At present, some hotels have a lot of problems in the use and washing of core products, which are mainly manifested as: core products that are difficult to wash after pollution, but can not be washed for a long time, are prone to breeding harmful bacteria, mites, yellow spots, mildew spots, smells, etc., affecting the customer experience.
How do hotels solve such problems? The existing treatment methods can be generally divided into three types:
1. Low temperature and slow drying to remove moisture
2. Local cleaning to remove surface stains
3. Discard as a whole and replace it for use
But can these really meet customers' needs for sanitary conditions? The answer is: not necessarily. Low temperature and slow drying mainly solve the problem of moisture inside the core and reduce the growth of bacteria, unable to remove stains; Local cleaning can not completely eliminate surface stains; The overall scrapping increases the cost. Of course, the above practices are also the helpless actions of the hotel.
So, in today's highly developed technology, facing the puzzle that core products are difficult to wash, do we have nothing to do? Technically, the core products that can be washed with water have made great breakthroughs. Most of the core products have been washed with water, and some hotels have also practiced, and have received certain results, but there are still some deficiencies:
Problems after washing
Shrinkage of fabric; Fluffy and low warmth retention
Shrinkage of fabric; The fluffy and warm keeping performance decreases; Balling
Air tight; Fluffy and low warmth retention
Air tight; Fluffy and low warmth retention
Therefore, factors such as core product structure, manufacturing cost, washing cost and requirements, external beauty, warmth retention, customer experience and service life are considered. It is recommended that core products should not be washed with water as much as possible, and the principle of "prevention first, washing second" should be followed in daily use, maintenance and washing.
Protection and washing of pillow core
1 、Protective sleeve
Down/chemical fiber pillow core can adopt inner pillow case isolation method to effectively prevent core products from being polluted. Generally, three kinds of fabrics are used. One is conventional woven fabric, which is comfortable and breathable, but has poor protection performance; The other is the Teflon three proof finishing fabric, which is waterproof, oil proof and dirt proof for conventional woven fabric, and maintains good air permeability, so that the fabric has anti pollution ability. The third is composite fabrics, which have strong protective functions and slightly affect the breathability and comfort. The conventional knitted composite protective inner pillow case has a soft texture and excellent stain resistance. The above products have been adopted by some hotels and have received ideal results.
2 、Antibacterial filler
Polyester antibacterial masterbatch is made into fiber and filled with core products. The filler can effectively inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans, keep the filler clean, and avoid odor. It has been adopted by some hotels with good effect. Because such functions are recessive, their effects can only be shown after a long time of use. It is difficult to identify the bacteriostatic function when purchasing, so the quality of products produced by brand enterprises can be guaranteed.
3 、Pillow core washing
If the down pillow core is made of cotton, the shrinkage problem after washing is inevitable. The high-grade cotton fabric with very small shrinkage must be selected to ensure the dimensional stability of the pillow core after washing; If polyester fabric is used, the fabric with air permeability up to standard must be selected.
The chemical fiber washable pillow core is a patented product (a kind of polyester slow rebound filler production process, patent number: ZL201510186554X) developed by the R&D personnel of Stafford. It uses special multi-component three-dimensional crimp structural fiber, which is shaped in a ball shape and connected with solder joints. It can maintain high rebound efficiency and support washing at 40 ℃. It can be dried at 60 ℃. It is not easy to agglomerate and deform. It is an ideal upgrading product of chemical fiber pillow core in hotels. Washable pillow core has special requirements for fabric and filler, so its price is 5-20% higher than that of ordinary products.