Air freshnening - scents and sensibilities

9th of November 2018
Air freshnening - scents and sensibilities

How do air freshener manufacturers tread the fine line between gently fragrancing an environment and creating an overpowering aroma, asks Ann Laffeaty.

According to a new memoir, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs told his daughter that she “smelled like a toilet” when she visited him on his deathbed. However, this seemingly harsh-sounding

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Floor care - what's the problem?

8th of November 2018
Floor care - what's the problem?

Does the type of facility have an impact on the challenge involved when it comes to cleaning its floor? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers their views.

On the face of it, a hard floor is a hard floor wherever it happens to be. But the whole point of a floor is to be walked upon  - and the type and intensity of the traffic it receives will vary

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Sustainability - how to buy responsibly

6th of November 2018
Sustainability - how to buy responsibly

With the announcement of the latest Circular Economy Package, an even greater onus has been placed on industry to demonstrate a commitment to sustainable business. Lorcan Mekitarian, RPC bpi recycled products sales director, explains how, for cleaning firms looking to expand their environmental behaviour, procurement is the best place to

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Carpet cleaning conundrums

3rd of October 2018
Carpet cleaning conundrums

Cleaning a carpet can be fraught with difficulties - but what are the hardest tasks facing today’s carpet care experts and why?

Carpet cleaning is one of the most complex tasks in the industry. The types of substances that are likely to end up on a soft floor vary tremendously: carpet care experts may have to remove the residue from sticky

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Cleaning up mopping

1st of October 2018
Cleaning up mopping

Ann Laffeaty looks at the latest products and technologies on the market designed to clean up the task of mopping and reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

If you run a mop around a dirty floor using detergent and clean water, the chances are that the floor will end up looking cleaner afterwards than it did beforehand. But mopping is a dirty

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Floor pads - the next big thing

26th of September 2018
Floor pads - the next big thing

Cost, sustainability, safety, productivity – what are the key factors driving innovation in the floor pad sector? Leading manufacturer of floorcare maintenance products 3M looks at the trends affecting the market and examines how today’s floor pads are developing to meet modern needs.

There are some things in the cleaning industry

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