Celtex acquires Hecatec

8th of December 2015
Celtex acquires Hecatec

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

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Ecover sells Ecover Professional to Greenspeed

7th of December 2015
Ecover sells Ecover Professional to Greenspeed

Ecover has today announced the sale of its B2B cleaning solutions business - Ecover Professional - to Netherlands-based Greenspeed, a company specialising in the development of cleaning systems for the professional market. Ecover says it will now focus exclusively on the B2C market in order to drive long term growth.

Following this agreement, the

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Window cleaner fell to his death while cleaning glass panel without harness

7th of December 2015
Window cleaner fell to his death while cleaning glass panel without harness

A window cleaner fell to his death from the third-storey window of a Grade II-listed building in the City of London after bosses failed to ensure safe working conditions, a court heard recently.

Kevin Dolan, 57, fell to his death through the open floor-to-ceiling window of Pountney Hill House, in central London, while cleaning the huge glass pane

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Museum cleaner mistakenly bins 'rubbish' modern art

4th of December 2015
Museum cleaner mistakenly bins 'rubbish' modern art

Cleaners at an Italian modern art museum cleaned up and threw away a new installation thinking it was rubbish - literally. The Museion Bozen-Bolzano, in the province of South Tyrol, apologised after a piece by Goldschmied & Chiari, a female artist duo from Milan, was mistakenly discarded.

"This morning cleaning staff removed the recently

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UK Golden Service Awards winners announced

3rd of December 2015
UK Golden Service Awards winners announced

The UK's cleaning industry gathered at one of London's top hotels recently for the presentation of the Golden Service Awards 2015, sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Professional.

There were 23 winners:1. The Best Cleaned Premises in a Public Service Building Award:? Gateshead Council for the Blaydon Children's Centre

2. The Best Cleaned Premises of a

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Could cow urine replace phenyl as a hospital disinfectant?

2nd of December 2015
Could cow urine replace phenyl as a hospital disinfectant?

Moves are being made in India to replace traditional hospital disinfectants with cows' urine.

New Delhi congress official Parminder Bhamra claims to use the substance in his home every day. He says it kills germs and is easily available.

"I get it from the nearby cattle shed," he said. "I'm sure even hospitals can be cleaned properly using

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