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Towels Are Getting Torn During The Washing Process.

"We are one of the traders in the U.A.E supplying laundry chemicals to the commercial laundries. One of our customers is washing for a few hotels and has been having a problem, with the hotels complaining that the towels are getting torn during the washing process. They are using low foam detergent, chlorine powder bleach (10%) and softener. On occasion they use alkaline detergent also."

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How Do I Get The Iron Out My Water? It Is Turning My Towels Yellow.

Generally .5 ppm of iron will stain and discolor white textiles. Chlorine is not a good choice for washing textiles when there is any significant amount of iron present in the water. The best way to wash under the conditions where iron is present is to use oxygen bleaches.  When using commercial laundry equipment, an iron removing sour can strip iron or control the presence depending upon the concentration of the bath, and lower pH value of the water in the bath.

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Laundering Incontinence Products

Question: What do you recommend for washing reusable incontinence pads and similar products so that the odor can be most effectively removed? 

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Average Percent of Rewash In A Commercial Laundry

Question: What is the average percent of rewash in a commercial laundry?

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Washing New Fibers & New Textiles

New fibers and new textiles! Is there new chemistry to wash them? Or do we wash these new fabrics just like we always have?

There may not be a right or wrong answer to this question as I have stated it.

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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.