Laundry Practice Glossary


Laundry Practice Glossary

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F

Flatwork

Ironing of sheets and tablecloths is called flatwork

Foul

A load containing blood or bloody wastes

G

Galling

A yellowing of white work due to insufficient rinsing

Greying

Describes work that has an even layer of soil over it making it look grey in colour

I

Ironer

A machine used for drying work (garments) in flat form

M

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet - a sheet showing chemicals, safety precautions, first aid instructions and environmental information

P

PH

A chemical shorthand to describe a measure of acidity or alkalinity

Protein

Describes egg white, blood, meat juices etc.

R

Rewash

Returning work to the machine for another wash cycle

Rinse

A step in the wash process


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