The robot co-operative

17th of August 2023
The robot co-operative

How happy are cleaning staff about using robot assistants? ECJ looks at the human-robot relationship and asks manufacturers and cleaning companies how they can help to improve it.

THE ROBOTS ARE COMING. And human cleaners are increasingly having to learn to work alongside them. But do they appreciate the labour-saving potential that cleaning

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Attitudes to hand hygiene - changing behaviour

7th of June 2023
Attitudes to hand hygiene - changing behaviour

Hand hygiene specialist Dettol Pro Solutions has provided solutions at many large-scale events since the pandemic. Having observed consumer behaviour, it has now made use of behaviourial science in encouraging people to follow hand hygiene protocols. Dr Lisa Ackerley writes for ECJ.

Dettol Pro Solutions is the B2B arm of consumer hygiene brand

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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 rise of Artificial Intelligence

1st of June 2023
The rise of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has transformed our lives in ways that were the stuff of science fiction not so long ago and its influences are set only to proliferate over coming decades. Hartley Milner examines the impact of AI on the business world, for better or worse.

How would you feel about interacting face-to-face with a computer-generated

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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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