With or without

20th of May 2011
With or without

Two new sweepers have been introduced by Haaga Kehrsysteme: one manual model and one battery operated machine. Both are designed for use in areas larger than 200 square metres and are suitable for both external and internal cleaning, including carpets.

The Haaga 477 is a manual model with a 77 cm sweeping width that will appeal to both the

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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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Redrawing the rules on European tax

19th of May 2011
Redrawing the rules on European tax

Business leaders in Europe are being urged to have their say in a consultation that could lead to the most radical shake-up of the VAT system in more than 40 years. The European Commission wants a “simpler, more robust and efficient” structure that will reduce the impact of the economic crisis on national budgets and help drive the

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