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International News

Middle East Cleaning Technology Week targets 2022 for 6th edition in Dubai

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Middle East Cleaning Technology Week, the region's popular exhibition for the commercial cleaning and hygiene industries, will return to Dubai, UAE in 2022, joint organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East and VIS have announced.

Cleaning made simple with Nilfisk's new Core Pressure Washer range

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Nilfisk, one of the world's leading manufacturers of cleaning equipment, is proud to bring a brand-new, award-winning range to the UK market; the Nilfisk Core Pressure Washers.

New agreement delivers surface disinfection to global public health commodity procurement programs

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AREV Nanotech Brands, a publicly traded life science enterprise, and sanitising and disinfecting company Germinator, have entered into a definitive agreement to provide the Genesis hypochlorous acid (HOCl) platform of surface disinfection to global public health commodity procurement programs to aid refugees and Internally Displaced Persons throughout Central and South America, Africa, eastern Europe, and Asia.

Bunzl's pre-close statement reveals two further industry acquisitions

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In its pre-close statement issued today, in which it recorded, 'Good overall growth against continuing pandemic-related challenges,' Bunzl announced that it has completed the acquisition of two more businesses - one in the UK and the other in Australia.

Clean Air Day: Time to breathe

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Clean Air Day, being marked today, is an opportunity to improve public understanding of air pollution, build awareness of how air pollution affects our health and explain the actions we can all take to tackle air pollution, helping to protect the environment and our health.

Mid-year 2021: ACI making ‘critical connections’ with regulators on priority industry issues

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Throughout 2021, the American Cleaning Institute has focused significantly on enhancing ‘critical’ regulatory connections with the new leadership to ensure the ACI is out in front on priority policy issues impacting the cleaning product supply chain.

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I'd known for many years that being in the cleaning industry had changed me but I hadn't realised by quite how much until this week, when I found myself discussing with a random stranger on Facebook, the important considerations to be made when bulk-buying toilet rolls. She knew her stuff and generally we were in agreement, but I threw her by suggesting that all her calculations were worthless unless her supplier’s claims about the number of sheets per toilet roll were true. This was something she’d never considered; she’d felt she was protected by Trading Standards against false advertising and admitted that she’d never thought of counting the sheets. Until recently, I’d never counted them either, but extra-large cores and a greater than normal amount of ‘give’ in rolls from a new supplier (her supplier) had me suspicious. I shared on the thread my calculations showing how many rolls-worth I was paying for but not actually getting, with each of the 36 rolls running 16 sheets short.

For some time now my family’s been having boxes of 100% recycled, chlorine-free, smaller sheeted toilet roll delivered to our doors, (this started long before the shortages at the start of the pandemic!) having been sold on the idea that by buying rolls that are less wasteful and which aren’t wrapped in plastic, we’re doing a bit extra for the planet. The individual rolls are brightly wrapped in paper and while they’re not the most luxurious, they do the job.

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What I really love though is that the Australian company, ‘Who gives a crap’, donates 50% of its profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. Concerned that the tissue was made in China though, and not realising back then that Who gives a crap’s shipping operation is carbon neutral, I was tempted by an advert from a British manufacturer that doesn’t use plastic either. I won’t be ordering again and will be telling the management team that it needs to rectify its advertising claims.

The Facebook discussions brought home to me just how important a role, the procurement of cleaning and hygiene supplies for businesses, actually is. The wrong decision, when buying in bulk across multiple facilities, rather than for one’s family, can make a huge difference to the bottom line, can’t it?



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This Week's News

Jangro starts spreading the festive cheer

* Jangro-festive-cheer.jpgJangro is getting into the festive spirit by launching its annual Christmas Supplies Catalogue.

With the Government's roadmap setting out an end to restrictions long before December, Christmas 2021 is set to be busier than ever, with many companies, organisations, and families and friends, intending to make up for last year with festive celebrations and parties throughout the season.

Why we need to embrace health technology in the fight against Covid-19

* Health-technology-against-Covid.jpgBy Graham Mimms - co-founder of Safe Surface Sensor

Coronavirus has immeasurably reshaped the way we interact with the world. Whether that be with friends, colleagues, or day to day services, as a society we have become increasingly conscious of the need to maintain rigorous hygiene standards if we are to avoid viruses such as Covid-19 tearing through society.

Global Hygiene Summit to take place in Singapore in 2022

* Professor-Leo-Yee-Sin.jpgCovid-19 has brought hygiene - and, more specifically, the role it can play in our health, into sharp focus and further reinforced the fact that prevention is better than cure.

However, despite hygiene being the preventive component of the global fight against infectious diseases, it has languished as a minority scientific and political interest for decades.

Excel Dryer UK launches XLERATORsync: A revolutionary leap in washroom technology that elevates hygiene, safety and efficiency to new levels

* Excel-Dryer-3taps.jpgExcel Dryer UK has announced the launch of XLERATORsync, a washroom solution that combines soap, water and air with a custom washbasin in a single location.

The XLERATORsync dryer is the latest innovative deployment of Excel Dryer's cutting-edge technology. Beneath its modern exterior, the dryer houses technology developed with NASA rocket scientists to ensure optimal hand drying performance.

ISS signs five-year IFS contract with Equinor

* ISS-Equinor.jpgISS Facility Services in Norway has announced an agreement with energy company, Equinor, to deliver services to its office sites.

The contract will run for five years, with a possible extension of five additional years. With a revenue of MNOK 550 per year for five years, this is the largest FM contract in the Norwegian market.

BigChange mobile tech helps protect cleaning workforce at Clearground

* BigChange-mobile-tech.jpgCleaning and facilities maintenance company Clearground is using workforce management technology from BigChange to improve health & safety across its nationwide operation.

Specialising in waste management, commercial window cleaning and drainage services, Clearground is using the cloud-based, 5-in-1 solution to ensure the safety of operatives with automated, dynamic risk assessments.

Committed to cleaning up waste, Cromwell tracks trash trends

* Cleaning-up-waste.jpgCromwell Polythene, which supplies products for the capture and containment of materials for recycling, is passionate about reducing waste.

As part of this commitment, it recently held a litter picking activity and is also conducting research into dog waste specifically.

Customise your clean with new WypAll Wettask System

* Wypall-maximum-control.jpgIntroducing from Kimberly-Clark Professional the improved wipe to complete the WypAll Wettask Roll Wiper Dispenser System… This system is designed for maximum control of both hygiene and cost efficiencies.

Today, protocols that maintain clean, hygienic surfaces have never been more important for premises.

Hydro Systems unveils enhancements to HydroMinder range of car wash dispensers

* HydroSystems-carwash.jpgHydro Systems has introduced updates to the low pressure float valve of its HydroMinder dispensers for car wash applications.

The expanded HydroMinder product offering provides dilution capability down to 2500:1, which allows for the use of increasingly popular ultra concentrates.

Mitie wins new contract with East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

* Mitie-wins-Hertfordshire-NHS.jpgMitie has won a new seven and a half-year contract to deliver services for Lister Hospital and Hertford County Hospital, two of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust's hospitals. The contract is worth £4 million a year and has the option to extend for up to two and a half years.

The contract will see Mitie colleagues delivering cleaning services for the two hospitals, as well as portering services for Hertford County Hospital. This new contract adds to Mitie's winning streak, having announced earlier this year that it secured facilities management and catering contracts with three other NHS Trusts in England.

EFCI publishes recommendations for quality-based procurement of cleaning services

* EFCI-tenders.jpgThe European Cleaning & Facilities Services Industry has published its ‘Recommendations for quality-based procurement of cleaning services’, a set of specific recommendations and suggestions for procurers who want to deepen their commitment towards quality services and the respect for high social standards when contracting cleaning services.

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Recent UK News

Brightwell Dispensers appoints a new managing director

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Brightwell Dispensers, the global designer and manufacturer of high-quality and innovative soap, paper and chemical dilution dispensing systems, has appointed Nathan Palmer as Managing Director. Nathan succeeds Stephen Woolmer, who retired after 26 years in the business at the end of last month.

Late night demo exposes floor

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In co-operation with Trafalgar Cleaning Equipment; their customer had painted the floor six months prior, but then not really seen it since, due to accumulated dirt, dust, and ash build up.


Taking a load off the planet: Oxwash's green tech secures £2.08 million to accelerate laundry sector cleanup

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Putting a sustainable spin on laundry, Oxwash, the UK-based startup backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has raised £2.08m ($3M) in seed expansion investment, to clean up the traditional and environmentally-costly washing and dry cleaning sector with its space-age technology.

Tennant UK appoints robotic cleaning expert

Tennant UK has welcomed Andrew Jones into the role of AMR deployment and service expert to support customers in driving efficiencies and allow their employees to perform high-value tasks alongside their AMR Robotic Floor Scrubber.

Egholm set to grow in the UK market

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Egholm A/S is a family owned; family run company with deep roots in the West of Denmark. Founded in 1989 by the Egholm brothers, the company has a vision to become the leading manufacturer of utility machines in Europe.

CHSA offers a warm welcome to Socius

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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association tells us it is delighted to welcome the Socius Network into the Association. The Network was welcomed on board after each of its 18 members successfully passed the initial audit conducted by the CHSA's Independent Inspector.

Disinfection and safety experts team up to help businesses stay safe and clean

As businesses reopen after lockdown with an increased focus on cleanliness and hygiene, two Swansea-based businesses have teamed up to help business owners be confident they are creating safe spaces for staff and customers.

Cleanology's fair pay campaign pays off

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Cleanology's long-term commitment to fair pay in the cleaning industry has resulted in a win at the Living Wage Champion Awards.

Business cleans up with major growth in sweet 16th year

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A prominent North Wales business has broken the mould with a refreshing approach to the cleaning industry.

Face-to-face training is returning to Prochem Europe's Training Academy

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Prochem Europe is to reinstate its face-to-face training sessions at its Chessington, Surrey, Training Academy.

New 'super' tax relief being missed by many warns phs Wastekit

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Businesses in are being urged not to miss out on a new temporary tax relief initiative by the UK Government, which allows them to claim back 130% of the cost of waste equipment such as balers and compactors.

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