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From low-tech traditions to high tech production 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Summer brings its own set of problems for cleaners as Stacey King of DTC finds out
Long term sustainability 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 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 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 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 LCN looks at some latest developments in drying efficiency on show at this summer’s industry exhibitions
Efficiency by design 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 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 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 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 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
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