Important matters afoot

15th of September 2010
Important matters afoot

Entrance matting provides a visitor with their first impression of an office, supermarket, bank or other facility. But how do matting manufacturers go about maximising the attractiveness of their products while also effectively trapping soiling?

When entering a prestigious international bank or an exclusive store, we are more likely to scan the

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Inclusive strategy

15th of September 2010
Inclusive strategy

Global building services organisation Sodexo was recently named as the top company in a worldwide index that recognises companies which actively engage in diversity and inclusion practices. ECJ examines the definition of the term and talks to Sodexo about how it has become a key element of the culture.

Diversity management is a term that may

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Too many mops?

15th of September 2010

Flat mops, pocket mops, Kentucky mops – why are there so many different types of mop available for the simple task of floor cleaning? And with the advent of microfibre products, is there still a place for the traditional cotton mop? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

The mopping industry has been witnessing a microfibre revolution over recent years.

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How to protect against IP theft?

15th of September 2010
How to protect against IP theft?

European manufacturers of cleaning equipment and systems are increasingly experiencing cases where their products are being copied by producers in the Far East and sold in Europe at much lower prices. ECJ takes a look at the scale of this problem and asks how manufacturers can best protect their intellectual property (IP).

The violation of

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Better performance

15th of September 2010
Better performance

Wim van Druren of Interpolymer, a global producer of polymers and wax dispersions for carpet care applications, writes for ECJ about the structure, cleaning and care of carpeted floors.

Textile flooring that fully covers the smooth floor of a room is referred to as carpet. All around the world it is greatly appreciated and in Germany it is the

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Restored to former glory

15th of September 2010

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visits the world famous Ritz Hotel in the heart of London, whose Portland stone façade has recently been restored to its former glory in just three weeks thanks to an innovative masonry cleaning system from Thomann-Hanry.

Situated in Piccadilly, The Ritz is one of London's grandest and most famous hotels.

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