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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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Physical damage
18 August, 2021
Physical damage and day-to-day wear and tear can throw up problems...
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Hitting the symbols 18 August, 2021 UKFT’s Adam Mansell takes us through the history and development of textile care symbols from their inception to the present day – and beyond

Demystifying care labels 18 August, 2021 This month we help cleaners negotiate the minefiled that is care labelling with a special pull-out section designed for drycleaners and wetcleaners alike. It is an invaluable resource...

It’s all in the finish: Techniques for trousers 18 August, 2021 Following on from the June article covering some important aspects of finishing equipment, I am now going to look at finishing/ironing techniques as distinct from finishing methods,...

Fresh out of the box 17 August, 2021 Hohenstein-approved Jesse Healthcare Linen Services, explains the process and decision-making involved behind choosing a Jensen solution when building an entirely new heavy-duty...

Going flat out – fresh start, fresh choice 17 August, 2021 As we enter the summer period, Richard Brown, managing director of Industrial Laundry Equipment, offers his understanding of the current marketplace and how ILE is finding the...

The challenges facing laundry managers on cruise liners 17 August, 2021 Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide takes a look at the problems involved in delivering high quality linen on cruise ships and offers solutions

A hot, dry summer 17 August, 2021 Howard Bradley reminisces about the hot, hot summer of 1976 when the UK sweltered in an unprecedented heat wave and the term Climate Change was unheard of

Bigging it up 17 August, 2021 Kathy Bowry takes a look at some serious contenders in the heavyweight ranks of industrial dryers

Strength and determination 17 August, 2021 Penny Wilson looks over and beyond the Great Wall to investigate how the giant economy of China is doing and how Covid has and is impacting on the nation’s textile care industry

A risky business 17 August, 2021 Scientific publications indicate that textiles can be carriers of infection, especially in times of Covid-19. Here we look at persuasive arguments why workwear should be washed in...

LCNi’s Definitive Guide to Care Labelling 17 August, 2021 There are well over one hundred care label symbols in use and in circulation throughout the world, from a wide variety of national standards, and any of these could turn up in an...

Hitting the road with TRSA 17 August, 2021 The indefatigable TRSA, the linen rental association for North America, has embarked on a mammoth ‘re-opening’ tour of members’ premises as the US laundry industry gets back to...

Meeting customer expectations now and post-Covid 27 May, 2021 The advent of Covid-19 certainly concentrated minds on super-hygiene practices in the industry with customers demanding enhanced safeguards they never looked for before the...

Stand-out stand-alones 27 May, 2021 Stand-alone washer extractors have their own special place in a commercial laundry operation and can really expand a business’s customer service offering, as Kathy Bowry finds out

Tumult, troubles, tribulations and triumphs 27 May, 2021 The USA, despite Covid-19 and other setbacks, still has an economy with bounce in it and there is still plenty of room for growth in the textile services market. Canada, too, can...

Care labelling – The Basics 27 May, 2021 Roger Cawood and Richard Neale join forces to spell out the basics on care labels and to help ‘translate’ accurately the often contradictory and careless instructions sewn into...

Up, up and away 26 May, 2021 Ultra efficiency relies on super mobility when it comes to moving textiles round a commercial laundry as Kathy Bowry finds out

Returning fortunes …but slowly 26 May, 2021 Healthcare and construction forecast to drive Canada’s recovery in the next couple of years. says Penny Wilson

Here’s to the future 20 May, 2021 LCN caught up with a cross section of people in the industry to find out what they have been up to in lockdown, how they coped and their forecast for the future. Kathy Bowry reports


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