The linen supply and laundry industry is presently endorsing safer surfactants in laundering restaurant linens. For many years, most of the laundry services were not using environmental friendly products such as safe surfactants. They used to do laundry using the traditional method which is through the use of toxic chemicals, which are then drained into the sewer water. The name of this harmful chemical is nonylphenol ethoxylate. The outcomes of laundering restaurant linens in the traditional way provide toxicity to the local waste water and thus pose a threat to our environment. Moreover, it is the reason why the Trade Association of laundry companies encourages the use of safe detergents. Laundry ESP, http://www.laundryesp.com (the industry’s Environmental Stewardship Program), has worked for over six years to help make industrial laundry’s more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Written by Hannah Villarba and Grace Ducanis
Polyester linens are some of the most popular choices for hotel linens for obvious reasons. They are not only the more affordable alternative to higher-priced, high-thread count 100% cotton or linen hotel bedding products; they are also more durable, are virtually wrinkle-free and quick-drying, not to mention can easily blend with other materials.
Cotton, also referred to as “white gold”, is one of the ancient fibers under human cultivation, with evidences of cotton dating back more than 7,000 years. The plant is native to the tropical and subtropical regions across the world, including the Americas, Africa, India, and Pakistan. Cotton is used to make a number of textile products such as clothes, bed sheets, cotton napkins / table linens, medical uniforms, kitchen uniforms and many- many more.