Pulire Eurasia to take place in Turkey

15th of August 2012
Pulire Eurasia to take place in Turkey

Coming up next month is the Pulire Eurasia cleaning exhibition, which takes place in Istanbul from September 27-29.

This is the second time the show has been held by Afidamp, which also organises the Pulire event in Italy every two years. it is partnered by Sentez and this year, for the first time, Teshiad is sponsoring the show.

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‘Smart badges’ that remind staff to wash their hands

10th of August 2012
‘Smart badges’ that remind staff to wash their hands

'Smart badges' that monitor healthcare employees' hand washing habits are now widely in use in the southern US.

The badges use radio-frequency identification technology to remind employees to wash or sanitise their hands when they enter or exit a patient's room. The devices also record the number of opportunities the employee has to wash their

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ISSA Innovation Award voting now open

9th of August 2012
ISSA Innovation Award voting now open

Voting has now opened online for the ISSA Innovation Award, which will be presented during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition in Chicago this October.

Distributors and end users are invited to vote for the products and services they believe are the most innovative, online and in person during the show. There are five categories -

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On your marks, get set, GO!

8th of August 2012
On your marks, get set, GO!

Andrew Large, executive vice-president for the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) and also director general for the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) in the UK, writes his latest blog for ECJ. He argues that investment in training during these difficult times is crucial.

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ISS wins pan-European facility services contract

7th of August 2012
ISS wins pan-European facility services contract

Denmark-based facility services provider ISS has won a contract with pharmaceutical company Novartis for its sites in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.

Based in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis has awarded ISS the delivery of integrated facility services at 22 sites across the four countries with effect from January 1 2013.

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Diamonds could improve detergent effectiveness, says research

6th of August 2012
Diamonds could improve detergent effectiveness, says research

Tiny pieces of diamond could be used to help improve the effectiveness of washing detergents at lower temperatures, according to new research.

A team from the UK's Warwick University has shown that detonation nanodiamonds - particles of diamond around 5 nm in diameter created by an explosion process - enhance the abilities of surfactants (the

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