IPC president – “Industry must adapt to changing market”

10th of May 2012
IPC president – “Industry must adapt to changing market”

The effects of economic uncertainty are being felt across the globe and the cleaning industry must face the fact that the market is undergoing permanent change. That's according to president and managing director of IPC Gianfranco Cianci.

"It is vital that we innovate, that we become more flexible in our approach to business," he told ECJ. "The

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Mark Armitage retires from ISSA

9th of May 2012
Mark Armitage retires from ISSA

This will be final ISSA/INTERCLEAN show for Mark Armitage, director of exhibition services (Europe) for cleaning industry association ISSA. He is retiring on June 30.

Mark has been a popular figure around the exhibition and indeed throughout the industry since he joined ISSA in 1998 - he moved there from the US Department of Commerce based in the

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ISSA seminar tackles FM

9th of May 2012
ISSA seminar tackles FM

Cleaning industry association ISSA has once again put together a stimulating seminar programme this week, running alongside the exhibition. Here's what's coming up tomorrow, Thursday.

11.00-12.30 - Facility management and the cleaning industry: how facility managers and the cleaning industry can adapt to a changing world. Room D201-202

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Puff the Magic Dryer makes its debut

9th of May 2012
Puff the Magic Dryer makes its debut

Hoping to launch a new high speed warm air hand dryer for children at the show this week is the Magic Dryer Company.

Owner-director Susan Coghill and her husband, children's hygiene consultant Iain Stewart, have spent four years developing a hand dryer which they claim is both fast enough and quiet enough to encourage children to wash and dry

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Proteam aims to switch Europe on to backpack cleaning

9th of May 2012
Proteam aims to switch Europe on to backpack cleaning

ProTeam is making only its second visit to ISSA/INTERCLEAN with its backpack vacuums.

The well-established US-based company aims to convert tub and upright vacuum users in Europe to using backpacks by promoting the productivity gains of the system.

"Backpack vacuums are traditionally a niche market for applications such as stairwell and

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Abecs system kills bacteria in microfibre cloths

9th of May 2012
Abecs system kills bacteria in microfibre cloths

Electrolux claims its new Abecs system for laundering microfibre cloths and mops will completely remove the risk of bacteria regrowing in the cloths.

The system is also said to save energy and prolong the life of cloths and mops.

Abecs works via a positive charge in the final rinse cycle when laundering mops and cloths. "Most bacteria have a

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