Workplace of the future

18th of September 2017
Workplace of the future

Global facilities service provider ISS has opened its new German headquarters in Düsseldorf with the theme ‘Workplace of the Future’. In the building the company is showcasing a new working culture entitled ‘New Ways of Working’ and all building services are being driven using smart technology. ECJ editor Michelle

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Kicking the bucket

15th of September 2017
Kicking the bucket

Early mopping systems used to consist of an unwieldy mop and a heavy metal bucket. How far has the cleaning industry moved on from those days asks Ann Laffeaty?

The clanking sound of a metal bucket used to be the soundtrack to any cleaning operation. In fact the ubiquitous mop and bucket were the main tools of the floor-cleaning trade for

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Carpet care - customised approach needed

14th of September 2017

What have been the most important developments in the carpet industry in recent years in terms of materials used and how they are cleaned/maintained? And can proper cleaning actually prolong the life of a carpet? Writing for ECJ Stephen Lewis, technical director at milliCare explains why carpet care requires customisation in light of the more

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Restoring faded carpet charms

14th of September 2017
Restoring faded carpet charms

Carpets have an enduring aesthetic and practical appeal but what do you do when those charms fade? Don’t rush into disposing until you’ve explored the powers of restoration, says Gordon McVean, international sales and marketing director of Truvox International.

Hard floors have their practical and visual virtues, especially given the

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Air fresheners - bad for our health?

13th of September 2017
Air fresheners - bad for our health?

Air freshening products are everywhere – in our offices, hotels, washrooms, cars and homes. But are they always a force for good? Or should we attempt to restrict their use? ECJ talks to manufacturers about air fresheners and their potential effects on our health.

It is now virtually impossible to avoid “pleasant smells” in

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Cleaning sector gathers in Berlin for CMS and WFBSC Congress

5th of September 2017
Cleaning sector gathers in Berlin for CMS and WFBSC Congress

The German capital Berlin is to host the 2017 Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) this September, alongside the CMS professional cleaning trade exhibition. The congress is being hosted by the German contract cleaning association BIV.

The theme of the programme, which takes place from September 18-20, is

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