ISSA names new director of EMEA services

1st of May 2015
ISSA names new director of EMEA services

Cleaning industry trade association ISSA - which has its headquarters in the US - has continued its investment in its European membership with the appointment of Dianna Steinbach as director of EMEA Services. Dianna will be relocating to Europe from the US with her family this summer to fill the position currently held by Keith Baker as of

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The internet of things - a new revolution for the cleaning industry?

1st of May 2015
The internet of things - a new revolution for the cleaning industry?

Writing his exclusive blog for the ECJ website, Toni D'Andrea of Afidamp looks ahead to the forthcoming Pulire exhibition in Verona, which takes place from May 19-21. He also discusses the impact of the Internet of Things on the industry.

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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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