Commercial Laundry Trends

Commercial Laundry Trends

Kline published the second edition of Laundry Chemical Products USA.: Market Analysis and Opportunities recently, and the report contains a wealth of information on market sales, growth, forecasts, and insights from more than 500 structured surveys of professional end-use decision makers.

Commercial laundries were asked the importance of various emerging trends, and 55% rated energy saving/conservation as very important. Continue reading

Professional Laundry Chemicals Growth

Professional Laundry Chemicals Growth Driven by Commercial Laundries, Lodging, and Extended-Care Facilities

Later this month, Kline & Company will publish its 2nd edition of Laundry Chemical Products. This report includes findings and insights from more than 500 structured surveys with decision makers at end-use segments, such as commercial laundries, hospitals, extended-care facilities, lodging establishments, prisons and jails, small on-premise laundries (OPLs), major OPLs, and shirt laundries. Continue reading

Emerging Laundry Trends at Extended Care Facilities

Emerging Laundry Trends at Extended Care Facilities

The number of beds and facilities in the extended care industry has remained flat as nursing homes compete with at-home care and assisted and independent living facilities. However, extended care facilities is still an important end-use segment for suppliers of laundry chemicals, because sanitizing and disinfecting linens and garments are crucial in a setting with elderly patients and residents. Continue reading

Commercial Laundry Trends in Extended Care

Commercial Laundry Trends in Extended Care

Kline is actively conducting research with end users of laundry chemicals to assess their usage, perceptions, and perspectives on emerging trends. The extended care segment, including nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living facilities, are part of this research. The most commonly used laundry chemicals among extended care facilities are detergent, bleach, and fabric softeners although unscented softeners are preferred due to the fragile patient populations at these facilities. Extended care facilities are most concerned with sanitizing and disinfecting their laundry, resulting in a majority preferring to process laundry on the premises rather than sending it out. Other important laundry chemical attributes for this end-user group include chemical performance and stain removal. Continue reading

Market Trends to Watch in 2018

Commercial Laundry Market Trends to Watch in 2018

Preliminary results from Kline’s Laundry Chemical Products USA: Market Analysis and Opportunities research uncover trends impacting the market. Kline is in the process of conducting hundreds of structured interviews with end users of laundry chemicals, as well as in-depth interviews with suppliers, distributors, and others knowledgeable about the market for commercial laundry chemicals. The research for the report due to be published this summer has uncovered some interesting trends. For example, long-term care and assisted living facilities rather than hospitals are driving sales growth of laundry chemicals for healthcare. Growth in hospitality laundry is being restrained by the increasing popularity of AirBnB and other short-term rental options. Laundry from some of these properties is done on site in a home-style machine.Continue reading

Trends impacting the laundry chemicals market

Green Cleaning and Cost Trends in the U.S. Professional Laundry Market

Laundry requires specialized knowledge and service. Chemical suppliers often serve as trusted business partners for commercial end users because they provide expert service, especially for large accounts in the healthcare, hospitality, and commercial laundry segments. Kline’s research for our Laundry Chemicals study is underway and, so far, these three end-use segments appear to be contributing to market gains.

Green cleaning trends impacting professional laundry include water recycling/reuse systems, effluent management systems, ozone or electrolyzed water systems, and cold water washing. Water recycling and effluent management systems are expensive and difficult to engineer so only cleaning operations who want to promote a “sustainability/corporate responsibility” image or adhere to government regulations are likely to implement. Ozone water systems have been on the market for 20+ years, and some end users use them as part of their green cleaning initiatives while others are not sold on the usefulness of such systems. Cold water washing, where water temperatures are anywhere from 90-120 °F, use less energy than hot water washing; however, some end users that are particularly concerned with eliminating bacteria, viruses, and other germs from laundry, such as hospitals and long-term care facilities, may not be willing to use cold water washing systems. Continue reading

The market for commercial laundry chemicals.

Commercial Laundry Chemicals: New Report from Kline Buttons Up the Latest Trends

Understanding the needs of professional end users, such as commercial laundry processors, hospitals, lodging establishments, restaurants, extended care facilities, prisons/jails, and other on-premise laundries, are key for laundry chemical suppliers. Trends in product usage, channels of distribution, penetration of textile rental firms, the role of machinery/equipment, such as extractors, continuous batch washers or tunnels, and dispensing systems, and cost structures for processing laundry are key variables that have a direct impact on the demand for laundry chemicals.Continue reading