Chemical dispensing - is smart always best?

1st of August 2016
Chemical dispensing - is smart always best?

As a growing number of companies use technology to enhance their dosing systems, is there still a place for traditional chemical dispensing? Or are ‘intelligent’ systems becoming the rule rather than the exception? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

So-called ‘smart’ dispensing systems are increasingly finding their way on to the

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The wiping revolution

29th of July 2016
The wiping revolution

Industry is becoming less ‘dirty’ and issues such as health and safety are coming to the fore. Meanwhile increasing levels of automation mean that electronic equipment is replacing mechanical components. What impact has this had on the wipes and cloths that are used to clean the equipment, surfaces and hands of operatives?

The world

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Return of the all-purpose cleaner?

29th of June 2016
Return of the all-purpose cleaner?

An increasing number of customers are demanding a ‘one product fits all’ solution to their chemical cleaning requirements.  But how are manufacturers responding? And is there still a market for specialist products? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

In days gone by there were virtually no dedicated cleaning products and people had to use a

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Smart solutions - the soft sell

28th of June 2016
Smart solutions - the soft sell

Cleaning is a traditional industry, and one that is slow to adopt change. But smartphones, tablets and other technological breakthroughs have infiltrated every sector over the past 10 years – and cleaning is no exception. So how is the industry adapting to changing times? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Cleaning used to be all about hard manual

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Floor polishing - is the shine coming off?

27th of June 2016
Floor polishing - is the shine coming off?

Everyone used to want a shiny floor. But the growing availability of alternative floor coverings coupled with concerns about cost, maintenance, health and safety have turned many building managers away from that highly-polished look. So are shiny floors on the way out? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

There was a time when highly-polished floors could be

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Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

7th of June 2016
Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

For any operation offering professional cleaning services, the management of its equipment can present numerous headaches – including downtime, maintenance and repair, compliance and replacement. The traditional route chosen by many service providers has been straightforward purchase. However a different option is becoming increasingly

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