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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Engineers design robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris

2nd of August 2017
Engineers design robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris

Researchers at Stanford University and NASA in the USA have designed a new kind of robotic gripper to grab and dispose of space debris - as reported in Science Robotics magazine.

There are currently around 500,000 pieces of human-made debris whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour. It poses a threat to

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OptiGroup buys Stadsing

1st of August 2017
OptiGroup buys Stadsing

In Denmark, OptiGroup - European business-to-business distributor of business essentials in facility solutions, packaging and safety solutions, printing and creative solutions and reseller solutions - has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of Stadsing. Stadsing is a supplier of cleaning and hygiene products.

Headquartered in Aalborg, Stadsing

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CMS Purus Innovation Awards finalists announced

31st of July 2017
CMS Purus Innovation Awards finalists announced

The jury of the CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA) - organised by Messe Berlin to take place alongside the forthcoming CMS cleaning exhibition from September 19 to 22 - have announced their 17 finalists. Those products will now go forward to the final round of the competition and the winners will be announced on the first day of the

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Squad of cleaners keeps Chris Froome healthy as he claims Tour de France win

28th of July 2017
Squad of cleaners keeps Chris Froome healthy as he claims Tour de France win

When cyclist Chris Froome won his fourth Tour de France win at the weekend, he had cycled 2,199 miles and raced through 635 cities. An incredible physical feat. However for Team Sky his victory also represented a triumph over a totally different challenge - germs.

Because for each of the 198 cyclists in the competition, catching a cold can be

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