The future is anthracite for Kärcher

10th of January 2013
The future is anthracite for Kärcher

Cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher has implemented a comprehensive change of corporate colour by making all its professional machines anthracite grey instead of the well-known yellow.

The Germany-based company has not made such a radical move since 1974, when it changed from hammer finish blue to yellow.

The first step towards this new

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Countdown to UK cleaning exhibition

10th of January 2013
Countdown to UK cleaning exhibition

The Cleaning Show 2013 - the UK's professional cleaning exhibition - takes place from March 19-21 at the NEC in Birmingham.

With more than 200 exhibitors set to take part, the organisers are promising a number of new features. These include the Innovation Zone, which will showcase entries to this year's Cleaning Show Innovation Awards, and the

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US pharmacy blames cleaning company for meningitis outbreak

8th of January 2013
US pharmacy blames cleaning company for meningitis outbreak

Tighter regulations on sterile compounding pharmacies in the US are being called for following a fatal nationwide meningitis outbreak was linked back to a Massachusetts company.

This comes as the New England Compounding Centre (NECC) is trying to place blame for the outbreak on a cleaning contractor that provided once-a-month services to its

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Resistant germs may survive hospital cleaning

3rd of January 2013
Resistant germs may survive hospital cleaning

Cleaning an intensive care room that has been occupied by a patient infected with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii may not remove the risk of the next patient becoming infected, a study has found.

The study carried out at the University of Maryland Medical Centre showed that although cleaning reduced the risk of contamination, it did

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