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Maintaining Quality & Hygiene in Tea manufacturing

Tea manufacturing is a delicate process. Each type of tea has a unique flavour and taste. Today, manufacturers aim at not only a balance of flavour and taste, but also producing bacterial free product. Clean India Journal delves into the various aspects of cleaning processes in tea manufacturing. According to a survey, there are 1655 registered tea manufacturers in India.

High Quality at low temperatures

Power consumption is one of the major concerns when it comes to running laundry machines. A whopping amount of energy just goes to heat the water for washing clothes! “But, high quality results can be maintained even at low temperatures,” says Abderrahim Cedrati, General Manager, Burnus General Trading LLC, Dubai.

Maintenance in Banks: Are contract strictures undermining quality?

An old expression on price versus quality: Cheap things are not good, good things are not cheap. This is as true in every sector as much as it is in facility maintenance. Originally, maintenance largely kept in house, was determined by factors such as cost, control and cleanliness. This is true of the banking sector too. Either the security guard did cleaning himself or a local cleaner was hired to maintain the bank premises. Primarily such practices enabled in giving a clean look at low costs. With many multinational banks, nationalised banks and private banks opening several branches in various cities and ATMs at almost every street, the need for better cleaning standards is enhanced. The heavy footfall during working hours at all these premises has paved the way for outsourcing professional maintenance services. Outsourcing, simply put, would mean hiring workers to clean but in actual terms it’s not just about outsourcing maintenance services but outsourcing the right service provider. It’s about the right vendor implementing the best cleaning practices; about engaging the right cleaning aids and agents; about paying the right cost to procure these aids... Cost control by way of automating maintenance processes resulting in higher efficiency is yet to catch up in many segments, including banking which is broadly divided into cooperative banks, private banks, nationalised banks and international banks in India. As more and more banks have now begun outsourcing cleaning services, what is the prime factor that determines their choice while hiring a contractor? Cost or Quality?

Detergents: Liquid or Powder?

There is a fundamental shift on the laundry wash floor – from several floor attendants manually handling the wash to fully/semi-automated linen wash systems with fewer attendants. This has not only influenced the operations and turnaround wash cycle but also the various components applied in the wash process. Detergents, a major component in the process, come in both liquid and powder forms. Are liquid detergents better than powder? How, Why… Clean India Journal asked some of the laundry surfactant suppliers.

Rooftop: rainwater harvesting systems in Schools

The Government of Karnataka, through the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department, has launched a rooftop rainwater harvesting programme for 23,683 schools across the state. The programme seeks to provide each student with 1.5 litres of drinking water every day through harvesting rainwater from rooftops of the schools.
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