Henkel in talks to buy Sealed Air's Diversey Care division

13th of February 2017
Henkel in talks to buy Sealed Air's Diversey Care division

German consumer giant Henkel is in talks to buy Sealed Air's professional cleaning division Diversey Care for a price likely to exceed $3 billion, according to the New York Post. Sealed Air paid $4.3 billion for the business in 2011.

Sealed Air announced in October it planned to spin off the Diversey Care unit, as well as its food hygiene and

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Cleaning jobs scheme helps Londonders rebuild lives

10th of February 2017
Cleaning jobs scheme helps Londonders rebuild lives

In the UK more than 95 per cent of people who are in contact with secondary care mental health services are out of work - and employers often turn their backs on applicants with a history of mental illness.

But experts suggest those who return to work truly value their employment and go on to excel at their job.

One London cleaning company is

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ISS acquires strategic workplace management and design firm

9th of February 2017
ISS acquires strategic workplace management and design firm

Global facility services provider ISS is to acquire the Nordic strategic workspace management and design consultancy SIGNAL.

SIGNAL advises on how to use strategic space management and workplace design to improve performance - based on engagement with customers, managers and employees. The company has annual revenue of just over €4

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 - enter now!

8th of February 2017
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 - enter now!

The 2017 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are now open for entries. This pan-European awards programme celebrates excellence across all parts of the sector and was launched last year by ECJ.

This year's ceremony takes place at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome on November 9.

There are 10 categories:

• Best use of technology

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Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

7th of February 2017
Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

Pokemon Go revolutionised the gaming world when it exploded on to our lives last summer. Could augmented reality now have a similar impact on the cleaning industry? ECJ's Ann Laffeaty talks to Martin Cudzilo, developer of the AR-Check system.

Pokemon Go was a major craze when it was released worldwide in 2016. Suddenly our streets were filled

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Meet Moptimus Prime, the new hospital robot cleaner

6th of February 2017
Meet Moptimus Prime, the new hospital robot cleaner

A UK hospital has shown its lighter side by "employing" a robot cleaner in the shape of an ambulance.

The machine is currently patrolling the corridors of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon. It has been dubbed Moptimus Prime - a play on the fictional Transformers' character Optimus Prime - following a Twitter poll.

The robotic scrubber dryer

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