New Standard Designed to Improve Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet Safety

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — A new safety standard for labeling and packaging individually wrapped liquid-detergent laundry packets is aimed at reducing risks of ingestion, particularly by children, ASTM International says.

“This is a great example of how industry, consumer groups, government and others come together, reach consensus, and work to create a stronger culture of safety and health,” says James A. Thomas, president of ASTM.

Fall Brings Calendar Full of Distributor Events

CHICAGO — The arrival of fall means a calendar full of opportunities to attend distributor special events and open houses.

Here is a brief rundown of events through Nov. 9 reported to American Coin-Op. Call or visit the website listed for registration information. In many cases, space is limited.


Sept. 12 — Coin-O-Matic Service School, Alsip, Ill.; 708-371-9595,

Primus Laundry Equipment Makes North American Debut

RIPON, Wis. — Primus®, a globally recognized provider of commercial laundry equipment, is now making its equipment available to North American store owners, the company reports.

“Primus offers one of the most comprehensive product lines available, with cutting-edge technologies built into each and every machine,” says Mark Schram, North American sales manager. “We look forward to the even greater innovations ahead as Primus equipment continues to evolve, backed by Alliance Laundry Systems’ leadership and an accredited distribution network.”

‘Stop Laundry Tax’ (Conclusion)

CHICAGO — Self-service laundry operators can attest to the various challenges of operating a laundry business.

A part of this equation is realizing the amount of income your laundry business has to report on a quarterly and yearly basis to your state’s revenue department and to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Though there are certain tax exemptions for self-service laundry operators, properly calculating and reporting your laundry’s income can be a cumbersome process.


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