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With a combination of old and new segments, Interclean Amsterdam was able to offer a complete overview of the newest technologies and trends in the professional cleaning market. The robot arena, the InnovationLAB and the new Healthcare Cleaning Forum and LAB were particularly popular.
A vast majority of the respondents, 87%, consider that standardisation plays a key role in their future business plans.
"It is with deep sorrow that Nettuno announces the passing of Giancarlo Fratus, sales director and CEO of the company.
The machine boasts a step forward in robotics technology for the cleaning industry and overcomes some of the obstacles of similar machines.
Tork PaperCircle is turning the hand drying business on its head by offering the world's first paper hand towel recycling service, helping businesses go circular, cutting the carbon footprint of paper hand towels by 40% and paving the way for future change in standards on what can be recycled and included as accepted paper grades.
Hako's stand showcased a wide range of impressive pioneering solutions which, already today, are contributing to the shaping of tomorrow's world of cleaning technology.
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I've just returned from the first of my Summer festivals and am delighted to say that once again the need to recycle everything we could, was given great importance by the festival organisers, in as much as what we didn't recycle, we were forced to bring home with us.
My picture, taken at last year's Buddhafield (as I forgot to take a picture of the facilities at Colourfest) shows how it's done and to make things easier, this was just one of the recycling stations at the site. The receptacles were emptied regularly and the contents taken to a main station where they were checked and washed by volunteers, before being placed in biodegradable bags. The idea is that if you make it easy for people to recycle, they're more likely to do so.
I can't help thinking that if our local authorities were to make it more difficult for us to condemn our rubbish to landfill, more of us would make the effort to recycle everything possible.
Instead, many of the authorities making up the county of Surrey, where I live, are actually making it more difficult for us to recycle by reducing the hours that many of our local civic amenity tips are open; not opening them at all a couple of days a week and closing them so early during the week that those who go out to work can't take those of their recyclables that aren't covered by the weekly collection, to the dump during the week, so have to join long queues at the weekend. Some local councils - including mine - have reinstated weekly collections, which means that our waste bins never get full and thus provide an open invitation for us to bin things that should really be recycled.
I know there's a shortage of money in the budgets but if our councils spent more wisely and made things easier (rather than harder) for residents, a great deal more could be achieved...
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The company projects the global carpet cleaning products market to post a compound annual growth rate of over 3% during the forecast period and says that the introduction of differentiated products along with innovative packaging are key emerging trends to drive the market.
Trinity Health deployed two Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots two years ago as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) - infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment in a hospital, such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and Clostridium difficile (C. diff).
Cardiff-based, Genesis Biosciences, a global biosciences company specialising in safe and natural microbial products, widely used in the professional cleaning industries, has launched its products on Amazon, in a move that will make the innovative cleaning range available to the consumer market.
Since its foundation in 1998, the award-winning company has garnered a strong reputation across many industries, selling its products in more than 50 countries worldwide.
ICE has appointed Lee Owen as its new head of engineering. Lee joined ICE in 2013 as a field service engineer and progressed very quickly to the role of technical support manager the following year. He was then promoted to field service manager in 2016 and was responsible for managing over 30 field engineers in the southern region.
As head of engineering, Lee will be responsible for ensuring that the entire engineering team provides an excellent service. He has a wealth of skills and experience, and is a real asset to ICE.
RPC bpi recycled products has been named 'Plastics Recycling Business of the Year' in the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management, organised by Letsrecycle.com, the UK's leading independent website for the sector.
The Awards are the most prestigious event in the environmental calendar, providing industry recognition for businesses' achievements in reducing waste to landfill. RPC bpi recycled products took the award in one of the hardest-fought and most competitive of the 16 categories.
Kaivac's all-new 2750 No-Touch Cleaning system not only has greater capacity, so users can clean more areas without refilling the machine, but it also offers a wide range of additional features and benefits. Chief among them, the 2750 incorporates Kaivac's patent-pending removable Black Box engine compartment.
The Black box contains the essential components powering the 2750. Users can return the Black Box for rapid repair or exchange. This helps minimise downtime and cost.
Pontefract-based FX Supplies, now primarily an FM company, started only in 2013 selling paper and janitorial products into schools and local businesses. It further developed to offer cleaning staff and caretakers. The contract cleaning side developed rapidly alongside this, with schools, doctors surgeries and commercial businesses soon asking for help.
Arrow Solutions, which celebrates 50 years in business in 2018, will be teaming up with Yate Supplies to display high-performance products covering housekeeping, washroom, kitchen, dishwasher, floorcare and draincare.
These Awards relate specifically to the dedicated cleaning staff that look after the facilities, rather than the washrooms themselves.
Jon Purdy, EMEA director of customer experience at Kimberly-Clark Professional, is the keynote speaker for the event. He will look at the evolving demands of customers and the ways in which the cleaning industry is adapting - and needs to adapt - to meet their needs.
ISS Australia has won a contract with the Victorian State Government to provide cleaning services to 214 public schools in Western and North Eastern Melbourne. Once mobilised, the contract will become one of the largest contracts in the ISS Pacific business.
ISS will provide cleaning services to 214 public schools with more than 500 cleaning professionals directly employed by ISS, ensuring consistency and compliance across all sites.
Templewood Services, a leading services company supplying cleaning, hygiene, washroom and security services to blue chip clients across the UK, has this week announced the acquisition of LCC Support Services, one of the UK's largest independently owned national contract cleaning specialists.
This motherly admonition has been heard by everyone - "Don't touch the toilet seat" - because it was issued every time a youngster went into the bathroom. Times are changing though... the TSC is a form-fitting, molded plastic cover or 'grip' that slips onto and over a segment of a toilet seat and provides the user a germ-free 'handle' for raising or lowering the seat, without touching it.
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The partnership centres on a Willmott Dixon project to refurbish the Old Admiralty Building (OAB) in Horseguards Parade, central London, an undertaking that will see the Grade II listed building transformed into a modern working environment.
Founded in April 1988 by CEO Paul Wonnacott (pictured) from his small bedroom in the UK, the company have progressed over the 30 years to be a world leader in aircare and hygiene, holding many International patents and trademarks.
The trailer-mounted BinWash is a new idea in the bin cleaning industry and has taken huge strides in improving what had historically been available. With worldwide emphasis on green and eco-friendly products, the Binwash offers a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative for those who are conscious about their carbon footprint.
"Bio-Productions is the innovator behind the original non-pDCB urinal block," said the company's Angela Gill.
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