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In a drive to improve worker safety and consumer protection, the EU's chemicals watchdog is set to publish an inventory of over 20,000 chemicals declared hazardous by manufacturers and importers.
An EU regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures (CLP) – in force since January 2009 - requires
The members of EUnited Cleaning, the pan-European association for the commercial cleaning machine industry, have appointed Markus Asch as its president. Asch is deputy chief executive officer of Alfred Kärcher, based in Germany.
He succeeds Bernd Heilmann, who resigned his position due to his retirement from Hako last year. Riccardo Raimondi
Hydro Systems Company, which is headquartered in the USA and specialises in dosing and dispensing equipment, has acquired chemical metering equipment producer Dosmatic, also of the USA.
Both companies have presence in Europe: Hydro Systems through its subsidiary Hydro Nova Europe in the UK, and Dosmatic through an operation in France.
Denmark based cleaning machine producer Nilfisk-Advance has acquired fellow Danish manufacturer Egholm, which specialises in equipment for outdoor cleaning.
“This acquisition allows us to take an important step forward in the outdoor cleaning market, particularly in segments like municipalities, contract cleaners and larger building
The French cleaning sector is set to meet in Paris from April 5-7 when the Europropre exhibition takes place at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. The theme of this year's show is sustainable development - the country's government has passed a directive for sustainable purchasing by public authorities for example. The demand for
The 12th edition of China Clean Expo takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from March 29 to April 1. Featuring international exhibitors including Kärcher, Nilfisk-Advance, Comac, Hako and IP Cleaning, the show is expected to attract around 8,000 cleaning professionals.
For the first time the event will feature water