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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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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