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Convenience and fine-tuning your service to peoples life style will attract (new) customers

 

In 2012 a market study with Rogers model for innovation adoption was done to identify drivers in the consumer market that should lead to a higher turn-over.

 

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Smart Hotels are transforming service into a digital concept

 

Hotels around the world are using new technologies to speed up and personalize their services for guest, reports the New York Times.

 

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Nanotechnology to fight hospital superbugs

 

A revolutionary nanotechnology developed by the European research project Nanobond helps to treat bed linen and other textiles to prevent hospital acquired infections, reports Nanowerk.

 

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Tide celebrates National Football League team colours with unprecedented offer

 

In celebration of the 2013 National Football League (NFL) Draft, Tide, proud keeper of NFL team's colors, offers an endorsement deal to the first player drafted to each of the 32 NFL teams in celebration of their new colors, reports The Wall Street Journal. Tide will also be rewarding fans with a unique gift that will be delivered via Twitter by each of the contracted rookies during the first and second rounds of the Draft.

 

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Swan Cleaners in Ohio first dry cleaner in nine counties to install solar panels

 

Swan Cleaners in Mansfield, Ohio, is hoping to pave the way for area dry cleaners to go green, reports The Mansfield News Journal. The company has recently installed 62 solar panels, a 15.19 kilowatt system, on the roof of its building.

 

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Knowledge level about customers needs to be improved

 

Do you know your customers? What do they want? And how do you facilitate that? Are your customers satisfied or can you do better? Each company should ask themselves these questions, says Robert Arnoldy in a column for the MKB Servicedesk. A company policy that has been adjusted to the knowledge that this company has about its customers strengthens their competitive position and offers growth opportunities.

 

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FabricLink announces 2013 winners ‘Textile Innovation Awards’

 

The FabricLink Network’s Top 10 Innovation Awards recognize outstanding new developments in textile fabrics for outdoor, industrial and medical applications, from nano-technology to fire protection to smart fabric construction. This year’s award winners include Schoeller Textil AG, Rhodia, Texollini, and more.

 

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Laundry service for four legged guests in Dubai hotel

 

A new hotel for animals is expected to open its doors by the end of 2013 in Dubai, reports Gulf News.

 

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America’s Best Cleaners Affiliates Assemble in Arizona

 

America’s Best Cleaners (ABC) Affiliates from across the United States have recently gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona, for three days of networking and presentations around industry and general business best practices, reports American Drycleaner.

 

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Ten Cate certified for corporate social responsibility in The Netherlands

 

Textile technology company Ten Cate in Nijverdal, The Netherlands, has recently taken the next step in the implementation of its sustainability policy, reports Fibre2Fashion.com. The company has certified all four TenCate market groups on the CSR Performance Ladder in accordance with level 3.

 

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Gorenje Group relocates laundry appliance production to Velenje, Slovenia

 

Gorenje Group, washing and drying appliances manufacturer and owner of the Asko brand, has recently completed its relocation from Sweden to Velenje, Slovenia, reports Appliance Magazine.

 

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Canadian smart clothes change colour when you move

 

Scientists have taken a quantum leap in textile design by developing computerised fabrics that change their colour and shape in response to movement of the human body, reports The Business Standard.

 

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Robot destroys hospital bacteria with hydrogen peroxide vapor in New Zealand

 

A new hydrogen peroxide vapor robot has been designed to destroy almost all bacteria and superbugs in Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, reports news and information website Stuff.co.nz. The Bioquell recently landed at the hospital and is the first such robot in Australasia.

 

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Ecolab launches environmental friendly industrial laundry program

 

Ecolab has introduced an industrial laundry program that it says cleans heavily soiled textiles without using hazardous chemicals, reports the Environmental Leader. The program can furthermore save industrial laundry customers as much as 3 million gallons of water a year.

 

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Starr Textile Services opens new $10 million facility in Louisiana

 

Starr Textile Services, a company providing commercial laundry services, has recently announced to open a new $10 million facility in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, reports the Enquirer Herald. The new facility will add 40 new jobs.

 

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Alliance Laundry hiring 100 on job fair in USA

 

Alliance Laundry in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, is hiring 100 workers, creating economic confidence in the area, reports Fox 11 Online. Alliance Laundry recently held a job fair at the Royal Ridge Banquet Center, saying it's trying to fill jobs created by a multi-million dollar expansion.

 

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Smart textiles to replace wardrobe soon

 

Smart textiles could soon replace the wardrobe collection with hi-tech clothing, providing the wearer with sensor enabled solutions. Speaking to fibre2fashion, cofounder & CEO of Heapsylon LLC, Mr. Davide Vigano said: ‘We believe that in the near future each piece of clothing will become computers.’

 

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Smart textiles for protective gear: a guide in protective textiles in the UK

 

“Smart Textiles for Protection”, a new guide published in association with The Textile Institute, provides a comprehensive analysis of smart materials used in producing protective textiles, and explores a wide range of end-use protective applications.

 

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Thailand opens nanotech natural textiles coating centre

 

The Thai Ministry of Science and Technology, through its National Nanotechnology Centre (Nanotec), has opened the country's first nanotech natural textiles coating centre, reports the Bangkok Post. According to the ministry, the value and appeal of Thai natural textiles will be boosted with the application of nanotechnology coating.

 

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Spanish INFINITEX project to develop functional, smart textiles to finish in 2013

 

The Spanish project INFITEX (Spanish acronym for Research into New Functions and Incorporated Intelligence in Textiles), led by the Iturri Group and financed by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation), is to finish in 2013, reports Nanowerk. The project is to provide a boost to a national value chain for working with high added value functional and intelligent fabrics, as well as increasing their functions performances in terms of protection and comfort.

 

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Environmental friendly carpet cleaning

 

How can carpet cleaning be environmental friendly? The Wall Street Journal recently published an article that investigated the “being green” claims of carpet cleaning company Chem-Dry. Yes, it concluded, Chem-Dry has been finding better and safer ways to clean carpets and other surfaces.

 

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OSHA fines North Bergen laundry facility $219,000 for workers violations

 

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently cited a Jersey City laundry company for safety violations at its facility in North Bergen and proposed penalties of $219,000, reports North Jersey News.

 

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Lindstrom looking for growth of workwear services in India

 

From 2007 onwards, family owned textile service company Lindstrom has supplied workwear to a host of companies in India from its service centres in different larger cities, reports The Hindu Businessline. The company is now looking for new opportunities in smaller cities and towns.

 

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