Facade maintenance - the picture across Europe

8th of May 2014
Facade maintenance - the picture across Europe

When it comes to façade maintenance and graffiti removal, different challenges apply across Europe. Ann Laffeaty finds out why this should be the case – and asks manufacturers how they tackle the various façade cleaning problems they encounter from country to country.

The protocol behind most cleaning tasks is fairly universal

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Three types of floor polishers from Hako

5th of May 2014
Three types of floor polishers from Hako

From Hako come three types of floor polishing machines. The first is a 450-rpm machine for the simple polishing of uncoated, shining floor coverings as well as soft coatings based on polymer and soap. There is also a 1,100-rpm high speed model as well as an ultra-high speed one for floor coatings used in high traffic areas.

The company says it is

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Truvox Orbis UHS 1500 burnisher

5th of May 2014
Truvox Orbis UHS 1500 burnisher

The Orbis UHS 1500 ultra-high speed single disk burnisher from Truvox International incorporates straight line operation for maximum productivity, the company says.

Lower profile casing, with built-in floating pad assembly, ensures greater accessibility and full pad contact with the floor. There is a centre guide wheel for up-to-the-edge

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Nilfisk walk-behind battery burnisher BU800

5th of May 2014
Nilfisk walk-behind battery burnisher BU800

Nilfisk will soon launch a walk-behind battery burnisher - the newly designed BU800. This offers updated double-pivot pad driver design to ensure the machine stays in alignment and follows floor contours for a more consistent gloss.

Passive dust control improves indoor air quality during operation while a more user-friendly design includes

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Werner & Mertz green care Longlife Complete

5th of May 2014
Werner & Mertz green care Longlife Complete

With the launch of green care Longlife Complete Werner & Mertz Professional says it is offering a holistic and sustainable floor coating - boasting durability; consistent appearance; time-saving processability even on damp linoleum floorings; resistance to alcohol and disinfectants; complete removability; and quick and easy care film

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Kärcher ultra-high speed polishers

5th of May 2014
Kärcher ultra-high speed polishers

The mains-powered BDP 50/1500 C and battery-powered BDP 43/1500 C are Kärcher’s two ultra-high speed polishers for cleaning of smooth, coated floors. Because both are quiet in operation - 56 and 57 dB(A) - they are suitable for daytime use in busy areas.

Both polishers have a chassis for straight-line stability, while the support wheel

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