Cleanzine-logo-11.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 21st September 2017 Issue no. 790

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International News

OspreyDeepclean wins at Vegas!

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As the glittering skyline of Las Vegas fades for another year, OspreyDeepclean is now beginning the immense task of following up on the enquiries and leads received during the Interclean last week.

Nurses' regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD

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Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research looking at incidence of the disease in over 55,000 nurses in the US.

Avmor expanding south of the border

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Avmor, a 70-year-old manufacturer of chemical cleaning solutions and the largest manufacturer of professional cleaning products in Canada, has announced that it will begin marketing its products through a select and limited number of distributors in the US starting later this year.

Canaries, cats and carbon monoxide

Well into the 20th Century, canary birds were used in mines by coal miners to detect the poisonous gas, carbon monoxide. Due to their size and physiology, canaries are much more sensitive to the toxic effects of carbon monoxide than humans. So, being held in a small cage ahead, it would sometimes alert the miner to the need for a quick exit, by falling off its perch.

Bona announces Green Seal approval on Commercial System and SuperCourt products

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Bona announced yesterday that it has received Green Seal approval on two of its SuperCourt cleaners as well as a cleaner within its Commercial System line of cleaning products. The certification is part of an ongoing commitment to offer premium, highly effective, environmentally-minded products for hardwood floors.

Marshall County Hospital invests in first UV disinfection robot

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Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky, US, has added a new member to its environmental services team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections.

Vectair Systems' Paul Wonnacott to speak on 'Game Changing Innovations & Trends for 2018' at Hotel Tech Live

Paul Wonnacott has been invited to join an exciting panel of speakers at the Hotel Tech Live exhibition, to discuss the game changing innovations and trends that are set to transform the hotel industry in 2018.


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New CEO at Nilfisk

Hans Henrik Lund has taken up his position as new CEO for Nilfisk, a leading global player in the professional cleaning industry.

Getting silver can put hygiene first

Doors are clearly there to help us enter and exit rooms, but when we're worried about hygiene standards they can in fact prove to be barriers rather than enablers, with users unwilling to touch them with their bare hands. Dave Carson from washroom hygiene specialist P-Wave says he has the silver bullet to solve the problem.

Meet the cleaning industry at CMS 2017

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It's not long now until CMS Berlin - the European trade fair for Cleaning Systems, Building Management and Services - opens its doors.

400 exhibitors have registered so far and 17,000 trade visitors from 65-plus countries are expected to attend. Due to the success of the 2015 event, CMS has now opened an additional hall - taking the total to five.

Global surface disinfectant market estimated to reach US$ 1.7bn by 2024

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Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled 'Surface Disinfectant Market for Hospital & Clinics, Outpatient Surgical, Restaurants & Food, Households and Other Applications.'  

A breakthrough in vehicle cleaning technology

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Steam Clean Systems says its new Nebula Steam Cleaner offers a breakthrough in vehicle cleaning technology.

Diversey becomes standalone company upon completion of its acquisition by Bain Capital

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Diversey announced yesterday that the purchase of the business by Bain Capital Private Equity from Sealed Air Corporation is complete. The transaction was previously announced on 27th March, 2017.

Registration now open for Deb Group's second Annual Happy Hands contest

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Registration is now open for Deb Group's second annual Happy Hands dispenser design contest. The contest aims to educate students about the importance of hand washing, while also allowing them to express their artistic sides through the creation of an original design for a Deb dispenser.

ISS wins the 2017 Best Swiss Employer Award

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ISS Switzerland has won the '2017 Best Employer Award', based on the largest annual employee survey in Switzerland. For the second year in a row, ISS participated in the benchmarking survey to assess the satisfaction of its own employees, and once again ISS was able to secure the first place.

Family owned Stadsing A/S, sells life's work to Swedish OptiGroup

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Family owned Stadsing A/S, Denmark's largest company in the development and sale of cleaning and hygiene products, has now been taken over by the Swedish Group OptiGroup AB (formerly known as Papyrus) for an amount in the higher three-digit million range Dkr.

Global biosurfactant market to generate demand of over 340,000 tons by 2020

The global biosurfactant market is anticipated to generate demand of over 340,000 tons by 2020, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of around 4% from 2014 to 2020.

Absence of direct bio-based substitutes of these products is expected to be one of the major factors driving the market over the forecast period, together with rising environmental concern over the consumption of synthetic surfactants and the growth of the global personal care industry.

Seligo launches digital transaction and services platform for waste professionals

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In Europe, only 41% of waste was optimised in 2015, and while landfill use may be in decline, there are still obstacles preventing a better approach to waste treatment and recycling. Versailles, France-based Seligo aims to remove these barriers and improve the proportion of optimised waste by serving as a link between supply and demand, with its new digital transaction and services platform for waste professionals.

Betco becomes Goodwill NCPP Preferred Supplier

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Betco Corporation has become a preferred supplier of chemicals and equipment for Goodwill National Cooperative Purchasing Program (NCPP) in North America.

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CMS cleaning summit opens with a parade of cleaning products. On Tuesday, numerous exhibitors at the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. kicked off the event with a spectacular display which involved manufacturers of cleaning machines and cleaning agents showcasing a wealth of innovations and technological developments of their products at the south entrance to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.


Trends at CMS 2017 include eco-friendly scrubber dryers capable of working large surfaces; easy-to-use cleaning robots which can clean smooth surfaces and windows without an operator; ergonomically designed mops; paper towel dispensers for highly frequented public washrooms; fast-acting all-purpose cleaners for coated and uncoated surfaces and floor coverings; easy-care cleaning cloths and gloves for removing stains without chemical agents; easy-to-use cleaning industry software for organising employees and tasks; a wide range of apps for rapid mobile access to all details of customer and property information as well as intelligent machine management.

CMS Berlin 2017 is running until the evening of Friday, 22nd September at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds and boasts 429 exhibitors from 24 countries - a record figure for this event. With displays covering a hall area of 29,000sq.m, exhibitors are providing a comprehensive overview of the cleaning industry's commercial range of products and services, including numerous cleaning machines and cleaning agents making their world debut.

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This Week's News

22nd WFBSC Congress opens its doors

* WFBSC-Congress2017.jpgThe 22nd Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors, taking place this week alongside CMS Berlin, has been attended by over 500 senior executives from the international cleaning industry. The main theme is 'Cleaning in a Digital World - Processes, People Technology'.

Kärcher cleans around Berlin's Neptune Fountain to mark start of CMS Trade Fair 2017

* Karcher-Berlin.jpgIn cooperation with the District Authority Berlin Mitte, Kärcher has this week - as part of its cultural sponsorship and to draw attention to CMS 2017 - cleaned the mosaic tiles arranged in a circle around the Neptune Fountain on Alexanderplatz in Berlin.

Three experts from the family-owned business based in Winnenden focused on the removal of trodden-in chewing gum - a particularly stubborn contamination.

Meet the Steambeast

* Steam-Beast.jpgWe've seen some fairly big steam cleaning machines in our time, but this one stopped us in our tracks!

Built by Swiss firm Zaugg AG, the company usually makes snow clearing equipment for use on roads, railways and airfields. With this heritage it is only natural for solutions to other problems to be introduced.

Wetrok Granuline: a winner

* Wetrok-Granuline.jpgWith Granuline a highly effective group of products based on granules has been created that, for the first time, can match the cleaning capabilities of liquid cleaning products. The speed with which the granules are dissolved in water has never previously been achieved by any other manufacturer.

The marketing of this cleaning product in the form of small, light sticks of powder results in enormous savings in the costs of transport, logistics and storage. The packaging units are already pre-measured, thereby avoiding mistakes or the application of excessive amounts, which also cuts costs and helps to protect the environment.

World premiere for Hako's Scrubmaster B120 R

* Hako-launch.jpgProductive... manoeuvrable... ergonomic... Airports, railway and bus stations, shopping centres... Providing a large area performance, the highly manoeuvrable and flexible Scrubmaster B120 R can be relied upon to carry out all cleaning tasks efficiently in areas with high buildings.

Available in four different working widths with disc or cylindrical brushes, a turning circle of only 179 cm and a small clearance width, the machine is perfectly equipped for every application. And thanks to its ergonomic design and smart features, the Scrubmaster facilitates particularly efficient and comfortable working.

i-Mop goes large!

* imop-XXL.jpgThe i-Mop XXL combines the performance of a large machine with the manoeuvrability and flexibility of a floor wiper. This highly effective hybrid can be deployed anywhere.

With its light weight and compact format it can also be used in buildings without lifts or where storage space is limited. This easy-to-use implement does not require any special devices for filling or disposal either, a standard tap and drain are sufficient.

This robot is a winner

* Adlatus.jpgThe striking colours of the grey and lime-green Adlatus floor scrubber-drier caught our eye before we even knew that it was a robot! This machine actually looks like a scrubber-drier.

With a scrubbing width of 700mm and 60kg continuously variable pressure with 200 rpm brush rotation velocity, the Adlatus CR 700 (to give it its full name) is impressive enough, the fact that it requires no-operator to push it along is exceptional, but the automated 'return to dock' capability makes it unique.

Vermop, the digital ONe

* Vermop-1.jpgSystem ONe by Vermop is said to be the world's first intelligently-interconnected system solution for premises cleaning.

In practical terms, what this means is that with the Vermop System ONe, cleaning managers always know exactly what is happening in the premises that they are responsible for.

The Vermop Equipe Digital trolley system provides direct feedback via a digital module, such as ground covered, and products used, which may be used to compare with planned target times.

Ophardt: the untouchable - a Purus winner!

* Ophardt-Purus.jpgWashroom dispenser manufacturer Ophardt introduced its maultifuntional touchless faucet 'the untouchable' which provides water, soap and disinfectant in one unit.

The stainless steel body of the faucet prevents corrosion and surface bacteria and with up to 70% water savings, the untouchable is also ideal for use in clinics and washrooms where the refillable 1000ml bottles may be replenished with any appropriate low viscosity fluid.

It's not a helicopter... it's a CleanCopter cleaning drone!

* CleanDrone.jpgNo more abseiling down high buildings at risk to life and limb, or working at the limits of the telescopic cleaner, thanks to the cleaning drone from CleanCopter. It has been developed by Stephan Kallweit, a professor of robotics from Aachen, together with the building cleaning contractor Uwe Böhme.

Brightwell Dispensers is celebrating their 70th Anniversary

* Brightwell-stand-CMS2017.jpg2017 marks a historic anniversary for Brightwell Dispensers, as they are celebrating an impressive milestone of being in business for 70 years. What began as a small firm in post-war Britain has continuously grown into a global manufacturer of high-quality products for the cleaning and hygiene industry.

The company is now exporting their products in over 85 countries, with offices in the UK, Germany, USA and a strong network of distributors.

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Recent UK News

Monster fatberg longer than two Wembley football pitches clogging up Whitechapel sewer

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Thames Water engineers are engaged in what is expected to be a three-week sewer war against a giant 250 metre long fatberg around 10 times bigger than the famous Kingston monster found in 2013.

The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the extreme rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses.

£3,900 raised for RNIB at CHSA's 10th Annual Golf Tournament

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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's 10th annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament raised £3,900 for the chairman's charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), thanks to the generosity of CHSA members and their guests. Combining this with the money already raised at the Gala Ball, the CHSA has now generated an impressive £14,000 for the RNIB this year.

Awareness campaign highlights deadly legionella hotspots

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A Legionella Awareness Day campaign has uncovered that over 1,300 cases of legionella have been reported in the UK since 2014, listing Greater London, Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire as three of the areas most affected.

In the run up to Legionella Awareness Day, held by national water treatment company HydroChem UK, the company submitted 317 Freedom of Information requests to councils across the UK.

Cordant Group to become UK's largest social enterprise

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Cordant Group, the UK's second largest recruitment and services business, which includes Cordant Cleaning, has today announced its new status as a Social Enterprise.

Framed around a five-year plan, the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits in due course into social programmes across education, employment, and healthcare, pledging to touch and improve thousands of lives, one community at a time.

Keeping drainage fresh and healthy at New Covent Garden Market

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UKDN Waterflow (LG) is keeping the drains at the UK's largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in a clear and healthy condition to help Londoners enjoy the freshest food and the brightest blooms.

Cleaning company enhances business with significant investment

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A leading Swansea-based cleaning services provider has made a significant investment to assist the company in achieving its ambitious expansion plans.

Revealed: UK outside Europe top 10 for average cleaning salaries

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Cleaners earn more in 10 other European countries than they do in the UK, according to the latest research.

A study from London Cleaning System showed that the average wage of a UK cleaner is £7.27 an hour, significantly less than the top players across the continent - and even the rest of the world.

SpaceVac chooses Rawlins as UK distributor

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High-level vacuuming system SpaceVac has joined the line-up of innovative cleaning products provided by Denis Rawlins.

SpaceVac's cleverly designed package of lightweight carbon fibre poles, cleaning accessories and wireless cameras has revolutionised cleaning at height. The system allows operators to clean up to 15m from ground level in a safe and simple operation with no need for expensive and disruptive cherry pickers or scaffolding.

Bite-sized training videos to protect uptime

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Hard-pressed cleaning teams and their supervisors have a new aid to help them ensure their floorcare procedures are effective, following the launch of a series of videos by Truvox International. The comprehensive video library covers cleaning and polishing hard floors with rotaries, injection-extraction carpet cleaning, vacuuming and scrubber dryers.

Decon 7 able to eliminate Japanese Fungus

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The manufacturers of Decon 7 say it is powerful enough to eliminate hazardous moulds (including black mould), fungi, viruses, E. coli, bacteria and odours and that it is effective against the latest 'superbug' to hit the headlines: Candida Auris - sometimes referred to as Japanese Fungus.

Soapbox: New energy label is failing vacuum cleaner users

writes Justin Binks, managing director of Sebo UK...

"For the second time in three years, the vacuum cleaner industry is tasked with meeting the requirements of new EU energy labelling which will see a reduction in the rated input power of vacuum cleaners.

CHSA's accredited distributors demand conformance from suppliers

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Membership of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes has increased as distributors joining the Accredited Distributors Scheme demand conformance from their suppliers.

Survey shows that 83% of FM professionals believe BIM will support delivery of facilities management

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Building Information Modelling has the potential to deliver significant benefits to the facilities management industry, according to the results of a new survey published by The British Institute of Facilities Management.

The FM Awareness of Building Information Modelling survey, developed in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, aims to establish a benchmark of the current perceptions of the impact of BIM on the FM sector and the benefits and challenges it presents.

Forestry Commission logs into Salisbury Group's facilities management

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FM innovator, Salisbury Group, has won a competitive tender to provide cleaning, security & support services for up to five years at Silvan House in Edinburgh, the head office of Forestry Commission Scotland and shared UK services for the Forestry Commission.

Events & Exhibitions

18-20th September 2017

Held simultaneously with CMS


19-22nd September 2017
Cleaning. Management.Services


ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017

Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017


Loo of the Year Awards
8th December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull


Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018


The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
The Netherlands


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