• Understanding the GHS – Frequently Asked Questions

    The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) is now in full swing in NSW, QLD, NT, SA and TAS after the states transitioned, 1st January 2017. The new system has meant big changes to the classification, labelling and communicating of hazardous products. Agar has carefully examined the classification standard, and re-assessed all of its products. Accordingly, the […]

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  • GHS Implementation – Information for Customers

    You may now be aware of the upcoming changes to the classification and labelling of cleaning products as the majority of States in Australia transition to the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), which becomes mandatory in most states from 1st January 2017. The GHS is an international system, designed […]

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  • How to Maintain Carpets in Commercial Buildings

    Carpet represents a major investment in a commercial property and as such should be well maintained in order to extend its appearance and lifespan. We all know that regular cleaning is important to help refresh carpets, but how can you ensure that you are doing your best to protect your client’s assets and uphold a […]

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  • Upcoming changes to Agar’s Safety Data Sheets (SDS) & Product Labels

    Over the coming year Agar Cleaning Systems will be altering its Hazardous Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and some of its hazardous product labels to comply with the new format called the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The GHS is an internationally agreed system designed to unify the range of diverse systems of classification and hazard communication […]

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  • Blog Article – Microfibre, Friend or Foe?

    Microfibre has been gaining speed in the cleaning industry since its initial adoption at the end of the 20th century. Now a household and commercial favourite, this popular material is used to produce a host of different cleaning tools including cloths, mops and mitts (you can even get couches made out of microfibre). Touted as […]

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  • 15 Tips to reduce cleaning supply expenses fast!

    Part of running a profitable business is keeping track of expenses and reviewing practices to ensure that the most effective and economical systems are in place. Companies that rely heavily on cleaning supplies to conduct their business are no exception. Cleaning products are sold at different prices, levels of quality and performance, and dilution rates – […]

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  • Australia’s highest green accreditation achieved for commercial cleaning products

    After months of hard work and dedication, Agar Cleaning Systems has proudly licenced seven cleaning products from its Green Cleaning Range to the latest, and much more stringent commercial cleaning product standard (CPv2.2i-2012) from Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). GECA is the “gold class” of Australian ecolabelling programs. Its label provides confidence for buyers, confused by […]

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  • Keeping Food Safe #2 – Sanitising kitchen surfaces with cleaning products

    Ensuring the safety of patrons is one of the most important aspects of running a food service business. Nobody wants to go out for a meal only to take home a bad case of food poisoning. In order to serve fresh and safe food, key hygiene practices must be followed. In our last blog we […]

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  • Working with Dangerous and Hazardous Cleaning Products

    Many industries rely on chemicals to maintain safe and hygienic environments. Cleaning products are vital in the removal of fats, oils, proteins and dirt, acting quickly to break down soils, improve productivity and sanitise. Commercial cleaning products are often highly concentrated and require careful handling and storage to ensure the safety of cleaners, workplaces and […]

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  • Keeping food safe: Sanitising fruit and vegetables

    Chinese, Italian, street food or Australiana, regardless of the cuisine, serving delicious, comforting and exciting meals is something that all chefs strive for. Serving up memorable dining experiences as customers embark on new taste sensations or share old favourites with family and friends produces great pride and satisfaction in their work. One experience that they […]

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  • How to choose the right Heavy Duty Detergent for the job

    Agar’s Heavy Duty Detergents are formulated to quickly and completely remove a range of stubborn soils. A step up from the All Purpose and Floor Cleaners, the HD cleaning products work harder and faster to cut through grease, grime, oil, fat and dirt to easily wash it away. Each product is formulated to serve a […]

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  • How to improve your cleaning business’s green credentials

    The focus on environmentally friendly solutions continues to grow with more people making a conscious effort to ‘go green’ in their product and service choices. With the lingering fear of global warming and other threats to our natural environment continually being publicised, it’s not surprising that we are seeing a growing interest in the green […]

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  • Carpet Styles and Fibres Chart

    Not quite sure which carpet cleaning products to use on the different carpet styles and fibres? Agar has compiled a quick reference guide to take out the hassle and make the choice easy! The below chart includes a range of different carpet styles as well as fibres to ensure you pick the right carpet cleaning […]

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  • Bac2Work Case Study – Sports Centre Monash University

    Since the new bathrooms were installed nine months ago in the Sports Centre at Monash University, cleaning staff had been battling with the removal of urine stains from underneath the men’s urinals. With the facility open for several hours after the cleaners finished each day, urine remained on the floor overnight, leaving behind brown stains. […]

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  • How to strip and seal a floor like a professional

    The benefits of applying a high quality floor sealer system to a floor are both the protection and the enhancement of what is a valuable asset. Floors are exposed to unrelenting abrasion from foot and trolley traffic, spillages and dirt which, without protection, can cause dulling of the floor surface and even wear it away. […]

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  • Seven tips for extending the life of your sealed floor

    Falling dust, dirt and spillages, compounded with the punishment from foot and trolley traffic mean that floors often require the most amount of cleaning activity. Without the protection of a quality sealer system, non-resilient hard floors will wear out faster, reducing the life of this valuable asset and making it look shabby, detracting from the […]

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  • Four tips for improving cleaning staff productivity

    The cleaning industry is highly labour intensive with businesses allocating a large majority of expenses to funding man power. Efficiency of staff and productivity are paramount to the success of cleaning companies. The longer it takes staff to complete tasks, the more they have to be paid, increasing expenses and minimising business profits. So how […]

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