ECJ is 20 years old!

6th of March 2013
ECJ is 20 years old!

European Cleaning Journal, the only pan-European magazine for the professional cleaning sector, celebrates its 20th birthday this month.

Since February 1993 ECJ has been a vital source of information, comment and news for Europe's cleaning professionals. Published bi-monthly, it is read by more than 22,000 purchasers and specifiers of cleaning

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Countdown to UK Cleaning Show date

5th of March 2013
Countdown to UK Cleaning Show date

The Cleaning Show 2013 - the UK's professional cleaning exhibition - takes place from March 19-21 at the NEC in Birmingham.

With more than 200 exhibitors set to take part, the organisers are promising a number of new features. These include the Innovation Zone, which will showcase entries to this year's Cleaning Show Innovation Awards, and the

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Southern Europeans travel to London to find work

22nd of February 2013
Southern Europeans travel to London to find work

The UK, and particularly London, has become a popular place for tens of thousands of southern Europeans in search of work as the governments of Spain, Portugal and Italy continue to impose austerity measures.

5,350 Spaniards and 5,370 Italians were allocated national insurance numbers in London in the first quarter of 2012, according to The Times

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Single European patent signed

20th of February 2013
Single European patent signed

The European Union has formally signed on a new unitary patent for 24 participating member states. This comes after 40 years of negotiation, one of the longest in the trading area's history.

The current system made patent registration up to 60 times more expensive in Europe than in China and will now be abandoned in favour of a one-size-fits-all

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Three new Airblades from Dyson

15th of February 2013
Three new Airblades from Dyson

Dyson has developed a brand new digital motor that is being used to power three new Airblade hand dryers - the Dyson Airblade Tap, the Airblade V and the reengineered Airblade.

Airblade technology uses sheets of high velocity unheated air that travel through tiny apertures at 430 mph - scraping water from hands like a windscreen wiper.

The Dyson

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Preparations start for CMS Berlin

15th of February 2013
Preparations start for CMS Berlin

The organisers of the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin, which takes place from September 24-27, have reported high early booking levels.

The show, which will cover 24,000 square metres, will feature a 'green maintenance area' focusing on environmentally conscious solutions. Other special display areas will include glass and façade

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