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.

Latest Laundry and Cleaning News Feature

Case studies: Party wear
04 December, 2018
Party time needn’t give drycleaners a hangover. Stacey King of DTC...
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Case studies: Winter-proof Items 03 December, 2018 Stacey King of the Drycleaning Technology Centre (DTC) takes a look at a selection of problems with winter garments encountered by her investigators

The ethical effect – CSR in linen sourcing and its care 03 December, 2018 LCN, in partnership with Tonrose, convened a round table to bring together commercial laundry suppliers, laundry operators and hospitality businesses, to debate the issue of...

Fire prevention and disaster planning 03 December, 2018 2018 looks likely to be a catastrophic year for laundry fire losses. LTC’s Richard Neale look at what every laundry can and should be doing to address this

Delivering smarter solutions 03 December, 2018 The expertise offered by chemicals specialists is an essential to a successful textile care operation, writes Tony Vince

Consistency in the finished result 03 December, 2018 Manufacturers of tensioning equipment for the drycleaning industry are seeing consistent growth in demand for equipment that is easy to use and produces high-quality finished...

Counter inspection 19 October, 2018 When it comes to managing expectations, a wise operator will always under promise and over deliver. Stacey King of DTC looks at some common failures where this rule was not adhered to.

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


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