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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 »

Deciding to Dry Clean

An in-depth analysis of real-world cleaning scenarios for troublesome fabrics The first event that makes most cleaners consider dry cleaning a fabric is this common request from a customer: “I have a fabric that has a label stating that it ... Read More »

Eco-friendly practices in Dry Cleaning


Many industries do not follow practices that minimize environmental damage. Unfortunately, traditional dry cleaning is no exception. Some aspects of traditional dry cleaning, such as the use of the Toxic Air Contaminant, perc (perchloroethylene) and lax standards governing practices are to blame. But times are changing. Read More »

Does it pay to outsource?

There comes a time in most facilities when the question of outsourcing laundry arises. The following guide will walk you through the areas you need to consider in order to make the most informed and educated decision for your facility. Read More »

Opting for in House Wash

Outsourcing laundry is not an ideal option, especially if a hotel has more than 100 rooms. The advantage of having in-house laundry helps meet demand for clean linen at any given point of time, says Garima Nagpal, Executive Housekeeper at The Imperial, New Delhi. Read More »

Preventive Maintenance for Laundry Equipment

Adjusting work schedule, plugging leaks and having optimum operations are all part of preventive maintenance. Laundry managers of five-star hotels share their expertise on how preventive maintenance programme go a long way in enhancing the equipment life and efficiency. Read More »

Detergents: Liquid or Powder?

There is a fundamental shift on the laundry wash floor – from several floor attendants manually handling the wash to fully/semi-automated linen wash systems with fewer attendants. This has not only influenced the operations and turnaround wash cycle but also the various components applied in the wash process. Detergents, a major component in the process, come in both liquid and powder forms. Are liquid detergents better than powder? How, Why… Clean India Journal asked some of the laundry surfactant suppliers. Read More »

What causes Piling,Redeposition,shrinkage?

When laundry and linen distribution managers are faced with quality issues regarding their linen products, the root cause could be their equipment, the ways the textiles are being processed, or even the textiles themselves. Read More »

Apollo Hospital

When it comes to hospitals like Apollo, a stream of linen reaches the laundry each day. From blood stained to contaminated sheets / gowns are fed into the washer 24/7 at the laundry section set up within the premises of the hospital. Executive Housekeeper of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, Dipti Verma,who is also in charge of the laundry section, speaks to Mohana M.on the challenges & advantages of hospital laundry and the newer systems to handle them. Read More »

Coin laundry in India

When door-to-door collection and delivery in the retail laundry segment hit the Indian market, people were agog with the comfort it brought with it. It meant no carrying loads of clothes to the nearest outlet for dry cleaning, then again ... Read More »

Caring for your cloth

It is important to follow correct laundry procedures to obtain best results. Each fabric merits a different washcycle and should be adhered to, to prolong its longevity. Laundry procedures for different fabrics A good laundry facility ensures careful handling of ... Read More »

Clean India Show 2010

Championing Cleanliness… “Why is the Show only for three days? You need to keep it open for a week.” This spontaneous reaction by Smt Sheila Dikshit, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, at the Clean India Show 2010 at NSIC ... Read More »

Rising Industrial Laundry Market – A Report

India has a huge market for laundry business which is yet to be tapped to its potential. However, with the coming up of a number of hospitals & hotels and even the Indian Railways turning to outsourcing of laundry activities, ... Read More »

Green Wash

When everybody is talking green, should we not look at green laundry too? After the refrigerator, undoubtedly the washing machine adds on to the environmental issues with the various not-so-green laundry products that go down the drain. To begin with, ... Read More »

Handling linen the right way

A good laundry facility ensures careful handling of linen articles while laundering, processing and using of suitable laundry agent. While materials are kept white, excessive bleach is not used, proper counting done & records maintained to avoid shortages of linen, ... Read More »

Benefits of Ozone Laundry

Ozone – which, simply put, is oxygen plus an extra atom (O3) as opposed to (O2) is formed when oxygen comes into contact with highly charged electrical energy. Systems that generate ozone and inject it into laundry water can dramatically ... Read More »

Low Temperature System: The future of On Premise Laundry

Cost effectiveness, energy/water efficiency, affluent reduction and extended linen life are some of the advantages of low temperature system which the On Premise Laundry (OPL) segment is largely looking at. Healthcare organisations, hotels and large flight kitchens launder their linen ... Read More »