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?
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
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
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
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
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