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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Window cleaning - safety first

10th of August 2015
Window cleaning - safety first

Window cleaning has long been associated with working from height along with all the risks that this involves. But since the advent of water-fed poles, how safe is window cleaning today? And what products are there on the market that can further improve window cleaners’ safety? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Concern for personal safety is becoming

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Gym users' bags contaminated with bacteria, says study

7th of August 2015
Gym users' bags contaminated with bacteria, says study

If you're planning to go to the gym this weekend, maybe take a few moments to clean your gym bag. Because according to a study by Initial Washroom Hygiene in the UK, 60 per cent of Britons' gym bags carry high levels of bacterial contamination.

Swab tests carried out found more than one in three (35 per cent) bags harboured coliform bacteria on

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