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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Japan’s cleaning sprinters

6th of June 2016
Japan’s cleaning sprinters

If you have ever visited Tokyo you probably noticed how clean the city is. This is not surprising in a country where cleaning has historically been considered an important part of the culture. To better understand the importance of the cleaning industry, Bobbie van der List - writing exclusively for ECJ -  followed the cleaners of SMT, the

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Single use gloves - essential for cleaners?

2nd of June 2016
Single use gloves - essential for cleaners?

Disposable single use gloves are one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of providing teams with the most appropriate cleaning equipment, but they ought to be one of the basics, especially when it comes to colour coding – says Chris Wahlers of Unigloves.

Disposable single use gloves are one of the most frequently overlooked aspects

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