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When it comes to purchasing new cleaning solutions – whether for manual or mechanical cleaning – procurement managers increasingly consider aspects such as ergonomics, safety and cost-efficiency in addition to a good cleaning performance.
Particular attention is given to the ergonomics of cleaning machines – for instance vacuum
For maintaining, resurfacing and polishing of wood, tile, terrazzo, marble, concrete and gym
floors Tomcat has developed Edge Orbital floor scrubbers. These allow the operator to
add or remove weights as well as use a variety of specialty pads.
Training can be carried out in less than two minutes, says Tomcat. The company also claims the Edge
For the cleaning of rough and anti-slip floors Hilados Biete has developed two new socket mops under its Ressol trademark. The company says this type of surface presents a significant problem in daily cleaning because rough surfaces destroy many cotton, synthetic or even microfibre mops.
Terry Microfibre socket mop is made from microfibre terry
New from Hako are the Hakomatic B310 R/B310 R CL ride-on scrubber dryers and combi-machines with 310-litre tank capacity for use in shopping malls, multi-storey car parks or in the industrial
and logistics sector.
Five different models are available - two disk brush machines, one with cylindrical brushes and two combi-machines with disk brushes
Aztec specialises in high speed floor maintenance equipment and has recently launched the LowRider Dust Control propane burnisher in three sizes (21, 24 and 27 ins). Also new are the UltraGrind, UltraEdge and UltraVac propane-powered concrete floor grinders and polishers and the Grand Finale floor finish and chemical applicator.
Perfex says its line of TruCLEAN microfibre mops require no cleaning chemical and can absorb up to seven times their weight in liquids - they can also be reused up to 500 times.
Other options include an individually packaged, class 100 Cleanroom Mop. All mops are compatible with gamma, ETO autoclave sterilisation.