Norwegian researchers develop solar panel cleaning robot

13th of July 2017
Norwegian researchers develop solar panel cleaning robot

A solar farm in Hungary is using a newly-developed cleaning robot, whose micro-shower and cleaning pad remove the contaminant particles from solar cells - maximising their efficiency.

The robot was developed as a joint project between Norway's independent research organisation SINTEF and Hungarian company ProDSP Technology. It works without using

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Emprise Services wins five-year contract with Arsenal Football Club

12th of July 2017
Emprise Services wins five-year contract with Arsenal Football Club

Emprise Services has been awarded a five-year contract to provide cleaning services for Arsenal Football Club at its Emirates Stadium in London.

The contract, worth over €1.14 million per year and won through a competitive tender process sees Emprise provide cleaning and hygiene services, consumables and window cleaning at the home of the

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Faecal bacteria discovered in ice at three major coffee house chains

11th of July 2017
Faecal bacteria discovered in ice at three major coffee house chains

Ice from three of the UK's largest coffee chains has been found to contain faecal bacteria.

Samples of iced drinks from Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero contained varying levels of bacteria according to an investigation carried out by the BBC's Watchdog programme.

Seven out of 10 samples of iced water from Costa and three out of 10 samples

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Malish opens manufacturing facility in Europe

10th of July 2017
Malish opens manufacturing facility in Europe

Brush manufacturer Malish Corporation has opened its first European manufacturing facility, in ?roda ?l?ska, Poland. The company is now producing brushes in North America, Europe and Asia.

The new plant will be focused on brush products and service for the OEM market that is particularly strong in Europe explained vice president of sales and

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SCA's hygiene business becomes Essity

7th of July 2017
SCA's hygiene business becomes Essity

The SCA Group, best known in the away-from-home sector for the Tork brand, has been split into two independent listed companies. These are the forest products company SCA, and the global health and hygiene company Essity.

Hygiene and health feature highly in Essity's vision and strategy going forward, it says. While SCA's hygiene business had

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Norway’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

6th of July 2017
Norway’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

Thor Nielsen is marketing and purchase manager for Insider Facility Services, which operates in 12 cities in Norway. The company specialises in a broad spectrum of services in shopping malls, office buildings, airports and aircraft, and has its own development programme for staff. Nielsen writes about the trends and characteristics of the

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