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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Hygiene in food factories of the future

9th of August 2021
Hygiene in food factories of the future

Mariane Hodgkinson, hygiene consultant for Hillbrush, manufacturer of specialist cleaning tools for the food industry looks at how food companies can expand their business to meet demand for
new types of products, particularly in the vegan and free from categories, without adding on square metres and the importance of reviewing cleaning procedures

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Food prep hygiene takeaways

5th of August 2021
Food prep hygiene takeaways

Many restaurants have had to morph into off-site diners during the pandemic, while “ghost” kitchens have sprung up everywhere. What are the cleaning and hygiene challenges faced by food takeaway and delivery businesses, asks Ann Laffeaty? And how has Covid-19 impacted on those challenges?

The restaurant industry has suffered hugely

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Where is tech taking off?

4th of August 2021
Where is tech taking off?

In what types of environments are high-tech cleaning systems that involve elements such as software, sensors, automation, remote tracking and robots proving their worth, asks Ann Laffeaty? And why is this the case?

Cleaning has traditionally tended to be a fairly manual process until recently. True, there is a whole host of equipment and

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One step further towards quality-based procurement

3rd of August 2021
One step further towards quality-based procurement

Public procurement is one of the key areas of activities for EFCI and the organisation feels there is a real need for public authorities to better promote efficient, fair and transparent competition. So it has developed a set of specific recommendations.

Public procurement is one of the focuses of advocacy work for the EFCI. Indeed, our sector

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