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Removing makeup from bath towels

Question: What is the best method of removing makeup from bath, hand and pool towels?
- Doug

 

 

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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Mac-Gray Corporation’s Lighten The Load™ Initiative

WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corporation, a provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations announced that it received the Carbonfund.org Foundation’s first annual For People and Planet award in the education category. Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load(TM) initiative in 2008 with Carbonfund.org, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.

“This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room,” said Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s chief executive officer.