Chidichimo to lead new Sealed Air business unit after Diversey integration

9th of November 2011
Chidichimo to lead new Sealed Air business unit after Diversey integration

Sealed Air Corporation in the USA has announced the next step in the integration of the Diversey business, which it took over in June in a deal worth US$ 4.3 billion. This includes the establishment of new business units in 2012.

"As part of our integration process, we plan to organise Sealed Air into three business units focused on food safety

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Green Apple Award for Bio-Productions at Gatwick

7th of November 2011
Green Apple Award for Bio-Productions at Gatwick

Biological cleaning products specialist Bio-Productions has won a Green Apple Environment Award in partnership with cleaning service provider OCS. The two companies have worked together to reduce the environmental impact of cleaning at Gatwick Airport in the UK.

The introduction of Bio-Productions biological cleaning products at the airport has

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G4S abandons proposed acquisition of ISS

1st of November 2011
G4S abandons proposed acquisition of ISS

Global security group G4S has this morning announced that it will not now purchase Denmark-based building services giant ISS, as announced last month. The deal was set to be worth almost six billion euros.

In an official statement Ole Andersen, chairman of the board of ISS said: "In July our owner - FS Invest - was approached by G4S proposing to

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Electrostar buys sweeper producer Haaga

25th of October 2011
Electrostar buys sweeper producer Haaga

The parent company of Electrostar, which manufactures Starmix vacuum cleaners and warm air hand dryers, has taken over sweeper producer Haaga. Both companies are based in Germany.

Haaga now becomes part of the Algo Company Group, which comprises nine companies based in Germany, Austria, Malta and Russia. It employs 390 staff and reported a

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Hand hygiene lacking in emergency room corridors

24th of October 2011
Hand hygiene lacking in emergency room corridors

Emergency patients receiving treatment on trolleys or chairs in corridors are at greater risk of contamination from the hands of hospital staff, a new study has shown.

The study revealed that healthcare professionals are far less likely to wash their hands - an essential element of infection control - when the patient is not actually in a

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EFCI president encourages optimism

5th of October 2011
EFCI president encourages optimism

The president of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) urged contract cleaning business leaders to be optimistic about the sector's future when he spoke at its general assembly in Amsterdam recently.

Hans Simons insisted that the contract cleaning market "is not in bad shape", achieving a turnover of 60 billion euros in the

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