The need to prevent and control healthcare-acquired infections is said to be boosting the hand hygiene market in Western Europe.
Outbreaks of norovirus and avian flu over the past five years have highlighted the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of diseases.
A paper entitled: Hand Hygiene Market in Western Europe published by
Domestic toilets are being rented out to festival-goers in the US in a bid to solve the twin problems of loo shortages and public urination.
Airpnp, a service said to offer a legal alternative to urinating in public, was tried out for the first time at this year's annual Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans.
Founders Max Gaudin and Travis
Floor care solutions company Tennant, based in the USA, has won a 2013 GOOD DESIGN Award for the industrial design of its T12 compact ride-on scrubber.
GOOD DESIGN is one of the oldest and most recognised awards for design excellence worldwide and is organised annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with
Kimberly-Clark's health care unit and the 3M infection prevention division in the USA have formed an alliance to deliver surgical and infection prevention solutions to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the USA.
"At Kimberly-Clark, we have long admired 3M's track record of innovation. This relationship presents the opportunity to offer a more
The jury of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Award met in Amsterdam earlier this week, where the finalists presented their entries and the panel decided on the winners.
The jury will announce who the lucky winners are on the first day of the exhibition, on May 6 - the exhibition runs from May 6-9 - at a prestigious awards ceremony.
A new toilet with a built-in bidet function is claimed to eliminate the need for toilet paper.
The Neorest 750H also has a heated seat and a lid that automatically opens and closes. Made by lavatory manufacturer Toto, the 7,200 euros (US$ 10,000) toilet incorporates two stainless-steel spray nozzles that are said to provide "the ultimate in