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"We are absolutely delighted to have won this important and globally recognised award," says Jochen Wagener, senior director of marketing & sales at Unger. "The award pays tribute to the groundbreaking design quality of Unger Stingray. The product was designed in such a way that it guarantees optimal performance and simple operation.
A group of private equity companies have bid around 200 billion Swedish crowns ($22.26 billion) for the hygiene arm of tissue and forestry products firm SCA (SCAb.ST), daily Dagens Nyheter wrote on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. SCA said last year it planned to split into two units.
"At least two private equity companies together have bid around 200 billion crowns for the hygiene unit," DN said.
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On Sunday, a record 40,000 dedicated souls pounded the streets of England's vibrant capital city in the 2017 London Marathon. Many were elite runners for whom this type of effort is a way of life but tens of thousands of them saw it as a life challenge and a way of raising money for charity.
I never fail to be moved by their efforts as I watch the race and the atmosphere is absolutely incredible. If you're one of those that took part, I salute you. I'm hoping that many of next year's runners will have an added reason to feel pleased with themselves, by wearing running shoes that are also helping the environment.
Apparently, the equivalent of a truckful of plastics ends up in our oceans every minute. It gets eaten by the fish, which some of us then eat (which no doubt helps us succumb to some of the diseases and disabilities for which the Marathon runners are raising money). Far better to use this waste for something good then...
I've written before in this column about Vacs from the Sea - a (sadly, limited) range of vacuum cleaners, made by Electrolux, from recycled plastics found floating in our oceans.
Now, Adidas is about to launch a new range of running shoes made from this floating, plastic debris. Its Ultra Boost X Parley shoes are created with yarn made in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans: it includes reclaimed and recycled ocean waste and some 11 million plastic bottles have been used to manufacture one million shoes that are said to wrap the foot in adaptive support and ultra-light comfort and be able to deliver optimal running performance. The heel and sock liners are also made of recycled materials - as are the laces. I think this is a great initiative & am hoping that some of next year's Marathon successes will be identified as wearing these running shoes, to help them really catch on amongst the masses. I'm not usually one to support fashion brands but in this case I'm happy to do so...
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Due to the high level of interest from exhibitors from Germany and abroad, in the CMS Berlin 2017 international cleaning trade fair being held from 19th to 22nd September, Messe Berlin has announced that it will open an additional hall at Berlin ExpoCenter City.
The good news doesn't end there... From 18th to 20th September 2017, taking place for the first time alongside CMS and under the heading of 'Cleaning in the digital world - processes, people, technology', the World Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) will gather senior executives from around the world in Berlin.
Idexx, the global specialist in rapid microbiological testing for water, this week announced the publication of a peer reviewed study: 'Evaluation of a most probable number method for the enumeration of Legionella pneumophila from potable and related water samples,' by water microbiology consultant, David Sartory, in the April 2017 issue of Letters in Applied Microbiology.
The paper concludes that the IdexxLegiolert/Quanti-Tray test is superior to the standard method for quantifying Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the primary cause of Legionnaires' disease.
Global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe is rolling out upgrades across its industrial aerosol product lines. Upgrades to the newly improved products - which are ideal for the construction, facilities management, plant management and manufacturing sectors - include 360-degree valves for spraying at all angles and dual straws to enable a focused spray.
These changes will encompass much of NCH Europe's range of degreasers, coatings, release agents and industrial hand care products.
Longevity is a mark of success with any venture and Pulire reaching an important milestone by turning 30, has generated a great deal of pride and excitement amongst the event's organisers, who say: "The trade fair has grown a lot in the last few years because, with each new edition, it aims to offer exhibitors and visitors exciting new innovations useful for their businesses and personal edification.
Every year IAOP, the international association of outsourcing professionals, releases a ranking of global outsourcing companies across all industries, and again this year ISS received five stars - the highest rating possible.
Sodexo, has this week announced that it is taking a significant minority stake in Puerto Rico-based, life sciences engineering expert Mentor Technical Group, to add technical services and regulatory compliance to its current integrated services offer for pharmaceutical clients.
Daniel Hills' dedication and work ethic never waver and this was rewarded with an all-expenses paid surprise trip to Las Vegas in March.
Unite the Union and Truckers Toilets UK have been combining forces to secure washroom facilities for haulage drivers, in areas that they might have to stop over for some rest, such as on industrial estates.
Together they worked on the booklet 'Access to Facilities: A drivers' guide', which has proved popular with a number of drivers and companies. Now Unite is demanding a statutory, legally-binding code of practice to be established so that HGV drivers have access to adequate parking facilities, showers and toilets. TTUK is supporting this move.
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Recent UK News
Guardian Water Treatment has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification, the International Standard for environmental management which supports organisations in reducing their environmental impact.
ISO 14001 was revised in 2015, bringing an increased focus on sustainable development and helping businesses to effectively manage the environmental challenges of the future. It provides a framework for the development of an Environmental Management System, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and providing a systematic approach to continually improving environmental performance.
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 110 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies, which started in the 12th century.
Biotechnology uses enzymes to 'eat' dirt and bacteria. The tiny molecules access even the hardest to reach areas, and carry on working for days after application.
Recently Rosemor has collaborated with a well-known dealer, Shanghai EMC, (www.emclean.cn) whose managing director Jonathan Zhang won an award presented by China Clean Expo for his distinguished contributions to China's cleaning industry.
The congress will be opened by EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, while the proceedings will be opened by Federal Guild Master Thomas Dietrich, who has also presided as president of the WFBSC since April of last year.
These inspections have identified some common concerns around cleanliness and infection control practices, a lack of appropriate recruitment checks and poor medicines management.
Mayor Sadiq Khan is implementing tough measures to reduce London's deadly air pollution and protect the health and wellbeing of all Londoners.
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