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
Ecological cleaning leader Ecover has developed three new bathroom cleaners - Techno Swan Daily, Techno San Forte and Techno San Forte Spray.
Techno Swan Daily is a mildly acidic toilet bowl cleaner that cleans and freshens while preventing the build-up of limescale. Thanks to its high level of viscosity it adheres well to
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
As renewable energy becomes a much-discussed topic in Scandinavia, Tom Crockford - ECJ reporter - looks at the opportunities for the cleaning sector.
Renewable energy is a topic much discussed here in Scandinavia, despite the apparent failure of the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen at the end of last year. To be more accurate, it might
Dutch correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel reports on the effects the internationalisation of ISSA/INTERCLEAN - taking place in Amsterdam later this month.
There is no denying it: each year ISSA/INTERCLEAN is becoming more and more international. For instance, this is reflected in the number of participating companies. In 2008, less than 10 per cent
Anna Garbagna reports from Italy on new appointments at contract cleaning association FISE.
At the end of its recent meeting, Giulio Quercioli Dessena was confirmed as president of FISE - Confindustria’s Federation of Service Companies. At his side there are the new vice presidents Pietro Colucci (Assoambiente), Riccardo Formica (Acap),