Laundry Instructions for 100% Spun Polyester Napery

Laundry Instructions for 100% Spun Polyester Napery

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Laundry Instructions for 100% Polyester napery -

Below you will find the recommended washing instructions for 100% Spun Polyester napkins and table linens. White Spunpoly wash instructions Wash Insructions for Colored Spun Poly 1) Alkalinity of break operation should be between 650°1500 ppm Na2O. 2) Refrain from using FWAs in final operation. Unremovable yellow stains may result. 3) Amount of starch depends upon the degree of body desired (8-12oz) 4) Sour Load to pH = 5.5 - 6.5 5) If starching, do not extract below 25% water retention. *The above formula recommendations are designed as starting guidelines. The products and actual formulas may vary depending upon the machine size and type, soil levels, water conditions, product availability, etc. IMPORTANT - For best ironing results on all table linen, feed tablecloths into the ironer leading with the label.

Laundry Tips

Washing polyester items requires a delicate manner to maintain their appearance and longevity. Polyester is a synthetic fabric known for its durability, wrinkle resistance, and quick drying properties. However, improper washing techniques can lead to damage such as shrinking, pilling, or color fading. To keep your polyester items looking their best, follow these tips:

1. Check the Care Label: Before washing any polyester garment, always check the care label for specific instructions. The manufacturer's recommendations will guide you on water temperature, cycle type, and any other special considerations.

2. Sort by Color and Fabric Weight: Separate polyester items by color and fabric weight before washing to prevent color bleeding and ensure even cleaning. Wash light-colored items separately from dark or brightly colored ones to avoid color transfer.

3. Use Cold Water: Polyester fabrics are sensitive to heat and can shrink or lose their shape when exposed to high temperatures. Wash polyester garments in cold water to prevent damage and help retain their size and color.

4. Select a Gentle Cycle: Choose the gentle or delicate cycle on your washing machine to minimize agitation and reduce the risk of pilling or stretching. If your machine doesn't have a gentle cycle, opt for the shortest cycle with a low spin speed.

5. Use Mild Detergent: Select a mild detergent specifically formulated for delicate fabrics. Harsh chemicals and bleach can weaken polyester fibers and cause them to break down over time. Avoid using fabric softeners, as they can leave a residue on polyester fabrics, reducing their breathability and moisture-wicking properties.

6. Don't Overload the Machine: Overloading the washing machine can prevent proper water circulation and detergent distribution, leading to ineffective cleaning. Wash polyester items in small to medium-sized loads to ensure thorough cleaning and prevent wrinkling.

7. Turn Garments Inside Out: To minimize friction and protect the outer surface of polyester garments, turn them inside out before washing. This simple step can help preserve the fabric's appearance and reduce the risk of pilling or snags.

8. Air Dry or Low Heat: Polyester fabrics can be dried in the dryer on a low heat setting, but air drying is gentler and helps prevent shrinkage and damage. Hang polyester items to dry or lay them flat on a clean towel to maintain their shape and minimize wrinkles.

9. Remove Promptly and Smooth Out Wrinkles: Polyester garments can wrinkle easily, especially when wet. Remove them from the washing machine promptly and smooth out any wrinkles before air drying or ironing. Hanging polyester items immediately after washing can also help prevent wrinkles from setting in.

10. Iron Carefully: If ironing is necessary, use a low heat setting and avoid direct contact with the polyester fabric. Place a clean cloth between the iron and the garment to prevent shine or scorch marks. Avoid using steam, as it can cause water spots on polyester fabrics.

By following these tips, you can effectively wash polyester garments and keep them looking fresh and new for longer. With proper care, your polyester items will maintain their quality and appearance for many wears to come.

Kelsi Kleven


Merchandising Specialist

If you need assistance, contact Direct Textile Store Customer Service at 800-615-5822

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