Care Info & Misc.

Spun Polyester Fabric

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The 100% spun polyester fabric is an in trend fabric for all the restaurant linen because it is a long lasting fabric and it has the feel of a cotton fabric.

It is resistant to high temperature and Hydrochloride chemical.  Most of the laundries are washing this fabric with a heavy soil formular.

All polyester fabrics are susceptable to thermal shock which will make the fabric wrinkle if they have not been wash with the right formular. To eliminate this problem the temperature between each washing cycle need to recuce slowly.

To archive the strong starching finish. Reduce the extracting time from the final spin to about 3 to 4 minute. The washed linen then go straight to the ioning process.

 

Towels Care

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Whether you wash yours towel by hand or in the washing machine, there are certain guidelines you should follow for the best results and the least chance of damage.

1. First wash before using to remove dust and loose fibres remaining during the manufacture process. The recommended washing temperature is 60 degrees Celsius and dark colours must always be washed separately from light ones. Only white towels can be washed at high temperatures to remove stubborn stains.

2. Use less detergent than is normally recommended -- about half is generally sufficient. Your towels should remain sparkling white with the proper use of good chemicals and by adhering to the correct washing procedures. However, greying can occur through impure water quality and the over use of optical brighteners which can cause colour loss.

Almost all commercial washing powders on the market contain optical brightening agents (OBA’s) which are designed to keep ‘whites’ looking white. However, they may also fade some dyed colours, especially lighter dyed shades. During this first wash, add one half to 1 cup of white vinegar to the wash water, this will help set the dyes and result in increased colourfastness.

3. Colour towels. Unfortunately, no technology exists to ensure that fabrics are 100 percent colourfast.  A small amount of un-fixed dye remains in the fabric. This excess dye should be eliminated during the initial washes without the original colour fading. Deeper and brighter coloured articles should be washed separately in warm water and thoroughly rinsed to remove remaining dyestuff.   Colour towels are dyed in batches, some slight variation in colour may occur between different batches of towels. Under normal circumstances this colour variation will not be noticeable. Coloured towels must never be bleached as this changes dyestuffs and leads to discolouration. Temperatures greater than 60 degrees centigrade during washing can reduce colour fastness in some towels and is not recommended. In addition, chemicals used in pools such a chlorine can affect the colour fastness, so towels should be rinsed as soon as posible after use.

4. Do not use bleach.  It is quite possible that you are adding bleach in your wash without knowing it. Bleach comes in a number of forms, and has similar properties. Many commercially available laundry detergents contain bleaches without being labelled specifically.  Some pre wash or recycle water treatments from commercial washing machine also contain bleach. You may be doubling up the dose of bleach without ever adding "bleach" to your wash.

Sodium hypochlorite bleach which is very effective for removing stains also result in cumulative damage to organic fibres such as cotton, and the useful lifespan of these materials will be shortened with regular bleaching.

Sodium hydroxide is also found in many bleaches causes fibres degradation as well. Residual amounts of bleach not rinsed out will continue slowly degrading organic fibres in the presence of humidity.

  Hot water increases the activity of the bleach, owing to the thermal decomposition of hypochlorite which ultimately generates environmentally-undesirable chlorate.

5. Never use fabric softeners in the first wash as they will decrease the towel's ability to absorb water. Fabric softeners is accepted and widely use in washing towel, however softeners are fibre lubricants and overuse can cause the towel to become ‘super saturated’. This will reduce the ability of the towel to absorb water and give the towel a greasy handle. Over use of fabric softener increases the likelihood of pulled pile threads appearing. Softeners can also cause a discolouration of white products during initial launderings. One or two launderings without softener will return the product to its original white.

6. Loading Washing Machine and Dryer. Both overloading and under loading machines will reduce wash efficiency and increase mechanical ware on towelling, resulting in worn edges.

7. Washing and drying temperature. Excessive temperatures in both washing and drying can result in high shrinkage levels and increased chemical action. Keep laundering temperatures as low as practically possible. Over drying can result in degradation and resulting in a harsh handle.

8. Trim a pulled thread. As towels are woven and not knitted. The number of loops and their height and density influence the feel of the towel. The loops are flexible to give suppleness to the towel. As a result, loops are likely to be pulled when hooked. Take care to avoid contact with sharp objects such as rings or hooks on the washing line, trolleys, washing or drying machineries. Carefully cut snagged loops off your towels with scissors, to the same height as the others to prevent the loops from being pulled further. The towel will not run or unravel, and this will not be detrimental to the life of the product. 

9. All towels shrink on the first and a few subsequent washes. 6% is the normal shrinkage for the first wash. A final shrinkage is usually after 5 washes with the shrinkage of about 10%. The extent of the shrinkage is influenced by the sizes of the different yarns used in the towel, the density of the weave, differences in weave pattern from one towel to another and importantly the laundering temperatures used when cleaning the towels. 

It is best to consult with your chemical supplier and Laundry system designer for best outcomes

Bed Linen Care

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Most of our Bed Linen, Comforter, Blanket and Protectors range can be wet machine washed.   

Most Bed linen are make from either 100% cotton, 75%cotton 25% polyester or 50/50 Polycotton which will have the same washing and care instruction as for towels

To avoid soiling and extra protection for your mattress and pillow we recommend using mattress and pillow Protector.  All protectors can be machine washed by using the delicate formulas.

A first long cold rinse is important to reduce blood  stain to permanent set on linen.