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Congratulations to ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016 winners and finalists!

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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam's Innovation Awards winners have been announced, and taking the crown - out of a total of 110 entries - is Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow from Diversey Care.
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Award of CE Marking of Taski Intellibots brings hands-free cleaning to 33 European Countries

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Sealed Air's Diversey Care division has achieved CE Marking1 for its Taski Intellibot Swingobot 1650 machine, bringing hands-free cleaning to 33 European Countries.
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Connected Cleaning: Karcher focuses on digitalisation

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Understanding that more transparency ensures greater efficiency in building cleaning, Karcher is focusing increasingly on its digital range for building cleaning under the title of 'Connected Cleaning'. As a first step, two systems will be merged onto one platform, providing greater transparency of workflows and machine use.
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The dust has settled on the Amsterdam Rai and all the ISSA/Interclean exhibition stand paraphernalia will have been packed away and shipped out, while those who had to oversee the breakdown will have moved on to another event in a different part of the world (since some appear to spend their lives moving from one cleaning show or the like, to another).

The Amsterdam event has got so big that stand staff will only have seen a fraction of it, while those who were there to walk, visit and discover, are no doubt regretting the fact that they didn’t get to see everyone and everything they had planned to, as John and I are. Some we met in the aisles on the final afternoon had not been aware that there were other halls to visit – they thought they’d covered everything. But by then it was too late.

There’s always 2018 though…

As usual, the show was a resounding success. When you consider its sheer scale, the fact that the organisers managed to issue a closing statement detailing visitor numbers and countries of origin before most of us had even arrived at the airport for our trips home, is testament to the hard work and professionalism of the Dutch. They deserve to be congratulated.

Cleaning shows all seem to have a hotly-contested Innovation Awards programme and these tend to involve a lot of hard work on the part of the entrants (and sometimes an entry fee) and some deep consideration from the judges, tasked with determining the winners. Having helped judge the Pulire Awards at the Verona show, John and I are aware of the commitment that this involves.

Having once again enjoyed ourselves out in Amsterdam, John and I discussed some of the innovation we felt had made (or would make) an impact and I suggested we have our own lighthearted Innovation Awards what won’t require any extra work from the contenders. John came up with the name: The Quirkies – and you can read about them here…

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Jan Hobbs



This Week's News

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016 - a resounding success

* Italian-steam.jpgThe 2016 edition of ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam has concluded four busy days marked by high temperatures and many happy people. Visitors came from across the globe to see new technologies and find out what is new and upcoming in the industry.

The robot arena and information-packed seminars at the InnovationLAB were two features not to be missed, while the sunny weather made the Outdoor Demo Show more popular than ever.
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The Quirkies - introducing the Cleanzine quirky awards

Deb-usb-stick.jpgAs the press we’re given dozens of USB sticks over an event and these are so much better than the heavy and cumbersome press packs we used to have to lug around in the old days (an innovation in itself).
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CSSA agree new board structure at spring meeting

Price Bailey's Offices in Old Broad Street was the venue for the CSSA's first board meeting since relaunching in February.

Members were invited to reconstitute the board of directors and executive management bodies, which has resulted in the CSSA now having one of the most experienced boards in the cleaning industry. Former BCC chairman and CEO of Principle Cleaning, Doug Cooke, returns as chairman, Bob Vincent, chairman of LCC Support Services, will be vice-chairman, and Mike Rutherford, Alba Victoria Cleaning & Support Services, is treasurer.
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Uniwipe expands cleaning range with UK wide launch

* UNIWIPE.jpgUniwipe, a leading provider of powerful, effective wipes, has overhauled its branding and packaging following the launch of a new cleaning range to the UK market. The updated range capitalises on Uniwipe's proven success in the clinical market, which includes the wipes being used across the NHS.

The five key products in the range are all colour-coded and include:
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Known Cost Cleaning + outstanding results

* Karcher-blonde.jpgIntroducing Just Add Water, the all-inclusive floorcare and maintenance plan from Karcher. Renowned for technical machine innovation, and more recently for its digital management innovations, Karcher's latest process innovation is new territory for the cleaning giant. 
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Another carpet care product gains EnviroSeal certification

* WOOLSAFE-green.jpgFiber ProTector Water Based has joined the growing number of WoolSafe approved products gaining independent green accreditation, and became the first carpet protector to be able to display the EnviroSeal Mark.

The EnviroSeal certification programme, initiated by WoolSafe, fills a very important gap: this is the first and only environmental certification programme outside North America, especially for carpet care products.
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Praesidio: A new standard for touchless hand hygiene in public areas

* Ophardt-Praesidio.jpgOne of the products that caught our attention in Amsterdam last week was Ophardt Hygiene-Technik's new Praesidio, which is said to provide a new standard for touchless hand hygiene in public areas.

Made from high-quality stainless steel housing and measuring W 506mm x H 333.5mm x D 173.7mm, the large capacity, lockable unit has a hygienic spray chamber where the innovative sprayhead function delivers a precise spray cone that covers both hands. There is an integrated drip tray too.
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BIFM asks you to make your views known

The British Institute of Facilities Management wants to know if (and how) your organisation engages with the sustainability agenda. Are you aware of which teams take the lead; how the facilities management division contributes; and what metrics are used to report on the impact of sustainable business strategies?
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Energy efficiency research and development project worth £900,000 launches in Scotland

* George_McGhee.jpgA research and development project worth £900,000 has been launched in Scotland to develop breakthrough technology in the energy efficiency market.

NetThings, an Edinburgh based 'Internet of Things' company, has partnered with CSEM - a Swiss private, non-profit research company - to develop an analytical platform to save energy and increase equipment reliability in commercial buildings.
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UK private landowners face increasing costs and fines as fly-tipping reaches one million cases a year

* fly-tip.jpgRecord levels of illegal fly-tipping reported last week are likely to lead to an increased burden of costs to private landowners in removing the waste, claims VPS, a leading property management specialist.
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The Splash Screen, a new hygiene invention for cleaner and more sanitary public washrooms

* urinal-screen-graphic.jpgWorld Patent Marketing, is launching the Splash Screen, a hygiene invention designed to prevent back splash when using urinals.

"The portable toilet rental industry makes $1 billion annually," says Scott Cooper, CEO and creative director of World Patent Marketing. "By 2021, positive trends are expected to continue and portable toilet rental operators are anticipated to experience stable revenue growth."
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Tragedy of well cleaning exercise

If anything underlines our need to stop wasting water (and find ways to ensure that everyone has enough) and that cleaning needs to be carried out responsibly and carefully, it's the news that five young men lost their lives cleaning a well in the Dhanak Colony of Nidana Village in Haryana's Jind, in northern India.

The five - most of whom were in their teens and early twenties, died after inhaling poisonous gas inside the well.




Don't use the cups!

Visitors to one of Beijing's hotels have been warned not to drink from the tea cups in the bedrooms, following a horrifying discovery by one guest about the way they are cleaned...

The South China Morning Post reported that the whistleblower made his grim discovery while dropping off his luggage in his room, which was still being cleaned after the departure of the previous guest, when he encountered the cleaning lady scrubbing the toilet bowl. He watched her finish this task before placing the brush she had been using, in the washbasin where two tea cups were being soaked in a blue solution.
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"What better way to launch our new GumBusters GB1 into North America than a feature on national television with a slot on CBS News!" says OspreyDeepclean.
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Historic tiled floors restored to 'good as new' condition

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Victorian tiled floors can be really beautiful but sadly they're often not maintained as they should be... They eventually become so dilapidated that the building owners feel they have no choice but to rip them up and replace them with something easier to maintain.

There is another option though. The team at Heritage Tiling aims to restore as many historic tiled floors and walls as it can, thus enabling the tiles to be viewed and enjoyed once more.
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You can't trust 'approximate'... Trust the CHSA Accreditation Scheme Marque

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Labels that state an approximate length, width, count or weight cannot be trusted according to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association. The only way buyers of cleaning and hygiene products can guarantee they get what they pay for is to buy product stamped with the Marque of the CHSA's Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes.

As well as auditing members the CHSA's Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops, the CHSA's Independent Inspector, Martin Yates, also regularly spot checks non-member products. He is raising this issue after noticing a growing number of products labeled with only 'approximate' dimension, count and weight.
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New contract awards for Principle Cleaning

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New contract awards keep coming as London City based Principle Cleaning has recently won a cleaning contract with Vinson & Elkins. Based at the award winning 20 Fenchurch Street, The Vinson & Elkins' London office opened in 1971, making it one of the oldest London offices of any US law firm.

A contract with Barings Asset Management at 155 Bishopsgate London also started recently and is for an initial two-year contract. This prestigious well known investment bank with high profile client meeting and dining areas has tasked Principle Cleaning staff to provide daily cleaning including specialist periodic carpet cleaning and kitchen deep cleaning, as well as window cleaning in addition to housekeeping and porterage services.
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Hako strengthens its offer in key sectors with new strategic team

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A leading name in cleaning equipment is strengthening its support for the national and international facilities management companies, contract cleaning and third party logistics (3PL) sectors with the creation of a new strategic accounts team. The move will enable Hako to deliver more specialised support to customers in important markets for the company as it continues its UK growth.
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Concentrating on getting the most from your cleaning products

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Chemical dosing systems, whether manual dispensing pumps or electronic dosing units, have been around for years and are now a well-established part of any professional cleaning process.

The use of controlled dosing technology to enable the end user to accurately dilute a chemical concentrate at the point of use, providing a ready-to-use cleaning or disinfecting solution, has the potential to dramatically transform the environmental, quality and safety standard of many of today's cleaning products - but most importantly in-use cleaning costs.
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Darwinsure streamlines insurance for cleaning companies... Online platform extends specialist cover to small business sector

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Cleaning companies and other small businesses now have ready access to a streamlined insurance service tailored for the needs of their sector.
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BPI Recycled Products' sites achieve 'Zero Waste to Landfill'

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BPI Recycled Products has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Valpak at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK. The Valpak certification recognises years of hard work by the business, which is the UK's largest producer of refuse sacks and the largest polythene recycler in Europe.

BPI Recycled Products' manufacturing sites gained ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management and each site put controls in place to reduce the amount of waste they were generating.
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Holchem celebrates record breaking production in 2015

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Holchem, the Pilsworth-based cleaning chemicals provider, recently celebrated record-breaking production with 950 tonnes of product being manufactured during a single week in December.

The ongoing success of the company is set to continue throughout 2016 and, in response, it will be increasing its site with additional parking to cope with increased demand from both new and existing customers.
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Customer experience is key

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Futures Supplies, award winning supplier of washroom and cleaning products, has always appreciated the importance of providing an exceptional customer experience. Supplying quality products, backed up with the delivery of customer service excellence, has always been part of the company's ethos and continues to be key to the company's success.

The trend to research a company, as well as its products and services online, prior to purchasing, is now a well-established practice. Recognising this, and the need to continually innovate within its business operations, Futures Supplies has now linked up with independent feedback provider Feefo as an efficient means of gathering genuine customer feedback to continually improve its customers' experiences.
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UK public makes food hygiene number one priority when eating out

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UK consumers are united in not tolerating poor food hygiene ratings and simply won't visit places that have had food safety issues, no matter what type of restaurant they are. Some 61% won't eat at a restaurant, takeaway, coffee shop or pub that has a low Food Standards Agency (FSA) Food Hygiene Rating while three quarters (75%) said they wouldn't risk dining at a restaurant that had been implicated in a food hygiene incident, even if recommended by someone that they trust.
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Firms must guard against staff fatigue as fines for corporate manslaughter escalate to £20m

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Imperago has published a paper outlining the importance of taking staff fatigue into account when devising staff working patterns. Major companies convicted of corporate manslaughter that have a turnover of £50m or more could now face fines of up to £20m according to guidelines by the Sentencing Council that were announced recently.
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Cleaning Operative of the Year winner announced

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In annual awards created by British Cleaning Council members, the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers and Denis Rawlins, (which provides sponsorship), June Manley has been named Cleaning Operative of the Year 2016. June, who works at Carr Mill Primary School, St Helens, Merseyside, wins £250 of high street vouchers and a specially engraved glass trophy.
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British Safety Council endorses World Day for Safety & Health at Work campaign's message

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On World Day for Health & Safety at Work, the British Safety Council has re-affirmed its role in the industry as a champion of health & safety at work and
its belief that proportionate and effective management of health & safety is an enabler of business activity.
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Floor cleaning company doubles size of premises

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Warwickshire-based Beaver Floorcare was engaged recently through flooring manufacturer Relay Floors to clean and restore the vinyl interlocking tiles to their former glory at a Tesco store.
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Cromwell uses MP's Earth Day visit to highlight range of environmental issues

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Cromwell Polythene's managing director James Lee highlighted a wide range of environmental issues when local MP Nigel Adams visited the company's Sherburn headquarters, near Leeds, this week.
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Thrive residents play key part in selecting new contractors

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Thrive Homes put its residents at the heart of the decision-making process before awarding its new communal cleaning and grounds maintenance contracts.
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Events & Exhibitions

Surfactants Summit
12-13th February 2020
Berlin
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Manchester Cleaning Show
25-26th March 2020
EventCity
Manchester

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China Clean Expo 2020
27-29th April 2020
Expo Clean for Commercial Properties and Hotels
Shanghai
China

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Interclean
12-15th May 2020
Amsterdam
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Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020
Budapest,
Hungary

Website


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