Cleaners break Tutankhamun’s burial mask - then glue it back together

23rd of February 2015
Cleaners break Tutankhamun’s burial mask - then glue it back together

Cleaners in Egypt have caused untold damage to the burial mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamun after knocking off the blue and gold braided beard, then gluing it back on again.

The pharaoh's 3,300-year-old mask has been left permanently damaged after the relic was hastily stuck together using epoxy glue at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Tutankhamun's tomb

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Tackling food safety challenges

17th of February 2015
Tackling food safety challenges

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Sealed Air Diversey Care business, writes her latest blog for ECJ. She focuses on the role of scientific innovation in overcoming challenges affecting the food service sector.

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Sodexo analyses workplace trends in 2015 report

16th of February 2015
Sodexo analyses workplace trends in 2015 report

Employees and consumers are gaining greater influence over corporations’ behaviour thanks to a surge in e-commerce and social sharing. That's according to service provider Sodexo's 2015 Workplace Trends Report.

The study also reports a new form of public accountability, dubbed 'Rateocracy' is putting unprecedented pressure on companies to

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Scientists try cold plasma treatment on norovirus

13th of February 2015
Scientists try cold plasma treatment on norovirus

Scientists in Germany believe they have discovered a new way of neutralising the norovirus.

They claim that treating contaminated surfaces with cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) may reduce the risk of transmitting the highly contagious virus, which causes stomach pain, nausea and diarrhoea.

Scientists made this discovery after treating a

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European Cleaning Days - spreading the word about professional cleaning

12th of February 2015
European Cleaning Days - spreading the word about professional cleaning

EUnited Cleaning, the association of European cleaning machines manufacturers, has launched a new campaign called European Cleaning Days (ECD). The initiative aims to highlight the importance and the benefits of professional cleaning in areas like offices, hospitals, airports, train stations, etc.

Starting in May, the ECD also have the support of

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Pulire innovation award open for entries

11th of February 2015
Pulire innovation award open for entries

The organisers of the Italian cleaning exhibition Pulire, which takes place in Verona from May 19-21, are now inviting entries for the 2015 innovation award.

All exhibitors are eligible to enter and there is a variety of categories including machines, tools, paper, products and systems. Products entered must have been launched after January 1

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