James Briggs buys Premiere Products

29th of April 2015
James Briggs buys Premiere Products

UK-based aerosol and speciality chemicals manufacturer James Briggs has acquired the business and assets of fellow British company Premiere Products, which manufactures branded and private label janitorial cleaning products.

Jim Sumner, chairman of James Briggs, said: "We are delighted to be able to make this announcement today. Combining the

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Could floor scrubbing robots take over cleaners' jobs?

28th of April 2015
Could floor scrubbing robots take over cleaners' jobs?

Autonomous cleaning robots could soon be drafted into service on the floors of supermarkets, airports and industrial premises.

Developed as part of an EU-funded project, the machines would be able to clean large floor areas more efficiently than teams of human cleaners according to the research team.

Scientists from several European institutions

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New tissue products use wheat straw and bamboo

27th of April 2015
New tissue products use wheat straw and bamboo

In the US, Kimberly-Clark Professional is launching a range of tissues and towels incorporating wheat straw and bamboo.

The company says it aims to provide a rapidly renewable source of fiber for its pulp mill and environmentally friendly products aimed at its commercial customers. It also says the products containing 20 per cent wheat straw will

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Study shows that germs thrive on aircraft surfaces

24th of April 2015
Study shows that germs thrive on aircraft surfaces

MRSA can live for up to seven days on aeroplane surfaces, according to a new study.

And at least one strain of E. coli can survive for up to four days on an aircraft armrest.

These were among the results of a study carried out by a microbiology professor at Alabama's Auburn University. James Barbaree and his team recreated the interior of an

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Top 40 UK cleaning 'sins' revealed

22nd of April 2015
Top 40 UK cleaning 'sins' revealed

MOULDY cups of tea, toothpaste-encrusted bathroom sinks and food rotting in the fridge are among the 'cleaning sins' committed by busy Brits, according to new research.

For example, six in 10 full-time workers consider themselves too busy to clean each week. One in eight hasn't vacuumed at all this year so far, a fifth never polish or dust their

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New ETS study analyses airborne microbe dispersal of hand drying methods

21st of April 2015
New ETS study analyses airborne microbe dispersal of hand drying methods

New research commissioned by the European Tissue Symposium (ETS) and carried out by the University of Westminster in the UK has concluded that drying hands with single-use towels shows a lower level of airborne microbe dispersal and contamination.

The study looked at the potential for microbial contamination from hand drying and the potential

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