ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul postponed

3rd of August 2016
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul postponed

The organisers of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul exhibition, originally scheduled for early September, have postponed the event until October 18-20 2017.

RAI Amsterdam, cleaning association ISSA and local partner UBM say they made the decision after careful deliberation, citing the rising concerns from exhibitors and visitors regarding travel in

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The rise of the robots?

2nd of August 2016
The rise of the robots?

Robots are gradually beginning to infiltrate the cleaning industry. But is it ready for them? And will they ever replace people? Robot manufacturers and contract cleaning companies speak frankly to Ann Laffeaty.

Robots used to be the stuff of science fiction. So much so that the idea of using them in our daily lives once seemed absurd. Yet here

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Airbus reveals plans for urinals to replace some toilets on planes

1st of August 2016
Airbus reveals plans for urinals to replace some toilets on planes

Airbus, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, has said it is considering introducing the first ever urinals aboard its planes.

The company is in the process of updating its lavatories due to a fault with closing the door on some of its aircraft, and has floated the idea as part of the overhaul. An Airbus source said men's stand-up

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America keynote speakers announced

29th of July 2016
ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America keynote speakers announced

The organisers of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition in Chicago this October have announced a line-up of three keynote speakers - former US Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, comedian Dennis Miller, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Wednesday October 26, 8.00am - Rob O'Neill is co-founder of Your Grateful Nation, an organisation that provides

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‘Sickness claims fall when office is supplied with hand sanitiser’

28th of July 2016
‘Sickness claims fall when office is supplied with hand sanitiser’

Healthcare claims for cold, flu and respiratory illnesses fell by nearly a quarter in a US office where a hand hygiene programme was implemented.

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers and sanitising wipes were supplied throughout the building and at employees' desks for one group of workers while a control group were given no access to the products.

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Scientists create world's first self-cleaning metals

27th of July 2016
Scientists create world's first self-cleaning metals

Using inspiration from nature, a team of European researchers has harnessed new photonics technology to develop the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface. This could lead to self-cleaning saucepans, toilets, and dishwashers they say.

Taking their ideas from defence mechanisms found in plants such as the Lotus leaf, the High

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