* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 7th June 2018 Issue no. 825

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International News

Global contract cleaning market to be dominated by ABM, Anago Cleaning, ISS and ServiceMaster

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The 'Global Contract Cleaning Services Market 2018-2022' report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering, and it makes interesting reading, predicting that the global contract cleaning services market will register a revenue of more than USD 386 billion by 2022 and that the market will be dominated by ABM, Anago Cleaning (pictured), ISS and SeviceMaster.

TVH launches new TotalSource Master catalogue

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During the recent CeMAT trade fair in Hannover, TVH digitally presented its new Master catalogue for the first time. With this catalogue, the company wants to give its customers an overview of the extensive range of parts and accessories for materials handling and industrial equipment.

New self-cleaning film for touchscreens enhances cleanliness at airports, doctor's offices, restaurants and schools

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In a recent study of germs in airplanes and airports, the dirtiest places to touch weren't what travellers expected.

Georgia-Pacific opens facility to drive supply chain innovation

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Georgia-Pacific is to bring together leading supply chain companies to develop solutions within its new Point A Center for Supply Chain Innovation.

Latin American women entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia launch worldwide campaign on Indiegogo

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While studying their PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia (KAUST), Luisa Javier and Sandra Medina, engineers from Mexico and Colombia, co-founded a biotechnology company Wayak and are launching their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, for their instant laundry spray.

Treatment that transforms sintered stone facades into self-cleaning air purifiers wins award

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Edison Awards, celebrating 31 years of honouring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, has crowned Neolith Skyline + Pureti the Gold Collective Disruption Winner.

Contractor fined after admitting awareness of underpayments to subcontractor's workforce

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ISS Facility Services Australia has been fined $132,217 for underpaying overseas workers, following a surprise late-evening visit to Melbourne Cricket Ground by Fair Work inspectors, who questioned the 44 workers cleaning up after a match.

Interclean Amsterdam's Full Circle Exhibition reaffirms its position in the industry

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The 2018 edition of Interclean Amsterdam has been the largest, most international exhibition yet, made up of busy days. The show attracted a record number of visitors, from more countries than ever before.

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.

Standards increase economic growth and help companies access foreign markets

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A new study conducted in the Nordic countries shows that standards are associated with 28% of GDP growth. Companies benefit from standards the most by getting access to new foreign markets and ensuring the quality of their products.

A vast majority of the respondents, 87%, consider that standardisation plays a key role in their future business plans.

Cintas free 'Got to Go' app identifies and rates clean public washrooms across US

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Of the more than 41.5 million people expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, 88% of them will travel by car. That's an increase of 4.7 million drivers over last year, which means more traffic on roads and more traffic in roadside washrooms.

Nettuno announces loss of Giancarlo Fratus, CEO

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In a statement issued from Castelli Calepio on Wednesday, Francesca Fratus said:

"It is with deep sorrow that Nettuno announces the passing of Giancarlo Fratus, sales director and CEO of the company.

Better decisions from better air

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In the 1700s, Benjamin Franklin professed, "I am persuaded that no common air from outside is so unwholesome as the air inside a closed room that has been often breathed and not changed."

New ETW SmartCycle biomethane plant in operation in France

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Last month, ETW Energietechnik installed its first biogas processing plant in Scherwiller, France, and the facility has been in continuous operation ever since.

Sun shines on beautiful Amsterdam in time for Interclean's opening

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Those of us in the know say that the mark of a good exhibition is its ability to get the crowds through the doors when it's warm and sunny outside... Well, as our pictures show, Interclean is - as usual - a winner. We don't as yet have exact visitor numbers for the first couple of days, but the show is definitely very busy.

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Not missing a trick though, the organisers have opened up a new hall which fronts a refreshment area next to one of the canals. And with 13 halls full of stands, refreshments are definitely needed... Absolutely idyllic - even if there is work to do!

Kärcher wins Amsterdam Innovation Award 2018

Interclean Amsterdam, the world's leading tradeshow for cleaning professionals, opened with the announcement that Kärcher, with its Kira B50 autonomous cleaning machine, had beaten 88 entries to win the winner Amsterdam Innovation Award.

The machine boasts a step forward in robotics technology for the cleaning industry and overcomes some of the obstacles of similar machines.

Tork Paper Circle from Essity wins Visitor's Choice Award

The visitor's choice prize is awarded to the nominee voted as the most innovative by Interclean Amsterdam visitors. With 39% percent of the votes, Tork Paper Circle from Essity is the winner of the Visitor's Choice Award 2018.

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.

Cleanovate - future engineering by Hako

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The future of cleaning technology lies not in ever-higher area performances alone. Sustainable, eco-friendly solutions and comfort-enhancing features which increase the operator's efficiency, are important key factors too, as are digital services providing more transparency and shorter response times.

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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This Week's News

Global carpet cleaning products market - introduction of differentiated products to boost growth through 2022

* Global-carpet-cleaning.jpgGlobal technology research and advisory company Technavio has published a new market research report on the global carpet cleaning products market from 2018-2022. 

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.

Hospital sees 47% reduction in HAIs after adding pulsed xenon UV disinfection to cleaning protocols

* Pulsed-UV.jpgA germ-fighting robot that uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet light to sanitise rooms at Trinity Hospital is giving a boost to the hospital's infection control program.

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).

Welsh global biosciences company extends probiotic cleaning range to empower consumers

* Welsh-global-biosciences.jpgCardiff-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.

New head of engineering at ICE

* ICE-head-of-engineering.jpgICE 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.

Award confirms recycling best practices

* Recycling-Award.jpgRPC 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.

New Kaivac 2750 comes with patent-pending black box

* Kaivac-2750.jpgKaivac'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.

Greyland customer wins 'No.1 SME Commercial Cleaning Company 2018' award

* FX-Supplies.jpgGreyland Distributor FX Supplies Ltd has been awarded the accolade of 'No.1 SME Commercial Cleaning Company 2018.'

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 heads to H&C Expo with expanded commercial hygiene range

* Arrow-Solutions.jpgOne of the UK's leading manufacturers of cleaning products will be showcasing its newly rebranded commercial hygiene range at H&C Expo - the new hospitality and catering show - in July.

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.

Great washroom cleaners recognised in LOTY Awards programme

* Great-washroom-cleaners.jpgIn 2017 Loo of the Year Awards introduced the unique Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards.

These Awards relate specifically to the dedicated cleaning staff that look after the facilities, rather than the washrooms themselves.

CHSA heads to House of Commons later this month

* CHSA-Voice-in-Parliament.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is holding an event at the House of Commons on 26th June, with the theme: 'In a changing world, why customer experience matters more than ever'.

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 wins major public-school contract in Australia

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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.

Driven by African group Excellerate - Templewood acquires LCC

* Templewood-LCC.jpgTemplewood 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.

TSC eliminates need to touch toilet seat underside

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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Recent UK News

Waste management 'biggest contributor' to UK environmental goods and services sector

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The Office for National Statistics' newly-released statistical bulletin on the UK environmental goods and services sector - (EGSS): 2010 to 2015 - has revealed that the waste management sector is the largest contributor to EGSS.

Keep up the good work on recycling

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Scotland's North Lanarkshire Council is congratulating its residents on their recycling efforts, as the quality of recyclable household waste being collected in continues to be high. The majority of waste taken to processing plants to be recycled has been rated in the highest two quality bands since the council's new service was introduced last October.

Bin liners incorporated into CHSA's Accreditation Scheme for Plastic Sacks

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Buyers of plastic bin liners can now look for the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association Accreditation Scheme logo to be certain 'what's on the box is what's in the box'. The Accreditation Scheme for Plastic Refuse Sacks has been expanded to include these products.

Dustcontrol and Speedy combine for Willmott Dixon in London landmark refurbishment

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Dustcontrol UK and Speedy Hire have combined their expertise to deliver dust extraction solutions for Willmott Dixon - one of the UK's leading construction firms.

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.

Congratulations to Vectair Systems; celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year!

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As well as showcasing many impressive innovations, the company is welcoming stand visitors with a medley of hot waffles or crepes with a choice of topping, or sushi - depending upon the day and time they visit, and cocktails served up by the 'Shaker Boys' every evening.

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.

Morclean looking for additional international distributors for its BinWash system...

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Morclean Director Peter Morley and the team from Morclean told us that one of their goals for the show is to meet up with potential new international distributors for the company's award-winning BinWash system.

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.

Ecological cleaning products manufactured in the UK

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Bio-Productions showed innovative and environmentally sustainable products and revolutionary systems for the cleaning industry, such as Biological Urinal Blocks and Biological Washroom Cleaner that remove calcium.

"Bio-Productions is the innovator behind the original non-pDCB urinal block," said the company's Angela Gill.

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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