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The role of antimicrobial copper touch surfaces as a supplement to routine cleaning to improve hygiene in clinical environments has been investigated further in a study at a hospital in the UK.
A wide selection of standard touch surfaces were replaced with antimicrobial copper equivalents on a general medical ward at Selly Oak hospital. The
The Shopster cleaning trolley system from Vermop in Germany has won an International Forum (iF) product design award for 2011. This highly regarded award covers all areas of product design.
Shopster was awarded for its functional, compact and ergonomic design in the Industry and Skilled Trade category. The system combines all the functions of a
USA-based global cleaning association ISSA has appointed Niels Ysbrandy as its European board chairman. Ysbrandy is vice president, Europe of Ettore Products Company, manufacturer of cleaning tools.
He said on his appointment: "My main objective is to help facilitate the group efforts and contribute to ISSA’s strategic direction and
The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP), which has its headquarters in the UK, has set up two new branches serving healthcare cleaners in Ireland. Covering Northern and Southern Ireland, the offices are based in Belfast and Dublin.
This development, says the ACHP, reflects a growing awareness throughout Ireland of the need to
Swedish grounds maintenance products supplier Belos - previously owned by Global Garden Products (GGP) - has become part of the Kärcher Group, which has its headquarters in Germany. The companies have been in cooperation since 2009 in the design and manufacture of multifunctional sweepers.
“This successful collaboration has convinced us
Market leading facility service provider ISS has divested its hygiene and washroom activities in Norway, Sweden and Denmark to Berendsen, which is a European textile service business. The deal is worth just over 40 million euros.
ISS and Berendsen have also entered a strategic partnership under which Berendsen is granted access to ISS’