The barrier tech solution to biofilms

10th of October 2023
The barrier tech solution to biofilms

Most people outside the specialist cleaning sector will never have heard of biofilms. Invisible, but everywhere, biofilms are the immobile communities of microorganisms that stick to one another, and then onto surfaces. They often float freely in the air until the right environmental cues attract them onto a surface, where they mature and

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Smell - not to be sniffed at

4th of October 2023
Smell - not to be sniffed at

Research has shown that, even at very low levels, a malodour present in a room can make the occupants feel more uneasy. A pleasant fragrance can make any environment feel better and increase the dwell time of its occupants. This is especially important in our own homes, care homes, retail spaces or hotels where a happy occupant is important.

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A change in the air

2nd of October 2023
A change in the air

Air fresheners have come a long way since they first entered the market in the mid 20th century. But the practice of fragrancing the air goes back much longer than that. ECJ traces the origins of air fresheners and looks at the latest technologies capable of delivering pleasant aromas.

Vibrating meshes, perfume diffusers, nanotechnology –

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The spirit of collaboration

25th of August 2023
The spirit of collaboration

Collaborative business-to-business ventures are built around establishing strong relationships at all levels and by connecting people through a common purpose. David Parker at EMCOR discusses why cleaning as a service lends itself to a collaborative approach and offers advice on what that entails.

COLLABORATION IS ONE of those terms that can be

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Europe’s demographic conundrum

24th of August 2023
Europe’s demographic conundrum

A demographic time bomb is ticking down across Europe. Longer life expectancy and falling birth rates are projected to cause widespread labour shortages in the not too distant future, with dire outcomes for the region’s economies, reports Hartley Milner.

THRUST DEFIANTLY skywards, a protester’s placard evokes a bloody episode from

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The science of odour - part 2

23rd of August 2023
The science of odour - part 2

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 the second of a two-part report

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