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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Ozone boost
16 April, 2019
All laundry operators want to reduce costs, save over-use of utilities,...
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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

Flat out at ExpoDetergo 09 January, 2019 With high productivity and greater innovation key themes at ExpoDetergo in Milan, Kathy Bowry examines just some of the ironer developments on show

A Rolls-Royce of a celebration 09 January, 2019 The annual LCN Awards, launched in 2016, were devised to recognise best practice in the industry and to reward it. That goal was more than achieved by the winners of the...

Case studies: Party wear 04 December, 2018 Party time needn’t give drycleaners a hangover. Stacey King of DTC provides timely advice in tackling party wear

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.


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