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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Goodbye to rough and tumble
20 June, 2023
We present a quick run through of what’s available and from whom. What...
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Improving sustainability in rental stocks 20 June, 2023 There is a wide disparity in textile life between rental operators for the same classifications, which points to something other than the typical severity of use as the reason,...

Championing best practice – and good causes 20 June, 2023 Then Worshipful Company of Launderers, one of the City of London Livery Companies, is far more than a relic of Medieval times and in its modern form exists to represent excellence...

Leading the charge 20 June, 2023 Petrol and diesel prices over the past couple of years have risen swiftly from high to sky-high to heading into outer space, putting more pressure on already hard-pressed...

Adopting a better, brighter eco mindset 20 June, 2023 It is time for a milder approach to achieving the ultimate result of cleanliness , disinfection and fresh smelling linen

Crowning glory 20 June, 2023 We couldn’t get past the Coronation without Howard Bradley having some thoughts on how things have changed for drycleaners since that of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Or have they?

Removing difficult stains 20 June, 2023 In this ­final article on difficult stains, Roger Cawood looks at how to approach the removal of unknown stains, and offeris some general advice on how to avoid what can be very...

Cleaning up problems on unusual items 20 June, 2023 Roger Cawood and Richard Neale get to grips with problems that can scupper items that are a
little bit out of the ordinary and offer advice and practical guidance

White table linen turns pink 20 June, 2023 A reader had a problem with white table linen turning pink so he turned to LCN for some expert advice form our resident specialists Richard Neale and Roger Cawood

Power surge 16 May, 2023 There is nothing wishy-washy about these big beast washer-extractors which are capable of powering through tons of product tirelessly while holding back on running costs

Removal of difficult stains: Part 3 16 May, 2023 Colour/dye mark offs, hair dye and red wine can all present difficulties for the cleaner but except for plastic mark off from designer swing tags and so on their removal can be...

Plastic fibres time bomb in laundry effluent 16 May, 2023 You really need to read this, says Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide, who investigates research work which is revealing a potentially very serious worldwide problem with microplastics,...

Steady at the helm 16 May, 2023 The German laundry and drycleaning sector is growing steadily this year, writes Eugene Gerden, as it sails into calmer waters after a rocky few years

A new Scandinavian quality control model 16 May, 2023 Scandinavian textile care associations team up to streamline quality control practices

Tunnelling into true efficiency 16 May, 2023 Milnor explains the bene­fits of tunnel washers in terms of the environment, effi­ciencies and truly topping utilities conservation

Accessories, adornments, buttons and trims - Part 1 16 May, 2023 Textiles are littered with traps for the unwary cleaner. Roger Cawood and Richard Neale ­ag up problems and provide solutions

A poem in time and space 19 April, 2023 Tate Modern is always worth a visit and it was a rare treat to experience Cecilia Vicuna’s vast yet ethereal textile artwork

Curry: Understanding the problem 19 April, 2023 Last month, in the ­first of four articles, we looked at the removal of heat set blood. Now we move on to curry and also to discuss the removal of oil which can be a real problem...

There’s still room for drycleaners 19 April, 2023 Hemant Zavery, business development manager at Cole & Wilson, gives his views on the current state of the drycleaning market

Cleaning healthcare workwear 19 April, 2023 The High Street cleaner is in an ideal position pick up on smaller healthcare/ veterinary contracts and/or steady repeat customer footfall. Richard Neale and Roger Cawood look at...

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