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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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Fire At Prison; No Injuries

CARLISLE, Ind. — Firefighters from several fire departments battled a laundry building fire for two-hours at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility before extinguishing the flames. No deaths or injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze is unknown.