Upturn for Italian cleaning products sector

31st of May 2011
Upturn for Italian cleaning products sector

Italian cleaning equipment manufacturers’ association Afidamp published its statistical data for 2010 during last week’s Pulire exhibition in Verona. Its figures suggest modest growth.

Industry turnover in equipment, chemical, tools, paper and tissue, textiles and accessories amounted to just over 1,470 million euros - slightly higher

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Glastonbury cancelled due to lack of toilets

31st of May 2011
Glastonbury cancelled due to lack of toilets

Excitement levels are no doubt building among Europe’s festival-goers for this year’s iconic Glastonbury Festival which takes place in June.

But these same revellers will next year be forced to hang up their hippy hats since Glastonbury 2012 has been cancelled. An expected national shortage of portaloo toilets due to the London 2012

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Wecovi celebrates 40 years

31st of May 2011
Wecovi celebrates 40 years

Dutch cleaning materials specialist Wecovi celebrated its 40th year in business recently with a glittering party for staff, customers and suppliers at its premises in Zwolle.

Guests were welcomed by director Hans Paul Visscher – it was his father Freddy who started the business in 1971 after coming across a non-woven cleaning cloth during his

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Toilet fan opens museum

31st of May 2011
Toilet fan opens museum

A German man with a toilet obsession has opened his own museum devoted to the humble lavatory. Michael Berger, 69, opened the Harlekin Toilet Museum of Modern A*** in Wiesbaden, Germany.

It features his personal collection of lavatory rarities and oddities compiled over many years.

Pride of place goes to a urinal with Adolf Hitler's face on it

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ISSA Europe launches new site

25th of May 2011
ISSA Europe launches new site

US-based cleaning association ISSA has launched a new European web site for its members. Features include regional news feeds, professional profiles of ISSA Europe board members, partner associations and organisations, directory of members, industry research, data, and polls.

ISSA Europe will also announce details of regional seminars or meetings

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Pulire opens in Verona

24th of May 2011
Pulire opens in Verona

Italian professional cleaning trade show Pulire opened its doors in Verona this morning, with 290 exhibitors covering an area of 16,000 square metres. At the opening ceremony organiser Afidamp also published its statistics for the country's professional cleaning products sector in 2010.

Industry turnover in equipment, chemical, tools, paper

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