Seasonal issues

20th of May 2011
Seasonal issues

Autumn leaves, frost, ice, blossom – which are the worst seasonal problems that street cleaning teams have to cope with? Ann Laffeaty talks to manufacturers of street cleaning and grounds maintenance equipment to find out whether they can supply their customers with a machine for all seasons.

Street cleaning would be relatively

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Italy show brings boost to confidence

20th of May 2011
Italy show brings boost to confidence

ECJ looks ahead to Pulire, Italy's professional cleaning exhibition taking place from May 24-26 in Verona.

Pulire, organised by cleaning products suppliers' association Afidamp, is the professional cleaning exhibition for Italy and it takes place from May 24-26 at Verona's exhibition centre.

The show has now increased in size to over 14,000

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New products - Pulire 2011 preview

20th of May 2011

ECJ looks ahead to the Pulire exhibition in Verona from May 24-26 with a round-up of the new products being launched there.

Comac

The CS140 Twin Action sweeping machine - aimed at urban and industrial areas - has been designed by Comac to effectively offer two sweeping machines in one.

At the heart of the machine is the patented

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Cleaning up chemicals' image

19th of May 2011
Cleaning up chemicals' image

'Chemicals' has become something of a dirty word as an increasing number of manufacturers launch alternative cleaning solutions based on natural products, water, microfibre etc. But have chemicals been given a bad press unfairly? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

An increasing number of products that claim to offer chemical-free cleaning have appeared on

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Smart floors, smart solutions

18th of May 2011
Smart floors, smart solutions

The biggest trend in floor care, says 3M, is that manufacturers are now having to listen to what the market wants, and to respond with ideas that are cleaner, greener, and more cost effective.

The word ‘smart’ is taking on additional meaning for floor care operators, as more and more factors affect what the layman still thinks of as a

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New products - floor polishing

18th of May 2011

A summary of new launches in floor polishing technology.

For stone and vinyl

3M's new range of high-performance Scotchgard Floor Protectors have been designed to deliver a durable shine on stone and vinyl floors with less labour, and at a total lower cost, than acrylic floor products. The quantity of chemicals associated with traditional

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