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Design for life: Can package design increase recycling?

If products can be designed with circularity in mind, they are more likely to be recycled and reused

,Productivity and Efficiency
,Productivity and Efficiency

Manufacturers are spending on capital equipment, but are they protecting their investment?

Industrial manufacturers worldwide share concerns about the challenges affecting the global economy and their businesses, such as pricing, labour, supply chain and energy.

,Productivity and Efficiency
,Productivity and Efficiency

Do you know the true cost of your facility's downtime?

Most manufacturing production managers will likely agree that managing downtime is a top workday priority. When managed well, downtime can help boost efficiency, production and profitability. However, when mismanaged, downtime can strain production and create various downstream issues until a solution is found.

Productivity and Efficiency
Sustainability
Sustainability

What our decarbonisation journey means for your business

We are committed to investing in renewable energy and leading the way to decarbonise our manufacturing operations across the UK. A significant step forward in that journey has been met through the opening of a new onshore wind farm, in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. 

Agile Manufacturing
Agile Manufacturing

Why and how should manufacturers invest in Agile supply chains?

In this article, we look at how Agile supply chains help manufacturers build resilience and respond to market changes.

Agile Manufacturing
Agile Manufacturing

How manufacturers use Agile in production to profit from market volatility and increased customer expectations

In this article, we look at how manufacturers can become more successful by implementing Agile principles in production.

Agile Manufacturing
Agile Manufacturing
Agile Manufacturing

Why are modern manufacturers focusing on Agile R&D?

In this article, we’ll cover how Agile drives manufacturing R&D, and how R&D is a launchpad for manufacturers to spread Agile across their organisations.

Sustainability
Sustainability,Environment
Sustainability,Environment

Moving to zero-waste with the circular economy

More of our waste ends up in landfill or is incinerated, but we have the solutions to change this

Sustainability
Sustainability
Sustainability
Sustainability
Sustainability

Elevating washrooms can help businesses meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

There are sustainability improvements to be made across all parts of an organisation, especially in the washroom

Innovation
Innovation
Customer Experience,Health and Safety
Customer Experience,Health and Safety
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

Laundered Cloths and Rags vs. Disposable Wipes

When it comes to wiping a surface – whether it’s a counter or machine part – there’s a perception that using a rag or laundered cloth multiple times is less wasteful than using a disposable wipe.

Agile Manufacturing
Agile Manufacturing

Case study: The secrets of Siemens Energy’s agile manufacturing evolution

A Kimberly-Clark Professional-produced case study lifts the lid on the approach and methods that are driving agile manufacturing standards at Siemens Energy

Agile Manufacturing
Agile Manufacturing

Agile: helping manufacturers overcome the barriers to effective maintenance

We’ll take a deeper look in this article at the role Agile plays in maintenance and how maintenance can support agility for manufacturers.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency,Customer Experience

Why Paper Towels Are Better for Hand Drying

Paper towels are the most hygienic option for hand drying. Check out why single-use towels offer the most effective and most hygienic hand washing solution compared to jet air dryers.

Health and Safety,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Customer Experience

The 5 Dirtiest Places in Your Office Might Surprise You

Dirt can sometimes hide in the most obvious places. Collaboration and teamwork are the norm in today’s modern offices, but as co-workers meet in crowded conference rooms and huddle over computers exchanging ideas, they’re also sharing something else, germs.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

Reusable Cleanroom Apparel and the Contamination Risks

Based on a recent study, the Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of reusable cleanroom apparel degrades significantly after the garment has gone through wash and irradiation cycles. This poses a real yet invisible contamination risk to aseptic manufacturing environments.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

Protective Eyewear that Performs and Looks Great

The world of manufacturing is tough on PPE. That’s why KleenGuard’s® Nemesis™ protective eyewear comes in a wide variety of styles for varying light conditions, head sizes and magnification needs.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

Proper Cleanroom Gowning Can Minimize Contamination Risk

Keeping the operator’s dirt and germs out of the sterile cleanroom environment is the main objective of the sterile cleanroom suit. It’s critical for cleanroom operators to select cleanroom suits that provide the highest levels of inherent sterility that can be maintained during the gowning process.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Preventing the spread of germs during cold and flu season is important in keeping workers, students and healthcare professionals healthy. It’s also very expensive, the estimated average total economic burden of influenza to the U.S. healthcare system and society is $11.2 billion.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

The KleenGuard® G29 Chemical Glove

The balance between safety and productivity is important. This video shows how KleenGuard® G29 chemical glove with Dual-Dex technology performs better than a competitor’s glove when it comes to chemical resistance.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

The Power of KleenGuard® Apparel

Does your PPE power your productivity? In this video we put athletes through a physical workout to test their productivity while wearing PPE. KleenGuard apparel with reflex design is 7.5 times less likely to tear. Human-centric engineering and comfort is what separates KleenGuard protective clothing from other PPE.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

Not All Coveralls Are Cut from the Same Cloth

Think your coverall is tough? Watch this video to see how we test our KleenGuard® A45 coverall with reflex design to make sure they’re durable, and flexible enough to protect workers.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

KleenGuard® - Perform with Distinction

KleenGuard’s approach to human-centric design starts with the end-user in mind. This video explains how they choose to not only deliver products that are safe, but products that deliver improved performance and productivity.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

Purple Nitrile Gloves—Protection Down to the Fingertips

Wearing the wrong gloves can increase contamination as well as compromise the quality of your work. You need PPE that protects the science and the scientist. Kimtech® Purple Nitrile gloves offer the perfect solution.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

Kimtech's® Advanced Cleanroom Apparel Keeps Contamination Under Control

When it comes to reducing contamination in the cleanroom you need apparel that can stand up to the challenge. Kimtech’s® sterile single-use cleanroom apparel offers seamless protection when and where it counts every time, guaranteed.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

Keeping Students Safe from the Spread of Germs

Students of all ages need to be healthy and focused so that they can perform their best in school. However, it’s hard for them to be their best in environments that promote the spread of germs.

Health and Safety,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Customer Experience

Keep Your Employees Healthy and Productive

Having healthy employees improves both productivity and the bottom line. Find out ways to prevent the spread of germs and improve the hygiene of one of the most used places in the office, the restroom.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency,Customer Experience

Jet Air Dryers vs. Paper Towels

The science is clear: single-use paper towels are a more effective and hygienic way to dry your hands after washing. Check out how the two compare.

Health and Safety,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Customer Experience

Clean Restroom Spaces Make Happy Work Places

Having clean restrooms is essential to the overall satisfaction of your tenants and guests. Find out what the most common issues are and what solutions Kimberly-Clark Professional can provide.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

12 Step Hand Washing Guide

How much do you know about handwashing? These easy-to-follow 12-steps will teach you all you need to make sure your hands are clean.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency,Customer Experience

Hand Sanitizing Guide

Follow these 8 easy steps to make proper hand sanitizing a habit.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency,Customer Experience

Hand Hygiene Throughout the Day

Have you considered your hand hygiene throughout your day? With nearly 95% of adults not washing long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and germs from their hands, being aware of the many surfaces and objects that are touched in a day can encourage better hygienic behavior among customers and employees.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

Hand Drying Facts

Paper towels are the most hygienic option for hand drying, based on the speed, the degree of dryness, the overall effective removal of bacteria, and the prevention of cross-contamination. The Mayo Clinic and World Health Organization discuss the hygienic efficacy of different methods of hand drying and why paper towels might be more effective in keeping your hands clean.

Health and Safety,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Customer Experience

Retail, Grocery & Foodservice Germ Hot Spots

Placing hand sanitizer and signage in retail, grocery and foodservice common areas is a step in the right direction. But studies show it simply isn’t enough to make a real impact. Targeting “hot spots” with hand and surface hygiene protocol, is a key step toward reducing the spread of germs.

Health and Safety,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Customer Experience

Office Building Germ Hot Spots

Office surfaces and objects that are touched by lots of people throughout the day should be cleaned and disinfected daily in order to help break the chain of germ transmission. This article explains how targeting “hot spots” with hand and surface hygiene, is a key step toward reducing the spread of germs.

Health and Safety,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Customer Experience

Healthcare Germ Hot Spots

Creating a more hygienic health care facility doesn’t stop at the restroom. Targeting “hot spots” with hand and surface hygiene, is a key step toward reducing the spread of germs.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

Everyday Workplace Hygiene Tips for Tenants

We’re doing all we can to provide a clean environment for you. And if we work together by practicing good hygiene throughout the day, we can make a big difference. Putting these everyday workplace hygiene tips into practice will help create a cleaner and more hygienic workplace environment for us all.

Health and Safety,Customer Experience
Health and Safety,Customer Experience

Cleaning vs. Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting

Knowing the difference when it comes to cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting can help keep surfaces and objects clean and germ-free, while ensuring the health and safety of ourselves and everyone around us.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

Got Cleaning Questions? We’ve Got Answers

Maintaining clean surface areas at home and in your workplace are important for everyone’s hygiene and well-being. The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about hand and surface cleaning guidelines.

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

Beating the bugs with a clean sweep

Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency
Health and Safety,Productivity and Efficiency

6 Tips to Stay Hygiene Focused

Keeping hygiene front and center is important. These six tips will keep your staff hygiene focused every day as you make plans to implement new cleaning and disinfecting protocols and health screening procedures, you also need to think about what comes next.