FIDEN to hold September Dresden congress

5th of June 2014
FIDEN to hold September Dresden congress

FIDEN, the International Association of Building Service Contractors, will hold its congress from September 11-14 this year in Dresden, Germany. The theme: Impact of European and National Politics on Industrial Cleaning - What's Ahead?

The programme will examine the decisions made by politicians regarding minimum wages, freedom of movement for

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Cleaning industry deserves recognition, says Milan conference

4th of June 2014
Cleaning industry deserves recognition, says Milan conference

More than 340 delegates from Italy's cleaning sector met in Milan recently for a two-day conference organised by industry body Afidamp - Forum Pulire.

Despite the fact the industry is composed of more than 23,000 companies and employs 500,000 people with a turnover of 11 billion euros, it does not receive the recognition it deserves in the

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New European hygiene distribution group forms

3rd of June 2014
New European hygiene distribution group forms

A new international hygiene products distribution group has been formed boasting coverage of most European countries. DHYS (Distribution in Hygiene Specialist) Group has its headquarters in Madrid, Spain and represents the distribution group GVS of Germany, DINO of Spain and France's GEH.

DHYS Group has a total of 83 distribution warehouses in 15

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Spanish cleaning sector crisis could continue until 2016

2nd of June 2014
Spanish cleaning sector crisis could continue until 2016

The Spanish Professional Association of Cleaning Companies (ASPEL) has warned that the country's cleaning sector is still in crisis and will continue in recession for the next two years.

Its president, Juan Díez de los Ríos, commented: "We understand that analysts in general say the country is recovering, however none of the

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Now, 'self-cleaning' car that repels dirt and grime

30th of May 2014
Now, 'self-cleaning' car that repels dirt and grime

A 'self-cleaning' car that uses a new nano-paint treatment to repel dirt and grime has been developed.

Nissan Europe is testing the prototype of the car coated with the paint which could make car washes a thing of the past.

Nissan said it is the first automaker to apply a super-hydrophobic, oleophobic industrial treatment called Ultra-Ever Dry

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One in 16 NHS patients develop infections

29th of May 2014
One in 16 NHS patients develop infections

One in 16 UK patients are developing infections on National Health Service (NHS) wards because of poor hygiene among staff, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The government body says 800 patients a day - or 300,000 a year - are infected by a member of staff or by dirty equipment. It is estimated the

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