Hot water is ‘unnecessary and wasteful’ for hand washing - study

24th of January 2014
Hot water is ‘unnecessary and wasteful’ for hand washing - study

Using hot water for hand washing is unnecessary while potentially being harmful for the environment, according to a study.

But nearly 70 per cent of us believe hot water to be more effective than cold or warm water - despite having no evidence to back this up.

According to research assistant professor at Tennessee's Vanderbilt Institute for

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Cleaning Expo Scotland September date

22nd of January 2014
Cleaning Expo Scotland September date

Cleaning Expo Scotland takes place in Glasgow from September 3-4. The organiser says a number of high profile industry manufacturers have already registered to exhibit - including Nilfisk-Advance, Tennant UK Cleaning Solutions, Host von Schrader, Vileda Professional, Disposables UK Group, OGL Computer, PTS Clean, Sebo (UK), Merlin Business

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Programme announced for Cleaning Products Europe conference

20th of January 2014
Programme announced for Cleaning Products Europe conference

The organisers of the Cleaning Products Europe conference in the UK from March 25-27 have announced details of the programme. It features speakers from all levels of the supply chain from household and I&I cleaning products manufacturers to chemical suppliers and regulatory bodies to retail representatives.

The agenda focuses on offering an

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Kärcher acquires Italian sweeper manufacturer ISAL

17th of January 2014
Kärcher acquires Italian sweeper manufacturer ISAL

Kärcher has acquired Italian sweeping machine manufacturer and metal component producer ISAL, based in Corregio, Italy. The takeover deal has been signed, but the purchase price is not being disclosed.

Kärcher says the two companies have been working together for over 10 years in the development of industrial sweepers. Following a

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US health watchdog cracks down on antibacterial soaps

17th of January 2014
US health watchdog cracks down on antibacterial soaps

The Food and Drug Administration has called for a safety review of soaps and body washes that contain antibacterial chemicals.

The US health regulator has warned that certain ingredients in such products could scramble hormone levels and boost drug-proof bacteria.

According to FDA microbiologist Colleen Rogers: "New data suggest that the risks

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ISSA announces new European appointments

15th of January 2014
ISSA announces new European appointments

Cleaning industry association ISSA has appointed Andrew Dunning of Numatic as chairman of the ISSA European council and Paul Kelly from Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) as the UK representative on the council. Both will serve from 2014 - 2016.

Commenting on the appointments ISSA director of EMEA services Keith Baker said: "I am delighted to

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