European association FIDEN holds annual conference

13th of February 2012
European association FIDEN holds annual conference

European professional cleaning association FIDEN held its annual conference in Naples, Italy. Attended by participants from Germany, Italy, Malta, Austria, Romania, Switzerland and Spain, the theme for the meet was Creating Added Value - For and Through Industrial Cleaning.

Speakers included Toni D'Andrea of Afidamp, Markus Asch of EUnited

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Need to find a public toilet? There's an app for that

10th of February 2012
Need to find a public toilet? There's an app for that

If you've ever been out and wondered where the nearest toilet is, you may not have to wonder for much longer. A new smartphone app which shows you where the closest lavatory is by using government information has won the top prize in a new competition.

Developed by three students from the University of Amsterdam, hoge nood, which means

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Unger appoints new Europe head

8th of February 2012
Unger appoints new Europe head

Cleaning systems provider Unger - which has its headquarters in the USA - has appointed Torsten Deutzmann as managing director of its European division.

Based in Germany, Deutzmann - who joined the company in 1995 as a marketing assistant - has performed a variety of roles, most recently general manager.

Commenting on his appointment Mark Unger,

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Diversey to organise summit at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

8th of February 2012
Diversey to organise summit at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

Global cleaning and hygiene systems solutions provider Diversey is to host a Risk Management Summit during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam exhibition this May.

The company says it will bring together senior executives from some of the world's largest companies, leaders of non-governmental organisations, the media and academic experts. They will

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Shopkeeper fights off armed gang with mop

8th of February 2012
Shopkeeper fights off armed gang with mop

A UK shopkeeper has been captured on CCTV fending off a machete-wielding raider and accomplices with his mop.

Dinesh Gorania beat off the masked man as he tried to force his way into the family-run convenience store.

Dinesh was mopping up just inside the doorway of the store when three masked men pulled up in a car. One of the robbers, armed

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Robot cleaner a 'game changer' for hospital infection epidemic

7th of February 2012
Robot cleaner a 'game changer' for hospital infection epidemic

A mobile robotic device said to combat germs with blasts of UV light has been developed for use in hospitals.

The Xenex, devised by US epidemiologists, is claimed to disinfect a hospital room in five to 10 minutes. It is used as a follow-up to cleaning teams and focuses on high-touch surfaces such as tray tables, telephones and bedrails.

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