Wall-scaling gecko robots to clean skyscrapers?

29th of January 2014
Wall-scaling gecko robots to clean skyscrapers?

Robots using a gecko-like motion to scale walls may clean our skyscraper windows of the future.

A prototype gecko robot is said to be able to adhere to surfaces in low temperatures by means of a dry glue. This enables it to crawl sideways and vertically in cold conditions without fear of falling.

The technology combines a clingy silicone

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Clean – at all costs

27th of January 2014
Clean – at all costs

Torsten Deutzmann, managing director Unger's European division, writes his first blog for ECJ. He emphasises the importance of cleaning tool manufacturers working closely with their customers in order to develop the most effective, cost efficient solutions.

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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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