Fragrancing systems - a load of fresh air

3rd of November 2014
Fragrancing systems - a load of fresh air

What are the key fragrance trends today? Do we still require sweet, heavy air fresheners or are we beginning to prefer more subtle, fresher aromas? And if customers’ tastes are changing, how are air freshener companies adapting to their demands? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

They say that: “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and it

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Cleaning machines - why battery power?

31st of October 2014
Cleaning machines - why battery power?

What are the main advantages of a battery-powered cleaning machine over a diesel or mains-powered one? And in the future is battery power more likely to gain ground – or die out? Ann Laffeaty asks battery companies, cleaning contractors and machine manufacturers their views.

No cords versus unlimited cleaning time? That is the essence of

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Hard floor care - the education challenge

29th of October 2014
Hard floor care - the education challenge

Cleaning a floor can be very difficult, given the huge range of floor types around these days. But who trains the cleaners in this complex task, and how do they go about it? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Cleaning a floor should theoretically be a simple matter of sweeping, mopping or scrubbing the surface to ensure that it is clear of dirt and

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On-board hygiene

29th of October 2014
On-board hygiene

Providing systems for compact away-from-home washrooms or catering kitchens can be a challenge. But how much harder would this be on a 65 square metre yacht?

Jenny Turner from Tork manufacturer SCA – a company fielding a team in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race – talks to Team SCA boat captain Liz Wardley about the difficulties that

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Washroom dispensing gets smart

10th of October 2014
Washroom dispensing gets smart

A number of washroom dispenser manufacturers are developing ‘intelligent’ dispensing systems that provide real-time data for service providers. But what is the value of these systems, and are they here to stay? ECJ talks to the companies offering these state-of-the-art systems.

There was a time when a washroom dispenser was simply a

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The red carpet cleaning treatment

3rd of October 2014
The red carpet cleaning treatment

Some carpets are special – either because they are particularly old, particularly valuable or because they are made from unusual or hard-to-clean fabrics. So does this mean they require special treatment when being cleaned? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Carpets can vary dramatically. Traditional fibres such as wool have been joined by an

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