A reminder that tonight, March 23rd, textile care workers will be invited to a virtual meeting jointly hosted by the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers and the Worshipful Company of Launderers.
Rod Nutter, assisted by Ian Yates and Chris Kingsford of Richard Howarth, will present Textiles for a Rental Operation and Paul Middleton, HeiQ Technical Director, will brief Delgates about the HeiQ Viroblock, which is a post-wash coating for fabrics acts. this should be effective against the Covid-19 virus. (See LCN news report here.) The session will be chaired by Ken Cupitt.
Time: March 23rd, 7:00 p.m., London
To attend the Zoom meeting, please use this link
Meeting ID: 843 4751 7858
About the possibilities of the HeiQ Viroblock development, Cupitt said: "After use, this should continue to be effective for at least 30 washes at 60 ° C and up to five dry cleanings on wool by providing a self-disinfecting and germ-resistant surface Give the opportunity to add another service and support the fight against the pandemic. "
At the last meeting in February, Richard Newton attended and said positively, "We will reopen," explained the procedures and provided valuable practical advice on how to store your laundry during lockdown so that you can easily resume service.
Roger Cawood followed Newton's spot with a lecture on “Textiles for cleaners: fibers and fabrics”. Cawood gave an extensive master class on almost everything anyone could ever need to know on the subject. You can find both presentations here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxAk1m9VaJg
Cawood and Dr. Richard Neale, both experts at LCN, are now working on the regular What Went Wrong feature of the dry and wet cleaners magazine, which now includes a monthly mini master class on a specific topic as well as relevant case studies. In the February issue of LCN, the duo deals with the problem of felting. In the March issue they will deal with the problem of graying.
Cupitt reported on the seminar: “We had some technical problems in the earlier part of the program that cost us a while. However, in this recorded version we have clarified that, although you will find in the presentations that our guest speakers are referring to it.