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Industrial and Institutional Cleaning at the Forefront of Fighting Coronavirus

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 increasethe 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

ISSA Cleaning Show Highlights

ISSA Cleaning Show Highlights Industry Shift to Cleaning for Health

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 2020cleaning 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

Projected Sales and Growth of Janitorial Cleaning Products in Europe, 2014-2019

Rebounding European Janitorial Market Offers New Opportunities for Suppliers

The market for janitorial cleaning chemicals in Europe, which until recently was flat to declining, posted modest growth of 1.6% in 2014, according to Kline’s recently published study Janitorial Cleaning Products in Europe: Market Analysis and Opportunities. Improving economies, end users’ preferences for multipurpose product features, and the need to maintain clean and germ-free facilities contribute to the market’s growth.

Commercial and institutional end users in Europe consumed an estimated EUR 1.5 billion worth of janitorial and housekeeping cleaning products in 2014. Building and contract cleaners are the leading end-use segment in Europe and performed above the overall market growth due to a growing number of end users outsourcing their cleaning to contractors.
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The Market for Janitorial Cleaning Products in Europe

Gradual Recovery is Anticipated in the European Janitorial Cleaning Products Market

Over the last few years, the market for janitorial cleaning products in Europe has been showing unstable results, moving from a declining to flat performance. However, according to Kline’s soon to be published study Janitorial Cleaning Products in Europe: Market Analysis and Opportunities, the country markets of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain show an overall growth of 1.6% in 2014. Factors include changing end-user preferences, individual product type characteristics, and the performance of end-use applications and contribute to the market’s growth.
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Janitorial Cleaning Products

Acute/Long-term Care Facilities Drive Growth of Janitorial Cleaning Products

Hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities are among the end-use segments that are driving gains in the dollar volume of janitorial cleaning products. The market for janitorial cleaning products accounts for about one-third of the overall market for industrial and institutional cleaning products and is estimated at $4 billion in 2014.

The use of janitorial cleaners in acute care settings, such as hospitals, are increasing as these facilities aim to maintain cleanliness, kill germs, and reduce patient readmission rates. Hand-care products are the primary drivers of janitorial cleaning products growth in the hospitals. Demand for hand-care products that spiked in 2009 following the outbreak of the H1N1 virus began to drop significantly in post-pandemic period through 2010, but still outpaces all other product categories as hospitals try to reduce the presence of pathogens and infectious diseases.Continue reading