CIRI symposium call for papers

18th of August 2015
CIRI symposium call for papers

The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) International is calling for research papers ahead of its 2016 symposium next spring.

CIRI is a not-for-profit scientific, educational and research institute based in the US. It is calling for papers showing application of cleaning science to advance professional cleaning practice and public

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More evidence necessary to identify best methods to clean hospitals, says research

17th of August 2015
More evidence necessary to identify best methods to clean hospitals, says research

Concerns about Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) have certainly highlighted the need to prevent the spread of germs in healthcare settings. However a new US report reveals a disturbing gaps in knowledge when it comes to the most effective ways of cleaning surfaces.

Tray tables, bed rails, light switches, toilets - all of these are common

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The world’s most expensive vacuum cleaner: a snip at just 1,120,000 euros!

14th of August 2015
The world’s most expensive vacuum cleaner: a snip at just 1,120,000 euros!

A gadget gift site is offering a 24-carat gold plated vacuum cleaner for the princely sum of 1,120,000 euros.

Advertised on Firebox, the machine is billed as "the perfect vacuum for stretch limousine interiors, red carpets and yacht decks".

The machine - one of a limited edition of 100 models - is claimed to be the world's most expensive vacuum

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Industrial wipes market sees five per cent growth

13th of August 2015
Industrial wipes market sees five per cent growth

Hospitals, schools and universities are spearheading a rise in sales of disinfectant and sanitiser wipes in the US.

The market grew by five per cent in 2014 according to a report by market research firm Kline. The highest growth in US hand sanitiser sales took place in schools and universities with primary schools being particularly heavy users.

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CMS Berlin September congress - last chance to win free tickets with ECJ

12th of August 2015
CMS Berlin September congress - last chance to win free tickets with ECJ

The second International CMS Congress, taking place during the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin next month, will have the theme ‘People and Business'. Speakers from around Europe, the USA, South Africa, India and China will be taking part.

The programme is supported by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI), the European

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CWS-boco acquires parts of Celtic Linen

11th of August 2015
CWS-boco acquires parts of Celtic Linen

CWS-boco has strengthened its market position in Ireland with the takeover of the workwear, washroom hygiene and dust control mat contracts currently serviced by the Irish company Celtic Linen. This means an additional 750 customers for the company.

Maximilian Teichner, chairman of the management board of the CWS-boco Group commented: "We are

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