Not just outdoors

28th of June 2012
Not just outdoors

Ann Laffeaty finds out about the increasingly sophisticated window cleaning systems on the market that can be used for cleaning the interior windows of offices, stores and other facilities without causing any disruption or water damage.

Traditional window cleaning systems involve buckets, squeegees, detergents and plenty of water. Even water-fed

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The bigger picture for food hygiene

28th of June 2012
The bigger picture for food hygiene

Food-safe detergents for cleaning down surfaces are a basic necessity when equipping a hygienic food preparation environment. But in the bigger picture there are plenty of other products that can help to avoid the risk of cross-contamination, as Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Most of us accept the vital role that food-safe detergents play in

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Largest market in Europe

28th of June 2012
Largest market in Europe

In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of Germany. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, its potential for growth and the structure of the market. We also report on the latest statistics related to cleaning equipment manufacturers.

The commercial cleaning

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Hygiene vital to human health

27th of June 2012

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visits Dako in Denmark, a company specialising in tissue-based cancer diagnostics, to find out how ISS manages a wide range of  facility services there.

Dako’s mission is to fight cancer and from its base in Glostrup, Denmark it provides reagents, instruments and software that give fast and accurate answers

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Cleaning service companies - we must adapt

3rd of May 2012
Cleaning service companies - we must adapt

Writing exclusively for ECJ, Andreas Lill from the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) addresses the topic: ‘cleaning and building service companies must do more to adapt to clients’ changing needs in the face of economic difficulties’.

Cleaning service companies are increasingly forced to adapt to clients’

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Graffiti - prevention or cure?

2nd of May 2012
Graffiti - prevention or cure?

Ann Laffeaty looks at the latest anti-graffiti coatings on the market and finds out whether local authorities are prepared to pay for them - or whether they are more inclined to simply remove the graffiti after the vandals have struck.

Local authorities wishing to tackle the problem of graffiti have two main options. They can wait for the vandals

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