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.
An overview of latest product developments in mopping
In a new size
The Twixter double mop system from Vermop is now available in a 30 cm working width. This means corners and niches can be cleaned more easily, the company says, as well as heavily furnished areas such as shops and washrooms.
A wide range of mop covers for different floor
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
One European in six reports a constant struggle to pay household bills and three quarters believe poverty has increased in their country over the past year. That's according to a Eurobarometer survey on the social impacts of the economic crisis.
Germany's Federal Labour Court has issued a ruling that ends decades of monopolistic rights to union representation and collective bargaining in German companies.
The court's decision will mean duplication and overlapping collective bargaining units may operate concurrently. It also undermines the practice of extending in-house wage deals made
European firms remain optimistic about China's economic growth prospects, but are less confident about the near-term outlook for profits and are very concerned about regulatory unpredictability, according to a survey.
The annual survey of 500 EU companies in China showed that 78 per cent of respondents were optimistic overall about the growth