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International News

Global market study on HAI control: cleaning and sterilisation to witness highest growth by 2020

A new report by Reportlinker on hospital-acquired infections, predicts that cleaning and sterilisation will witness their highest growth by 2020.

Ecolab to acquire select assets of Swisher Hygiene

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Ecolab has reached an agreement to acquire the US operations of Swisher Hygiene for approximately $40 million in cash. Swisher Hygiene provides hygiene and sanitising solutions for the foodservice, hospitality, retail and healthcare markets.

New networking tool lets visitors make the most of CMS

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Messe Berlin has a new networking tool for trade visitors attending CMS Berlin 2015. Ideal for those wishing to arrive at the show fully prepared, this tool can be used to set up appointments and establish new business contacts before the event has even started.

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With many of the major cleaning industry manufacturers based in Germany and some 16,000 cleaning professionals expected from 65 countries, CMS Berlin is always a good show and 2015 is no exception. The 377 exhibitors – not just from Germany but from 20-plus other countries, are presenting a complete overview of the products, systems and processes covering all aspects of cleaning technology and cleaning chemicals and some 50 products are making their world or European debut, or their first appearance at a trade show. This is what you call success!

There’s a well-thought-out conference programme if you want to get into discussion with industry colleagues and experts from other countries but if it’s new products and equipment you’re after, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Cleaning machinery and cleaning products can be seen in action under practical conditions on the areas in front of the South Entrance, which are devoted to ‘Glass & Façade Cleaning’ and ‘Aerial Work Platforms’, while The ‘Groundcare’ show in Hall 2.2 features machinery, equipment and accessories for maintaining green spaces, roads and paths, and for winter services. ‘Design’ is a topical subject and in Hall 1.2 the finalists of the CMS Purus Awards can be seen for the duration of the fair in their own presentation area. Many exhibitors are running demonstrations on their own stands too.

The show finishes on Friday evening and if you’re planning on attending, make sure you wear comfy shoes. It takes a lot of walking if you want to see everything that there is to see… all available space on the 25,400sq.m display area in Halls 1.2 to 4.2 and on the open-air grounds are occupied. Some of the larger stands seem to go on forever…

If you’re not attending, some of the new products on show are featured below.

One of the things I love about the Berlin shows is that once the serious business of the day is finished, the food and drink come out and the entertainment, singing and dancing starts. The Germans know how to organise a good show but they know how to have fun too and they’re very hospitable. It’s a crying shame that we have to wait until 2017 for the next event...

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This Week's News

CMS Purus Awards winners 2015

* Purus-awards-winners.jpgOne of the highlights of the first day of CMS Berlin was the presentation of the CMS Purus Awards 2015 for outstanding design. This year the competition attracted 62 entries from over 40 exhibitors, of which 15 entries made it through to the final round of the two-stage selection process. Nilfisk, Vileda, SCA and Karcher were the winners.

In the 'Machinery' category the award went to the 'VP600' industrial vacuum cleaner from Nilfisk. Among the features that led to this decision are its light weight, automatic cable winder and the ease with which the various elements can be replaced with the aid of bayonet connectors.

New at CMS Berlin:

* Hako_B75-Scrubmaster.jpgHako GmbH - Hall 1.2 / Stand 200: Scrubmaster B75 R ride-on scrubber-cleaner 'agile and easy to use'

Scrubmaster B75 R is the nifty new ride-on scrubber-cleaner from Hako, which can reach those areas that were previously restricted to hand-held machines and walk-behind scrubber-driers. Making its international debut at CMS Berlin 2015, this machine boasts compact dimensions and excellent agility, together with features controls that are remarkably easy to use.

New at CMS Berlin:

* Pancomp-International.jpgPancomp International Oy - Hall 3.2 / Stand 111: Smartphone app for tracking work times

Finnish company Pancomp International provides innovative mobile time and workflow management solutions as well as quality assurance systems for companies engaged in building cleaning and other services.

New at CMS Berlin:

* Papernet_Dissolve.jpgPapernet S.p.A. - Hall 3.2, Stand 110 - Dissolve tech towels: tear-resistant, absorbent and water-soluble

Italian company Papernet has included a new and unusual line of products in its range: Dissolve tech towels. When dry, these folded towels and towel rolls are tear-resistant, absorbent and as easy to use as a standard paper towel, yet when they come into contact with water they dissolve within three minutes, just like toilet tissue.

New at CMS Berlin:

* Pfennig-Reinigungstechnik.jpgPfennig Reinigungstechnik GmbH - Hall 4.2 / Stand 212 - MopFloat dispensing trough with dispensing rings

An innovative system for the reliable and effective cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in all categories of clean rooms, including sterile areas, MopFloat complies with the hygienic design recommendations and specifications for precise preparation systems, since its clever design always ensures a consistent soaking of the mop covers.

New at CMS Berlin:

* teamdress-Stein-Deutschland.jpgStein Deutschland GmbH - Hall 3.2 / Stand 205 - Teamdress polo tunics

First impressions count, and this is especially true of staff uniforms. Wearers should feel comfortable and fashionable, but the clothing should also be practical.

These polo tunics satisfy these conditions, combining the functionality of a tunic with that of a polo shirt. Many new colour combinations are now available, with or without pockets, and with stand-up collars for women.

New at CMS Berlin

* MP-hygiene_Handtuch.jpgMP hygiene - Hall 4.2, Stand 124 - Ultra-resistant paper towels and a quiet dispensing mechanism

Made in France by first-time CMS Berlin exhibitor MP hygiene, ultra-resistant DESL+ paper towels are very strong, both when wet and also when dry. They are said to be 30% more absorbent than other types of paper towel and also more economical, using 20% less material.

New at CMS Berlin:

* Joest_Kompaktversion.jpgJoest GmbH - Hall 3.2 / Stand 218 - Compact versions of the floor sander The BigBoy junior (on left in picture) is ideal for dealing with both large and small surfaces. Covering a very compact area and with reduced weight, it enables sanding, cleaning or polishing to be carried out quickly and efficiently.

Like the larger model it can tackle a range of tasks from coarse to fine sanding as well as the cleaning of almost any surface. Its innovative suction system in conjunction with useit grinding paste ensures fast, cost-saving and dust-free action.

New at CMS Berlin:

* EasyMopp.jpgSchneidereit GmbH: Hall 4.2 / Stand 127 - EasyMopp washing machine monitors and validates disinfection process

Schneidereit is presenting what it believes is a world first at CMS Berlin 2015: the EasyMopp washing machine.

New at CMS Berlin

* Schneidereit_TRAC.jpgSchneidereit GmbH - Hall 4.2, Stand 203: New TRAC Time Recording & Controlling system

Schneidereit has developed a system for recording attendance times - T.R.A.C. The acronym stands for 'Time Recording and Controlling' and the system enables the deployment of staff in buildings to be organised more efficiently and more economically.

The combination of electronic fingerprint and contactless chip chard system is very user-friendly, error-free and forgery-proof. If required, accounting data for staff can be supplied to customs officials in conformity with the posted workers' legislation. The system also provides interfaces with various payroll accounting systems.

SCA provides supplies and tips for keeping it clean during Papal events in Philadelphia

* pope.jpgSCA is provided several of its products during the recent Papal visit to Philadelphia.

British Institute of Cleaning Science recognises industry achievers at glittering awards dinner

* Colin-Hanks.jpgIt was an evening of entertainment, networking and first-class cuisine, as over 200 guests gathered at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club in Birmingham for the BICSc Annual Awards.

The black-tie event attracted cleaning and facilities management professionals from across the industry who enjoyed a memorable evening, which saw 11 awards presented to those who had maintained exceptionally high standards via training and assessment throughout the year.

Silicon Valley waterless car wash company unveils campaign to save two billion gallons of water a year

* ecocleancar.jpgSilicon Valley-based Eco Green Auto Clean, the eco-friendly car wash product developer that boasts clients such as Google, Apple and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has officially launched its water awareness campaign, 'One Cup, One Car', which aims to save 2 billion gallons of water a year.

New UV System offers advanced reporting and powerful performance against infections

* Clorox.jpgClorox Healthcare, in partnership with Ultraviolet Devices - a leader in ultraviolet technology, announced the introduction of the Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV Enlight System at the Association for the Healthcare Environment annual conference.

The Optimum-UV Enlight System kills a total of 31 pathogens and combines powerful UV technology with advanced data collection and reporting capabilities, clinically proven efficacy and affordability to enable facility-wide adoption.

BCC members receive dividend after successful Cleaning Show

* BCC-Stand.jpgA portion of the funds raised through this year's Cleaning Show have been distributed amongst BCC members as a bonus for helping to make the move to London such a huge success.

The six member associations to receive funds are: the Building Futures Group, the Industrial Cleaning Machine Manufacturers` Association, the Federation of Window Cleaners, the National Carpet Cleaners Association, the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers and the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association.

The 'family friendly' cleaning event - a big hit again this year!

* John-and-Jan-Bryden.jpgOn September 12th the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA) held its fifth Carpet Cleaners Carnival at Wicksteed Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Launched in 2011and held annually since, the Carpet Cleaners Carnival (CCC) has proved extremely popular with both Association members and other companies within the cleaning industry. A family friendly event, it brings together business and pleasure providing visitors with the perfect opportunity to take a break from work whilst remaining fully up-to-date with the industry.

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Recent UK News

Hako strengthens its presence in key region

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A leading supplier of cleaning equipment has strengthened its presence in the North East of England after delivering 10 new sweepers to one of the region's largest local authorities. Newcastle City Council has now taken delivery of 10 Citymaster 600s after Hako won a competitive tender to replace a fleet of machines that had reached the end of their effective working life.

Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2015 - 2019 Analysis

The UK market for non-domestic cleaning products, including equipment, materials and chemicals, has been largely flat in recent years and only modest growth is forecast for the 2015 - 2019 period, notes a new report into the UK contract cleaning market, which acknowledges that key trends in this sector include; increasing development of antibacterial products (in particular in the healthcare, food preparation and hospitality sectors), growth in the powered cleaning machine sector, greater focus on improving efficiency and increased automation of cleaning processes, and the increase in daytime cleaning. 

Minster Cleaning Services helps Southport Medical Centre to CQC inspection success

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Minster Cleaning Services Lancashire has achieved more great feedback from a medical centre cleaning contract following the centre's first Care Quality Commission inspection.

Recycling firm sentenced over safety failing after death of father of six

A waste recycling firm has been sentenced after admitting safety failings related to a worker being killed at its premises in Batley, during a hearing in which the Court was told that that safety failings were systemic, with management failing to ensure that longstanding actions from risk assessments were implemented or that safe working practices for clearing blockages were put in place.

CHSA audits 1,400 products in first half of 2015

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From centrefeed rolls and toilet tissue, light duty 5Kg sacks to extra heavy duty 20Kg sacks and mop heads with yarn of 110g to 568g, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association's (CHSA) Independent Inspector has audited over 1,400 individual products and more than 800 labels for Scheme compliance in the first half of 2015.

HydraMaster announces new UK representation: Carpet Cleaners World - UK

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HydraMaster has announced its new Master Distributor for the UK - Craig Lincoln and Carpet Cleaners World - UK. Craig has an extensive history of working alongside cleaning and restoration professionals throughout the UK and continental Europe and has now developed his own company, which will be selling HydraMaster truckmounts, accessories, tools and chemicals in the UK - both online and from the company's premises in Helston, Cornwall.

CBI "crying wolf on living wage" says union

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The GMB union is accusing the Confederation of British Industry of yet again "crying wolf" over the impact the incoming National Living Wage is likely to have on companies, just like it did when the National Minimum Wage was introduced.

New document offers insights into benefits of integrated pest management strategy

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A new document, 'Can you afford to lose 200% of your budget for every pest outbreak?' offers insights into the importance of a pest management strategy for business continuity as well as the impact on an organisation if it suffers an outbreak.

Principle Cleaning's growth leads to head office move

Principle Cleaning has moved to new office premises to cater for the growth of the business. The Golden Services Award winner has relocated its head office staff from Hornsey, North London, into larger, more central offices following recruitment and business expansion.

'Protecting London' gives interactive insight into management of iconic UK buildings

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Facilities Show, the UK's largest event for the facilities management industry, has commissioned 'Protecting London', a series of videos, articles and infographics to provide an insight into how some of the most prestigious buildings and projects in the country are managed.

Mitie retains London street furniture cleaning contract with TfL

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Mitie has retained the street furniture cleaning and maintenance contract with Transport for London, in a five-year deal valued at over £16m.

Still some tickets available for next Thursday's BICSc Annual Awards 2015

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The countdown to one of the UK cleaning industry's most glittering events is well and truly on, and guests at next Thursday's BICSc Annual Awards can look forward to an evening of live music and entertainment, awards ceremony, auctions and late night DJ.

SCA partners 2theloo as new toilet facility opens in London

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The UK's first 2theloo toilet facility - sponsored by Tork manufacturer SCA - was officially opened by Margriet Leemhuis, Deputy Head of Mission at the Dutch Embassy, in London's Covent Garden on August 26th.

Soapbox: CIPD calls for balance in debate on zero hours contracts

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Gerwyn Davies, labour market adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, writes in response to yesterday's Office for National Statistics report on zero-hours contracts, which have shown a modest increase:

"The latest ONS statistics suggest that there has been a further modest increase in the number of people on zero-hours contracts and a growing proportion of people on zero-hours contracts for more than a year.

Mitie helps Network Rail achieve Carbon Trust Standard for Waste

Network Rail, under the management of Mitie, the facilities management company, has become one of the first organisations in the transport sector to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Waste certification for all of its UK corporate offices and training centres.

Ladder Association launches 2015 Ladder Exchange

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The Ladder Association has launched this year's Ladder Exchange, which will run from 1st September to 31st December. Established by the Health & Safety Executive in 2007 - and now run and managed by the industry trade body - the campaign has already resulted in thousands of 'dodgy' ladders being taken out of service.

FM company fined after worker suffers HAV

A facilities management company has been fined for safety failings that contributed to a grounds maintenance worker sustaining Hand Arm Vibration.

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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