Deb acquires Stoko business from Evonik

20th of March 2014
Deb acquires Stoko business from Evonik

Occupational skincare specialist Deb Group - which has its headquarters in the UK - has reached an agreement with Germany-based Evonik Industries to acquire the Stoko Professional Skin Care business.

"It has been a longstanding ambition of Deb's to join forces with Stoko," said Bryan Anderson, ceo of Deb. "We want to create the world's most

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German cleaning organisation cautious for 2014 prospects

20th of March 2014
German cleaning organisation cautious for 2014 prospects

VDMA, the German trade association representing cleaning machine manufacturers, has issued cautious predictions for 2014. It forecasts the German market will grow by between one and three per cent this year, following a rise of just 0.6 per cent last year to a turnover of 925 million euros.

However this latest prediction is still subject to great

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First ever Singapore Cleaning Industry Forum held

19th of March 2014
First ever Singapore Cleaning Industry Forum held

The first ever Singapore Cleaning Industry Forum was held recently. Hosted by the organisers of the Pulire Asia Pacific 2014 exhibition, this event was the first of a series planned for throughout south-east Asia.

More than 70 people attended the event, which was moderated by associate professor Tan Eng Khiam from the National University of

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Hygiene in healthcare - cleaning in the spotlight

18th of March 2014
Hygiene in healthcare - cleaning in the spotlight

Outbreaks of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) have made the news across Europe, bringing the issue of hygiene into the spotlight. ECJ asks cleaning service providers what their main challenges are when working in hospitals, and how their processes have altered in recent years in line with better knowledge and higher standards.

Healthcare

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Hand hygiene in Irish hospitals missed in 31 per cent of cases

17th of March 2014
Hand hygiene in Irish hospitals missed in 31 per cent of cases

Almost a third of hand washing opportunities were missed by staff in Irish hospitals last year according to the country's Health Information and Quality Authority.

And at one hospital, levels of hand washing compliance - said to be central to preventing the spread of hospital infections - were observed to be as low as 28 per cent.

The Hiaq

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Exclusive toilet 'club' to open in New York

14th of March 2014
Exclusive toilet 'club' to open in New York

Private toilets with touch-free taps and frequently-cleaned baby changing stations are among the highlights of a new facility to be opened in New York.

POSH Stow and Go is seeking a limited number of 'members' to sign up to use its clean, soundproofed washrooms when visiting the city for shopping or sightseeing.

The first facility opens in June

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