Table Linen

 

 

Recommended Laundry Procedures

1.  Load the washer according to manufacturer's specifications.  Underloading or overloading can result in poor stain removal or in setting wrinkles.

2.  Use the cycle recommended for cotton/polyester napery.  The first step should be a warm flush to avoid setting greasy stains.  This should be followed by a hot wash (150-155º F).  Rinses should be progressively lower temperatures.

Wash Formula for Riegel 50/50 and 100% Cotton Products:

 

Water Level

Temperature

P.H.

BREAK

LOW

100-110º

 

SUDS

LOW

150-160º

10.5-11.0

DRAIN

     

RINSE

HIGH

110-120º

 

DRAIN

     

RINSE

HIGH

110-120º

 

DRAIN

     

SOUR

LOW

100-110º

5.5-7.0

If stains remain after one wash, add one cup of liquid chlorine bleach diluted with twenty (20) gallons of water during laundering.  Add bleach before putting napkins or table cloths in washer only to remove stubborn stains.

BLEACH

LOW

140-145º

10.2-10.8

Load the dryer to only one-third (1/3) to one-half (1/2) of the rated capacity.   This will allow the tumbling necessary to eliminate wrinkles coming from the washer.  Dryer temperatures should be at least 30º hotter than washing temperature.   Cool down cycle should be maintained at 100º F.

Remove and fold table cloths immediately after completion of cooling cycle.

To prevent alkaline hydrolysis of the polyester, do not exceed p.h. value of 11.0.

Do not use softeners and bactenostats that contain ammonium compounds.

Caress Murata Air Jet Spun Polyester Wash Formula

 

Water Level

Temperature

Minutes

FLUSH

HIGH

100-140º

2

BREAK

LOW

150-160º

10 - 12

CARRY OVER

LOW

150-160º

4 - 6

FLUSH

HIGH

150 - 160º

2

BLEACH (WHITE ONLY)

LOW

150º

8

RINSE

HIGH

140º

2

RINSE

HIGH

125º

2

RINSE

HIGH

110º

2

SOUR / STARCH

LOW

95º

5 / 10

EXTRACT

   

3

1. Alkalinity of break operation should be between 650 - 1,500 ppm Na2O.

2. Refrain from using FWA's in final operation.  Unremovable yellow stains may result.

3. Amount of starch depends on the degree of body desired (8 - 12 oz.)

4. Sour load to pH = 5.5 - 6.5.

5. If starching, do not extract below 25% water retention.

6. Do not bleach colors.

7. Do not add softeners to polyester napery products.