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International News

Industrial vacuum cleaner market likely to be worth $681.3 million by 2023

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The industrial vacuum cleaner market is predicted to grow from USD 536.9 million in 2018 to USD 681.3 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.88%, by researchers involved in compiling a new market research report:

'Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Market by Type (Dry and Wet & Dry), Power Source (Electric & Pneumatic), Industry (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Metalworking, and Building & Construction), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023'.

Technology: Will news that carbon fibre can store energy in a vehicle body impact on cleaning machines?

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Ed: I came across something this week that I'm thinking could potentially change the way we manufacture/use batteries for/in cleaning machines. Not being a battery expert, I may have gone off kilter; however, the technology's interesting so I thought I'd share it. I'd love to receive your comments on whether you think it could be viable.

A study led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has shown that carbon fibres can work as battery electrodes, storing energy directly. This opens up new opportunities for structural batteries, where the carbon fibre becomes part of the energy system. The researchers' vision is of vehicles where a large part of the body of the vehicle consists of structural lithium ion batteries.

Introducing the latest in backpack vacuum cleaning technology

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Wightman & Parrish has been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the leading distributors of Pacvac, the latest in backpack vacuum cleaning technology.

RAS publishes Happy Toilets @ Preschools Booklet & Handbook to mark 20th anniversary

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In collaboration with Dyson Airblade hand dryer distributor VISO Pte, the Restroom Association Singapore has developed a booklet and handbook to mark its 20th anniversary.

Dust specialist launches most powerful gas-powered extractor to date

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Removing hazardous dust on an industrial scale has been made easier thanks to the UK's dust extracting specialist launching a high performance, gas-powered extractor on the market. Dustcontrol UK's new and innovative propane-driven DC Storm LPG can last up to eight hours and doesn't require any cables, making it ideal for environments with a limited supply of electricity.

New head of Nilfisk in Europe, Middle East and Africa boasts global profile

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Nilfisk has appointed Steen Lindbo as new executive vice president for Nilfisk in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Steen brings to the role more than 25 years' international experience from the power tool and hand tool industry, working for the US-founded company Stanley Black & Decker.

Surface disinfectant market to grow at a healthy CAGR of 10.40%

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The global surface disinfectant market depicts the presence of a highly-fragmented structure, says Transparency Market Research on the basis of a newly published report. This is mainly due to a low entry barrier present in the market that has made it possible for innumerable players to progress in this sector

KCP champions Scott Clean workplaces to promote hand hygiene on Global Handwashing Day 2018

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This year Global Handwashing Day took place on Monday, 15th October and Kimberly-Clark Professional embraced the annual event's theme 'Clean Hands - a recipe for health' by supporting facilities managers with a range of tools to help them champion hand hygiene, health and wellbeing in the workplace in relation to snacking and eating.

CMS Berlin 2019: Record early bookings a year before launch day

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With barely a year to go before CMS 2019 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. opens its doors, Messe Berlin is able to report keen interest from exhibitors. Early bookings by domestic and foreign companies are at their highest level since the fair's launch in 2001.

Avmor celebrates Its 70th Anniversary by looking forward to the next 70 years

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Avmor, a leading manufacturer of professional cleaning solutions, is celebrating its 70th year in business. And while the company proudly looks back on its founding and growth over the years, its president, Mattie Chinks, says the company is primarily focused on the future.

Cintas Xtraction floor mat captures dirt and water with ease

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Snow and salt don't stand a chance against Cintas Corporation's Xtraction floor mat, which has been rolled out across North America. The mat is the latest addition to Cintas's High Performance Series, a line of superior mats.

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I live in Epsom in southern England in what used to be called 'the stockbroker belt' where decades ago, wealthy gentlemen would don their pinstripe suits and bowler hats and take the train into the City of London, with a posh brolly and a copy of the Financial Times in their hands, which would in turn keep them dry and informed during their commute to the office.

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Just a few minutes' walk from Epsom station is an illegal dump which in eight days became filled with some 100,000 tonnes of fly-tipped waste - some of it contaminated and some of it potentially hazardous. A huge chunk of our council tax, which is badly needed for local services, will be spent clearing that tip and I'm not happy! The dump is within walking distance of my home and close to the civic amenity tip - in place to deal responsibly with the type of waste that's been dumped.

I'm delighted that the BBC (www.bbc.co.uk ) was able to identify the gang leader responsible for this crime and I sincerely hope that the criminals are imprisoned and their ill-gotten gains confiscated. But what of the businesses and ordinary householders who paid cash to have their rubbish removed, probably because they thought it would be less expensive than using a licenced company? Hasn't it occurred to them that although it might be cheap and convenient, it's going to cost them more money in the end, because by encouraging this sort of crime it's going to become more widespread?

In England alone, it's estimated that there are 114 cases of illegal dumping every hour and that last year £58 million from our council tax was spent cleaning it up.

Why has it become so lucrative and easy for waste to be illegally dumped rather than being taken to the official tip?

We're told not to pay tradespeople cash as it encourages tax avoidance and makes it harder for the authorities to trace fly tippers, and we're also told to check carrier registration details before paying anyone to remove our rubbish. It's clearly not enough to stop the rot, is it, but what's the answer? Please get in touch with your ideas!

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This Week's News

ISSA heralds 2018's innovators

* ISSA-innovators.jpgThe Team ISSA Welcome Reception was an occasion to not only renew business relationships for hundreds of cleaning industry professionals, but also to announce the winners of some well-deserved awards.

As an event marking the kick-off of ISSA Show North America 2018, taking place in Dallas, Texas and finishing today, the reception was selected as the venue to reveal the Category Award winners of the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program; a platform to gather and recognise the cleaning industry's most innovative products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers.

Wild about washrooms! Nature calls winner of Cintas America's Best Restroom contest

* Nature-Calls.jpgCintas Corporation has declared J N 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, in Sanibel, Florida the winner of the 2018 America's Best Restroom contest.

"We're thrilled that the public is as wild about our restrooms as we are," says Toni Westland, the wildlife refuge's supervisor refuge ranger. "As one of 566 national wildlife refuges around the country, we saw the restrooms as a major missed opportunity for educating visitors, which is why our new Learning Lavatories encourage visitors to become entirely immersed in refuge habitat and wildlife."

Campaign tells public not to 'toss' their litter

* Litter-Campaign.jpgA hard hitting campaign to target fly tippers and people who drop litter in North Lanarkshire is running on buses, signs and billboards. The campaign asks people to do the right thing, put litter in a bin or take it home and 'don't be a tosser' by dropping litter.

It supports the message used by charity Keep Britain Tidy in their UK-wide initiative to tackle the problem of roadside litter.

Diversey announces 5% price increase in Europe by 1st January 2019

* Diversey.jpgDiversey announced this week a 5% price increase across Europe, effective January 1st 2019, due to what it says are unforeseen and permanent cost increases.

Since late 2017, Diversey's business has been presented with significant cost increases in labour, energy, transportation and raw materials. These increases, it reports, have been due to strong inflation, capacity constraints, 'Force Majeure' supplier events and an increasingly stricter global regulatory landscape.

Looking lively! London Cleaning Show 2019 steps up a gear with loads that's new

* Looking-lively.jpgThe Cleaning Show, one of Europe's fastest growing trade events dedicated to commercial cleaning, has announced more details of next year's three-day expo, which is taking place from 19th - 21st March at London's Excel - and there will be a lot going on...

A new Resource Management Show is set to run alongside main exhibition and conference, which will once again feature suppliers, manufacturers, training organisations and trade organisations that are all involved in the cleaning, facilities management and waste management sectors.

Loo of the Year Awards Sponsors announced

* LOTY-sponsors.jpgThe sponsor line-up for the 2018 Loo of the Year Awards has been announced. Associate Sponsor Clos-o-Mat has been supporting the Awards since 2007 and sponsors the Changing Places toilet entries and Space to Change toilet entries awards.

A family owned business established over 57 years ago, Clos-o-Mat (pictured) has a continued vision of enabling everyone to deal with their intimate toileting needs with as much independence, dignity and control as possible, at home and away, however big or small the space available.

Fresh from Greyland; the Green and Orange Maximum Range just got bigger

* Greyland-Green-Orange-Maximum.jpgThe success of Greyland's Green and Orange-Maximum products over the past year since their introduction has led to a three-fold increase in the range now available.

Green-Maximum Biological Washroom Deodoriser & Cleaner does just what the label says it will - it removes organic staining and maintains a clean, odour free washroom. Green-Maximum is available in 5L bulk canisters as well as 750ml Ready To Use trigger sprays.

OspreyDeepclean's iS80 Pro: a diesel-powered heavyweight for the toughest of tasks

* OspreyDeepclean-iS80.jpgOspreyDeepclean has announced the launch of the new iS80 Pro. This latest edition to its range of professional dry steam cleaners, compliments what is probably the largest range of diesel powered dry steamers on the market.

One of four models making up the iSteam range; the iS80 Pro has an increased steam powered output of up to 16 bar and utilises up to 1.8 litres/minute of water (dry) and 3.3 litres/minute (wet) making it ideal for heavy duty degreasing tasks in engineering industries including the maritime and oil trades. It is also ideally suited for facade cleaning, exterior building restoration work and sports stadium cleaning.

Dolphin: Supplier of all things washroom related...

* Dolphin-Solutions.jpgFrom the moment you enter Dolphin Solutions' reception, you are greeted by music that is supplied not via a Musak tape on endless loop, but by a genuine baby grand piano! That's the first nod to quality at the company, with true resonant sound being provided by an actual musical instrument - far superior to anything provided digitally.

You might be familiar with the Dolphin Solutions name from when the company won the 2017 Cleaning Show Innovation Award, having impressed the judges with its Twin Micro and Mini Jumbo products. However, the company is not 'just' a washroom dispenser manufacturer; it is truly a washroom solutions provider.

SC Johnson accelerates progress boosting plastic recycling and reuse

* SC-Johnson.jpgThis week, SC Johnson announced a series of commitments to further reduce its own plastic footprint, by boosting recycled plastic content in its packaging, supporting reuse of plastic bottles through concentrated refills, and launching an effort to make Ziploc bags recyclable at curbside.

Ocean plastic has reached a global crisis level, with eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year - the equivalent of one dump truck load every minute. Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, witnessed this pollution himself on a dive recently in Indonesia.

TVH Parts Holding sponsors FLTA Environment Awards

* TVH-Parts-Holding-sponsors.jpgThe Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) will be presentsing its Awards for Excellence for the 25th time next year and TVH Parts Holding - the one-stop shop for parts and accessories for material handling, industrial and agricultural equipment - has taken on the commitment to sponsor the Environment Award on this Silver Anniversary edition.

The FLTA Awards of Excellence 2019 will be presented at the International Centre in Telford on 30th March. The host will be TV personality Mark Durden-Smith.

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Recent UK News

Christeyns acquires Clover Chemicals

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International chemicals manufacturer Christeyns, whose UK headquarters are located in Bradford, has acquired Clover Chemicals, strengthening its position in the professional cleaning and hygiene sector.

Cromwell Polythene shows it 'Leeds by Example'

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Cromwell Polythene is supporting a new recycling on the go initiative for Leeds city centre - 'Leeds By Example', launched 9th October. The company, which supplies a range of polythene products to aid recycling, will provide over 20,000 bags made from recycled material to support the campaign over its six-month duration.

Monthind Clean wins contract for Norfolk's New Quadram Institute

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East of England contract cleaning company Monthind, has secured a multi-service line contract at the new state-of-the-art Quadram Institute (QI) medical facility.

Bio-Productions embraces 'Wear It Pink' Day

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Burgess Hill-based manufacturer Bio-Productions, is widely respected for the dedicated way it looks after its team with an approach to staff relationships that goes way beyond the usual HR boundaries.

Typical of this special company culture is the support of the entire workforce for 'Wear it Pink' Day.

Revealed: new names for recycling trucks!

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Wychavon District Council and its waste and recycling collections partner FCC Environment have now sifted through over 300 resident entries for names for the 15, brand spanking new waste and recycling trucks which are taking to the roads this month.

The names are:

- Reggie Refuse
- Sir Trash a Lot
- The Incredible Bulk
- Lambergreenie
- Recyclosaurus Rex
- Jus-bin Timberlake
- The Ter-bin-ator
- Binderella
- The Flying Dustman

Envirocall leads Emma Bridgewater post-fire clean-up

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In August six fire crews tackled a blaze at the Emma Bridgewater factory site in Lichfield Street, Stoke-on-Trent. The fire caused significant damage to the factory.

Viridor invests £3.7m in Crayford materials recycling facility to improve quality and safety

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Viridor has invested £3.7 million in enhanced paper purity and fire protection systems at its Crayford Materials Recycling Facility near Dartford. The Crayford MRF receives 300,000 tonnes of co-mingled content from 28 local authorities each year.

Environmental Cleaners laud perseverance and expertise of military forces

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The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners has recently held its annual Military Awards. This event shines a light on the fantastic achievements of the servicemen, women and cadets that contribute to making our armed forces one of the most respected and accomplished in the world today.

Star Platforms raises its game with £2m investment in working at height equipment

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Business is on the up at Bedfordshire-based Star Platforms, as the company invests £2 million in new working at height equipment to support the opening of its fifth depot.

The increasingly important role of technology in the cleaning industry

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Cleanhire, the St Helens, Merseyside supplier of industrial floor cleaning machines, argues the case for incorporating technology into your cleaning program...

YPO joins CHSA as Accredited Distributor

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YPO, the UK's largest public sector buying and procurement organization, has joined the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's Accreditation Scheme for Distributors.

YPO's decision to join signifies the Scheme's importance to buyers of cleaning and hygiene products. Only by buying from Accredited members can purchasers and end users of these products be certain 'what's on the box is what's in the box'.


Belfast weekend demonstrates benefits of wet cleaning

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In partnership with William Clements (Chemicals) and National Laundry (NLIE), laundry chemicals specialist Christeyns has run the second of its 2018 Wet Cleaning events. The two-day open house event, held at McCall Cleaners in Belfast, Northern Ireland, showcased Christeyns' innovative AquaWave concept in combination with premium National Laundry equipment.

Van Excellence launches calm solution for poor driver mental health

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Suicide is now the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. Many who take their own lives struggle with mental health issues and suffer in silence for fear of isolation, ridicule or lack of support from those around them.

Events & Exhibitions

The Cleaning Show
13-14th March 2024

Interclean Amsterdam
14-17th May 2024

ISSA Pulire 2025
27-29th May 2025
Rho Fiera Milano


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