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Measuring Whiteness

In general, 100% cotton or cotton blends will be perceived as whiter by making them less yellow. And to make them less yellow we automatically make the colour of the product appear bluer. Visually blue and yellow are opposites and ... Read More »

White Linen Measurement & Replacement

In the world of hospitality, laundry plays a pivotal role in enhancing the image and reputation of the hotel. Laundry managers are always on their toes trying to find better ways and means to deliver sparkling white linen. In Western countries, among the various methods adopted stained towels and linen are also cleaned using white powder stain blaster before putting them into a big round tub bin for soaking in hot water for a few days. This gives amazing results both in terms of the whiteness and life of towels and linen. Laundry Managers face a stiff challenge when it comes to linen losses, replacement and its cost. In fact, there are a variety of factors on which linen losses, replacement and its cost depends, viz., location of the facility, storage and distribution system of linen and security cover, whether the laundry is washed within the premise or is washed outside, type of equipment used to wash, quality of water, services provided by the hotel, type of fabric used, linen usage per occupied room, adequate par levels, and enforcement of quality assurance programme. Read More »

Ironing Technology

The Girbau group, with over 50 years of experience in the laundry segment, is expanding in the Indian market through Girbau India. Many of its industrial and commercial laundry products are being installed in various premises; the latest being the ... Read More »

High Quality at low temperatures

Power consumption is one of the major concerns when it comes to running laundry machines. A whopping amount of energy just goes to heat the water for washing clothes! “But, high quality results can be maintained even at low temperatures,” says Abderrahim Cedrati, General Manager, Burnus General Trading LLC, Dubai. Read More »

Choosing the right dryer

Dryers are no longer bulky laundry machines but sophisticated equipment that have redefined the user interface. Consumers are choosing models that rely on sensors and advanced technology. What may seem like an expensive investment initially, the convenience and energy efficiency ... Read More »

Testing for Quality

A lot of technologies are taken up for laboratory tests to ascertain their success rates. Clean India Journal met Thomas Leucht of Weber & Leucht GmbH, a German based testing laboratory, at the ISSA Interclean, Amsterdam. He shared the various ... Read More »

High speed Washer Extractors

The Girbau 6HS series of high speed washer extractors is available in six different models. The 6HS series is free-standing and does not require any type of bolting down, facilitating fast and easy installment. The new washers of the 6 ... Read More »

Dirt busting enzymes for cleaning power

Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of a way to reuse – hundreds of times – the expensive, dirt-busting enzymes that boost the cleaning power of laundry detergents and powdered bleaches that now disappear down the drain. The discovery ... Read More »

Nanodiamonds for low temperature wash

Nanodiamonds, pieces of carbon less than ten-thousandths the diameter of a human hair, have been found to help loosen crystallized fat from surfaces in a project led by research chemists at the University of Warwick that transforms the ability of ... Read More »

Automatic Washer Extractors

Lavatec Laundry Technology GmbH, a Germany-based manufacturer of laundry equipment, has a series of washer extractors in the LX400 range with varying capacity. The LX425 is of 115kg, LX445 is of 200kg and LX460 is 270kg capacity. Lavatec washer extractors ... Read More »

Industrial Washing & Processing Machine

Sony Systems, Delhi-based manufacturer of industrial and commercial washing machines, has designed a series of NXS model machines with front loading arrangement for industrial washing. Available in 20, 35, 70 and 140kg dry weight capacity, the machine is suitable for ... Read More »

Over load or Under load?

When a towel is already wet after guest use, should the wetness be considered when loading the washer? If the towel is almost 60% moist after spin, should the load in the dryer be less than specified? Should the washer run at 100% capacity utilisation normally? Or should the machine run under load as the capacity printed on it says “maximum load capacity”? These and many other doubts of the laundry manager are being discussed in the second part of the Load Capacity article we published in the last issue. Read More »

Calculating Loads

Is the laundry machine capacity based on dry weight or wet weight? What is the recommended capacity for a machine to run at? Suppose a washing machine is of 60kg capacity, hard mount, what weight should we load towel into it? Similarly, in 50kg capacity dryer, how much towel should be loaded? These are probably a few questions that every laundry manager asks while operating the laundry machine. Kiran Raj Singh, Laundry Manager, Shangri-la’s - Eros Hotel, New Delhi raised the question on LinkedIn. The excerpts of the discussion will be featured in two parts. In this part, we will focus on calculating the capacity of the Washer and Dryer. Read More »

Should hotels have in-site laundry or outsource the services?

One emerging trend that has been noticed in the hospitality industry is outsourcing of laundry and now even the cleaning to cleaning contractors. Though good points weigh on both the sides – outsourcing / in-site, cleaning contractors will have greater opportunity to enter the hospitality market, be it for cleaning service or for laundry. Clean India Journal had carried an article on “Does it pay to outsource”, which was taken up for discussion on LinkedIn. Excerpts: Read More »

Treating F&B linen

Increase in energy consumption is perhaps every laundry manager’s woe. Experts advise “Use lower temperature settings, use warm or cold water for the wash cycle instead of hot (except for greasy stains) and only use cold for rinses”. But what should one do when it comes to treating stains that need a much hotter water to get the desired clean fabric? Read More »

Clean clothes with sunlight!

Analysts say self-cleaning clothes with nanoparticle coating could prove very popular in countries with humid climates. Efforts to create self-cleaning cotton fabrics are bearing fruit in China. Read More »

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