Towels, linen, napkins and tablecloths in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and care facilities come into contact with many different people throughout their lifespans
Can you imagine if these items were not effectively laundered? When you stay in a hotel, you expect the bedding and towels to be fresh and clean, unsoiled by previous guests. At restaurants you expect clean tablecloths and napkins, free from traces of the previous meal. And used hospital linen can readily become contaminated with blood, excretions and bodily fluids which can harbour many different pathogens. In addition, staff uniforms and aprons need to be regularly laundered.
Not only does washing give cleanness and freshness and maintain the appearance and feel of fabrics, most importantly it removes soiling and microorganisms that could be harmful to public health.
Laundry requirements vary between businesses and institutions depending on the specific soils and stains, laundry wash volume, wash water characteristics, cost constraints and staffing.
Extra special care is needed in hospitals and care facilities where dirty linen may pose a serious health threat to others.
I&I laundry products are essential to all effective laundry operations. These products contain ingredients that provide the chemical energy needed to:
As minimising the need to rewash items is vital to productivity, it is essential that I&I laundry products get the job done right first time.
Commercial laundry facilities are typically equipped with large-capacity washing machines and driers. Depending on the volume of laundry, these may be stand-alone machines or parts of highly automated systems capable of washing and drying very large loads.
Washing machines provide the mechanical energy needed to pump water, push detergent solutions through fabric, and rub fabrics against each other. Some washing machines also heat the wash water, providing thermal energy to aid in the removal of some stains and soils.
Driers provide mechanical energy by tumbling clothes, and thermal energy to heat the load and drive out moisture.
Commercial ironers and folders are also available. These products automate and speed up what would otherwise be highly time-consuming tasks.