Are robots ready for work?

2nd of November 2016
Are robots ready for work?

Manufacturers of cleaning robots believe their products represent the future of cleaning. But how viable are they now, asks Ann Laffeaty?

This article is from ECJ's Cleaning in the Digital World supplement.

Robots were a major highlight of this year’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam. Several companies unveiled their new autonomous

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Extend your carpets’ life

28th of October 2016
Extend your carpets’ life

Replacing carpet is a costly proposition and in these challenging times extending its life through comprehensive cleaning and maintenance can result in significant savings. David Grossmann, president of service provider Renue Systems looks at the role of preventative measures, vacuuming, spot & spill removal, and periodic deep cleaning. 

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Floor pads - padding towards the future

27th of October 2016
Floor pads - padding towards the future

Every floorcare task has a colour-coded floor pad to match. But will this dazzling spectrum of products grow to feature even more pads in future, or will the market be rationalised to provide a more streamlined selection of multipurpose pads?

Floor pads quite literally cover a whole spectrum of products. There are black pads for stripping, green

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Washrooms - first impressions count

27th of October 2016
Washrooms - first impressions count

When it comes to washrooms, first impressions are everything. To provide a pleasant environment businesses need to get all the aspects of a washroom’s design and maintenance right. Paul Jakeway, marketing director at Deb, explains why a modern dispenser system can enhance the washroom experience.

When you enter a public washroom, what is it

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When only a mop will do

26th of October 2016
When only a mop will do

An increasing number of today’s professional cleaning operations are carried out using machines. But are there still some instances where only a person with a mop will fit the bill, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Cleaning is a particularly labour-intensive task – one that can lead to aches and pains on the part of the operative. For this reason

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Putting hygiene in a box

26th of October 2016
Putting hygiene in a box

ECJ asks manufacturers how they ensure that their dispensers deliver hand hygiene in the washroom – and finds out whether hygiene is the customer’s top priority in any case.

Practically all away-from-home washrooms are equipped with soap and toilet paper housed in dispensers. Most of them also offer hand drying facilities in the form

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