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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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Nimble China in pole position for global recovery race
20 November, 2020
The Year of the Rat promises rays of hope amidst Corona virus blues. China...
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Services that go beyond laundry 19 November, 2020 Girbau’s commitment to its clients is paramount and part of its DNA as it strives to provide the most excellent tailor made service to its clients

Linen life - beating the elusive 200-cycle target 06 November, 2020 Long life and (client) happiness is what all textile rental businesses crave. Here, Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide, passes on the recipe for his own elixir aimed at improving linen longevity

Flat out on innovation 06 November, 2020 Quality finish combined with lower running costs is everything when it comes to specifying ironers for large commercial laundries, as Kathy Bowry finds out

A fatal blow 06 November, 2020 Covid-19 has hit the drycleaning industry hard globally. Frank Ziermann of Bowe recently had a ‘no holds barred’ interview with the German textile care association’s WRP magazine on...

Finding diamonds in the dark 15 October, 2020 When it comes to the UK and Ireland it is a mixed bag for the textile care market caught up as it is in the grip of Covid-19 – major disruption across the board – and uncertainty...

Tunneling in to higher profit 15 October, 2020 Managers of large laundries processing flatwork are increasingly moving over from washer extractors to tunnel washers because these machines, as well as processing large quantities...

Stepping up in tough times 15 October, 2020 The Coronavirus crisis has led feeder and folder manufacturer Fintec to re-evaluate its offering and to push forward on digitalisation

Can you offer assured disinfection? 15 October, 2020 Richard Neale of LTC Wolrdwide examines the challenges now facing on-premises launderers in care-homes and hotels (with some new opportunities for commercial laundries and textile renters)

Today, tomorrow and the future? 15 October, 2020

Feedback from the industry shows that despite the lifting of the lockdown, the majority of High Street cleaners is struggling with falls in turnover down to 5-25% of...

Sharp finishing 15 October, 2020 Automation, on a grand scale and across all sectors, is the key word in feeding and folding technology, as Kathy Bowry finds out.

Good old days 28 September, 2020 Howard Bradley harks back to the good old days of the 1950s (and before) when everything was pretty much seen in black and white and where lockdown and Covid-19 had never been heard of

Go with the flow 28 September, 2020 Achieving accurate and consistent temperature control for cost effective laundry disinfection for elimination of Covid-19 and other pathogens needn’t be a pipe dream, says Chris...

After lockdown: Operating profitably at 50% capacity 28 September, 2020 As locked-down hotels reopen over the summer, hospitality laundries are likely to find business slower than back in the good old days pre-Covid-19. Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide has...

Post lockdown: Disinfection for both hospitality and healthcare 28 September, 2020 Disinfection has become the greatest worry for all sectors as we come haltingly out of the darkness and into the light. Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide warns that dealing with Covid-19...

Soldiering on 28 September, 2020 The owner of a Toronto laundry that experienced some pretty tough times in 2017 had the proverbial icing on the cake applied in 2020 with the advent of Covid-19 and the mothballing of...

Gas burns brightly 28 September, 2020 Gas operated equipment is getting some good press lately. Kathy Bowry catches up on some current dryer developments

Creating confidence in a retail shop 28 September, 2020 Roger Cawood has advice for retail outlets opening up as they come to terms with life after lockdown in the Covid-19 era

Signs of the Covid-19 times 28 September, 2020 Things aren’t going too well for the retail drycleaning/wetcleaning sector in the UK as lockdown rules gradually relax. There may well be a gleam of light but it’s a long way away....

The kill shot 28 September, 2020 Is antiseptic drycleaning, the weapon that can exterminate Covid-19 and other pathogens on textiles? Frank Zierman of Böwe believes it is


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