Untangling the web of EU regulation

17th of May 2013
Untangling the web of EU regulation

Fresh moves are under way at EU level to remove the tangle of regulation choking business growth and the region’s economic recovery. Hartley Milner looks at some of the most burdensome laws on the hit list.

It appears our leaders found time at their recent summit for a little soul-searching. The outcome was recognition of a grievance

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Floor pads - continual development

17th of May 2013
Floor pads - continual development

Floor pads have come a long way since they were first developed in the 1950s. Richard Jones, market manager for floor & surface care for 3M – the company said to have invented the floor pad - talks about the evolution of the product and considers the impact that the continued development of the floor pad has had on the market

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Batteries -proper maintenance vital

16th of May 2013
Batteries -proper maintenance vital

There are many types of battery now being used on cleaning machines: flooded batteries; sealed AGM and gel versions, lithium-ion batteries, batteries that can be charged throughout the day, etc. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type and in which environments are they most suitable for powering cleaning machines? Battery supplier

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Toughest of hard floors for polishing

15th of May 2013
Toughest of hard floors for polishing

Which are the most difficult types of floor surfaces to polish and maintain? And what other factors such as age and floor condition have an effect on the final result? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Today’s hard floors come in all shapes, sizes, grades and materials. Alongside traditional floors made from marble, wood, tiles and linoleum there

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Cleaning towns and streets - a history

15th of May 2013
Cleaning towns and streets - a history

In the latest part of our exclusive series about the history of hygiene, we focus on city and town cleaning. When did sanitation and waste removal become a priority on the streets of Europe and how was today’s modern street cleaning equipment developed?

The cleanliness of towns and streets has been a concern ever since they first came about

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Washroom hygiene - sector by sector

13th of May 2013
Washroom hygiene - sector by sector

What are the best types of washroom system for a hospital? A secondary school? A high-end restaurant? A prestigious office? Washroom manufacturers demonstrate the wide range of needs in four different sectors and consider the products and systems that suit each of them.

We all have the same basic needs in the washroom which means our universal

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