Afidamp Italian distributor survey shows decline in sales

16th of August 2013
Afidamp Italian distributor survey shows decline in sales

The latest survey of the Italian market for distribution of cleaning products by industry association AfidampCOM has highlighted that the sector is dominated by small companies. The majority - 52 per cent - have a turnover of less than one million euros.

The number of businesses with a turnover between 0.5 and one million euros is rising - there

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Eurozone unemployment falls for first time in two years

15th of August 2013
Eurozone unemployment falls for first time in two years

The number of unemployed people in the eurozone has fallen for the first time in over two years, the latest sign the bloc may be on the road to recovery from recession.

In June 24,000 fewer Europeans in the single currency area were jobless compared with May, EU statistics agency Eurostat said. This is the first decrease since April

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Regular touch points to ways we can make hand hygiene better

14th of August 2013
Regular touch points to ways we can make hand hygiene better

Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website. He looks at the importance of surveys, studies and evidence about HAIs and hand hygiene in making crucial improvements in the healthcare sector.

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The sky's the limit for window cleaning systems

13th of August 2013
The sky's the limit for window cleaning systems

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and the window cleaning sector is certainly proving this to be true, using innovative materials, technology and designs to answer client needs.  Jochen Wagener, head of marketing for Unger Europe, reveals how window cleaning systems are adapting and developing to keep pace with key market

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Scrubber dryer squeegees - of material importance

12th of August 2013
Scrubber dryer squeegees - of material importance

Brent Anderson of Midwest Rubber Europe explains why selecting a high quality squeegee for use on scrubber dryers is so crucial to a successful scrubbing job. He offers an overview of the different squeegee materials available and a guide to most suitable applications.

Clean floors help to create pleasant indoor environments. People are happier

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The alternative to ‘glug glug’ cleaning chemicals

9th of August 2013
The alternative to ‘glug glug’ cleaning chemicals

Free pouring chemical, often referred to as ‘glug glug’, from a concentrate to create a ready-to-use solution is not an unusual practice.  However, it does pose several challenges in addition to the obvious safety issues.

These challenges include the financial impact of using too much chemical, poor cleaning results from using

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