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Reducing Lint with Anti-Static Compounds

Question: I read that to reduce lint from towels you should add an anti-static compound to the last rinse cycle. What should I use as an anti-static compound? Is there a brand name? Also I’m getting blue lint on my white towels how do I avoid that?
- Jessica Giguere

 

 

Answer: Most good fabric softeners contain anti-static ingredients. There are a number of good softeners available, but check the packaging claims to see if they advertise anti-static ingredients. Concerning the blue lint on white towels - if you have blue towels and white towels, you should be washing them separately and drying them separately. If the towels are blue and white in color consider using a softener in the final rinse and add a dryer strip to the drying process this should pull off any loose lint on the towels.

Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Laundry to Reduce Air Emmissions and Fund Cleaner Burning Wood Stove Purchases

BOSTON, Mass. — Alltex Uniform Rental Service, an industrial laundry in Manchester, N.H. has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Air Act by paying a civil penalty of $65,000. They will also be undertaking a Supplemental Environmental Project with a value of at least $220,000 to replace old, polluting wood stoves in southern New Hampshire with new, cleaner models. Additionally, the company will install equipment at its facility to remove approximately 20 tons per year of emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”). G&K Services is the parent company of Alltex Uniform Rental Service Inc. The EPA action grew out of an EPA inspection of the facility in July 2008.