Finalists announced for Amsterdam Innovation Award 2014

25th of February 2014
Finalists announced for Amsterdam Innovation Award 2014

The jury of the 10th edition of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Award has selected its 10 final nominees from a total of 66 entries. The overall winner, the category winners and visitors’ choice winner of this international prize for the best innovation in the professional cleaning industry will be announced during the award

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High-tech toilet seat has a built-in nightlight for men to aim at

21st of February 2014
High-tech toilet seat has a built-in nightlight for men to aim at

A lavatory with a guide light to help male users aim more accurately at night has been unveiled by Kohler.

And the Nightlight toilet also has a second light to guide users to the toilet in the dark. It is being targeted at children, seniors and at anyone who struggles to get back to sleep after getting up in the night to use the

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Disinfectants unable to kill salmonella in food-processing plants: study

20th of February 2014
Disinfectants unable to kill salmonella in food-processing plants: study

Once salmonella has found its way into a food processing plant the bacteria can be extremely hard to eliminate, according to a new study.

Researchers used three types of disinfectant in an attempt to kill a build-up of salmonella bacteria that had formed on a variety of hard surfaces.

"We found that where the biofilm had been allowed to grow for

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Sicily cleaning fair to take place in May

19th of February 2014
Sicily cleaning fair to take place in May

Regional Italian cleaning exhibition Expo Cleaning South will take place from May 23-25 in Sicily. The venue is the exhibition centre at the Mall of Etnapolis in Catania.

The show targets visitors from Sicily, Calabria, and Malta.

www.expocleaningsud.it

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Study reveals risk of workwear being washed at home

18th of February 2014
Study reveals risk of workwear being washed at home

A new report from the European Textile Services Association (ETSA) reveals a worrying confusion between cleanliness and hygiene in many people's minds. As many employers who rely on strict hygiene allow their employees to wash their own workwear at home this presents some risk, it says.

The study, carried out across four European countries, shows

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Sustainability - part of the tissue value chain

17th of February 2014
Sustainability - part of the tissue value chain

The tissue sector is taking significant steps in meeting the challenges of sustainability, said Roberto Berardi of the European Tissue Symposium (ETS) recently.

"When you work in an industry that relies on forests for its base material then you naturally think long term," he explained. "Business sustainability is a way of life in the European

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