*Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 20th May 2015 Issue no. 675

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International News

Gordon Brush's expansion supports ambition to become a global leader

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As part of a master plan to become the nation's largest 'Made in America' brush manufacturer and a global leader in the industry, Gordon Brush, the privately held corporation that boasts one of the world's largest selections of industrial brushes, has acquired a new building, 3.5 times larger than its existing facility.

President of New York pest management company meets with European counterparts for knowledge exchange

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Assured Environments' president, Andrew Klein, recently visited Europe on a quest to discover some of the ways European pest management companies are adapting to new regulations.

SFSPac Degreaser gains Green Seal GS-37 certification

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PortionPac Chemical Corporation is proud to announce that SFSPac Degreaser has met the criteria set forth by Green Seal to attain certification under the GS-37 standard. In meeting GS-37 (Cleaning Products for Industrial & Institutional Use), SFSPac Degreaser has surpassed the Standard's strict environmental benchmarks and performs as well as or better than other cleaners in its class.

Emergency messaging critical in preventing cholera after Nepal earthquake

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WaterAid Nepal has begun an emergency response programme providing water, sanitation and hygiene services to districts hit by the recent earthquake.

Principle becomes first cleaning contractor in Europe to achieve CIMS accreditation

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Principle Cleaning is once again leading the way in the cleaning industry by having gained a coveted CIMS accreditation and in so doing has become Europe's very first cleaning contractor to achieve it.

Asia's largest nonwovens exhibition SINCE/ANEX 2015 takes place next week

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As Asia's largest exhibition of nonwoven materials, technology and equipment, SINCE/ANEX has become a much anticipated event in the global nonwovens sector.

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Day one of Pulire ended in rather spectacular fashion yesterday evening. Heavy rain and lightning flashes accompanied the sounds of Eugenio Finardi and his band, who’d taken to the stage to round up the Stardust Party, following the presentation of the Pulire 2015 Innovation Awards. Sadly, what looked to have been a promising and fun night, was marred somewhat by the type of weather we’re used to in England but which we’ve not really experienced during our visits to Verona.

The organisers had clearly put a lot of thought and hard work into the party and we enjoyed ourselves until the weather forced us to flee. I could still hear the band when I reached my hotel room and had I not been quite so wet I might have returned to the exhibition halls to enjoy the rest of the performance, but common sense prevailed as I knew we’d have a busy day today too.

The show itself attracted lots of visitors but we’re expecting even more today as Day 2 always tends to be the busier than Day 1 for some reason. John and I will be spending some of the day, looking at the products that made the Innovation Awards finals to see what caught the judges’ attention, although we’re expecting to have to push our way through the crowds to be able to do so.

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This Week's News

Official opening

* Pulire-opening-conference.jpgThe show was officially opened following announcements by (from left) Matteo Marino, President of AfidampFAB, Andrea Miglioranzi, President of AMIA Verona, Stefano Casali, Deputy Mayor of Verona, Giovanni Mantovani - General Director of Veronafiere andToni D'Andrea, Managing Director at Afidamp Servizi, with the event ably held together by Afidamp’s Chiara Calati

Innovation Awards winners announced

* Pulire-award-winner.jpgAfter much deliberation, the international jury of experts, consisting of Doug Cook - chairman of the British Cleaning Council, Peter Hug - CEO of EUnited , Simon Chen - CEO of ICE , Tibor Ritz - training expert, and Toni D' Andrea - CEO of Afidamp Services, selected the six finalists in the Pulire Clean Innovation Awards 2015.

The finalists were:

What a difference a day makes

Getting-ready.jpgGetting ready: this Brunello-based company offers a myriad of cleaning products, equipment and chemicals under the Kleen Purgatis banner, for just about any type of cleaning task.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Wednesday, 20th May

10:30 – 12:00 – Forum Pulire

Internet of things: a new revolution in the cleaning industry?

‘Internet of Things’ is changing the relationship between manufacturers, dealers and consumers in a way called ‘connected experience’. Physical objects are integrated into the Internet to make everyone’s life easier and connected… in one world ‘smart’. These concepts are targeted at professional cleaning.

European Cleaning Days

12:15 – 16:30 Press conference & workshop ‘European Cleaning Days’

Organisation: EUnited

Venue: Mascagni Room

Pulire Outdoor

14:30 – 16:30 

Conference: Sweeping and urban cleanliness: technologies for effective management of the service complying with environment and citizens

Organisation: Afidamp Servizi, Federambiente, Fise Assoambiente

Venue: Salieri Room

The seven steps system

15:30 – 17:30: The seven steps system. A smart way for public procurement in the services

Organisation: Scuola Nazionale Servizi

Venue: Stand AfidampFED (Pavilion III) 

Going Bananas for safety!

Banana-Products-Founders.jpgPeople can’t help themselves but stop and look at the award winning Banana Cone, which is manufactured from very thick, bright and high quality polypropylene that is extremely durable, through a plastic injection moulding process. The Banana Cone is extremely durable and the warning message is inherent in the shape of the cone!

Black and red silkscreen printed on all four sides, the bananas are offered in multi lingual versions.

Adkiatek welcomes new Baby to the family

* Baby.jpgDrawing on its 30 years’ experience in the manufacture of cleaning machines designed to help the teams using them to be more efficient, dynamic and motivated, Adiatek is proud to announce its new ‘Baby’ - a single brush scrubbing machine with 35 cm working width, powered by batteries with a built-in charger.

Suitable for cleaning floors in the smallest of spaces, such as in offices, shops, workshops, taverns, terraces , around private pools and in any other environment that has very narrow passages, the Baby is very easy to manoeuvre.

Ariston Cleaning Solutions: “We did our very best while creating the Aricasa Professional line”

Ariston-stand.jpgAriston Cleaning Solutions, which manufactures tools for professional cleaning, has now off its portfolio with a new range. It says of its latest offering: “We did our very best while creating the Aricasa Professional line.”

“The line is dedicated to the cleaning industry, cleaning contractors, the Ho.Re.Ca sector and all those environments where the use of a true professional working tool is needed.

Alberti International - Hall 4, Stand G3/2

Alberti-starjet.jpgWill sales of Alberti International’s new Starjet be stratospheric?

Alberti International tells us that the flagship of its new range of machines is the Idropulizia Hot, which has been designed to provide reliability and an effective solution to every cleaning need. As well as scrubbing, it offers a myriad of other options thanks to an array of accessories that includes a sandblasting kit and a drainpipe cleaning head. It can be used in hard water areas thanks to a magnetic limescale removing device.

Wm System: providing the solution to all your commercial vehicle loading requirements - Hall 2, Stand B1 / Outdoor X2.1

WM-ramp.jpgWm System has been manufacturing loading ramps for commercial vehicles since 1991. Thanks to the flexibility of its products and its experienced technicians, the company is now able to offer a complete range of loading ramps for commercial vehicles and a wide range of accessories aimed at making your commercial vehicles as practical as possible.

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Recent UK News

Jet Airways jettisons cleaning mops as fliers fear hygiene issues

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India's Jet Airways has jettisoned mops from its list of cleaning items for cabin washrooms after the airline received complaints from passengers that the mops were kept in public view, raising hygiene issues.

Introduce weigh scale pallet trucks for significant efficiency improvements

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Today's business world is tough, so it pays for enterprises to have strategies in place designed to get them ahead wherever possible.

Spreading the word, not the microbes, on safe hand drying to optimise hand hygiene

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The European Tissue Symposium, ETS, has announced that it will be taking part in the International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) in order to stress the importance of proper hand drying as a part of optimal hand hygiene.

Ecoppia's E4 water-free solar panel cleaning robots now cleaning 5 million panels/month

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Ecoppia, a developer of automated, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, has announced that its E4 robotic solar panel cleaning system is now fully operational on five additional PV production facilities in the Middle East, totalling more than 35 MW.

State Opening of Parliament and Trooping of the Colour may be marred by cleaners' strike

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Just prior to the State Opening of Parliament and the Trooping of the Colour at St James's Park, is not the best time for the people responsible for cleaning those locations to be on strike - but that is what we may be facing unless an ongoing dispute can be quickly resolved.

Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery - 'Hand Hygiene is Your Entrance Door'

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Hong Kong's Department of Health (DH), through a series of events and promotional materials, called for healthcare workers and the public to pay attention to hand hygiene in support of the annual Hand Hygiene Awareness Day on May 5th.

Distributor support, training and advice with Greyland

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Distributors of janitorial products, and especially cleaning chemicals, naturally expect product support from their suppliers, and Greyland is no exception.

Detailed information on all their chemicals is readily available from their website, and luckily, due to the 'says what is does' labelling policy, customers know exactly what they are looking for, and are examining the correct product information without any confusion!

TCFM awarded further distribution centre contracts

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TC Facilities Management has been awarded the cleaning contract at a new build distribution centre in Daventry, following a rigorous tender process, TCFM is providing all area cleaning at this 980,000sq.ft general merchandise facility, located in the heartland of the distribution centre world. The company is also celebrating other contract wins.

Events & Exhibitions

China Clean Expo 2020
12-14th August 2020


Manchester Cleaning Show
15-16th September 2020


Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020


3-6th November 2020
New Autumn dates


Loo of the Year Awards
4th December 2020
+ Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards
Solihull, W Mids, UK


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