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14 April 2016

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REACH for the cleaning supply chain

“REACH is bringing fundamental change to the cleaning and hygiene sector,” said Stephen Harrison, chairman of the CHSA. 

“The impact of REACH and related regulations is spreading.  They affect which chemicals can be used where and by whom, the obligation to communicate critical information and the content and format of data sheets."

We and the British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) are hosting conference on Tuesday 21 June.  

Sign up now to find out what you need to know about this business critical issue. 

Email the Secretariat now to reserve your place.  

Spread the word: CHSA undergraduate scholar to get bursary of £4,500

Next academic year one lucky scholar will be going to university with the support of a bursary from the CHSA.  The successful applicant will receive £1,500 per year, up to a maximum of £4,500!

Our Scholarship is open to the children of your employees.  The only requirements are they be 18 years or over on 1 September 2016 and commencing their higher education studies this year.

Last week we sent you copies of a leaflet you can distribute within your business to promote our Scholarship Scheme to your employees and their children.  Open up the leaflet and you have a small portrait poster for display in your common areas.  

Make sure all your employees know about the Scholarship.  

Contact Cathy Connan if want more copies of the leaflet.  


Stand up for standards

We are determined to drive up standards in the cleaning and hygiene industry.  

Our Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops are at the heart of our drive.  They give buyers the confidence that 'what's on the box is in the box'.  

Use our leaflets to tell customers about the value of the Schemes and persuade them to specify membership in their tenders.  

Due to popular demand we produced another print run of the leaflets.  Email Cathy Connan if you would like more copies.  

Taking bookings for Charity Golf Day

We are returning to Oulton Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire for our 2016 Charity Golf Day on 15 September and Dan Walker is going to be our host for the evening!

Yes, the same Dan Walker who presents Football Focus, has a daily show on Radio 5 Live called Afternoon Edition and has taken over from Bill Turnbull on Breakfast TV. 

Our Golf Day is always a popular event and we are taking bookings.  Act now to make sure you're not disappointed.  

Email our Secretary, Linda Belcher to reserve your place.

Seeking raffle prizes

Our Gala Ball, taking place on 20 May at Heythrop Park Resort, OX7 5UE, should be a wonderful night out.  

Every ticket has been sold and we've lined up some brilliant entertainment.  

But we would love a few more raffle prizes.  If you have something that will help us raise as much as possible for the Chairman's charity, The Helping Treat Cancer Together Committee, email our Secretary, Linda Belcher.  


Paul Wilkes appointed MD of Polaris Plastics

Paul Wilkes, formerly Business Development Director of Polaris Plastics, has been promoted to Managing Director of the company.  

David Garcia, Chairman of Polaris Plastics, explained: "I'm delighted to announce Paul's appointment.  In the time he has been with us he has proved to be an excellent asset and we look forward to seeing him take Polaris to another level." 

David will continue,  in his role as Chairman, to support and advise Paul going forward.  

Chicopee® Microfibre – the cleaning material of choice at ISSA Interclean 2016

Chicopee, a leading brand of specialty cleaning wipes materials, will be showcasing its innovative, patented short term use Microfibre products, including Microfibre Light, on stand 01.505 at ISSA Interclean 2016 in Amsterdam from 10th to 13th May 2016.

Click here for more information.  

Martin Colechin Retires from Harrison Wipes® after 47 Years

Harrison Wipes® bids farewell to long-standing employee, Martin Colechin who retired on the 31st March after working 47 years for the company.

Stephen Harrison, Managing Director said “Martin joined us in 1969 working in the warehouse, loading and unloading pallets of finished goods into delivery lorries. From that day to this, his service to the company has been exceptional and we are extremely grateful for his contribution. His steadfast commitment and hard-working attitude have been an example to us all.”

We hope you will join Harrison Wipes® in wishing Martin every success for his retirement.

Star Tissue UK features in LSE’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

Star Tissue UK, a manufacturer of hygiene paper products based in Blackburn, Lancashire, has been identified as one of the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report and listing identifies the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).

Khalid Saifullah, Business Development Director at Star Tissue UK said. "We recently celebrated another year of incredible growth and have invested further to improve our manufacturing and service capabilities ensuring we continue to meet the growing demands of our diverse customer base.  We're honored to be formally recognized by London Stock Exchange."

Bioplastics innovation recognised at Pitch@Palace 5.0

Bioplastic technology company Floreon Transforming Packaging Ltd has been recognised at the 2016 Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace initiative, part of The Prince Andrew Charitable Trust. This marks a significant step for Floreon as it looks to challenge perceptions within the industry and encourage the uptake of its patented, high performance plastic made from renewable resources, using plants as a raw material.

Click here for more information.  

NEW Centrefeed Roll Dispenser Box from Harrison Wipes®

Keep your cloths clean and tidy with Harrison Wipes® easy to use portable centrefeed dispenser box.

It is available with 500 sheets of All Purpose Lightweight Cloths on a perforated roll for ready to go wiping.

The wipes are colour-coded to ensure effective food and dirt pick-up and are HACCP compliant and FCC approved.

The Centrefeed Roll Dispenser Box provides a solution to range of janitorial and food service wiping tasks.

Visit the website to find more wiping solutions from Harrison Wipes®.

Evans Vanodine’s Handsan passes virucidal test

Handsan, Evans Vanodine’s alcohol based hygienic hand rub, has passed European Test Method EN 14476 against Vaccinia virus with a one minute contact time. This indicates effective activity against enveloped viruses, including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Influenza Virus, Herpesvirus and Hepatitis B.

Click here for more information.

On the road with BPI Recycled Products

Member of the Manufacturing Standards Accredtiation Scheme for Plastic Refuse Sacks, BPI Recycled Products has taken its Drop Tester on the road to the Manchester Cleaning Show to promote the value of the Accreditation Scheme to buyers of cleaning and hygiene products.  

Using the British Standards Institute's BS6642 Drop Test method, members of the Plastic Refuse Sack Accreditation Scheme regularly test their own product and are audited by the CHSA's Independent Inspector at least twice a year.  

During the Drop Test a sack is filled to a pre-defined weight of either 5Kgs, 10Kgs, 15Kgs or 20Kgs then dropped from a height of 1.5m and assessed for splits.  Ten sacks are tested in this way and only if the batch passes is it marked suitable for the ‘duty’ category in question.

Get it tested

If you find yourself competing against a product you believe is not fit for purpose, get in touch. The CHSA's Independent Inspector, Martin Yates,  will audit the product and let you know whether or not it meets the relevant Accreditation Scheme Standard and if not, where it falls down.  

You'll have the independent data you need to make your argument. 

Email Linda Belcher if you'd like Martin to conduct an independent audit.