Hands off

17th of May 2011
Hands off

Are no-touch taps, flush systems and dryers taking over in the washroom or do they merely bewilder the public and over-complicate things? We ask manufacturers whether automatic systems are the way ahead – or whether we are going too far down the' touch free' route.

The outbreak of swine flu in 2009 has made us all nervous about touching

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Taking the long-term view

4th of May 2011
Taking the long-term view

Pedro Chidichimo, president of customer solutions and innovation at global cleaning solutions provider Diversey, writes the second of his series of exclusive articles for ECJ. Here he explains how implementing a long-term sustainability strategy brings real return on investment for manufacturers.

As I attend industry exhibitions and events

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Meeting women's expectations?

17th of March 2011
Meeting women's expectations?

What do female customers want from a feminine hygiene unit, and how are manufacturers delivering it? We look at research into this field and find out how manufacturers are meeting their customers’ needs.

Companies that manufacture feminine hygiene bins have their work cut out for them. They need to come up with products that are hygienic,

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Cautious optimism

16th of March 2011
Cautious optimism

It has been a difficult couple of years for the eurozone, due to the economic crisis. ECJ correspondent Hartley Milner looks ahead to what 2011 may hold for the eurozone – seeking opinion from business leaders inside and outside the cleaning sector. 

Surveys show business confidence in Europe is at its highest in three years, with

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Crowd control

16th of March 2011
Crowd control

Cross-contamination needs to be avoided in any environment where crowds collect in order to prevent the spread of infections and viruses. So which touch points are the chief culprits for passing on illnesses, and what products do cleaning companies offer to reduce the risk?

Swine flu has returned with a vengeance this year and is adding to the

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Copycats - industry must take action

16th of March 2011
Copycats - industry must take action

Senior figures from the cleaning industry gathered in Amsterdam recently to discuss the increasingly widespread problem of ‘copycat’ products entering the European market. The meeting was hosted by European Cleaning Journal and Amsterdam RAI.

The subject of intellectual property (IP) violation has been highlighted by a number of the

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