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Basic wage hike could spell a shake-out 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
Joined up thinking in the laundry 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 Visitors to ExpoDetergo could view the latest solvent options alongside established chlorinated solvents such as perchloroethylene. Tony Vince reports
Case Studies – Rectifying faults It is inevitable that sometimes things can and will go wrong. Stacey King of DTC examines a few rectification processes
Tariffs spell trepidation 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 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 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 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 Party time needn’t give drycleaners a hangover. Stacey King of DTC provides timely advice in tackling party wear
Case studies: Winter-proof Items 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 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 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 The expertise offered by chemicals specialists is an essential to a successful textile care operation, writes Tony Vince
Consistency in the finished result 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 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 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 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 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 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
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