Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th September 2021 Issue no. 984
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ISSA Pulire 2021 in Verona showcases innovation and research in cleaning sector
Feature-packed City Ranger 3070 is a real winner
CleanNZ Expo - postponed to March 2022
Originally planned for this September, with current lockdowns, the organisers have taken the decision to reschedule the event to Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd March 2022, at Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland.
LightStrike UV robots eliminated superbug contamination in Japanese hospital reports new peer-reviewed study
Laundrapp takes a bite of the big apple with New York launch
Clean Group's urgent Covid-19 cleaning helps businesses reopen in Sydney
How robots are helping facilities stay clean post-pandemic
“Owing to a devastating pandemic, keeping public spaces clean has shifted from being a background routine to a forefront concern. This jolt in priorities has been especially felt by anyone managing industrial facilities.
Diversey to acquire Australia’s Tasman Chemicals
Morclean introduces latest swift and simple bin cleaning innovations
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Listeria completely eliminated in groundbreaking RTE food production pilot
All traces of listeria spp in a highly sensitive food production environment have been successfully eliminated in a breakthrough new pilot, undertaken by Bio-Fence.
The 11-week proof of concept saw Bio-Fence antimicrobial coatings applied to the floor and lower part of walls of a hotdog peeling room in a major sausage manufacturing facility in Israel. Despite repeated, strict cleaning and disinfection routines, the facility had a continuous pre-pilot presence of listeria sp, particularly on the production floor.
Campaign launched to protect EV drivers at the charging point
GripHero, which claims to be the maker of the world's only single-item release static-safe hand-protection dispenser, is drawing attention to the importance of protecting the health and wellbeing of Electric Vehicle customers who are prone to picking up contaminants and illness from recharging point handles.
The campaign follows research which reveals that charging points are teaming with germs that have been shown to be transferable to others seven times before leaving the skin.
Office germ hotspots revealed - with kettle, kitchen cupboard and hand sanitiser bottle all dirtier than a toilet seat
New research by leading international brand of professional cleaning materials, Chicopee, has revealed the germ hotspots in Britain's offices (Ed: and we’re assuming that other countries follow suit...).
Covid-19 and the long-term effects of the pandemic has meant that businesses are all becoming more conscious of keeping communal areas safe for workers returning to the office. With many office workers returning to the workplace, at least on a flexible basis over the past few months, it is important to understand the danger areas for harbouring germs and bacteria.
Nominations sought for 2021 Cintas SHINE Award honouring professional housekeepers
Housekeeping professionals are the key to guest satisfaction in hotels and other hospitality properties.
Bunzl to acquire US-based safety business and healthcare distributor in Australasia
Bunzl has entered into agreements to acquire a US-based safety business and a medical supplies distributor with operations in Australia and Singapore
McCue Corporation, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a leading business in the distribution of safety and asset protection solutions, and provides Bunzl with a strong position in this fast-growing market segment.
Gary Fage officially installed as the new Master of the WCEC
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners welcomes Gary Fage as its new Master after his installation ceremony on 17th September 2021.
Gary has been a WCEC member for 20 years, and closely involved with most WCEC committees for the past three years. He was appointed the Master Elect by the Court of the Company last February.
Ladies day at the races for CSSA Women's Group
Members of the Cleaning & Support Services Association’s Women's Group and their guests enjoyed a day at Pontefract Raceourse Ladies Day last month as part of the Association’s networking activities.
The day, organised by CSSA Women's Group Chair Lynn Webster, was well attended with additional tickets requested by guests and a second table leading to a second table filled.
Imperial startup developing hygiene-verification technology raises £625,000
FreshCheck, a startup developing colour-change tools for hygiene verification, has raised £625,000 seed investment from investors including the Imperial College Innovation Fund, reports Gavin Reed.
Founded by Imperial PhD alumni Dr John Simpson and Dr Alex Bond, FreshCheck creates intuitive tools for confirming hygiene in a range of markets such as food, hospitality and healthcare. On application to a surface, the technology, which uses iron-dye interaction, appears purple. If it changes colour, then the surface is contaminated with either bacteria or food residue and must be cleaned again.
Vectair playing its part in fighting climate change
Climate change is an increasingly important topic in the minds of world leaders as we prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021.
Vectair Systems has been acting to help combat global warming for a while now. Its intention as an innovator is to develop new technology to revolutionise the hygiene industry and to provide the best possible solutions whilst being as environmentally-friendly as possible.
WorkWave to acquire TEAM Software
WorkWave, a provider of SaaS solutions that support every stage of a service business's life cycle, has signed an agreement to purchase TEAM Software, a leading global provider of software and solutions for cleaning, janitorial, security, and facilities management service providers.
The acquisition is expected to close at the end of September.
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