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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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Counter inspection
19 October, 2018
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Optimism lifts despite growth hitting the slides 19 October, 2018 Growth hits the brakes in Italy but consumers remain confident. Will the new government’s electoral promises to cut bureaucracy help? And will it be able to fulfil those pledges?...

Business is booming 19 October, 2018 Textile care services in Germany are enjoying an upswing that promises to continue its rise in 2018. Kathleen Armstrong reports

Heavy duty, light on energy – and very smart, too 19 October, 2018 A new generation of smart heavy-duty tumble dryers that are light on energy use and easy to operate has recently come on stream from major manufacturers. Kathy Bowry reports

Designed for maximum efficiency 05 September, 2018 Cost has long been a key factor for all OPL customers. More and more customers are looking for machines that are cost-effective to buy and to operate. Tony Vince reports

Effective maintenance of firefighter’s uniforms 05 September, 2018 Richard Neale of LCT Worldwide explores the most efficient methods to effectively remove soot and other carcinogens and other contaminants from firefighters uniforms

Setting out the stand for linen procurement in the NHS 05 September, 2018 The Society of Hospital Linen Services and Laundry Managers (SHLSLM) forum and exhibition was an opportunity for hospital laundry professionals to learn from one another and catch up...

Solvents and spotting chemicals 05 September, 2018 The proliferation of solvents and spotting kits on the market now is confusing so Stacey King of DTC sets the record straight on how to use them to best advantage while highlighting...

Upholstery items 11 July, 2018 Stacey King of DTC takes a look at some of the problems that can arise when drycleaning household textiles

Towel quality – the hallmark of a good laundry service 11 July, 2018 Following the principles set out in this article will help launderers to produce terry towels that stay white, are thick and fluffy and display no harshness or hardness, says...

Protection through decontamination 11 July, 2018 In this textile rental special, we look at the firefighting PPE care market, the role of managed care programmes and the implications of recent studies that detail of the dangers...

Growth and investment 11 July, 2018 A promising economic forecast for 2018, the financial strength of the textile rental companies and high labour costs mean investment in new, more efficient equipment is definitely on...

Finding a winning combination 06 June, 2018 Advances in textile developments means that for many garments wetcleaning is a more suitable option. Finding how best to work this in to more traditional drycleaning and...

Taking control of finishing 06 June, 2018 Establishing a successful on premises laundry needs all the right ingredients—the right equipment, the correct procedures and proper staff training. Tony Vince reports

Effective maintenance of healthcare uniforms 06 June, 2018 Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide gets to grips with decontamination and disinfection of healthcare garments

Part 2 – Finishing with style 06 June, 2018 In the second part of our masterclass on wetcleaning, our resident expert Roger Cawood draws attention to some critical issues of particular interest to those who are new or fairly new...

Growth, but at a price 13 April, 2018 Things are looking good in Benelux with growth in all three countries. However, businesses are being affected by the fixation on low price over quality and are competing by adding...

Opportunities for growth 13 April, 2018 Energy savings are a significant trend not only for the tunnel washer line but throughout the laundry. Developments in design focus on efficiency both in operation and resource...

Common wearer issues 13 April, 2018 Poor storage and wear and tear can often result in unintentional damage that can end in a tussle between drycleaner and customer. Stacey King looks at some of the more common...

Looking for efficiency and reliability 28 March, 2018 With OPL operators keen to cut costs, Tony Vince examines the implications for the latest generation of OPL dryers


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