Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 5th December 2019 Issue no. 897
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ISSA Awards 2019 Innovation of the Year
Interclean Amsterdam shares the top cleaning and hygiene trends for 2020
Mirius concentrates on the environment with new Eco Select Cleaners
Vaclensa introduces vacuum cleaner made from recycled plastics
Factory Cat/ Tomcat parent announces tech-partnership with Brain Corp
Firmenich proves malodour control is key to tackling today's sanitation crisis
DEAL Program announces 2019 Award Winners at ISSA Show
Global steam cleaner market expected to grow considerably over coming years
Hygienalia+Pulire pulls in more visitors and exhibitors than ever before
Dust extraction specialist launches new range of industrial vacuum cleaners
Global window vacuum cleaner market to reach revenues of over $1.4 billion by 2024
Cromwell Polythene launches scented, antimicrobial tiger sack for clinical waste
Tork launches new cleaning management software for smarter cleaning routines
Air-Scent to acquire Sani-Air Associated Products
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Last week’s Leader, which focused on NHS procurement and mentioned the old warm air hand dryer versus paper towels argument, drew – as I thought it might have done – a fair bit of comment, but one in particular astounded me as it flagged up something that had never occurred to me…
It came from our dear friend Alan Hardcastle who set up Inclean magazine in Australia and ran it so well for decades until his retirement a few years back. I had the pleasure of being one of his columnists for some years and he was a real professional as well as a font of information and great ideas.
He wrote this week: 'Jan - I always read your editorials! The latest has prompted me to write... hand driers, those that blow air on your hands, are fitted with filters (often HEPA?) that are meant to be changed. When editor of Inclean I never tackled the issue of how often contract cleaners change these filters. I suspect never. All the best to you and John, Alan.'
Well that’s two of us then!
It’s been a long time since I did my training as a cleaner and while the washroom cleaning module included instruction on such things as the safe way to search for hypodermic syringes, it didn’t include the changing of filters in either ordinary fans or in hand dryers. Is it on your cleaning schedule I wonder? If it is, how often do you or your team change/clean the filters? Alan Hardcastle and I would love to know…
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This Week's News
Loo of the Year / Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards: still some tickets for tomorrow’s event!
The annual Loo of the Year Awards Event, sponsored by Bathroom Wipe-Out 365, Innovative Hygiene Supplies and P-Wave, takes place tomorrow and there may still be a few tickets available - if you're quick! If you’d like to join representatives from leading cleaning and facilities management companies and entrants from throughout the UK at this this prestigious daytime event at the Voco St Johns Hotel Solihull, do contact the organiser right away.
Pipe-dream solution for Tata becomes reality
A pioneering Cardiff-based biosciences research company has developed an eco-benign solution that will prevent blockages in the Tata steelworks' pipe system saving the Port Talbot company time and money.
Genesis Biosciences created a unique anti-biofilm formula which, when used in Tata's dust suppression system, prevents the build-up of multispecies biofilm.
Redesigned dry steam machines are a breeze to service
Introducing the new look industrial iS mobile dry steam units from OspreyDeepclean... Ideally suited for heavy duty cleaning and sanitising; the units have been redesigned for ease of use by the operator and for easy access for maintenance and servicing.
Manufactured with what is believed to be the most powerful heating coil technology in the market, the continuous heating coil is controlled via a sophisticated Siemens system. This technology is more energy efficient than standard boiler technology and facilitates a shorter heating up time as well as a higher steam output.
The British Cleaning Council has grown even bigger... with the trade body representing the UK's resource & waste management industry the latest to join. The Environmental Services Association has around 100 members, two-thirds of whom deliver recycling and waste services, and is working with members to make the circular economy - where all waste is eliminated and resources are reused - a reality.
The industry is set to invest £10 billion in new facilities with the right Government policy platform.
Hako offers dimensions in professional cleaning technology
Available with working widths of 108 and 123 cm and equipped with a 260-litre tank, the new Scrubmaster B260 R provides a cleaning performance of up to 8,600sq.m/hr and complements Hako's ride-on scrubber-drier family.
This high-performance machine ensures long operating times in large areas - for example in shopping centres, warehouses or industrial facilities. Modular extension options ensure high levels of flexibility. And clever details provide more comfort and efficiency.
Refresh Foam Soaps: choose your fragrance or go fragrance-free
SC Johnson Professional's Refresh Foam Soap line contains formulations designed to elevate the handwashing experience. Available in a range of new signature fragrances and fragrance-free options, just one pump removes over 99% of dirt and germs when used properly.
Principle opens Window Cleaning Centre of Excellence
Principle Cleaning Services, the London-based cleaning specialist that provides its services to some of the most iconic and famous landmark buildings in the Capital, has opened a Centre of Excellence for its window cleaning division.
Spinning Gate Shopping Centre wins national award
Spinning Gate Shopping Centre has been given a National Award for its waste management achievements. The facility, which hosts 35 stores in 110,000sq.ft of retail space in Leigh Town Centre is now the proud owner of a National Green Apple Bronze Award for Environmental Best Practise for its achievements in 2018.
The Centre was presented with the national award at a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament, London.
The cleaner management software for all cleaning businesses
Roma Systems provides an affordable software solution that is viable and scalable for businesses of all sizes. The intuitive, browser-based solution offers:
- Automated smart scheduling - allocating staff by distance and compatibility
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust extends partnership with ISS
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has awarded ISS Facility Services Healthcare the contract to deliver non-clinical soft FM services across the Trust.
This was after an extensive tender process that has included significant consultation with service users and the Trust's stakeholders. The seven-year contract will deliver services to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospital Lewisham and the associated community sites.
Business is literally taking off for Nick Woods at Herts & Essex Carpet Cleaning. If he's not on site at Stansted Airport or the US military airbase at Mildenhall, he's up in the clouds over London on the 46th floor of the city's iconic Leadenhall 'Cheesegrater' building.
All this buzzing about necessitated upgrading vans and Nick's just taken delivery of a new Ford Transit.
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