Healthy growth for Italian cleaning sector

16th of September 2019
Healthy growth for Italian cleaning sector

Anna Garbagna in Italy reports on positive data from the country’s cleaning sector manufacturers.

The market is healthy and growing in Italy and for exports, dynamic and successful. This is the view of the professional cleaning sector emerging from the annual survey conducted by AfidampFAB (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Cleaning

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It’s time for some deep work

15th of July 2019
It’s time for some deep work

Lynn Webster in the UK examines how screen use could be affecting our concentration at work.

There has been significant news coverage of the excessive use of social media by children and young people. But it is not just the millennials. Social media is ingrained in people’s everyday lives; nearly all of us use it daily. 86 per cent of

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Combatting unreported work

12th of July 2019
Combatting unreported work

Using under-the-table cleaners or unreported employment in Norway has become a more costly affair. But just as fines have gone up, authorities have cut the activities holding the sector in check, reports Scandinavian correspondent Lotte Printz.

A honeypot for criminals. That’s how National Union Secretary Brede Edvardsen of the Norwegian

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Measurement and opinion

12th of July 2019
Measurement and opinion

Dutch reporter John Griep on how measurement and opinion relate in VSR-KMS quality monitoring.

In the Netherlands the client and the cleaning service provider agree an Accepted Quality Level (AQL) of cleaning. The independent VSR inspector/auditor measures whether this level is being achieved. Nothing wrong so far; in principle, this is just

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Going ultrasonic

11th of July 2019
Going ultrasonic

Christian Bouzols reports from France on the growing market for ultrasonic cleaning.

It’s not always easy to get rid of food and oil stains. It’s the same with bacteria. However, there is a solution that sets itself apart from the others due to its performance. This solution is called ultrasonic cleaning (or cleaning by ultrasonic

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The spring cleaning phenomenon

11th of July 2019
The spring cleaning phenomenon

Italian reporter Anna Garbagna looks at the concept of ‘spring cleaning’ and its impact on products.

In Italy, the term ‘spring cleaning’ refers to the cleaning performed during the change of season. Vileda, leader in the domestic cleaning products sector, commissioned research which highlighted how  84 per cent of

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