- Written by Rich Fitzmorris
Question: What is the best method of removing makeup from bath, hand and pool towels?
Answer: Makeup stains are a problem in any general wash formula because most makeup is not water-soluble. The percentage of makeup stains is too small to warrant an aggressive formula that will reduce tensile strength and lead to increased costs in chemicals and utilities.
There are two ways to deal with makeup stains. The first is to institute a good post-spotting program. Items are set-aside after the initial washing to be spotted and washed on the general formula for that material. The second method is to set stained linens aside until there is ¾ of a load, which can be stain treated with the proper chemistry and formula.
Rich Fitzmorris, Vice President, Laundry Division, Sunburst Chemicals.
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Sodexo Laundry Services Technology Recognized By CIO Magazine
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An innovative use of computer technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations and has saved more than $100,000 since its implementation has earned Sodexo, Inc. IDG’s CIO magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard is a central decision-support tool that combines information from multiple systems to monitor core processes in Laundry and Linen Services businesses.
The dashboard presents Sodexo leadership and field management with key metrics in a customized, easy to use presentation. The dashboard uses Pureshare® Active-Metrics® software to gather and display appropriate information in the form of metrics for each level of management; the metrics are used to make business decisions. Because the dashboard is web-based, it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. It also sends realtime email alerts that enable management to resolve operational issues immediately. Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard allows for the effective management of critical areas as well as providing detailed analysis and comparisons.