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1903, 2020

Statement from the TSA

March 19th, 2020|

Statement from the Textile Services Association (TSA) COVID-19: A story of two halves for the laundry industry There are 28,000 laundry operators who are currently supporting the UK economy. However, it is a story of two halves with the healthcare laundries currently working 24 [...]

1803, 2020

Still going strong

March 18th, 2020|

Dry cleaning equipment: still going strong With the headline focus often on wetcleaning, it is important to remember the continuing advances in drycleaning equipment. Whether it be the use of perc or alternative solvents or technological advances, the drycleaning arena is keeping up with [...]

1803, 2020

CleanEx 2020 postponed

March 18th, 2020|

Statement regarding CleanEx 2020 and Hospitality Expo 2020 Statement regarding CleanEx 2020 and Hospitality Expo 2020 We can now confirm that CleanEx and Hospitality Expo have been postponed until Sunday 25th and Monday 26th April 2021. We had considered holding the event later this [...]

1603, 2020

Texcare postponed

March 16th, 2020|

Texcare official notice of postponement Texcare postponedThe following statement was released by Texcare International: In view of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Europe and following intensive consultations with partners and exhibitors, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Texcare International. We expect to hold the world’s [...]

1003, 2020

The science in laundry

March 10th, 2020|

The importance of science in today's laundry industry In support of British Science Week, Liz Kildunne, technical manager at hygiene chemicals specialist Christeyns talks about the importance of science in today’s laundry industry. We may not instantly link laundry to science but the lab [...]

403, 2020

Swiss Laundry ready to roll

March 4th, 2020|

Swiss Laundry ready to roll Jean Anderson reports back from the official opening event of Swiss Laundry’s brand new facility just outside of Cambridge. Family and heritage are at the heart of Swiss Laundry. It began life in Cambridge in 1904 and has remained [...]

403, 2020

New strategic partnership to deliver ePOS solutions to the drycleaning sector

March 4th, 2020|

New strategic partnership to deliver ePOS solutions to the drycleaning sector Retail Merchant Services and SPOT Business Systems have entered into a strategic partnership that will provide SPOT POS customers with integrated card payment services, and RMS drycleaning customers with access to powerful ePOS [...]

403, 2020

Feeding Time

March 4th, 2020|

Feeders and folders The latest feeders and folders have innovations and features that improve production, provide a better quality output and save time and energy. Janice Raycroft reports. By ‘ironing out the pinch points and wrinkles’ technological advances are transforming modern laundries, cutting chunks [...]

1902, 2020

Freemen welcomed to the WCL

February 19th, 2020|

Freemen welcomed to the Worshipful Company of Launderers (WCL) The Worshipful Company of Launderers welcomed new freemen at an induction ceremony held in early February at Launderers Hall, Montague Close in London.From left to right: Rona Tait, managing director at TDS Commercial Laundry, Major Jack Strachan, [...]

1702, 2020

Ask the expert: overtime

February 17th, 2020|

Ask the expert - How to manage staff hours during inconsistent laundry orders In this new regular feature for launderers and drycleaners we’ll be turning to industry specialist Andy Marsh for some expert guidance and sound, practical advice to help you to get the most out [...]

1702, 2020

Special feature: fires

February 17th, 2020|

Rise like a phoenix For owners and staff of laundries, drycleaners, chemical and equipment suppliers there is little more devastating than a fire causing not only thousands of pounds worth of damage, but the threat of lost livelihoods. While still in shock they must [...]

1702, 2020

Maxi-Press expands down under

February 17th, 2020|

Maxi-Press expands down under Germany’s spare parts manufacturer continues to grow steadily and has recently started operations in Australia. In October 2019, Maxi-Press - one of the world market leaders for dewatering membranes - started a participation in the Australian company Cobro. Cobro, based [...]

1702, 2020

Johnsons announce charity partnership

February 17th, 2020|

 Johnsons announce new charity partnership Johnsons Hotel Linen have begun working in partnership with London-based children’s charity, the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust, to help employees with children, during times of financial crisis. Employees who seek help are typically experiencing financial difficulties as a result [...]

2901, 2020

CLEAN’s Ross-on-Wye laundry celebrates 15th anniversary

January 29th, 2020|

CLEAN’s Ross-on-Wye laundry celebrates 15th anniversary Linen laundry supplier CLEAN has celebrated 15 years at its Ross-on-Wye site.One of CLEAN’s seven well-invested laundry production facilities, the Ross-on-Wye site celebrated the business milestone with a party for the entire production and senior management team, including a cake [...]