We are only a few weeks away from the 2018 editions of Clean India Pulire and Waste Technology India Expo along with Laundrex India Expo & Car Care Expo to be held in January in Mumbai. The event has been growing on multiple fronts — number of exhibitors, visitors, conferences, demos, special interactions, etc. However, what has really been strengthening the Expos is the showcasing of newer and innovative technologies and products for cleaning, hygiene, waste management, linen care and recently, car care.
You will get to see at this show equipment for high cleaning effectiveness – new ride-on industrial sweepers with wider applications; mini scrubber driers that can be used in congested or narrow spaces, extremely manoeuvrable walk behind scrubbers, high pressure & steam cleaners, low noise level machines, car wash machines, bulk laundry washing machines, new wet and drycleaning solutions, and cleaning and waste management & recycling solutions for municipal corporations, railways, airports, shopping malls, factories and big corporate houses.
When it comes to chemicals, there are super stain removers, de-scalers, eco-friendly washroom cleaners, odour removers, and broad-spectrum cleaners… A rinseless / waterless car wash concentrate claimed to be world’s lowest cost per wash is being launched at Car Care Expo. One will also get to see nano technology based products for Automobile after market.
This issue’s cover story brings to you inputs from senior officials from a few corporate houses. Outsourcing is now mandatory; however, the selection process of vendors and the profile of service providers may not always fall into the ideal format. While some companies go for big names in property management, some prefer to try it out with multiple smaller service providers. At the end of it all, we find that there is an urge to keep up with the general trend for good housekeeping.
Garbage collection & disposal and solid / liquid waste management & reuse remain still a challenge for the country. During Clean India Technology Week in Mumbai in January, there is a full day Conference session on the above subject.
One category of waste which is haunting the western world is the huge amount of discarded office furniture. It is reported that a complete cubicle represents anywhere from 300 to 700 pounds of waste, the majority of which is ferrous metal, wood and plastic!