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The ACI Convention and Annual Meeting is the industry’s premiere event for business-to-business networking. You won’t want to miss the largest ACI networking opportunity of the year! This event is held each year in Orlando, Florida at the end of January and brings together hundreds of cleaning product producers and their supply chain partners. Highlights include a key note presentation, consumer panel, technology showcase and an issues panel discussing the latest hot button topics in the…
December 6, 2018
The origins of personal cleanliness date back to prehistoric times. Since water is essential for life, the earliest people lived near water and knew something about its cleansing properties - at the very least that it rinsed mud off their hands! Fast forward to the Seventh Century when soap making was an established craft in Europe. Soap maker guilds guarded their trade secrets very closely. Vegetable and animal oils were used with ashes of plants, along with fragrances to enhance the cleaning…
February 8, 2019
2019 ACI National Cleaning Survey Topline Results: 77% of Households Spring Clean Every Year On Average, Spring Cleaning Takes Six Days to Finish 33% Do Not Believe They Clean Everything in their Home Often Enough 41% Can’t Remember the Last Time They Cleaned the Fridge Summary of Key Stats Available Here Washington, D.C. – March 20, 2019 – Seventy-seven percent of households will spring clean this year, more than ever recorded by the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) National Cleaning…
March 20, 2019
Ecolab Across the cleaning product supply chain, companies have increased production, adapted manufacturing lines, donated money and resources, and taken extra measures to protect their employees. Here is one such story from Ecolab. See our full COVID-19 Impact Report for more. Cheryl Littau, Ph.D., Corporate Scientist, and Linda Homan, RN, BSN, CIC, Sr. Manager, Clinical Affairs, are passionate about Ecolab’s hand hygiene compliance monitoring technology. Why? Because when…
September 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world has, in just a few months, changed enormously the way we live, work and play. Routines and habits we once took for granted have had to stop, or have at least been heavily impacted. Personal hygiene and disinfection have been essential to combating COVID-19. Companies had to be creative in finding solutions to problems they never previously faced. ACI is proud of how the cleaning products industry has stepped up by increasing production, providing…
September 23, 2020