Hygiene has high, increasing relevance in today’s society, which demands more and more. The requirements in organizations and companies, both private and public, grow continuously. Therefore, textile services, especially industrial laundries, have new challenges and new opportunities. The traceability provided by digital technologies significantly influences the processes, since the real-time information management that RFID technologies offer, allows to take care of hygiene, commercial image and also guarantees that on time, supplies of clean textiles arrive at the client.
Hygiene is a preventive measure to preserve the health of people and society, and in the context of the individual, its objective is to prevent infections and promote a better quality of life.
Throughout time and based on the diversity of existing cultures, the general definition displays different concepts about hygiene. In a certain way, it depends on the diverse perception of health risks and, on the other, on the availability of prevention possibilities and therapies, both subject to changes over the years.
There are two essential factors on which the improvement of hygiene based are:
• Diagnose the risks of infection
• The implementation of hygiene measures.
However, there is a third factor that is he who plays textiles in the hygiene sector. Textiles are implemented to interrupt the chain of infection, but at the same time, they can also be carriers of parasites, microbes, bacteria and viruses.
Therefore, textile services play a crucial role in two critical areas of attention in achieving hygiene:
- – Get more effective textiles to interrupt the chain of infection.
- – Develop cleaning systems that eliminate parasites, microbes, bacteria and viruses after use.
Industrial laundries have achieved great achievements in terms of hygiene. The evident is when the sector tries to obtain a growing performance by offering its customers improvements integrating new machines, processes and advanced logistics services.
Until recently, competitiveness has been perceived mainly from the perspective of prices and conditions, but nowadays, avant-garde industrial laundries must offer safety in hygiene, care of the textile image and the guarantee that textiles get to the customer on time. These are the new keys that customers demand, which are the ones that establish real competitive differentiation.
The traceability provided by digital technologies significantly influences the processes, since the real-time information management that RFID technologies offer, allows to take care of hygiene, commercial image and also guarantees that on time, supplies of clean textiles arrive at the client.