Floor polishing made easy

5th of June 2023
Floor polishing made easy

How do companies ensure that their floor polishing systems are intuitive and user-friendly for the operator? ECJ looks at the importance of ergonomics in floor polishing compared with other purchasing considerations.

Polishing a floor should be cost-effective. It should also ideally be carried out sustainably. And it should ensure a high quality

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Cleaning chemicals - changing perceptions

2nd of June 2023
Cleaning chemicals - changing perceptions

Mishaps and tragedies regarding chemical cleaning solutions are impacting on the industry’s reputation, says Ann Laffeaty. But what can be done to change this? And is the public’s perception of chemical cleaners entirely accurate at a time when many products are safer and more eco-friendly than ever?

Earlier this year, a cleaning

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The science of odour

31st of May 2023
The science of odour

Odour plays an important role in the cleaning products industry. Fragrances can be added to products to elicit specific associations and emotions, or to mask a malodour. Specific technologies have been designed to battle malodours such as tobacco and pet odours. Lieke van Genderen at Olfasense tells us more in this two-part report.

The

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Away-from-home washrooms - living up to expectation?

29th of May 2023
Away-from-home washrooms - living up to expectation?

ECJ finds out what people expect to find in away-from-home washrooms - and whether or not this is actually being delivered.

Washrooms come in all shapes and sizes. Some are purely functional and only offer the bare essentials - namely soap, toilet paper and hand-drying facilities. Others go the extra mile to impress visitors and will perhaps

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Green cleaning - reducing water use

19th of April 2023
Green cleaning - reducing water use

Most cleaning tasks involve water in some form, but the use of this precious commodity needs to be limited where possible. What are the latest cleaning systems that reduce the use of water, asks Ann Laffeaty? 

WATER HAS A VITAL ROLE in cleaning. It is used for diluting chemical concentrates and is an important means of washing away dirt from

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Bringing floors back to life

17th of April 2023
Bringing floors back to life

Resilient floor renewal is one of the emerging trends in the flooring market – one which has been gaining momentum for both financial and environmental reasons. It can also make for healthier, more hygienic floors says Marc Janssen of Bona.

Resilient floor renewal is one of the emerging new trends in the flooring market, and one which has

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