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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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Turning up the heat
23 December, 2021
Hydrogen is the front runner to replace gas in laundries as prices...
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Case studies: Stain removal 2 23 December, 2021 In our second part of stain removal, Richard Neale and Roger Cawood, advise on advanced techniques

Coping with leaked ballpoint pen ink 23 December, 2021 You won’t get this problem emailing but it is still common and a difficult problem to remedy, says Roger Cawood

Getting the perfect finish on garments and flatwork 23 December, 2021 Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide reviews common problems – and the solutions – for producing perfect finishing of flatwork and garments

The kick up the backside drycleaners needed? 23 December, 2021 Guy Deakin, owner of Smart Guys drycleaners in Pinner, Middlesex, on the outskirts of London, give LCN his personal take on the impact of Covid-19 on the trade.

Keep on rolling 23 December, 2021 Maintaining top ironing performance is dependent on many factors, one of which is ensuring the highest attention to detail when replacing clothing on the rolls

Jingle bells, jingle bells – tunnels on the way! 23 December, 2021 As we approach the Christmas period, Richard Brown of Industrial Laundry Equipment reflects on the year to date and has plenty of new products and projects to discuss

Hospital Linen Managers conference heralds the start of a new era 23 December, 2021 The Society of Hospital Linen Services and Laundry Managers (SHLMSM) conference, in its 70th year since its inauguration in 1951, got off to a good star t in its first meeting since...

Tough talking from the top 23 December, 2021 The Textile Services Association (TSA) National Congress at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club in the West Midlands (10 November), saw the TSA bring together the...

HOWARD’S WAY 23 December, 2021 Christmas is coming and Howard Bradley is inspired to poetise… Howard Bradley ...apologies to Clement Clarke Moore to whom the original poem, A Visit from St Nicholas, first...

Designer garments and high value items 02 December, 2021 As the recovery from the pandemic increases in pace, the future for High Street cleaners (and those with a good site in a shopping mall) is uncertain because the recovery of this...

Training laundry managers and supervisors 02 December, 2021 Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide addresses the subject of training and has devised a few questions to test the aptitude of current and potential laundry managers and supervisors

Shipshape and seaworthy 02 December, 2021 EDRO continues its voyage as a leader in marine laundry machinery and solutions

The challenges for managers on cruise ships 02 December, 2021 Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide takes a look at the problems involved in delivering high quality linen on cruise ships and offers solutions

Plain sailing 02 December, 2021 Setting up a laundry that can cope with cleaning all sorts and types of textiles, dealing with housekeeping needs, uniforms and passenger clothing, while at sea is a challenge. LCNi...

It’s all in the finish: techniques for jackets 02 December, 2021 Cleaners frequently face difficult quality issues when finishing jackets. This is particularly the case with the sleeve seams where the sleeve is attached to the jacket and...

Feeding frenzy 02 December, 2021 Feeders and folders, with an insatiable appetite for getting the work done in the most efficient manner, take the back break out of the finishing process and increase productivity....

Coming clean 02 December, 2021 There is a lot more to designing a clean room than just installing barrier washers, as LCNi finds out

Sustaining momentum 02 December, 2021 Sustainable laundries need to be efficient across the board – from machinery through workflow and best practice in all areas to utilities consumption

Performance booster 02 December, 2021 One German laundry found swapping a bank of washer extractors for a compact tunnel washer not only made the business more sustainable but also more productive and profitable


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