Antibacterial paper towel receives innovation award

29th of May 2013
Antibacterial paper towel receives innovation award

An antibacterial hand towel said to kill more than 99.99 percent of harmful bacteria on contact has won a US award for innovation.

Manufacturers of Cascades Antibacterial Paper Towels received a gold Edison award this spring. The towel, launched in October 2012, contains an active antibacterial ingredient that is released on to the hands as they

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Boy addicted to vacuum cleaning

24th of May 2013
Boy addicted to vacuum cleaning

A nine-year-old boy addicted to cleaning the house has a collection of 17 vacuum cleaners in his home.

Lane Fountain from Essex cleans the house every day - and his parents take him to vacuum cleaner retail outlets to reward him for good behaviour.

Lane has a rare genetic chromosome disorder called Williams Syndrome which means he has advanced

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de Bruin now sole shareholder at MGS International

23rd of May 2013
de Bruin now sole shareholder at MGS International

Microfibre cleaning systems specialist MGS International has announced that director Michel de Bruin has acquired the shares of joint owner Rene Buijs. This now makes him the sole owner of the company, which is based in the Netherlands.

Commenting on the move de Bruin said: "I am convinced that the company has a great future ahead of it. I would

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Vernon Holmes to leave Contico

22nd of May 2013
Vernon Holmes to leave Contico

Following the acquisition in March 2012 of Contico Manufacturing by Robert Scott & Sons, commercial director Vernon Holmes has decided to leave the company.

A familiar face throughout the industry, Holmes has been with Contico for 38 years. "I leave Contico on 30th June after 38 fantastic years with the company," said Holmes. "Over the past

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Graffiti - are we winning?

21st of May 2013
Graffiti - are we winning?

Companies are constantly coming up with new, more sophisticated products designed to remove graffiti or deter the culprits from offending in the first place. But are the latest graffiti-removal products on the market actually deterring the offenders? Or is Europe’s graffiti problem still as bad as ever? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

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Fake running water app helps to mask toilet noises

21st of May 2013
Fake running water app helps to mask toilet noises

An app that conceals 'washroom noises' has been launched to avoid people becoming embarrassed in the public loo.

The free app from Akatu emits a sound that mimics the noise of a shower or a running tap. Available for iPhones and iPads, Akatu Fake Shower has been described by the company as an "awareness tool" to alert washroom users of the need

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