The matting season

21st of September 2012
The matting season

How far does the weather and climate influence the type of matting a company would choose for their premises? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Matting systems are vital for keeping buildings free from any foot-borne dirt. This is particularly important in public and commercial facilities where image is paramount and cleaning costs need to be kept down.

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Sensory carpet cleaning

21st of September 2012
Sensory carpet cleaning

It is one challenge to remove the visible soiling from carpets – but how do carpet cleaning systems remove other assaults on the senses such as unpleasant smells and stickiness underfoot? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

A stained carpet can give a commercial or institutional facility a grubby look, so the carpet cleaner’s top priority will

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Dispenser trends

21st of September 2012
Dispenser trends

Do today’s customers demand style, hygiene and sustainability from their washroom dispensers, or do they merely want a functional system that works? ECJ looks at current trends in the washroom dispenser market.

When washroom dispensers were first developed, early models tended to be functional white boxes with sharp corners and even sharper

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Hygiene fight against disease

20th of September 2012
Hygiene fight against disease

In the second part of our special series looking back at the history of hygiene, ECJ asks how we first discovered germs and how harmful they can be. We look back at the pioneers who convinced us that bacteria can be so dangerous to public health and how their findings formed the very foundations of hygiene and public health as we know them

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Indispensible tool

20th of September 2012
Indispensible tool

Mops are arguably the most traditional tool in the cleaner’s cupboard, however they still have a vital role to play in the modern cleaning operation. Writing for ECJ, Vermop looks at how product development and the customising of mopping systems to make them more suitable for specific applications has secured their future.

The use of

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Must add value

19th of September 2012
Must add value

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks to Keith Baker, director of European services at industry trade association ISSA, about the changing role of the distributor in today’s marketplace and opportunities for the future.

Keith Baker has spent virtually his entire career in the cleaning and hygiene industry. He worked for a major chemicals

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