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3M – TSS BUSINESS OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2016

What’s to know about the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company? Well, apart from the fact it is now known as 3M, there’s so much more. For a start, 3M helped put a man on the moon! Image owned by BNPS – Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575515/ 3M is an American Worldwide Enterprise Multi-Industry company which manufactures products for Business and for the Consumer. Not bad going for something that was originally a small-scale mining venture, established in 1902, by five founders 3M is fundamentally a science-based company and a global diversified technology giant of a corporate business. 3M’s many technology platforms touch almost every aspect of modern life. Nowadays, the majority of 3M products across the majority of those platforms rely on polymer processing 3M has been creating innovative products which cater for a wide variety of end markets, far too many to mention in a 500 word profile but now follows an interesting list: Image Source – MST 3M employee Richard Gurley Drew (see above) invented masking tape in the laboratory, 1923, and went on to develop a transparent tape based on cellophane, …

10 reasons why we should give shelf space to Steenbergs Organic

  because Steenbergs is an organic and Fairtrade spice business. and is a friendly firm (family run over sixteen years) who places Fairtrade, the environment, and people at the forefront. Primarily selling spices, as well as loose leaf teas (mainly from Sri Lanka and India), and home baking ingredients to business to trade and retail customers because founders and owners of this North Yorkshire based business, Axel and Sophie Steenberg (The Steenbergs) were the first to be UK licensed to sell spices carrying the Fairtrade Mark, and they continue to add to the range   because Steenbergs Organic is a carbon neutral company and that the business is run out of a purpose built eco-factory in which environmental features have been incorporated such as sun pipes and green energy. The Steenbergs use ‘green’ suppliers wherever possible and their packaging is fully recyclable   because Steenbergs Organic range consists of over 400 spices and spice blends and several carry the Fairtrade Mark. The majority are organic, Steenbergs offer the widest organic range available and the company knows …

8 Really Good Reasons why GROHE is TSS Business of the Month for October 2015

Another bathroom manufacturer is our latest Business of the Month. Profiling the mighty GROHE (an industry leader and a powerhouse business) this October, and for a few very good reasons: because Grohe has an overarching brand promise ‘The GROHE brand stands for perfect water delivery “made in Germany”, offering uncompromising comfort, fun and enjoyment of our planet’s most vital resource. Building on a trend-setting premium product range, unique expertise and target group-oriented services, GROHE presents itself as a global leader who points the way forward for the sanitary market’ because Grohe’s great design, engineering capacity and knowledge within the industry is helping reduce the consumption of water and energy. GROHE states that quality and sustainability is a tradition followed, and that resources used are with a ‘good conscience’. GROHE manufactures taps (faucets) and shower products that are highly innovative and well engineered. New technologies introduced are helping to reduce water and energy consumption, they include The GROHE TurboStat® cartridge which reacts to changes in water pressure on hot and cold supplies to maintain a constant temperature …

Clean Up time! With the Deep Clean Mop by e-cloth

‘Does he clean up? No, he never cleans up’ (song lyrics by artist, Alesha Dixon) But this ‘Mop Head’ does! Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the Deep Clean Mop it cleans floors efficiently and effectively. It consists of a flat base with removable Deep Clean mop head (an e-cloth), plus handle. A Velcro strip attaches the mop head onto the base. The whole system is extremely lightweight. Designed to remove grease and dirt from all kinds of hard floors including ceramic tiles, stone, vinyl, vinyl tiles (only with a waterproof underlay), wood, and laminate. However, for laminate flooring which is not designed specifically for bathrooms, or is in situ without an aqua board base or a waterproof lining, we would suggest a quick swish round with a Dry Mop Head only (available separately) to remove surface dust and small dirt particles. The Handle The handle is telescopic and with a simple twisting action it is easy to adjust. A short hand reach can be achieved, which means it is possible to reach the …

Turtle Mat’s Interior Door Mats from the Classic Range

These classic cotton tufted door mats by British manufacturer, The Turtle Mat Company is just one range of mats suitable for interior use. Branches of John Lewis across the UK are one of the major retailers currently selling Turtle mats for hard floors, and other multi grip versions suitable for use on hard floor or carpet, view by clicking here This blog post is dedicated to the reviewing of Turtle Mat 75x100cm (multi-grip) £57.95 in Fawn, this mix of dark brown, cream and beige colour flecks co-ordinate with most types of contemporary flooring especially ceramic floor tiles and carpeting in the home or the workplace. As well as Fawn, the mats are also available in Seal, Sand, Grey, Graphite, Blue, Hazelnut and a new Sage Green colour. Visit the website here for more information. The wiping surface consists of cotton tufts and these soft fibres are highly absorbent; yet are non-staining (see above). The non-slip backing is NOT made from PVC, but from rubber, which includes raised rubber knobbles arranged in a square patterns that cling …

Cape Cod – Doormats by Turtle Mat

Cape Cod New England’s colonial past is hugely reflected in its architecture and furniture, and this, plus its maritime background gives the place a particular cultural identity which sets it apart from the rest of the country. Cape Cod is the part of Massachusetts in the US which juts into the Atlantic at its easternmost position. The Product The Cape Cod Turtle Mat is an all weather doormat which tips its hat to cord/rope weaving methods synonymous to North America’s Marine States particularly. The Turtle Mat Company (Turtle Mat) are now selling these specially designed mats that are famous in the US, exclusively in the UK. Manufacture The cord used to weave this mat, is made from a durable man-made material (Polypropylene). The material will not break down in the way natural fibre does; and it is waterproof. The special weave provides a wiping surface that is non slippery and which traps dirt. Figure 1 below shows how tight the gaps are between the weave. Maintenance Maintaining the Cape Cod Turtle mat is easy, just …

Ecover Product Reviews and the Observer Ethical Awards 2014

Ecover are in association with The Observer Ethical Awards 2014 and the SHORTLIST for the Ecover Young Green Champions Award has recently been announced. They are as follows: Andover Trees United – A community group based in Andover, Hampshire, aiming to design and create a new woodland area open to everyone in the local area Mama Margaret’s – A project that teams students in Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton, with women from the Dagoretti slum in Nairobi to make and sell a range of hand-made, craft items to support the families in the slum Roch Valley Educational Partnership – A group from Rochdale turning discarded green space and woodland into an educational resource for the local community and surrounding schools Well done to all three! To mark this moment in the award’s proceedings tssreviews have invited three Guests Bloggers to review Ecover cleaning products. The first product is Ecover’s Mango and Shea Butter Washing-Up Liquid Janet V (from Burton Upon Trent) says she uses Ecover Washing Up Liquid exclusively and this is why “I started using Ecover washing up liquid …

Review of ECOVER ALL-IN-ONE DISHWASHER TABLETS

We really did put the performance of an ECOVER dishwasher tablet to the test. Trial involved a full load of cutlery and crockery with some degree of soiling and food scraps present. We included an oven rack with sticky residue from spills, a silicone container in which a loaf cake had been baked, and a large saucepan. The area in which the test was undertaken is recognized to be a hard water area too. We ran a dish washing cycle according to the manufacturers instructions and we verify that it was an unwrapped, Ecover dishwasher tablet (all-in-one) that was fully dispensed into the wash, from behind the dispenser door of a standard home dishwashing appliance. There is no better example that we could have acquired, than this provision of photographic evidence to show the results following a wash cycle using the item under review. Photographing the clean cutlery and crockery items after trialing the performance of the dishwasher tablet was a nice thing to do. Not just because the geometric shapes to be found in …

Review of STEENBERGS ORGANIC online retailers at www.steenbergs.co.uk

I admit I had some preconceived idea that this company, Steenbergs, manufactured and supplied just a small, yet beautifully formed, range of organic baking products. How wrong this notion turned out to be! After researching on their website http://www.steenbergs.co.uk/ I was astonished, yes, astonished is the word, to see that this company is nothing short of an online ethically trading supermarket! There are enough culinary, kitchen items, health and beauty/house cleaning products available to do a one-stop household shop. Gift items are also available. STEENBERGS Postage/Packing, and Pricing: • Postage and packing is free for online orders over £19.99 (UK only). Items are delivered in well packed, sturdy cardboard boxes as many items are fragile • There is a vast range of quality items, many unique to Steenbergs’s specific manufacture and blend, yet prices are not inflated • Disadvantage is, as with any web retailers, you will miss ‘in store’ type offers shopping this way, but it is my understanding that any special offers running are advertised on the website and that signing up to …

AMTICO INTERNATIONAL’S Entrance matting – From the FLOORCARE range

Part of Amtico International’s large range of floor care products, specifically manufactured with a view to enhance their high-quality flooring ranges, include interior entrance mats and specialised maintenance items such as cleaners, polishes and removers, and protective felt pads. John Lewis is one of the major UK retailers currently selling Amtico International floor cleaning products and accessories and can be viewed by clicking here This blog post is dedicated to the reviewing of Amtico International FLOORCARE Entrance Matting which is designed to coordinate with Amtico and Spacia flooring primarily, but we think can also be used as a protective barrier for any type of flooring successfully, including ceramic tiles and carpeting. Amtico International Entrance Mats measure 500mm x 750mm and are available in black, brown, grey colour ways all of which are mixed with creamy/beige flecks, namely Charcoal, Caramel and Conker. These coordinate with a broad range of contemporary finishes within a home of workplace. The wiping surface area is made from 100% cotton and is a soft yarn that is super absorbent, so is …