Despite a reduction in the number of U.S. restaurants that are operational, with estimates as high as 10% having closed permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of professional foodservice cleaning products is bright. With K-12 schools, colleges and universities, hotels, office buildings, and recreational venues gradually reopening, we expect increased usage of categories that were depressed during the height of the pandemic. Results from our structured survey of nearly 800 professional end users show that the tried-and-true features ― effectiveness, employee safety, cost, and convenience ― remain paramount.
The majority of industrial and institutional facilities are expecting an upturn now that COVID-19 is under control in the United States, according to a recently released, structured survey by Kline.
Nearly 83% of respondents foresee a return to pre-pandemic business operations by the second half of this year or the first part of 2022, largely due to a drop in coronavirus cases, wide distribution of the vaccine, and lifting of lockdowns; some 45% had said that COVID-19 had a negative impact on their business overall. A total of 750 I&I facilities were polled. Continue reading
Despite a reduction in the number of U.S. restaurants that are operational, with estimates as high as 33% having closed permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of professional foodservice cleaning products looks bright. Continue reading
Industries are adopting robots in varying degrees; the automotive industry, for example, has adopted robots more than any other sector, contributing approximately 38% of currently deployed robots worldwide.
But how is automation impacting the industrial and institutional cleaning industry? And how is the Internet of Things (IoT) involved? Read on: Continue reading
Surface disinfecting and sanitizing and hand cleaning are areas of the industrial and institutional cleaning wipes segment that have experienced strong gains due to the outbreak of COVID-19 — but, still, they have faced challenges. Continue reading
The commercial cleaning industry’s essential workers have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 by keeping facilities clean and providing improved hand hygiene for building users. And those jobs have become more extensive ― during the summer of 2020, Kline surveyed over 500 I&I end users and found that:
- 75% have increased the number of locations where hand sanitizer is available at their facilities
- 57% have increased the frequency of cleaning
- 43% have increased the use of antibacterial hand soaps
- 43% have converted hand soap dispensers from manual to touch-free
When asked how long they expect these changes to remain in place, 33% indicate into 2021, 22% have no expected time frame for changing back, and 18% said until there is a vaccine or treatment for coronavirus. Continue reading
As governments and public health organizations around the world commit to stopping the spread of coronavirus, commercial cleaning professionals remain on the front lines by keeping facilities and surfaces clean and promoting proper hand hygiene. During these precarious times, Kline’s Industrial & Institutional Cleaning portfolio will help you navigate the rapidly changing environment. Continue reading
Sessions at this year’s ISSA cleaning trade show had a common theme: the importance of cleaning for health rather than cleaning for appearance.
Before the coronavirus pandemic changed the world, the act of cleaning was usually done behind the scenes or after hours and often focused on cleaning for appearance by emptying waste bins, making sure surfaces and floors were free from debris, and ensuring restroom mirrors and counters were clean and shiny. However, in 2020, cleaning to kill germs and maintain the health and safety of building users has been the focus, with surface disinfection and hand hygiene being paramount. The cleaning task is now being carried out with much more frequency, and as building users see cleaning and disinfecting happening, they are assured of a commitment to cleaning for health. In fact, cleaning professionals are very much front-line workers, helping to combat the spread of coronavirus, and are to be commended for doing more work, often with fewer resources. Continue reading
In August 2020, Kline surveyed more than 500 industrial and institutional (I&I) end users about their usage, spending, and purchasing behavior for hand care products and how that has changed in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The results of our just-published Industrial & Institutional Hand Care USA research are astonishing. Continue reading
The market of ingredients for household, industrial, and institutional (HI&I) cleaning applications is going through changes across all regions of the world. Innovation in dosage forms, increasing disposable income in developing countries, increasing importance of the green movement, and environmental regulations are some of the key trends driving those changes. Herewith, we are highlighting some early findings from our HI&I study, scheduled to be published in Q4 2020. In this blog, we will focus on the United States, Europe, and China. Our next blog will cover the remaining regions included in the study: Brazil, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. So keep an eye on our website’s blogs section: https://klinegroup.com/category/chemicals/