Australian researchers claim to have developed a new material that will revolutionise the way in which oil spills are cleaned up in the ocean.
The team from Melbourne's Deakin University has created a sponge that is designed to absorb oil separately from water.
According to study author Professor Ying Chen: "Oil spills are a global problem that
Cleaning solutions specialist Werner & Mertz has become the first German provider of sustainable cleaning products to receive the international Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Award - for its brands green care Professional and Frosch.
The coveted prize from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organisation with
All exhibitors at next May's ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam exhibition are now invited to submit their entries to the Amsterdam Innovation Award.
New products being launched at the event are eligible to enter, with submissions being judged by an independent, international jury. Winners will be announced on the first day ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam,
The failure to clean and disinfect clinical instruments properly is the chief risk in emergency care today, claims a US-based patient care body.
And new healthcare technologies can pose further risks to patients if they are used incorrectly, according to the ECRI Institute.
Each year the institute, an independent organisation based in
A famed 'gum wall' in Seattle, where tourists and residents have stuck used chewing gum for the past 20 years, has been cleaned by city authorities.
The 'gum wall' was plastered with one million pieces of used chewing gum and became a city landmark over the past 20 years. The wads of gum came in many colours and some stretched to make elaborate
Italian paper manufacturer Celtex has completed its acquisition of the German group Hecatec, which also operates in the tissue products sector and in nonwoven fabrics used in cleaning, personal hygiene and in particular the health sector.
The company, which has plants in Tuscany, had revenues of approximately €100 million in 2014, with