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Drying cabinet vs. dryer

Drying cabinet or dryer: Which is better for PPE textiles? Textiles used as personal protective equipment (PPE) are exposed to many stresses, for example from hazardous substances after firefighting operations. PPE must therefore be cleaned regularly. Dryers and drying cabinets are indispensable to ensure that clothing can be used again as quickly as possible. Drying cabinets dry more slowly, but more gently Drying in a clothes dryer is usually twice

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Idiom “Washing dirty laundry”

Nowadays, we associate the phrase “washing dirty laundry” with gossip, or with talking about someone behind their back. But why do we even say someone is washing dirty laundry? The phrase comes from the Middle Ages. At that time the women of the village met to wash their clothes together at the village spring or at the river. They would gossip about each other’s misdeeds and missteps. Thus, it became

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How to wash dirt mats properly?

High-quality dirt-trapping mats are true all-rounders in corridors and entrance areas of office buildings, in industrial halls and even in private rooms. The sometimes very heavy mats reliably absorb dirt, water and sometimes even small stones, so that these are no longer carried further into the building. Especially in autumn and winter, such a doormat holds a lot of dirt securely. But at some point, even such a dirt-trapping mat

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How long has the tumble dryer been around?

For a long time, the sun took over drying clothes – even today, in many countries, laundry is hung on clotheslines or laid over bushes and shrubs to dry. Although the first hand-operated clothes dryer was invented as early as the 1800s, it was not until the development of electric dryers in the 20th century that the appliance became of interest to households. In 1940, the industrial designer Brooks Stevens

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Look stupidly out of the laundry

“Looking stupidly out of the laundry” is a German saying, but where does the saying come from anyway? During World War II, there were “laundry soldiers” whose job was to drive through the lines and collect dirty laundry. Rather simple-minded men were assigned to this task, who then looked stupidly out of the mountains of laundry.

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