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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CMS organiser launches Purus Awards 2015

20th of April 2015
CMS organiser launches Purus Awards 2015

All manufacturers exhibiting at this year's CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin are invited to enter the CMS Purus Awards for 2015.

There are five categories: Machines, Equipment, Washroom Hygiene, Management Systems and Software and Brand Communication. The judging panel will evaluate each entry on its design, function and innovation credentials -

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Sealed Air acquires Intellibot Robotics assets

16th of April 2015
Sealed Air acquires Intellibot Robotics assets

Diversey Care parent company Sealed Air has acquired certain assets of Intellibot Robotics, a US-based privately owned company specialising in the development of commercial floor cleaning robots.

The acquisition includes certain intellectual property, the manufacturing operations in Virginia as well as sales, production and engineering staff. The

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Cleaning duties 'not always clear' between nurses and domestics

16th of April 2015
Cleaning duties 'not always clear' between nurses and domestics

The issue of who is responsible for specific hospital cleaning tasks - nurses or domestic staff - is raising concerns at the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland.

NHS infection control inspectors say there is a lack of clarity between the cleaning responsibilities of nursing staff and cleaners. The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate is also

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SCA remains one of the world's most ethical companies

15th of April 2015
SCA remains one of the world's most ethical companies

SCA, manufacturer of Tork hand hygiene and tissue systems, has appeared in this year's World's Most Ethical Companies listing for the eighth year running. It was one of only three companies in the Forestry, Paper and Packaging category to appear.

"SCA places strong emphasis on corporate responsibility and we are honoured to be named one of the

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Self-powered toilet turns human waste into clean water

14th of April 2015
Self-powered toilet turns human waste into clean water

Scientists are developing a toilet that turns urine into water and solid waste into energy.

The nano membrane toilet is being developed at Cranfield University in the UK. Water produced in the unit is sufficiently clean to be used for washing clothes or irrigating fields. The solid waste, meanwhile, is burned and transformed into energy.

And the

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