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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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Man Freed From Laundry Machine

ENGLAND — Firefighters freed a man trapped in a laundry after he tried to pull some sheets that were stuck from a folding machine. The machine had not been turned off when he began trying the free the sheets. The employee’s arm became trapped in the machine but the firefighters worked quickly cutting the machine’s belt to free the man. He was rushed to the hospital where he was stabilized.