Potential for contamination?

15th of June 2010
Potential for  contamination?

In every building on any day of the week cleaners use commercial vacuuming equipment. Many of these units are dry vacuums fitted with special filtration to control dust emissions from the vacuum exhaust which, we all know, is essential to prevent exposure of the cleaners, building workers and visitors to the hazards of fine particulates in the

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Best in show

15th of June 2010
Best in show

The 2010 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Innovation Award was presented during a gala opening ceremony on the first day of the exhibiton. Here, ECJ takes a closer look at the overall  winner - the Travelator Cleaner from Baudoin - and the category winning products from Kärcher and Alpheios.

The Travelator Cleaner from Baudoin Wash-Systems was declared

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A new confidence

15th of June 2010
A new confidence

Europe's most important professional cleaning show took place in Amsterdam at the end of April. ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2010 held high expectations for the trade's manufacturers, many of which had planned new product launches for the event. And after a difficult couple of years for the market all exhibitors were hoping for some positive feedback from

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Pole position

15th of June 2010
Pole position

With the advent of water-fed poles, is there still a need for traditional window cleaning methods such as detergents, ladders and cradles? Will these die out, or will there always be some applications where they are essential? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

It is becoming increasingly hard for window cleaners to justify going about their business in the

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Hygienically clean

15th of June 2010
Hygienically clean

Steam, dry ice and foam are among the methods of cleaning in hygiene-critical food preparation areas. But what advantages do these offer over traditional detergents and disinfectants, and do they have any downsides? Ann Laffeaty investigates.

Traditional methods of cleaning in food preparation areas tend to involve the use of chemicals and water.

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'Green' is not enough

15th of April 2010
'Green' is not enough

As one of the industry's leading cleaning machine manufacturers, Kärcher is planning a number of launches for this year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN. Michelle Marshall, ECJ editor, talks exclusively to managing director Markus Asch at the company's headquarters in Winnenden, Germany. Asch explains how sustainability has long been at the heart of its

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