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Fabric Fading Problems

Pigment dyes are dispersed in a gluey resin and spread across the top of the fabric surface. They can either be printed (screen or roller) as a single uniform shade all over; or applied in several colours to form multi-coloured patterns. After application the print is passed through a heated oven which bonds the gluey…

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Laundry Troubleshooting

From fading and staining to tears and frays, laundry problems are an unfortunate occurrence. Do not panic, Armstrong is here to help with our troubleshooting guide. Take a look at our list of the main laundry issues, their cause and how you are able to prevent them from happening and make your garments last longer.…

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A – Z Stain Removal Guide

ADHESIVES: Use nail varnish remover or acetone. BALL-POINT PENS AND FELT TIPS: Sponge with a little methylated spirits before washing. BEER: Sponge with white vinegar and warm water: Then rinse and wash in a biological powder/ BEETROOT: Soak, then wash normally at the maximum temperature indicated on the label. Most vegetable dye stains need an…

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Laundry Room Layout

A typical on premise laundry for a small hotel or nursing home could be laid out like this:- The dimensions of this one are 8m x 10m but the equipment could probably be squeezed into a slightly smaller area, with careful planning, by making use of the manufacturer’s installation data. FLOOR The floor needs to…

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What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home