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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.

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The Freight Transport Association has expressed concern at the Government's proposals published this week, to tighten tyre safety standards for lorries, buses and minibuses, but not for commercial vans - used in huge numbers by this industry, both for the transportation of goods and equipment and by those involved in providing services. In response to the publication of the consultation, James Firth, FTA's head of road freight regulation policy, commented:

"The FTA is calling for the Government to include vans in its consultation on banning 10-year-old tyres; with more than 4.2 million of these vehicles on our roads, van operators must be held against the same compliance and safety standards as any other commercial vehicle.

"The FTA is committed to ensuring the highest safety standards are met across the logistics industry; we want to see a strong enforcement effort against all vehicles which may compromise road safety, including caravans and trailers.

"Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important."

The Government says it started looking into restricting the use of older tyres following a number of fatal accidents where tyre failure played an active part. Whether you agree with the FTA's sentiments or not, do have your say before the consultation ends on 31st August 2019 at www.gov.uk

We live in a litigation-conscious society and insurance providers have a reputation for wriggling out of paying claims if they can do so. My view is, that as a result of this consultation and whether commercial vans end up being included in future legislation or not, anyone driving or owning such a vehicle with tyres more than 10-years old, which happens to be involved in an accident, is likely to find themselves in trouble. The consultation is based on the idea that tyres more than 10-years old are not as safe as they should be, so anyone operating a vehicle with old tyres - however good a condition they may be in - is likely to be accused of failing in their duty of care. Don't you agree?



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This Week's News

Investigation continuing into foods linked to listeria infections in UK hospitals

* Update-on-Investigation.jpgGood progress is being made in the continuing investigation into the food supply chain, to identify the source of the listeria strain linked to the recent hospital cases - which have so far resulted in two deaths. The Food Standards Agency is leading the investigation, with the support of Food Standards Scotland and local authorities.

Products directly linked to the cases were identified and these were withdrawn from the food chain on the same day as the link was established. This strain was traced back to a producer which withdrew all their ready-to-eat foods on a precautionary basis. Investigations are continuing to try and determine the point of origin of the listeria strain.

Richard Sudall joins the team at WoolSafe

* Richard-Sudall.jpgThe WoolSafe Organisation is pleased to be strengthening its team with the appointment of Richard Sudall as head of international sales. Richard has been in the cleaning chemical industry all his working life and been a customer of WoolSafe for many years.

"We are excited to be working with him and know that the skills he has developed over the years in carpet testing, cleaning chemistry and as a professional trainer, will greatly benefit all existing WoolSafe partners and appeal to potential new ones," says Steve Bakker, the organisation's global marketing director.

Unger's growing Stingray family really speeds up indoor window cleaning

* Stingray-Quik-Pad-main.jpgUnger has now further developed the award-winning Stingray indoor cleaning system with Stingray QuikPads - three-layer disposable pads (cleaning layer, absorbent core and attachment layer) that can be changed at lightning speed to help provide fast and easy hygienic cleanliness.

The Unger Stingray offers fast, flexible, ergonomic, and ultimately simple cleaning of indoor glass, even in between regularly scheduled cleans. A special advantage of the Stingray system is the simple, intuitive handling. This makes glass cleaning up to 25% faster while using almost 40% less cleaning agent. Even operators without experience quickly achieve perfect cleaning results... No more need to move furniture out of the way, no more climbing ladders, no more cloths and spray bottles...

CMS Berlin 2019: Combined Newcomers stand is fully booked

* CMS-combined-new.jpgNewcomers are on the march at the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2019. From 24th to 27th September, for the first time, new and innovative companies will be displaying a wide range of products and new technological developments on a combined stand sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics. The area in Hall 6.2 is currently already booked up.

In addition, national (non-sponsored) and international newcomers will also be presenting their innovations on adjacent display areas. The Innovation Circle is an integral part of a comprehensive B2B programme which will pave the way to establishing business contacts.

Nationwide servicing and repairs operation launched for UK Host and von Schrader users

* Host3.jpgFollowing the very recent closure of Host UK t/a Host von Schrader, managing director Mike Egerton has announced that he and his team will be opening a new and independent business to provide a nationwide repair and servicing operation.

Miwest Services will be based at 6 Windle Court, Clayfield Industrial Estate, Neston, CH64 3UH and will offer all existing and new Host users a dedicated repair and servicing operation run on a day-to-day basis by Steve Parker and Wendy Mangan, who have both joined Mike in this new venture.

IWFM and FMA: 'a collaborative alliance for excellence' says outgoing IWFM chairman

* IWFM-FMA.jpgThe Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management and the Facility Management Association of Australia, are to join forces in the pursuit of workplace and facilities management excellence. The trans-continental alliance will connect FMA's 2,000 strong membership to IWFM's community of 17,000 workplace and facilities professionals, already represented in 80 countries.

Under the five-year collaboration, the partners will develop a number of joint initiatives to support the informal professional development of respective members while working towards more formal arrangements for sharing access to member benefits and services.

Genesis Biosciences is Cardiff Business Awards' Green Champion

* Genesis-team-winners.jpgPioneering natural microbial and anti-microbial solutions manufacturer, Genesis Biosciences, has been recognised for its commitment to the environment at this year's Cardiff Business Awards.

Genesis Biosciences won the hotly contested 'Green Business of the Year' in the awards that celebrate the entrepreneurial and innovative ventures leading the way within the Welsh capital city, now in their fifth year.

How to clean windows of historic or listed buildings

* Cleaning-windows-historic.jpgIn this article, Barry Crackett, from brushware specialist Brushtec, takes a closer look at what you need to consider when undertaking the cleaning of historic glass or windows in listed buildings.

If the building that you're responsible for is a listed building or of historic importance, then you're probably already aware that maintenance requires an extra level of care than you might afford a more modern structure. A particularly sensitive area for older buildings is the windows, where historic glass and aged frames can be much more delicate than those found in newer glazing.

Zizo: Data holds the key to food sustainability

* Pete-Ruffley.jpgIn this article, Pete Ruffley, chairman of Zizo, data analytics provider for the business and retail sectors, focuses on the core issues around food waste and the steps being taken/that need to be taken to tackle the £3bn of food wasted in the UK food service and hospitality sector every year....

"Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of good food is wasted by the UK food industry every year, yet millions of people are struggling to afford to eat. FareShare, the UK's largest charity fighting hunger and food waste, addresses these two issues by redistributing food industry surplus, which would otherwise go to waste, to the people who need it most.

CIRI chairman talks through highlights of this year's Science Symposium

* CIRI-chairman.jpgThe 2019 Cleaning Industry Research Institute Science Symposium, themed 'Connecting Research to Practice' is just days away.

Pupils' tour of recycling facility raises waste-awareness

* Pupils-tour-recycling.jpgPupils from St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Bognor Regis have been behind the scenes at the Materials Recycling Facility in Ford to see what happens to recycling collected from homes in West Sussex.

ISS extends global integrated facility services contract with Danske Bank to late 2022

* ISS-Danske.jpgISS and Danske Bank have agreed to extend their global Integrated facility services agreement until late 2022.

ISS has provided workplace services to Danske Bank at a global level since 2015, with a full suite of integrated facility services, including cleaning, security, property, food and technical services.

Mitie cleans up with Cleveland Fire Brigade

* Mitie-Fire-Brigade.jpgMitie has won a new contract to provide cleaning services across 16 of Cleveland Fire Brigade's sites, including 14 fire stations plus its fire control room which handles all 999 emergency calls for the area's firefighting team. The contract is initially for a three-year term with the option to extend for a further two years.

Mitie will be providing cleaning services at Endeavour House, Queens Meadow Business Park as well as locations in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Stockton-On-Tees.

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Recent UK News

Restoring the splendour of your floors

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Paul 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...

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.

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