Cleaning in the Digital World - smart city of 2040

26th of October 2016
Cleaning in the Digital World - smart city of 2040

The cleaning sector, as we all recognise, is a down-to-earth one and is slow to adopt new technologies. But if we look ahead to the future with a focus on how customer requirements will develop, we can be a little more visionary. Marco Cardinale, head of product management floor care at Kärcher - which is leading the way in the industry with

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When only a mop will do

26th of October 2016
When only a mop will do

An increasing number of today’s professional cleaning operations are carried out using machines. But are there still some instances where only a person with a mop will fit the bill, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Cleaning is a particularly labour-intensive task – one that can lead to aches and pains on the part of the operative. For this reason

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Putting hygiene in a box

26th of October 2016
Putting hygiene in a box

ECJ asks manufacturers how they ensure that their dispensers deliver hand hygiene in the washroom – and finds out whether hygiene is the customer’s top priority in any case.

Practically all away-from-home washrooms are equipped with soap and toilet paper housed in dispensers. Most of them also offer hand drying facilities in the form

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Cleaning up in the air at Tokyo Skytree

24th of October 2016
Cleaning up in the air at Tokyo Skytree

Cleaning – a job that doesn’t come with excitement and adrenaline? Well, think again, because the cleaners of Tokyo Skytree start their first day at work full of adrenaline. They are tasked with cleaning the windows of the second highest building in the world. Bobbie van der List met two of their cleaners to find out what drives them,

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Intelligent buildings - be smart about opportunties

14th of October 2016
Intelligent buildings - be smart about opportunties

What is an intelligent/smart building and why is their rise so important to the building services business? An intelligent building combines technologies and interconnected systems to support the use of the accommodation by the building’s users, enables efficient operation and reconfiguration of the space. The implications for cleaning

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Ambulance cleaning - room for improvement

10th of October 2016
Ambulance cleaning - room for improvement

Paul Harleman, business development manager Benefrance at Vileda Professional writes exclusively for ECJ about the cleaning and disinfection issues ambulance services are facing. He looks at how they organise the cleaning process today and makes suggestions as to how they can improve. 

Some time ago ECJ published news about a leading Dutch

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