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Products To eliminate Ink Stains On Lab Coats

Question: We’re looking for a product that can be applied prior to washing that will aid in removing or reducing the ink stains in the pockets of white lab coats. The lab coats are 65% polyester and 35% cotton.
-Mr. Jan Szlachetka, VA Acting Plant Manager, Knoxville, IA

 


Answer: Protective coatings for fabrics have been in the market place for a long time claiming to work as barriers against soil and stains. Unfortunately there are no miracle products as yet. I have seen chemical coatings used on industrial uniforms to retard oil and grease from penetrating down into the fabric, with some success. The problem with many of these types of products is that they create a water barrier. When something is spilled on the fabric it runs off the surface, acting much like a "ScotchGuard™." This may not be what you want in a lab coat.

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A Gruesome Laundry Surprise

PHOENIX, Ariz. — A body in a bin was discovered by employees at a Sodexo commercial laundry facility. The body arrived on a delivery truck from medical facilities in Tucson. Team members who were unloading the bins first noticed blood on the sheets then discovered the body in one of the bins. The man, a transient, had previously slept in the laundry-bag area near the Tucson medical facility. It is believed that the man either died from a medical condition or was suffocated by the plastic bags. The body showed no signs of trauma or foul play.