending the show to man the stand, to network and to explain to show visitors just what the BCC and its members are all about.

The picture shows just a few of them and they're asking visitors to make a point of stopping by at stand A14 and picking up a copy of the organisation's free magazine, The Voice.

britishcleaningcouncil.org




Vaclensa: modular systems to suit the task at hand

* Vaclensa-MCS.jpgVaclensa's Daniel Cross showed us how easy it is to change the different components of the CT51 and CT71 scrubber dryers to suit the task at hand.

"Our scrubber dryers optimise productivity and hygiene, delivered through true one-pass cleaning," he explained. "They're the perfect solution for professional cleaners wishing to scrub, wash and dry small to large areas of hard floor.
more


Congratulations to Dan from Floorbrite for impressing Terry 'Turbo' Burrows - the world's fastest window cleaner - and the judges of the window cleaning competition, with his speed and accuracy.

* Window-cleaning-comp.jpgFloorbrite said it's enjoying a repeat of the success it had at the 2016 show and wants us to remind everyone to visit the stand and try out in its own competition - a 3-man cyclone machine in which the competitor who gathers the most balls, is in the running for a prize.

www.floorbrite.co.uk


How does your cleaning cupboard rate?

* BISCs-MCS.jpgThe team on the British Institute of Cleaning Science stand posed alongside an open cleaning cupboard, there to demonstrate how a good cleaning cupboard should look (top shelves) compared with how a poor one might be filled (bottom shelf).

Cleaners have to work hard and to tight schedules and if the cleaning cupboard is always kept in good order it enables them to grab what they need quickly and avoids the possibility that they might cut corners when it comes to colour coding protocols. It also makes it easier for them to see when stocks need to be replenished.
more


ISSA Oceania announces leadership change & staffing expansion

* ISSA-Oceania.jpgThe Oceania division of ISSA is preparing for a change in leadership. Kim Taranto, ISSA Oceania manager, is passing the mantle to Lauren Micallef, effective tomorrow. The move comes as Kim takes her leave to pursue a new career opportunity and Lauren - a dynamic executive who has risen through the ranks of product and business marketing, leading teams and launching nationwide programs in Australia - will likely prove a worthy successor.

"We are excited to welcome Lauren to the ISSA team and look forward to her future contributions toward the continued growth of the association and the Oceania professional cleaning industry," says ISSA international services vice president Dianna Steinbach.
more


Blue Rock ready to roll!

* Blue-Rock.jpgAnother company enjoying a good show is Blue Rock Systems - an Enterprise Resource Planning software house with offices in Southampton, Nottingham and Brigg.

Established since 2004, it supplies and supports modern, fully-integrated business management software for small and medium sized organisations throughout the UK. Its services include the supply and installation of ERP software, hardware, e-commerce, cloud hosting facilities and support.
more




A lively programme of seminars is attracting lots of interest

* BCC-Chair-opening-speech.jpgBritish Cleaning Council chairman Stan Atkins gave a welcoming speech in the seminar area, which has been busy throughout the show with its interesting and informative programme of talks. There's lots more today! Thanks to cleaning consultant Lynn Webster for her picture, which turned out far better than ours did...

www.lwc-ltd.co.uk / www.britishcleaningcouncil.org


No - not a bad back; just making aqueous ozone

* TomCat-MCS.jpgTC Cleaning machines is the exclusive UK importer for the TomCat range of floor cleaning equipment. Built in America on the banks of Lake Michigan, these machines are supplied by some 300 distributors in over 36 countries and we were impressed with the fact that the machine pictured here makes its own aqueous ozone as it goes along.

"Some companies' systems mean that the aqueous ozone is left in the machines overnight and of course as this has a shelf life, its benefits are lost," said the company's Dean Smith, pictured here, making some aqueous ozone.
more




EcoDepo

* Eco-Depo-MCS.jpgThomas Fairbairn EcoDepo's general manager Rory McAlinden had a lot to show off on the stand and we were really impressed with the clever thinking behind the many different waste and recycling bins on display.

We particularly liked the way the liquids waste part of the equipment enables waste operatives to monitor how full it is, to prevent the overflows experienced with some other equipment. This one tells you when it contains 15 litres - although there's still more room, just in case.
more


Rotowash: proven technology still going strong

* Rotowash-MCS.jpgJohn and I both know Rotowash from our earliest days in the industry and we were pleased to learn that nothing much as changed with this popular technology, apart from "a few tweaks" as we were told. Well - as the saying goes: "I it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

Rotowash, one of the pioneers in the design and production of compact floor cleaning machines, was established in 1981 to distribute high quality industrial floor cleaning equipment, manufactured to BSI and similar International Standards by the Rotowash factory.
more



Mira: delivering miracles?

* Lincoln-MCS.jpgWe loved the manoeuvrability of this piece of equipment, which as well as being able to clean efficiently in and around fixtures and low furniture thanks to its handle which can adopt just about any angle, was extremely light and easy to handle, as sales manager Simon Jackson ably demonstrated.

We weren't the only ones who'd been impressed by the Mira... Simon told us that the team had already taken 10 'really good' enquiries - and the show had only been open for about four hours!
more


Busting gum - Osprey Deepclean cleans the hall's carpets

* ODC-gum-MCS.jpgSited just inside the show's entrance, Osprey Deepclean's stand was well placed to grab visitors as they came into the hall.

The company's sales manager Gordon McCready took full advantage by demonstrating how well the the GB1 GumBuster machine deals with chewing gum that has been thoughtlessly discarded on the carpets.
more


Muck Muncher!

* Muck-Muncher-MCS.jpgSure Chemicals designs, manufactures and supplies a full range of high quality products for industrial, commercial and domestic applications. Established in 1983, its success is based on its flexibility in the manufacture of products to suit specific needs and quantity requirements.
more


Touchless technology cleans wet areas, carpet and upholstery

* Prochem-Touchless.jpgProchem Europe is showcasing its new touchless cleaning technology for washrooms and other wet areas that also can be used on carpet and upholstery.

The Chessington-based company's CR2 Multi-Surface is a versatile 'touch-free' restoration system that not only does away with the need for mops and brushes, but - with the addition of a carpet wand or upholstery tool - can also be used for carpet and upholstery cleaning.
more



The Cleanzine Archive Search

We keep an extensive archive of news stories and product information that have featured in past issues of The Cleanzine. If you would like to run a search of the The Cleanzine web site using the search tool below please just go ahead by entering in the name of the person, product or company or any other key words that you are looking for.

Search The Cleanzine:

How to contact us at The Cleanzine:

Jan Hobbs
Publishing Editor
Email: news@thecleanzine.com
Direct Tel: +44 (0)1372 811 307
Mobile: 07980 288 373

Jan-new-15.jpg
John Austen
Publishing Director
Email: johnausten@mac.com
Tel: +44 (0)1580 755 863
Mobile: 07766 707 888
 
* John Austen-cutout-ezines.jpg
www.facebook.com/Cleanzine  FB.jpg
@cleanzine  * Twitter-t.jpg

REQUEST THE CLEANZINE HERE

The Cleanzine is broadcast every Thursday. You may receive it FREE each week by clicking the link above.
To prevent this newsletter from getting swept up by overzealous email filters, we suggest that you add news@thecleanzine.com to your address book.



Hospital Hygiene

Hospial Corridor

Our weekly updated Hospital Hygiene features current developments and product solutions cleaning and hygiene industry manufacturers are coming up with. Read More.


Recent UK News

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

* Business-compliance-academy.jpg
With 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.
more



Keeping the Great British Spring Clean sustainable

* Spring-Clean.jpg
RPC 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.
more



Social enterprise recognised at inaugural CSSA Innovation Showcase

* Clarity-CSSA.jpg
Clarity - 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.
more


Risks around grey fleet and how to avoid them

* grey-fleet.jpg
It 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.
more


Summer dining may mean more kitchen extract fires, warns Swiftclean

* Extraction-system.jpg
Two 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.
more


Bunzl scoops CSSA Innovation Award at London event

* Bunzl-CSSA-Inno-award.jpg
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.
more


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

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


London council fights back against fly-tippers

* Havering-fly-tipping.jpg
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.
more


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

* NI-ambulance.jpg
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.
more


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

* Latest-HCAI-quarterly-trends.jpg
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.
more


SEBO; approved by The Carpet Foundation

* SEBO-carpet-approved.jpg
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!
more


Maureen Marden is Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' new Master

* Maureen-Marden.jpg
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.
more


Events & Exhibitions

ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
Sydney, Australia
Website

IICRC Technical Conference
27-28th September 2018
Las Vegas, USA
Website

International Cleaning Forum
2-5th October 2018
16th edition
Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Laundry
Kiev, Ukraine

Website

Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
Budapest, Hungary
Website

ISSA North America
30th October 2018-1st November 2018
Dallas, Texas
USA

Website

Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
13-15th November 2018
Dubai
Website

Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

Website

ISSA Mexico 2019
19-21st February 2019
Mexico City
Mexico

Website

Clean India Technology Week 2019
20-22nd February 2019
Bangalore
Website

The Cleaning Show
19-21st March 2019
London

Another edition of this successful event in one of the greatest cities on Earth!

Website

CMS Berlin
24-27th September 2019
Paired with:
CMS World Summit 2019

Website

CMS World Summit 2019
24-26th September 2019
Paired with:
CMS Cleaning Management Services




© The Cleanzine 2018.
Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Cookies | Sitemap