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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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Dateline1885: Victorian drycleaning
05 February, 2020
Howard Bradley gets into his Tardis and time travels to investigate...
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Maintaining colour 05 February, 2020 Richard Neale highlights that the linen rental sector is still beset by problems of maintaining the original colour of the fabrics used until the end of the contract. Here he offers...

Green light shows for textile care apprentices 05 February, 2020 After years of hard work by the industry and trade associations, an industry apprenticeship scheme is now firmly on the road. TSA’s David Kinson, the TSA’s Learning Advisor, explains...

Best finish possible 05 February, 2020 Ahead of Texcare International this summer, Tony Vince examines developments for the finishing line

Having greater control 05 February, 2020 More and more customers look for washer-extractors that give them greater flexibility. Tony Vince reports on developments

Cross contamination in low temperature processing 05 February, 2020 Following requests from the industry, The Guild of Cleaners and Launderers was asked to investigate hygiene in low temperature processing which led to research into the issue...

Stand up and be counted Cage Number19 05 February, 2020 A cage is just a cage…or is it? Here we interview Bryant Plastics’ Cage Number 19, which has been commissioned for a lifetime of service with The Linen Group

Designer garments 27 January, 2020 Designer items can turn drycleaners into fashion victims, writes Stacey King of DTC, who has a few pointers on how to avoid this dire fate

From low-tech traditions to high tech production 23 January, 2020 India’s growing middle class and super rich are driving change in the way the nation does its laundry, writes Penny Wilson

Inaugural Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo is a success 23 January, 2020 With an attendance of 311 international brands from 21 countries and regions, a total of 25,202 visitors came to Shanghai to boost their business and grow their global network

Labour shortage puts growth under pressure 17 December, 2019 As the tariff war with China reached boiling point, the USA’s giant textile care industry braced itself for a sharp slowdown in what has been its longest bull market. But labour –...

Technology, connectivity and innovation for a more automated future 17 December, 2019 Clean Show was a platform for global manufacturers and suppliers to showcase the latest developments in textile care and it didn’t disappoint as Kathy Bowry reports

Intelligent ironing 17 December, 2019 When it comes to ironing, the demands for efficiency, improved quality and flexibility remain high priority. Tony Vince examines some of latest developments

TSA autumn conference hits a new high 25 November, 2019 The Textile Services Association (TSA) autumn conference, held at Ardencote Manor in Warwickshire, 18 September, was a high point for the association on many fronts

Military precision 04 November, 2019 Blind Veterans UK in Brighton has its own on premises laundry ensuring linen, staff uniforms and residents’ personal garments are all present, parade ground smart and ready...

Single use plastic is no use 04 November, 2019 The Sustainability in Textile Care Committee is an industry-wide body of expert volunteers that is committed to help operators and suppliers find greener ways of doing business

Summer sorrows 04 November, 2019 Summer brings its own set of problems for cleaners as Stacey King of DTC finds out

Long term sustainability 04 November, 2019 Historically the laundry industry has been slow to adapt to change and new technology. However, the pace of innovation added to increased pressure surrounding global environmental...

Managing residual creasing in rental workwear 02 October, 2019 Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide looks at how to keep the cost of processing workwear to an acceptable minimum, but still produce a result which is as nearly crease-free as possible

Vive la vie vert 02 October, 2019 Penny Wilson takes a look at how France is dealing with environmental issues head on after a ‘green’ surge in the European elections and how this drive is likely to affect textile...


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