Rentokil Initial completes Franz Haniel joint venture agreement

10th of August 2017
Rentokil Initial completes Franz Haniel joint venture agreement

Rentokil Initial in the UK has completed it joint venture agreement with Germany-based Franz Haniel, which operates under the CWS-Boco brand. Rentokil agreed in December to merge its workwear and hygiene businesses in 10 countries, mainly in the Benelux and central & eastern Europe regions.

The London-listed pest control firm will receive

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UK government may introduce licences for cleaning products

9th of August 2017
UK government may introduce licences for cleaning products

Corrosive cleaning fluids that could blind or disfigure members of the public may need to be regulated by the 1972 Poisons Act in the UK in future.

This means that shoppers would need a Home Office licence in order to buy such cleaning products - and stores would need a licence to sell them.

Following a spate of acid attacks in the UK, home

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Cleaning products summit focuses on sustainable development

8th of August 2017
Cleaning products summit focuses on sustainable development

The fourth edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit will take place in Paris from November 8-9. This year's event will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical labels, green formulations, and marketing developments.

The summit will also discussapproaches to reduce impacts of cleaning products by the use of green materials and

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Should surgeons operate naked to prevent the spread of germs?

7th of August 2017
Should surgeons operate naked to prevent the spread of germs?

Naked surgeons shed significantly less bacteria than those wearing scrubs, according to research.

And in another challenge to conventional practice, scientists have discovered there is little difference between surgeons operating in their normal clothes rather than in surgical gowns.

These claims were made based on existing research rather than

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Should handshakes be banned due to hygiene concerns?

4th of August 2017
Should handshakes be banned due to hygiene concerns?

Doctors in the USA and the UK are considering handshake bans in a bid to reduce hospital infections, some of which are resistant to antibiotics.

Others, however, say handshaking in the general community is fairly safe as long as people regularly wash their hands.

This traditional method of greeting has already been banned in two neonatal

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Dr Ilham Kadri named president and ceo of Diversey under new ownership

3rd of August 2017
Dr Ilham Kadri named president and ceo of Diversey under new ownership

Dr Ilham Kadri has been appointed to serve as president and chief executive officer of Diversey. The company is in the process of being acquired from Sealed Air Corporation by Bain Capital Private Equity. The sale is expected to complete in September 2017.

Kadri joined Sealed Air in early 2013 as the president of the Diversey Care business. The

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