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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.

Latest Laundry and Cleaning News Feature

Finding diamonds in the dark
15 October, 2020
When it comes to the UK and Ireland it is a mixed bag for the textile...
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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

A tale of two countries 28 September, 2020 The effects of Covid-19 on the drycleaning/wetcleaning sector in in Nigeria and China pretty much mirror experiences elsewhere across the globe as Brian Pierce reports.

Disruption rules on the streets of London 28 September, 2020 A retail cleaner in London’s King’s Cross has turned the limitations imposed by Covid-19 to its advantage and actually grown its business during lockdown – and found a new role as...

Healthy, wealthy and very green 24 September, 2020 Canada is a very green nation, not just in its natural splendour, but also in its environmental outlook. However, Covid-19 has taken its toll on businesses as it has elsewhere in...

Team player scores in the back of the net 24 September, 2020 There’s a new player in the game supplying heavy duty laundry equipment to all sectors and Industrial Laundry Equipment is already turning heads and scoring goals with its performance

TSA: 'The worst may be behind us' 24 September, 2020 The UK Textile Services Association (TSA) has done a remarkable job under CEO David Stevens, and his staff, as the association harries the Government, and anybody else in a position...


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