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European Tissue Symposium to present at ISSA/Interclean Istanbul 2014
ETS, the European Tissue Symposium, has announced that it will be part of the seminar programme of ISSA/Interclean Istanbul that will be held on 24th and 25th September 2014.
This International Conference will cover a number of relevant topics for the cleaning and hygiene industry.
Seminar: 'Why hygiene is important in the washroom'
On September 25th Roberto Berardi (pictured), ETS chairman, will highlight the importance of maintaining effective hygiene in the washroom.
Roberto will provide an overview on the results of the ETS's studies and scientific research of the past two years, based on the comparison of different hand drying methods in the washroom.
"The importance of hand washing to prevent spread of infection is widely accepted. However, hand drying has received much less attention," he argues.
"Proper hand drying completes the hand washing process by reducing the risk of transmission of microbes. Generally available hand drying methods in public washrooms, are based on either water absorption (single use paper and textile towels) or water dispersal by several ways (warm air dryers, high velocity air dryers).
"There is evidence that hand drying using towels is associated with lower numbers of microbes both on the hands and in the washroom environment than using warm air dryers or high velocity air dryers," he concludes.
Keith Baker, ISSA Director of EMEA Services says: "The soft tissue sector plays a crucial and valuable role in our industry and I am personally delighted that Roberto Berardi has agreed to speak at the inaugural conference in Istanbul. I know the attendees will be interested in his presentation."
The members of ETS represent the majority of tissue paper producers throughout Europe and around 90% of the total European tissue production. ETS was founded in 1971 and is based in Brussels.
17th July 2014