Features

Laundry and Cleaning News publishes a varied range of features. The popular technical features What Went wrong (drycleaning) and Material Solutions (laundry) appear in each edition as does the column Drycleaners' Trade Secrets. All international editions include a Country Spotlight. Textile Rental Focus appears regularly in UK editions. We report on all the main international exhibitions and on UK conferences.

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Improving laundry performance 06 June, 2019 With most major manufacturers present at this year's Clean Show in New Orleans, LCN has a sneak preview of some of the machines on display

Formulating smart solutions 06 June, 2019 Drycleaners now have a wide choice of chemical products to assist solvent performance. Tony Vince looks at current developments

Case studies: Staining 06 June, 2019 Stain identification involves quite a bit of detective work on behalf of the drycleaner and realistic expectations from the customer about what can and cannot be done, says Stacey King...

Networking for change 06 June, 2019 Kathy Bowry talks to David Stevens, newly appointed CEO of TSA and networker par excellence, about his vision for the industry and the association

TRADE ASSOCIATION PROFILE: AUSTRALIA 01 May, 2019 Fledgling Australian trade association Laundry Association Australia (LAA), in the two years since its inauguration, has already developed a strong pair of wings and a keen sense of...

Best of the batches 29 April, 2019 Tunnel washers, the backbone of modern commercial businesses, are constantly improving in cost and time efficiencies. Tony Vince reports on developments ahead of Clean 2019

Middle East performance – far from middling 29 April, 2019 Youth and affluence combined with tourism drive rocketing growth of textile care industry in Middle Eastern states. Penny Wilson reports on a vibrant region

Case studies: It’s all white 29 April, 2019 When you are faced with cleaning whites, Stacey King has some pointers on preventing them turning 50 shades of grey

Ozone boost 16 April, 2019 All laundry operators want to reduce costs, save over-use of utilities, turn out squeaky clean. snowy white, soft results and see a result on the bottom line and there is evidence...

Next-level technology 08 April, 2019 Manufacturers have made great advancements in washer-extractor technology. Tony Vince examines how modern washers can provide laundry managers with complete control over every step of...

Cash in on cashless 08 April, 2019 Cashless payment systems for drycleaners are proving to be a boon for high street retailers. We look at what is available in this area along with other developments in EPoS

Basic wage hike could spell a shake-out 29 March, 2019 Economic growth in Spain is unprecedented. But can the industry handle rising costs and the biggest minimum wage increase in 40 years? Penny Wilson reports

Maximising opportunities 13 March, 2019 UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) took over responsibility for the drycleaning membership and associated services from Textile Services Association (TSA) late last year. LCN...

Saving the environment – Dealing with single use plastic 04 February, 2019 A conversation at the Textile Services Association conference between Sarah Lancaster, owner of Total Laundry, Ruth Mitchell logistics consultant and LCN editor Kathy Bowry was...

Joined up thinking in the laundry 29 January, 2019 A complete laundry solution with machines that talk to one another, use stored data to improve performance and even have the capacity to ‘learn’ is the way forward for modern...

Developing an alternative universe 29 January, 2019 Visitors to ExpoDetergo could view the latest solvent options alongside established chlorinated solvents such as perchloroethylene. Tony Vince reports

Case Studies – Rectifying faults 28 January, 2019 It is inevitable that sometimes things can and will go wrong. Stacey King of DTC examines a few rectification processes

Tariffs spell trepidation 09 January, 2019 The US economy booms but experts hold their breath over the effects of tariffs while Canada sees growth in the healthcare laundry market while drycleaning is slow compared to the...

Pumping up the heat 09 January, 2019 New developments from Electrolux Professional are promising great things to operators in terms of energy and production savings. Kathy Bowry reports


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