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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Labour shortage puts growth under pressure
17 December, 2019
As the tariff war with China reached boiling point, the USA’s giant...
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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...

ETSA CONFERENCE 2019 02 October, 2019 ETSA put on a fascinating conference for its members and affiliates covering topics as diverse as the AI, venture capital, data and sustainability and the circular economy

Delivering energy savings 02 October, 2019 LCN looks at some latest developments in drying efficiency on show at this summer’s industry exhibitions

Efficiency by design 02 September, 2019 The OPL market is growing as establishments in both commercial and institutional sectors take laundry in house. LCN looks at the latest generation of OPL dryers

Deciding on the right mix 02 September, 2019 Demand within the professional textile care industry for effective, “greener” alternatives to solvent-based cleaning continues to grow. LCN examines current developments

Case studies: Wedding dresses 02 September, 2019 A wedding dress has greater sentimental value than perhaps any other garment. Stacey King of DTC outlines some of the wedding dress woes to watch out for

Ethical cotton brings problems and opportunities 02 September, 2019 Ethical sourcing of cotton is very much the order of the day. Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide looks at how to maintain the product’s ethical integrity during the laundering process

New beginnings 01 August, 2019 The Spring conference was the first outing for new TSA CEO David Stevens who led a lively event and committed to a strategy that puts its members first and foremost

Troubleshooting laundering problems 01 August, 2019 The past five years have seen some useful and innovative solutions to laundering problems that Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide believes can help textile rental operations boost...

Necessity is the mother of invention 01 August, 2019 Sheer dogged determination keeps South Africa’s textile care businesses above the ever-challenging problems of water shortages, burgeoning utility costs and a wildly fluctuating...

Case studies: Shrinkage 31 July, 2019 Stacey King of DTC looks at what can be done about shrinkage and outlines some precautions


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