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International News

Registration opens for ISSA Show North America 2019

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Registration is open for ISSA Show North America 2019, which takes place in Las Vegas, 18th - 21st November. To date, this is the largest event produced by ISSA, with more than 16,000 cleaning and facility solutions professionals and 700-plus exhibits expected.

New EnSure monitoring system has improved controls and data handling plus links to intuitive software

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Rapid microbial detection, monitoring and identification solutions specialist Hygiena, has launched a new EnSure touch monitoring system.

Easy!Force now available across all Kärcher hot and cold Professional pressure washers

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Kärcher's Easy!Force trigger gun is now available across all Kärcher hot and cold Professional pressure washers with a maximum pressure of up to 300 bar, unlocking the power to comfortable cleaning and allowing users the freedom to master any high-pressured task with effortless control.

Innovative new range of matting in stock, stops dirt in its tracks

ESE Direct is now holding stocks of Blue Diamond matting, which includes a state-of-the-art range of entrance mats. The Sticky Step mats are composed of heavy-duty layers that capture large amounts of dust and dirt.

New Blueair air purifier cleans the air in your vehicle in six minutes

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Blueair is launching a new intelligent air purifier to keep the air we breathe while inside our vehicles as clean as possible. Designed for safety and tested to global standards, the new app connected Blueair Cabin P2i rids the vehicle of the harmful gases, particles and germs that we are exposed to when on the road.

ACI adds three to strengthen communications, advocacy and science teams

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The American Cleaning Institute, the trade association for the cleaning product supply chain, welcomes three new employees:

24th 'Pulire - The Smart Show' boasts record attendance

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The 24th Pulire - The Smart Show, came to an exciting conclusion in Verona, Italy, last month. Presented by Afidamp Servizi and ISSA, the biennial event was larger than ever, drawing more than 17,000 visitors-an increase of 6% over the previous edition in 2017.

Arrow Solutions signs up global customers for its new, safer corrosion preventative product

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Industry's growing desire for non-hazardous products that still offer the same performance is driving the introduction of a major product update by one of the UK's leading manufacturers of professional cleaning and maintenance chemicals.

DebMed now key component of an expanded product offering from new parent

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DebMed, an established leader in the healthcare market by way of its DebMed Monitoring System and specialised skincare products, is now part of an expanded offering from SC Johnson Professional, which acquired the British manufacturer in 2015. This latest rebranding marks the company's continued expansion into the healthcare segment.

Citron Hygiene completes follow up acquisition in the UK

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Toronto, Canada-based Citron Hygiene has entered the washroom services market in the UK having acquired 1st Class Hygiene from the Fantham family, headquartered in Leicestershire, on 1st May. 1st Class has been operating for over 20 years and provides a comprehensive range of washroom hygiene, pest control services and related products.

NuShield films protect interactive displays at new Statue of Liberty Museum

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LCD screen protection, germ and glare-elimination technology specialist NuShield, is helping protect the interactive displays and the public at the recently opened Statue of Liberty museum on Liberty Island, US.

Hanwha launches campaign to help clean Vietnam's Mekong River

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To commemorate World Environment Day on June 5th, Hanwha launched a 'Clean Up Mekong' campaign in Vinh Long Province in collaboration with the Vietnam Environment Administration and the Global Green Growth Institute of Vietnam.

CMS Berlin 2019: Hotels and catering form important target group

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The organisers of CMS Berlin 2019 - Cleaning. Management.Services. say that one of the show's main target groups is decision-makers responsible for cleaning in the hotel and catering sector, since there are few industries that place such an emphasis on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene for ensuring personal wellbeing.

Programme to end open defecation in Jharkhand ends up transforming gender roles

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The Indian state of Jharkhand is one of the areas where misconceptions about menstruation are widespread, with young women banned from socialising with friends, from cooking, playing sports, going to school, sleeping on beds or going outside at all.

New study finds the germiest places in cars aren't where people think

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Drivers assume that the germiest places in their cars are the places they touch most, but it's the places that go unnoticed that need the most attention, according to a recent consumer survey and car swab test conducted by CloroxPro.

GumBusters: Who you gonna call?

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The Pulire exhibition in Verona is renowned for showcasing the latest technologies in all fields of environment management and cleaning technology, so it comes as no surprise that the innovative cordless gum removal technology from OspreyDeepclean was so well received there recently.

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This week's Cleanzine has required something of a mission to complete. As you can see, I've had a slight accident with my iMac - and as my MacBook's suffering from a common technical fault and needs repair, I've been somewhat stymied. I won't go into the events that led up to the iMac damage, but suffice it to say that if my passenger door ever fails to shut again, I'm going to check that if the seatbelt's not blocking it, nothing else is either, before trying a more forceful close.

My family's been complaining for years that one or other of my computers seems to be permanently attached to me, so to work without them functioning properly almost feels as if I've lost a limb.

Isn't it odd how relatively new technology can become such a crucial part of life? As a trainee journalist at IPC - then one of the largest publishing groups in the UK, I was apparently the only editorial team member in the company allowed an electric typewriter since I was the only one who could touch-type. I could no way have gone back to a manual machine then, than I could now use an electric typewriter. We grumble about Internet outages and occasional slow speeds, but do you remember the days of 'dial-up'? It's laughable that we had to exist like that, isn't it?

I've been thinking about how much the way professionals clean, has changed during my long years in this industry. Historically, cleaning operatives were set in their ways and managers faced a difficult task in trying to get them to adopt different procedures or work with new chemicals and equipment. I could never understand, for example, why it took so long for backpack vacuum cleaners to become accepted and I still can't fathom out why they haven't gained the market share I expected them to when I first trialled one.

I was wondering... with the pressures being put on cleaning companies to adopt more sustainable practices, while legislation is forcing manufacturers to change their products - by, say, making them more energy-efficient or removing key chemicals from what had been considered a perfect formulation - how well the industry's copIng when it comes to enabling us to maintain standards whilst keeping the cleaners happy?



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This Week's News

CMA investigation of completed acquisition by Ecolab of Holchem Group steps up a gear

* Ecolab-Holchem.jpgThe Competition & Markets Authority's Phase 2 investigation is now underway, into the recently completed acquisition of UK-based hygiene and cleaning products and services supplier, Holchem Group, by Ecolab.

The investigation started last December, when the CMA served Ecolab with an enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002.

Medline announces first infection control product EPA-registered to kill emerging pathogen

* Medline.jpgHospitals and clinics now have a tool to combat Candida Auris, a multidrug-resistant fungus that can cause serious infections in hospitalised patients. Medline announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency has cleared its Micro-Kill bleach germicidal bleach wipes to be marketed as killing the fungus on hard, non-porous surfaces.

The fungus, which has a mortality rate of 35%, has been shown to linger in healthcare facilities despite efforts to eradicate it with traditional disinfectants. It can be difficult to treat and has caused outbreaks worldwide.

Technical rug cleaning, marketing & systems for profit programme comes to UK

* Lisa-Mark-TextilePro.jpgThe WoolSafe Organisation is bringing over to the UK, the highly respected American rug care specialist, Lisa Wagner and marketing guru Mark Kennedy to deliver the TextilePro Programme.

Restoring the splendour of your floors

* cleanking1.jpgPaul Hillman, managing director of Farnborough-based CleanKing, shares his thoughts on floor cleaning and maintenance. One of Paul's teams has recently delivered a fantastic floor restoration and clean for Homebase which received incredibly positive feedback. Other 'big brand' clients include Boots and The Range...

"Over time, floors can become very unsightly if they are not properly maintained. Luckily, damaged or lacklustre floors don't always have to be replaced - often, it is a case of restoring them to their former finery. For example, concrete can be polished rather than putting a new surface down, which is much cheaper.

Mitie gets green light on integrated FM contract with Toyota

* Mitie-Toyota.jpgMitie has secured a new five-year integrated facilities management contract with Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK.

The contract will amalgamate many different outside contracts under one management structure and will include the provision of infrastructure maintenance, cleaning and grounds maintenance services to the manufacturing plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire. This is the first time Toyota has taken this approach to FM at any of its plants within Europe.

Ultimate clean-up kit helps avoid lingering smells when guests make a mess

* AromaCare-hotels.jpgHotel proprietors, B&B operators and owners of holiday lets are being given a helping hand to clean up after messy guests. Aroma Care Solutions' Little Accident Box is designed especially for those occasions when guests have unfortunate accidents that lead to unpleasant smells which make the room or property unready to let again.

The Little Accident Box has everything you need for to clean up and when used with the bio-enzyme cleaner, tackles the root of the problem, eradicating the sour, lingering smells that could keep the bar smelling unwelcoming into the next day.

WhiffAway adds value to washroom experience with Avelena Clean & Care

* WhiffAway-Avelena.jpgWhiffAway Group's technologies and products enhance the washroom experience for hundreds of thousands of people every day, and it has taken this a stage further with the launch of a new and exciting personal care product range - Avelena Clean & Care.

"Avelena has been created to clean and care for your hair and body all in one go," says WhiffAway head of finance and marketing Georgina McLean.

Interserve wins FM contract with Civil Nuclear Police Authority at Griffin Park

* Interserve-FM-win.jpgInterserve, the international support services, construction and equipment services group, has won a £2.8 million contract to provide facilities management services to the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) at its new training centre in Cumbria.

The contract is to deliver a range of services at the CNPA's Griffin Park Tactical Training Facility. The state of the art building is run by the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) and houses the largest live firing skills arena in Europe, along with various training centres, classrooms and offices.

JPC Cleaning appointed to London's King's Cross Estate

* JPC-Cleaning-Kings-Cross.jpgSamsic-owned JPC Cleaning has been appointed to provide cleaning and environmental services to London's fast-expanding 67-acre King's Cross estate. One of the city's largest ever redevelopments, King's Cross is being transformed from an underused industrial wasteland into a new zone comprising homes, shops, offices, galleries, bars, restaurants, schools and a university across 26 acres of streets, parks and squares, with its own brand new postcode: N1C.

London-based JPC has been appointed to all public areas and buildings managed and maintained by King's Cross Estate Services.

British Cleaning Council congratulates Domestic Cleaning Alliance on its fifth birthday

* BCC-DCA.jpgCongratulations to British Cleaning Council member - the Domestic Cleaning Alliance, which is this year celebrating its fifth anniversary. Founded in 2014 by Stephen Munton, the DCA is doing an excellent job in supporting the needs of the people and businesses that provide cleaning services in other peoples' homes.

The DCA's services and benefits - which include domestic cleaning training, advice on running a cleaning business, discounts on supplies, equipment and insurance plus peer-to-peer networking opportunities - was inspired by Stephen's vast experience in the domestic cleaning sector.

HSE publishes in-depth manual handling analysis on kerbside recyclables collection

* HSE-manual-handling.jpgTargets for reducing the volume of waste going to landfill have led to an increase in the processing of domestic waste in an attempt to reclaim recyclable materials. Manual sorting tasks can be conducted at the kerbside during waste collection and, if poorly designed, can create risks - hence the publication by the Health & Safety Executive of an in-depth analysis of the many types of equipment used and procedures followed.

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Recent UK News

Jeremy Hunt told "respect your workers" on FCO Interserve picket line

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"Show your workers some respect," foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt was told loud and clear from the picket line yesterday, on day three of the Interserve/Foreign and Commonwealth Office strike over pay and cuts to terms and conditions.

Rapid drainage response helps keeps supermarket tills ringing

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Specialist drainage services delivered by Lanes Group is helping Booths maintain its reputation as one of the most successful and best-liked food retailers in the North West of England. Co-ordinated from its Preston depot, Lanes provides a planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and reactive drainage service for Booths' 28 stores across Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, and Yorkshire.

Christeyns opens new engineering facility in Bradford

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A new engineering facility was officially opened this week by Judith Cummins, MP for Bradford South, on behalf of chemicals specialist Christeyns. A further significant investment in facilities for Christeyns in Bradford, this new Cutler Heights location will provide an important hub for its commercial laundry engineering division, currently handling multi-million pound contracts for laundries nationwide.

Cordant extends relationship with Eurotunnel

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Cordant Services, part of Cordant Group, has secured a three-year extension to continue providing a full portfolio of cleaning solutions to Eurotunnel. This new contract further strengthens the long-standing relationship between the two organisations, which have worked together since 2008

Sebo supports The Pink Ribbon Foundation

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Sebo has announced its collaboration with The Pink Ribbon Foundation by unveiling a stunning new addition to the Felix Contemporary Range - The Felix Rose. Sebo will donate 25% of all Felix Rose profits to the charity.

2020 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards open for entries

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The 2020 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards are now open - with the call to cleaning and facilities maintenance companies for entries that demonstrate the very best standards of cleaning excellence.

Deep cleaning 4,600 feet down...

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A science lab almost a mile beneath the earth that simulates the surface of Mars sounds like something out of science fiction. But for Mitie cleaner and lab assistant, Barbara Suckling, the most remarkable thing about her place of work at the Boulby Underground Laboratory in North Yorkshire is the exacting levels of cleanliness required by the scientists who work there.

X marks the spot!

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We understand that the client originally enquired after oscillation... "And whilst we are big fans of this technology," says Factory Cat, "It's not the best idea in a busy workshop!"

Ecocleen selects Keep Britain Tidy as its corporate charity

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Ecocleen has selected Keep Britain Tidy as its corporate charity for the next 12 months. The company, a leading commercial contract cleaning provider, will raise awareness of the charity's campaign to reduce litter, improve local places and prevent waste as well as raise more than £5,000.

Soapbox: single use plastics

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Stephen Cameron, business development director, SWRnewstar, writes...

"UK supermarkets and the Government are raising the stakes when it comes to removing single-use plastic.

Addressing Plastics at CHSA Conference: an update

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We have further news on the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's conference taking place on Thursday 13th June, which we featured earlier this month...

Bluewater management impressed with Incentive FM's work

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The management team of Bluewater, Europe's leading retail and leisure destination, has been so impressed with Incentive FM's operational delivery and strategic management over the past three years, that it has awarded the independent facilities management company, a new five-year contract.

City Corporation clamps down on dishonest restaurants

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The City of London Corporation is clamping down on dishonest restaurants that display inaccurate food hygiene ratings in their windows. Recent spot checks by the City Corporation's Trading Standards officers found that out of 140 food premises visited, 22 of them (16%) were displaying a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme sticker higher than they were entitled to.

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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