Air fresheners - the sweet smell of success

1st of October 2021
Air fresheners - the sweet smell of success

Should an air freshener be capable of creating a sense of well-being and evoking nostalgic memories of times past? Or should it simply be able to mask bad odours? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers what makes an air freshener system successful.

The traditional reason for using an air freshener is to cover up bad smells. This is why they are

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Client relationships - setting new standards

28th of September 2021
Client relationships - setting new standards

Zac Hemming, founding director of ICE Cleaning, explores how cleaning being accelerated to the top of the corporate agenda during the pandemic is presenting commercial contractors with a responsibility and opportunity to push the boundaries of what is expected, and what can be achieved, by daily cleaning routines.

Over the last year, the impact

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Focus on hygiene - return to the workplace

24th of September 2021
Focus on hygiene - return to the workplace

As people all over Europe return to work following lockdowns, Anna Konigson Koopmans from Tork manufacturer Essity looks at how managers can address their employees’ cleaning and hygiene concerns when they re-enter the workplace.

People are returning to work. Some are delighted to be back, others somewhat less so.
A recent UK study carried

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Olena Neznal - driven by the outcome

15th of September 2021
Olena Neznal - driven by the outcome

ECJ speaks exclusively to Olena Neznal, vice president and head of EMEA for Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP). She talks about the impact of the pandemic on the industry as a whole, and looks ahead to the trends that will shape its future.

Olena Neznal is a currently serving as vice president and head of EMEA for Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP)

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Window cleaning - millennium reflections

11th of August 2021
Window cleaning - millennium reflections

The introduction of new technology, a heightened concern for sustainability, a growing focus on safety, a global pandemic – all of the above have made for a turbulent 21st century so far. But what impact have these and other trends and events had on the window cleaning market, asks Ann Laffeaty?

The chief tools of any window cleaner were

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Streamlined wiping

10th of August 2021
Streamlined wiping

There are now cloths, wet wipes and paper products available for a vast range of applications. For example you can buy specialist products for cleaning in offices, dairies and industrial units as well as anti-static, food-safe and alcohol-free wipes. But is the market not now saturated with application-based products? And would a few wipers

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