Challenging times ahead for the Netherlands

1st of May 2012

In the second of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of the Netherlands. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, training and the distribution of supplies.

The contract cleaning sector in the Netherlands is currently worth 4.3 billion euros and there are almost 8,000

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN - what's in it for you?

1st of May 2012
ISSA/INTERCLEAN -  what's in it for you?

Why do companies return to Amsterdam again and again to exhibit at ISSA/INTERCLEAN? And in these tough times is their investment still worth it? Ann Laffeaty asks exhibitors their chief reasons for attending – and whether the economic crisis has tempted them to think again this year.

The ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam has now been

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Cross-Channel train cleaning on Eurostar

1st of May 2012

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits St Pancras International station in London, home of the Eurostar rail service, to find out about the challenges of providing turnaround cleaning services on its trains.

Eurostar is the high-speed railway service connecting London with Paris and Brussels. Launched in 1994 from

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Propane powered grinder by Aztec

1st of May 2012
Propane powered grinder by Aztec

UltraGrind is Aztec Product’s propane-powered, planetary head, gear driven, concrete grinding and polishing machine. It is designed for aggressive concrete floor grinding and polishing applications, where the task is to both remove material and highly polish concrete floors.

Powered by two Kawasaki engines, UltraGrind is part of Aztec's

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Kärcher polishers for smooth coated floors

1st of May 2012
Kärcher polishers for smooth coated floors

For maintenance of smooth, coated floors Kärcher has two ultra high speed polishers - the mains powered BDP 50/1500 C and the battery powered BDP 43/1500 C. Suitable for use in shopping centres, hospitals and hotels, both single disk machines are quiet in operation at 56 and 57 dB(A) respectively.

Unlike conventional single disk models,

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Gorilla Heat burnishing pad

1st of May 2012
Gorilla Heat burnishing pad

Heat by Gorilla is the latest high performance burnishing pad from ETC of Henderson. Designed for burnishing polished concrete, terrazzo and natural stone floors, it uses a heat shield that stops heat from rising and bounces it back into the floor. It heats up to 90 degrees fahrenheit and heat bonds silicate coatings.

The fact the pad is

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