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Cleaning industry association ISSA and RAI Amsterdam, who previously co-organised the ISSA/INTERCLEAN group of cleaning trade exhibitions around the world, have restructured their agreement to "allow both organisations to thrive in the global marketplace".

It follows a public disagreement in November 2017, which saw RAI Amsterdam announce the end of the alliance. ISSA initially denied the reports.

Read the full story right along with a selection of the latest news and products from cleaning-matters.co.uk.

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LATEST NEWS

ISSA and Amsterdam RAI restructure shows

Cleaning industry association ISSA and RAI Amsterdam, who previously co-organised the ISSA/INTERCLEAN group of cleaning trade exhibitions around the world, have restructured their agreement to "allow both organisations to thrive in the global marketplace".

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FM firms facing stagnating profitability into 2018

Support services and facilities management (FM) companies are facing stagnating profitability into 2018 amid increased competition from SMEs, rising cost inflation from the National Living Wage and Brexit, according to a new report.

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New proof that flushing wipes is a major cause of sewer blockages

The biggest ever in-depth investigation of sewer blockages in the UK has revealed that wipes being flushed down toilets are causing serious problems in the sewerage system.

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ABM awarded the top Loo of the Year trophy

ABM, a facility services company since 1987, were awarded the prestigious Overall Loo of the Year Award Trophy at the Loo of the Year Awards 30th Anniversary event on Friday 8th December.

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Office tea mugs less hygienic than average toilet seat, study finds

A new study released by Initial Washroom Hygiene has revealed that office workers could be exposing themselves to more harmful germs than they think during their daily tea run.

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Recycling company fined after worker loses arm

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Technology and sustainability key drivers of the UK contract cleaning market

Following three years of marginal growth, the UK contract cleaning market accelerated between 2014 and 2016 in line with the economy, a new report from AMA Research has found.

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INTERCLEAN Amsterdam adds on-premise laundry section

INTERCLEAN Amsterdam has expanded the scope of the show to meet increased demand, this time by including a dedicated area for the On-Premise-Laundry (OPL) sector.

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Survey of gig workers' health and wellbeing brings call for employer-worker care pledge

Gig economy workers, temps and workers on zero-hours contracts report receiving fewer protections for their health and wellbeing at work than their permanent, full-time colleagues, according to findings from a survey published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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Londoners worst hit by overflowing waste

Londoners suffer more than inhabitants of any other city when it comes to waste.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Spinaclean set to launch window cleaning equipment

Spinaclean, a leading UK manufacturer of high-level vacuum cleaning equipment and pioneers of what is said to be the world's most powerful gutter cleaning machine SkyVac, will unveil a range of new commercial window cleaning equipment in January.

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Say goodbye to cold store shutdowns

Advanced Engineering, a UK leading manufacturer of ACR cleaning products, has added a new cleaner to its range - FroZone - specially developed for low-temperature cleaning.

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Assured Solutions: Micro beads

Over the past three years Assured Solutions Ltd has been looking for viable alternatives to replace the plastic beads in some of its hand cleaners.

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A new clear tube solution made using redundant drinks bottles

Responding to the growing pressure to offer environmentally acceptable packaging Bell is delighted to launch Retran.

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Envirobin recycling hub collects four separate waste streams

As demand for recycling segregation at source increases Leafield Environmental has introduced a new suite of smart, stylish recycling bins that accommodate up to four individual waste streams.

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Makita back-pack vacs fast-track Greater Anglia Trains

Fast turnaround of rolling stock is essential to maintain the busy rail network schedules operated by Greater Anglia Trains across the East of England with key commuter links to London.

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As easy as A, B, C...

Hillbrush, a leading manufacturer of brushware and hygienic cleaning tools in the UK, has just announced it will be expanding its portfolio and introducing new products alongside workplace organisation solutions.

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How to redefine your RoI through smarter innovation

Rawlins offers interactive guide for specifiers: Clients and cleaning contractors looking for innovative equipment and methods that deliver better results can now consult a new guide focused on 'return on innovation'.

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Total Clean launches new website

Total Clean, the expert in commercial and office cleaning around the UK, has launched a new website to reflect its growth and commitment to further development in the future.

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Integration of Reintec, TecServ & CES into ICE Group

Industrial Cleaning Equipment (ICE) is pleased to confirm that full integration of Reintec, TecServ & CES into the ICE Group is well underway, with a separate and dedicated team leading this transition.

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