Meeting women's expectations?

17th of March 2011
Meeting women's expectations?

What do female customers want from a feminine hygiene unit, and how are manufacturers delivering it? We look at research into this field and find out how manufacturers are meeting their customers’ needs.

Companies that manufacture feminine hygiene bins have their work cut out for them. They need to come up with products that are hygienic,

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Warsaw date for CEE sector

17th of March 2011
Warsaw date for CEE sector

Warsaw in Poland is the venue for this year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) exhibition, which takes from May 18-20. Over 40 international exhibitors are set to attend, with the total number expected to reach 180.

Companies such as Vileda, Diversey, Kränzle, Columbus, Kärcher, Ehrle, Kiehl and Nilfisk-Advance will

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Industry round table tackles copycat products

17th of March 2011
Industry round table tackles copycat products

Senior figures from the cleaning industry gathered in Amsterdam recently to discuss the increasingly widespread problem of ‘copycat’ products entering the European market. The meeting was hosted by European Cleaning Journal and Amsterdam RAI.

The subject of intellectual property (IP) violation has been highlighted by a number of the

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Cautious optimism

16th of March 2011
Cautious optimism

It has been a difficult couple of years for the eurozone, due to the economic crisis. ECJ correspondent Hartley Milner looks ahead to what 2011 may hold for the eurozone – seeking opinion from business leaders inside and outside the cleaning sector. 

Surveys show business confidence in Europe is at its highest in three years, with

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EU countries unite on patent

16th of March 2011

The European Parliament is expected to give its first green light to a 23-country enhanced cooperation for the European patent, confirming a fast-track approach chosen by the European Commission despite a number of unresolved controversial issues.

So far the proposal for a EU-wide system has been blocked in the EU Council of Ministers because votes

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EU ministers reject maternity leave plan

16th of March 2011

EU ministers have overwhelmingly rejected a move by Euro MPs to extend maternity leave to 20 weeks on full pay in the 27 nations. The social affairs ministers voiced concern about the cost of the 20-week minimum the European Parliament voted for in October.

Minimum maternity leave in the EU is currently 14 weeks - the European Commission has

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