Change in pressure

25th of November 2010
Change in pressure

Manufacturers of high pressure cleaning systems are experiencing increased demand from some quarters - while other markets are declining. So why is this occurring? Ann Laffeaty looks at the changes afoot in the world of high pressure cleaning.

The high pressure cleaning industry has undergone a series of fundamental changes in recent years. It

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Cleaning all day?

25th of November 2010

ECJ speaks to one contract cleaning company that has successfully converted one of its largest contracts into a daytime cleaning operation, and another for which daytime cleaning is an inherent part of the business model. We also examine the advantages and disadvantages of the daytime cleaning concept.

In recent years daytime cleaning has become

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Modern solutions to today's challenges

25th of November 2010
Modern solutions to today's challenges

Heading up the special report on sweepers in this edition of ECJ, Kai Stolzenberg of sweeper specialist Stolzenberg in Germany offers an overview of the market in Europe. He also examines how customer demands are evolving and the most significant technological developments.

Often underestimated, the sweepers sector represents a fairly significant

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The big push

25th of November 2010
The big push

How do trolley manufacturers incorporate all the necessary elements of a rigorous cleaning regime into one compact unit that can be pushed with ease by the operator? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Trolleys need to incorporate a wide range of cleaning tools – not to mention heavy buckets and detergents – in order to make them viable as a

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Search & destroy tactics success

25th of November 2010

For some years the Dutch guidelines on infection prevention and the country's method of dealing with MRSA outbreaks have been held up as an example to the healthcare profession around the world. ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands to meet Thea Daha, an infection control specialist for the

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The one that flu away

25th of November 2010
The one that flu away

Are the effects of swine flu still being felt in the hand hygiene market? Or has the threat of a global pandemic been largely forgotten by the public? ECJ finds out.

The term  'swine flu' is rarely mentioned these days, but only a year ago the prospect of a winter pandemic resulting in thousands of deaths was causing worldwide panic. Airline

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