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The future of our cleaning industry
supports and endorses: Bio-Productions tried and tested
During the past months there have been a number of Technical Director Dudley Messenger MRSC, and William
articles in the national press about the growing resistance Keane B.Sc in 1987, to protect people from the AIDS virus.
to ‘super-bugs’ or viral strains such as Swine Flu, which
have become progressively more tolerant to disinfectants
Phoraid is currently being tested and initial results show
and sanitisers.
that it kills the bacteria quickly and effectively and
prevents re-infection long after use. It should be explained
Equally worrying is the continued marketing and use of that some Alcohol gels only kill selected germs at point
totally unsuitable sanitisers against the spread of the Swine- of contact, but as soon as the alcohol evaporates -
flu virus. Apparently alcohol gels and wipes are “flying off typically after only 1 or 2 minutes there is no protection,
the shelves” – yet their inability to destroy such viral whereas Phoraid’s iodine base not only kills more germs
infections as Swine-flu & C.diff spores is well documented. on contact, but carries on protecting against re-infection
Bio-Productions became very concerned about the false
for up to several hours on the skin and for several days on
sense of security attributed to alcohol sanitisers and so the
hard surfaces.
company re-visited the attributes of a naturally-based
disinfection product successfully formulated by their
Hygiena SystemSURE
selected by Scottish NHS
The Tork Report
A publication designed to share
Hygiena International Ltd have recently won a tender industry knowledge on vital
to supply all the Scottish NHS Boards with a new topics such as hygiene and
weapon for their armoury in the fight against efficiency has just been
healthcare associated infections (HAI). launched by Tork manufacturer The Hygiena SystemSURE Plus ATP monitoring system
SCA Tissue Europe.
is now being introduced throughout the Scottish NHS The Tork Report will be
from board level. Domestic and Hotel Services will published three times a year
use the systems as a training tool and to check the and comprise academic and general articles
cleanliness of patient areas within the hospitals. written by professionals both inside and outside
The handheld, lightweight instruments can provide a
the cleaning industry.
numerical result in seconds to show how clean or “Topics such as hygiene and the environment are
dirty a surface is. This enables the Boards to monitor in the forefront of people’s minds at the moment,” the cleaning effectiveness of both the hospital said SCA Tissue Europe marketing
environment and of the many types of patient communications coordinator Jamie Wright.
equipment in use.
The first issue of the Tork Report is out now and
The Hygiena SystemSURE Plus was selected from those interested in receiving it can sign up to do
other ATP systems following thorough trials carried so via the Tork website at:
out in Scotland.
Metsa Tissue celebrates 35th
the growing number of more discerning and image
year with new dispensers
conscious premises.
Both ranges are made of long lasting, high quality Metsa Tissue is celebrating its 35th anniversary
ABS so they
with the launch a two ranges of exciting, very
can be disposed
contemporary washroom dispensers.
of in an
Available to order at the show, the new Metsa
Katrin dispensers are available in white finish or
friendly manner.
very stylish silver metallic. Both are designed for
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