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CK consumables appoints new Sales Manager

CK consumables, a leading supplier of cleaning machinery and consumables to the South East, has appointed Steve Ramsey as Sales Manager.
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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul postponed

RAI Amsterdam, ISSA and local partner UBM, have announced that the ISSA/Interclean Istanbul exhibition, originally scheduled for 7th - 9th September 2016, has been moved to 18th - 20th October, 2017. After careful deliberation the organisation has made the decision to postpone the event, citing rising concerns from exhibitors and visitors regarding travel in and out of the country as the chief motive.
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Australia's contractors continue to embarrass themselves

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Writes Australian-based cleaning industry expert & ex-Inclean/ Inclean New Zealand publisher, Alan Hardcastle...
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A great initiative brings recycling to more public parks

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Ed: Much of the litter we see throughout the developed world, is thanks to the general public leaving signs of eating and drinking 'on the hoof' around our landscape.
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Microban relaunches global textiles division this month

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Microban International, the global textile odour control and prevention specialist, announced on Tuesday that it will relaunch its textiles division globally this month. Leveraging its 30-year heritage of providing innovative protection solutions for extended freshness and odour control in textiles, Microban will introduce a complete brand refresh, including a new website launching in October and revamped marketing collateral for its brand partners.
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Discover the colour psychology in your washroom with Rentokil Initial

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Initial Singapore, the first in Asia, has launched the Signature Colour range - a large selection of hygiene products: soap dispensers, air fresheners, toilet seat cleaner, dual sanitiser, feminine hygiene bins - for optimising a facility's hygiene needs while complementing interior design trends.
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Ho Chi Minh City to keep close eye on chemical business after food hygiene scares

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Thanh Nien News is reporting today that in a new effort to address persistent food safety problems, authorities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, plan to tighten control over distributors of chemicals, who are accused of supplying toxins that are allegedly found in many of local foods.
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IICRC calls for s400 consensus body volunteers

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance & Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment. Applications are now being accepted.
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Captive audience situation leads to development of micro cleaning/disinfecting system

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Having contracted MRSA in a hospital in Dublin in 2004, following major surgery, the owner of Creative Biocidal Solutions recognised - over his four and a half month stay - the need for micro cleaning of his hospital room on a daily basis, as well as the need to limit access to essential medical personnel only.
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New hospital facility service technology aims to improve patient experience

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Hospital technology available to manage functions such as room cleaning, heating and cooling maintenance and patient transportation, typically operates on different systems that do not interface with one another. To streamline facility service management, Aramark has integrated multiple systems into a new web-based platform called FacilityFit it was announced today.
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New report on Environmental Services sector discusses key trends

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The July 2016 edition of the Environmental Services Insider, which discusses key trends and issues affecting the environmental and industrial services industry, says that the growing complexity of regulations, an aging infrastructure and increased outsourcing are driving demand for industrial services and special waste management.
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Ten things to know when selecting chemical resistant gloves

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Often cleaning workers and their employers think work gloves are about the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cleaning professionals work with chemicals, so knowing how to select the right chemical-resistant glove for the task at hand is crucially important.
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Are sanitary bin liner consumables keeping users protected?

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Award-winning biosciences company Genesis Biosciences is asking for more in-depth scientific data to support claims made for 'antimicrobial' consumables used within sanitary bin services.

With on-site liner exchange services, sanitary waste bin liners are often complemented with an antimicrobial consumable which acts as a disinfectant to protect users until the bin liner is replaced again.
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RCM's new Kilo scrubber drier offers increased productivity

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RCM says its new Kilo compact, ride-on scrubber drier can increase productivity, since it offers precision manoeuvring in narrow spaces, a good running time and perfect drying, while a comfortable 'true' seat and user friendly controls can keep the operator content for long periods. There is a double brush version that offers even better performance.
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New Eisl eco mixer tap range cuts energy usage and costs

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Ideal for 'away from home' washroom providers that need to cut costs and offer a more sustainable solution to washroom users whilst creating an upmarket look, Eisl UK has launched its new Eco range of mixer taps.
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When I was a young rookie reporter, the Government (or was it the predecessor of the EU?) attempted to introduce VAT on periodical publications. Naturally, the publishers of 'trade & technical' titles, were up in arms, saying - quite rightly - that this would be a tax on knowledge. Now it's happening with Internet publishing and, I believe (although I'm still trying to get my head around everything) this will include us posting links to your or your clients' websites as well as your sharing or tweeting of any links we provide - such as forwarding coverage we've given your organisation or a client's company or new products, to, your colleagues, customers and potential customers.

The link tax would mean the beginning of a systematic erosion of a fundamental building block of the open Internet: the right to link. If it is passed, the Internet could increasingly become a one-way broadcasting tool, rather than a place of connections and people power.

In September, the European Parliament is to decide the future of the link tax, which we believe is a cumbersome and unfair money-grab that would undermine everyone's access to information and which will also limit innovation. The lobby pushing this regressive idea will be redoubling its efforts after the Summer break, but if it goes through, then an EU-wide link tax could be passed this next session (awaiting clarification re UK liability now re Brexit).

OpenMedia is building an online tool to allow us to contact our MEPs with its expert-researched case against the link tax, and a personal message from us - the constituents. This means that for the first time MEPs will be hearing directly from us about the link tax. If you want to be able to continue to share Internet links, do please write to both your MP and your MEP without delay. 

Links (while I can still freely provide them!) to further information is below:

How does this harm publishers who want to innovate? Source: Media Publishers Action

Ancillary copyright has "overwhelmingly negative impact.” Source: AncillaryCopyright.eu

More evidence from Germany: ancillary copyright still not working. Source: Communia

EU Lawmakers Are Still Considering This Failed Copyright Idea. Source: Fortune

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This Week's News

Study reveals innovations in self-cleaning surfaces positively impact jansan industry

* NanoTouch.jpgNanoTouch Materials, producer of NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces, recently completed two market research studies as part of a $2 million grant the company received last year. Those studies uncovered business opportunities and consumer preferences that will drive the cleaning industry and guide product development in NanoTouch's disinfection technology lab. 
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We have Mail: sanitary bin liners

Dear Jan, We were pleased to read last week's article on sanitary bin liners highlighting the need for in-depth scientific data to support claims made for antimicrobial consumables. As a provider of antimicrobial sanitary waste liners we agree that it is important to provide scientifically verified data, and to follow the principles of the relevant testing standards.

According to reports by the NHS Hospital Trust and the Primary Care Organisation, 1,222 MRSA bloodstream infections were reported between July 2014 and July 2015, with 72% of those attributed as being contracted outside of the hospital setting. For cleaning companies, it is not only important to provide protection for their customers against harmful germs such as MRSA, E.Coli and Legionella, but it is also important to protect their staff. After all, cleaners are the ones who will be handling dispensers, chemical bottles, vacuum cleaners and other cleaning products.
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Global food safety firm NSF International and Euro Consultants Group join forces

Global food safety auditing, training and consulting organisation NSF International, has completed the acquisition of Euro Consultants Group, the Wavre, Belgium-based food safety and quality service company.

This merger with ECG expands NSF International's footprint throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as its technical capabilities in food safety and quality, which helps companies and institutions build and integrate effective food safety and quality management systems throughout the global supply chain.
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Forum Pulire is a little over a month away...

* pulire-vid.jpg"There is no quality of work without specific skills," says Afidamp Servizi, and the Italian-based organisation is reminding us that the international conference 'Continuous Training at Forum Pulire', is taking place in just over a month from now on 14th and 15th September in Milan.

At the forum, integrated services, manufacturers and distributors will be getting together to talk about how to make the market better qualified and how to improve the quality of services provided.
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RWM: how will changes affect your business?

* rwm.jpgIt is hard to remember a more significant year for the industry than 2016, with Brexit and the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in the UK, both set to change the resource management landscape significantly. RWM, which takes place 13th - 15th September, aims to help attendees understand exactly how these changes will affect your business.

The event hosts four free-to-attend and Continual Professional Development-accredited theatres offering thought leadership, best-practice case studies, strong debate and practical solutions to all of the challenges currently facing the industry.
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Graffiti gone with Greyland chemicals

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You could hire a pressure washer or steam cleaning machine if you don't already have one available, but that makes graffiti removal costly, time-consuming, and rather noisy.
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Selection and operating tips for ultrasonic cleaners

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How you select an ultrasonic cleaner involves several points to consider and resolve before putting your money down. Today's ultrasonic cleaners range from small benchtop or tabletop units with simple on-off switches to highly sophisticated cleaners with adjustable or controllable operating parameters that allow them to perform multiple cleaning tasks.

Cleaning solution capacities can range from under one gallon for small applications to hundreds of gallons capable of cleaning automotive, marine and aircraft engines. 
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Farnek acquires Smashing! Cleaning Services

* Smashing-Handshake.jpgUAE-based total facilities management company, Farnek, has announced that it has acquired multi award-winning specialist hygiene cleaning company Smashing! Cleaning Services.

Smashing! which was formed in 2004, is one of the UAE's leading hygiene cleaning service providers, with an annual turnover of over AED 10 million. Its 65 highly skilled technicians manage 2,500 customers, many of which are major branded corporations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, such as Emirates, Jumeirah, Etihad, Gargash, Nestle, Arabtec, Serco and Aldar.
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Idrobase Group brings Auto Bella car wash novelties to Frankfurt's Automechanika

* Idrobase.jpgIdrobase Group tells us it will be attending the Automechanika exhibition (from 13th - 17th September in Frankfurt) with a stand full of novelties. "You will have the chance to see first-hand the new car wash solutions," it says. "With Auto Bella products you have no-touch tools for car cleaning, in order to preserve car body longevity and brilliance." 
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It's happening in less than two months' time... so book now!

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The event will include a trade exhibition featuring some of the UK's leading providers of high quality equipment and services for the flooring and soft furnishing care industry. Here you will have the chance to meet face-to-face with new and existing suppliers, see the latest trends and developments the industry has to offer, experience live demonstrations and test drive the latest products.
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Recent UK News

UK drivers urged not to stop for anything other than marked police vehicle

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Following a second theft of a vehicle on a motorway in Essex this week, police are advising motorists not to pull over if requested to do so by anything other than a marked police vehicle.
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Soapbox: real innovation at last!

Glyn Sands, now a retired member of what he describes as being 'our great cleaning industry', writes in response to the Cleaning & Support Services Association's recent article in Cleanzine: 'CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology' (thecleanzine.com/pages/)
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Hilton London Kensington Hotel's new laundry equipped by Girbau UK

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Hilton London Kensington is the latest Hilton Hotel in the UK to have an on-premise laundry installed by Girbau.
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New Energy Trust course equips contractors/small businesses with Legionella Risk Assessment expertise

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Over the past few years, instances of illness and death due to outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease, caused by Legionella bacteria, have appeared on the news and in the press. While this may have raised public awareness of the risks of Legionella, a duty of care on employers has been imposed by UK legislation since the mid-70's.
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Pure Gleam cements position as a standard bearer for innovative water fed pole cleaning

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Pure Gleam, the established commercial and residential window cleaning service that covers the Liverpool and the Merseyside area of the UK, has announced its complete transition to an innovative water fed pole system which benefits from the latest pure filtration technology.
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Mitie awarded FM contract with Merseyrail

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Mitie has been awarded a five-year contract with Merseyrail, valued at over £10m. The contract will see Mitie deliver maintenance, cleaning, and helpdesk services to 66 stations, two depots and office accommodation across the transport network.
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CSSA makes further progress at Summer board meeting

The recently reformed Cleaning & Support Services Association made further progress at its Summer board meeting, held recently at the offices of Principle Cleaning Services - whose Doug Cook is CSSA chairman and one of the main drivers behind the re-establishment of this important industry association.
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Microbial Control Executive Council announces launch of Information Centre

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The Microbial Control Executive Council, a sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), announced this week the launch of its Information Centre.
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Environmental Cleaners opens doors

City of London livery companies may have their roots in the past, but they have a big part to play in modern London life, offering outstanding opportunities to network with industry colleagues and take part in social and community activities. The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is no exception and it recently held an event for prospective new members at the Bucks Club, London.
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Action plan to boost England's food waste recycling unveiled

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England's first action plan designed to increase the quantity and quality of household and commercial food waste collected and recycled, was launched this month.
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Greyland charity sponsorship in the Pink!

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Greyland were proud to sponsor Dowson Primary School staff members recently who ran the Heaton Park 'Race for Life' in memory of former pupil Kirsty Saunders who tragically died earlier this year of Leukemia just two weeks after her 16th birthday.
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Hospice sentenced after Legionella death

A hospice based in Sydenham, Kent, has been sentenced after a patient died of Legionnaires' disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting the disease.
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Fire damages Green Machines factory in Falkirk, Scotland

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During the night of 17th July there was a fire in the Green Machines factory in Falkirk, Scotland. The fire brigade had everything under control quickly and therefore, blessedly, there were no injuries and there has just been some damage at the assembly building.
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Soapbox: don't use Brexit as an excuse to raise prices - and remember - prompt payment is the lifeblood of a small business

By Mark Errington, sales & marketing director, City Distribution

City Distribution, based in Blackpool, has been servicing the North of England for 29 years. We take orders up to 4:45pm delivering the following day and even man our sales office on probably our customers' busiest day, Saturday, to deal with product enquiries and process orders for Monday delivery - arguably making a rod for our own back but today's retailer need every tool in the box to secure that all important sale and contractors need continuity of supply.
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Three record-breakers in a row for Greyland!

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Cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland has announced that it has achieved three record-breaking sales milestones in a row: a record month, a record Quarter, and a record year!
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CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology

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The Cleaning & Support Services Association has issued an Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin, which looks at battery technology in detail, examining the different types and their advantages and disadvantages and in particular with regard to their use in cleaning equipment. It was compiled using information supplied BSA (Battery Safety Hub) and ICE - (Industrial Cleaning Equipment).
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Events & Exhibitions

7th OEESC
19-21st September 2016
Occupational and Environmental Exposure of Skin to Chemicals Conference
Manchester
UK

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CleanExpo / Pulire
9-11th November 2016
Moscow, Russia

18th edition

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Clean Middle East Pulire
13-15th November 2016
Dubai
UAE

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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2016
St Johns Hotel
Solihull, UK

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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2017
Hyderabad
India

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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