Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 3rd September 2020 Issue no. 934
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Interclean Amsterdam 2020 goes virtual
Message from Interclean's Rob den Hertog, who retires from his role this year...
Bunzl to make further acquisitions in the US and Ireland
Cintas donates face masks and essential supplies to local schools
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner adds sanitising stations onboard to keep passengers moving safely
Evaluating electrostatic sprayers for surface disinfection
Using established technologies in innovative ways can help facilities navigate the ‘new normal’ of clean needed to meet pandemic and post-pandemic standards.
Prochem launches fast spray mist disinfecting for floors and surfaces
The Micro-Mist is purpose-designed for fast application of disinfecting solutions in a fine mist to interior floors, carpets, upholstery and multiple types of surfaces and touch-points.
Triforce officially kills SARS-CoV-2 in only three minutes
The best cleaning processes for post-Lockdown hotels
Germinator awarded vendor contract by The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS)
Dubai Mall is first shopping centre to achieve GBAC STAR
Secure sanitation the sustainable way, with TomCat
Sanitise vehicles by nebulisation at 50 microns
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We had a chuckle at home today, over the Nottingham Trent University student who forgot to shut his window when hurriedly leaving his room in Halls to head home before lockdown kicked in. He returned this week to find that pigeons had moved in, not only leaving pigeon mess all over the room, but laying two eggs in the sink and a hatched chick in the wardrobe!
I pity the poor souls who had to clean up after both of these incidents, but perhaps not as much as the worker at the Exhall, Warwickshire, waste management centre who, investigating a terrible stench recently, opened a dumped chest freezer, only to find the body of a murdered man inside.
As my daughter (who used to work as an office cleaner every evening after college) said: "You wouldn't know where to start, would you?" I'd felt the same, but quickly realised that this is probably where every good cleaner's training and experience kicks in.
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This Week's News
Nilfisk’s Virtual Launch event will help you smarten up your business
Nilfisk has not rested on its laurels over the past 100-plus years - whether it be over technical innovation or the marketing of its products – so it comes as no surprise that it is using the Internet for a ‘virtual launch’ event next month.
Medtech firm launches to help companies create safer working environments
A new engineer-led work safety business, headquartered in Yorkshire, that uses the latest technologies and applications to combat pathogens, has launched to help organisations create safer, cleaner working environments post-Covid.
Having worked within the medical technology sector for the last 12 years, sister and brother, Samantha and Jamie Moore, have set up Moore MedTech in response to the problems businesses and facilities management specialists face when reopening and operating workplaces safely following the outbreak of the pandemic.
Greyland continues expansion with new additions to sales force
Greyland has been joined by two highly respected sales people with a huge amount of industry experience between them.
Samantha (Sam) Farr, and Phil Wallen, have now been taken on by Greyland, in order “to cope with the massive demand for cleaning chemicals”, which the global pandemic has brought about.
Screen protection kills Coronavirus and 99.99% of most common surface bacteria
Screen protection specialist InvisibleShield’s 2020 glass screen protectors - treated with Kastus anti-microbial technology, have been confirmed by an independent global testing laboratory to be effective against human Coronavirus as well as 99.99% of the most common surface bacteria.
All InvisibleShield anti-microbial glass screen protectors produced in 2020 and beyond will feature Kastus technology.
Service high footfalls easily with the Pedal Pro 7000 hand sanitising station
Are you servicing high footfalls? Want to keep your venue as Covid safe throughout the day for staff, visitors, and pupils? Struggling to keep up with demand on your hand sanitiser station? Then the Pedal Pro 7000 is your solution!
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the hygiene and safety of staff, visitors and attendees has become the No.1 priority for businesses. The challenge is even greater for those welcoming large footfalls. Whole industries are now facing so many challenges in their day-to-day operations, particularly those with large footfalls such as event spaces, museums, offices, schools and universities.
A multi-channel sales strategy is key for competitive industries to stay ahead
writes Nick Davies, head of software development, OGL Computer
“Many cleaning and janitorial product suppliers will have seen a surge in online orders during the pandemic as demand rose, especially from new customers.
During the pandemic, selling cleaning and janitorial products via more than one sales channel became key to continuing operations in this competitive industry.
Taski unveils IntelliSpray technology for businesses tackling post-pandemic health concerns
IntelliSpray technology, newly developed by Taski, is a fully integrated solution that allows facilities to scrub floors and disinfect them in a single pass, achieving a new standard in hygiene - the ultimate cleaning machine, now with integrated disinfection.
As the world emerges from the strictest of lockdown conditions, businesses face a variety of challenges, most prominent of which is the health of workers and customers. Lingering concerns regarding cleanliness and pathogens will elevate hygiene expectations and facilities are responsible for exceeding those expectations. IntelliSpray forms a core component of Taski's support for businesses facing these challenges.
Employees welcome ISS's new Group CEO
ISS’s new Group CEO Jacob Aarup-Andersen, celebrated his first day at the office on 1st September, along with thousands of ISS employees around the world who watched him speak at an online live broadcast event at the company's headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I have truly looked forward to this day since the announcement in May,” he said – and – referring to the IT malware attack that hit the company in the beginning of 2020, and to the Covid-19 pandemic, added: “I have been thoroughly impressed by how all my ISS colleagues across the world have handled an immensely challenging start to 2020.
MEWA, quality and innovation to support industry 4.0
When the first Model T rolled off the assembly line at Ford in Detroit in 1908, Hermann Gebauer founded MEWA in Ostritz, Germany.
Factories were then on the threshold of Industry 2.0, producing products faster and cheaper, enabling more people to buy them.
Why Cleaning now must be everyone's responsibility
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with the British Institute of Cleaning Science to bring expert practical advice on how to operate successfully in the post-pandemic era of the cleaning industry.
High-profile judges announced for cleaning, hygiene & FM 'Technology & Marketing Awards'
LaCerta has announced its full list of high-profile judges for the new Technology & Marketing Awards for the cleaning and facilities management sector.
Sponsored by Vectair Systems, the awards are a chance for marketing & PR professionals, leaders, CEO's or anyone working on exciting campaigns in the cleaning, hygiene and FM sectors, to showcase and share their success.
Ecolab to deliver five million litres of hand sanitiser to the NHS
Ecolab is to supply NHS Supply Chain with five million litres of hand sanitiser, Skinman Soft Protect FF, by the end of the year.
Ecolab has been a long-term supplier of NHS Supply Chain, providing critical infection prevention solutions, combined with service and training to help ensure cleaner, safer and healthier healthcare environments. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for infection prevention solutions has surged, and Ecolab has worked closely with NHS Supply Chain to help ensure the right products are delivered where they are needed the most across the NHS and health & social care.
SOAPBOX: Repositioning cleaning in the new normal
by Dominic Ponniah, CEO at Cleanology
It goes without saying that the last few months have been challenging and, with no vaccine available and queries over the value of antibodies against Covid 19, we still face an uncertain time ahead. The profile of cleaning has never been so high and, as businesses start to reopen, hygiene is top of everyone's agenda.
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