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Hygienically Clean Linen Using Chlorine Bleach

Textile fabrics are an excellent breeding surface for bacteria and microorganisms to grow. It is therefore very important to consider sanitizing or even disinfecting linens to control the infections and viruses that could occur. Clean looking linens without stains are no assurance of hygienically clean fabrics. Good sound laundry formulations should kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.

Textile fabrics are an excellent breeding surface for bacteria and microorganisms to grow. It is therefore very important to consider sanitizing or even disinfecting linens to control the infections and viruses that could occur. Clean looking linens without stains are no assurance of hygienically clean fabrics. Good sound laundry formulations should kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.

Chlorine bleach is one of the very best sanitizers and disinfectants available for laundering fabrics. It has been well documented that chlorine bleach destroys bacteria and viruses at the proper concentrations. I believe that chlorine is the most cost-effective way to accomplish the task of hygienically clean linens. Other bleaching agents such as oxygen bleaches are not nearly as strong of an oxidizer; therefore they require more time and higher concentrations, along with special formula conditions. Generally, oxygen bleaches are not as good of astain remover and whitener of linens. 

I consider the main purposes of the bleach operation in every wash formula to be the removal of stains remaining after a proper wash step and to make the wash hygienically clean. Proper procedures should be followed in order to achieve both of these aspects of a chlorine bleach bath. First you must control the temperature of the bath before adding the chlorine bleach. Never add the bleach on top of linens without water and never add the bleach when steaming the bath. 

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Lapauw Acquired By Private Investor

BELGIUM — Lapauw and its affiliate Lapauw France have been acquired by Mr. Philippe D’heygere for an undisclosed amount. The Belgian based manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment officially announced that it has recently sold its rights to Mr. Philippe D’heygere, a successful international entrepreneur with special interests in global expansion.

“I have worked with the Lapauw family for 46 years. Following my first meeting with the new owner, I feel very confident that this agreement will provide the experience and resources needed to expand into new markets and bolster support to our existing distributors and customers,” said Andre Henrard, Export Manager for the countries outside Europe. The current management will remain active and no personnel change is expected.

In a joint statement to their distributors, the Lapauw family announced “Mr. D’heygere has international expertise and will reinforce the position of the Lapauw Group as a successful worldwide leader of premier laundry equipment.”