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As one of the industry's leading cleaning machine manufacturers, Kärcher is planning a number of launches for this year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN. Michelle Marshall, ECJ editor, talks exclusively to managing director Markus Asch at the company's headquarters in Winnenden, Germany. Asch explains how sustainability has long been at the heart of its
As the cleaning industry looks forward to ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Amsterdam later this month, Menaha Thiru for ECJ investigates how three major European exhibition venues approach the challenging cleaning operation that takes place during and at the end of trade shows. All three centres hold numerous national and international exhibitions every year.
Now that the new decade is under way ECJ's Ann Laffeaty asks key industry figures about the major trends of the 'Noughties' – and which trends they think are likely to shape the cleaning sector over the next 10 years.
It is remarkable how much the world can change in just 10 years. The first decade of the new millennium has seen huge leaps
At the beginning of this year a hospital in Ireland became the first in the world to specify the use of hygienic copper door handles throughout its buildings in a bid to reduce healthcare associated infections. ECJ invited the European Copper Institute to write exclusively about the properties copper possesses which make it so effective in such
Increasingly tough legislation and a change in public attitudes have resulted in a marked switch towards 'greener' chemical products in the cleaning industry. But are we going too far down the environmental route at the expense of good cleaning performance? And is the 'green' movement making life difficult for the chemical manufacturers? Ann
At the end of last year newspapers featured a story about research carried out in Ireland which suggested that disinfectants used in hospitals can actually increase the growth of fatal ‘superbugs’. This research had concluded that bugs are able to become resistant to disinfectants which are meant to kill them. Not only that, they can