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Thursday, December 17, 2015

UKCPI to support hygiene conference organised by RSPH and IFH

UKCPI is supporting a one day conference from RSPH and The International Scientific Forum of Home Hygiene on 11 February 2016 in London. The event, entitled "Are we too 'clean'? Reframing the hygiene hypothesis", will explore new evidence about the nature of the link between microbial exposure and allergies, and will focus on what industry, healthcare and health agencies can do to change perceptions and develop effective strategies. There is a special rate for UKCPI members, click here to find out more.... Read More »
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

UKCPI annual review 2015 released

UKCPI's annual review, covering the association's work and major industry issues over the last year, has been published and can be found here. Gemma Cleland, UKCPI's new chair and Executive Director Homecare at Unilever, said: "Please read this annual review as it serves to remind us of the numerous challenges addressed in the past 12 months but also the ongoing pressures on our sector that we would struggle to address coherently on our own". The annual review is a valuable tool... Read More »
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New chair elected at UKCPI AGM

Gemma Cleland, Executive Director Homecare, Unilever was elected chair of UKCPI's Council at UKCPI's AGM on 25th November. She will be supported by vice chairs Bruce Maxwell of Dri-Pak and Ian Lamb of Ecolab, representing the interests of SMEs and professional cleaning & hygiene, respectively. Philip Malpass, Director General of UKCPI said “We are delighted to welcome our new chair Gemma Cleland, and we value the continued support of vice-chairs Ian Lamb and Bruce Maxwell”. UKCPI’s chair and vice chairs represent... Read More »
Thursday, August 06, 2015

British public positive about chemistry

Findings from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s research show public attitudes to chemistry in the UK are positive. Good news The first study of its kind reveals that, overall, people in the UK are positive about chemistry’s impact on society. For example, 60% of the UK public agreed that “everything is made of chemicals” and 75% disagreed that all chemicals are dangerous and harmful. The double meaning of “chemicals” The word ‘chemicals’ is sometimes used in everyday language as short-hand... Read More »
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Contract cleaning market set for growth

The contract cleaning market is set for inflation busting growth, says a new report from MTW Research, with sales rising by more than 3% in 2015. Following several years of lacklustre demand and sustained pressure on contract prices, the contract cleaning market experienced a return to more positive growth in 2014, with this strengthening in 2015 according to MTW’s analysis of industry data.  By the end of 2015, sales are expected to increase by almost £150 million, reflecting rising demand from... Read More »
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Business Services Association launches Responsible Cleaner Scheme

The Business Services Association (BSA) has published the ‘Responsible Cleaner Scheme’ (RCS) for companies working in the contract cleaning sector. RCS members have come together to protect and promote the welfare and development of their employees; to make sure their experience and capabilities are recognised and developed; and to promote the professionalization of the industry itself.  To help achieve these goals, RCS members have signed up to a series of commitments. The focus of the commitments is on valuing,... Read More »
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Office germs: disinfecting to reduce spread of viruses

A new study shows that some viruses quickly spread through offices and other buildings, contaminating many surfaces in just hours, reports Live Science. In a second part of the study, cleaning staff and employees were given disinfecting wipes containing quaternary ammonium compounds (QUAT), which were used to disinfect commonly touched surfaces about once a day. These disinfectants, along with proper hand hygiene, reduced the spread of the virus by 80 to 99 percent, said study researcher Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the... Read More »
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Registration open for AISE information day

Focusing on the benefits of the Industrial and Institutional (I&I) cleaning sector, registration is now open for the annual information day organized by A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products. The event will take place on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at the Sofitel Brussels Europe Hotel. For more details, click here. Representing almost 20% of the value of the total sector in Europe, with about € 6.5 billion turnover, the I&I sector is dynamic. It is also... Read More »
Friday, July 04, 2014

A new identity for chemicals supply chain co-operation

To better reflect the nature of its members’ activities, and to strengthen its position in the chemicals supply chain, the Alliance of Industry Associations (AIA) formed in 1991 has decided on a new name and logo. From 1 July 2014 it is re-named the Alliance of Chemical Associations (ACA). The ACA consists of trade associations, of which the UK Cleaning Products Industry Association (UKCPI) is a founding member. ACA represents companies operating in many sectors of the chemical industry supply... Read More »
Friday, April 25, 2014

UKCPI Spring Regional Meeting

The Spring UKCPI regional meeting took place on 9th April at Wychwood Park, Crewe, and was a well-attended event with a full agenda on biocides and CLP. The members’ only event provided advice through four presentations from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Reckitt Benckiser, BAMA (British Aerosol Manufacturers Association) and UKCPI. Jon Taylor and Arjun Channi talked the delegates through their experience of compiling a product dossier for authorisation. Caroline Smalley from the HSE gave an overview of the Biocidal... Read More »