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ITALIAN TALENT — The scent of clean linen, the family asset for Pulilampo industrial laundry

A story of a company created and developed near Cesena in the sign of thorough ad detailed artisan work. First, the dry-cleaning shop opened by Mrs. Adriana Baraghini, then the structure opened by her husband, Gilberto Ravaioli and their two sons, Ivan and Andrea. Started thirty years ago with just one client, the business has now reached a yearly turnover …

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REPORTAGE — Self-service at the time of digital economy

Treating the subject of self-service laundries means dealing with the market of products that is inevitably influenced by different cultures and economic contexts that interact with the offer and demand for work, but also with the evolution of experiences and the ways clients access the service. A circular model, where economy, society and work redefine users’ standards, and where manufacturers …

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Laundry guide — The fault is not always yours Case study: two complaints with a happy end

Damaging your client’s garment in treatment is undoubte dly one of the most unpleasant situations that can happen at work. The aim of this article is to develop a critical sense through the presentation of two case studies where garments were damaged not really due to a wrong washing cycle but because of the poor quality of the garments themselves. First case: a BLOUSE …

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Cover story — Christeyns, sustainable chemistry and more

In the eyes of the general public, chemical companies do not have the best reputation. They are often associated with water and air pollution, health risks via contact with products, danger of accidents in the factories, dumping of chemical waste… Even though the chemical industry has dramatically improved its environmental performance, the public’s perception goes back to the old days …

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REPORTAGE — Industrial laundries, the eco-sustainable quality innovation

Circular economy is an economic system based on the re-use of materials in consecutive production cycles through accurate planning, which aims at the reduction of waste to the minimum. The linear economic model “take make dispose”, based on the accessibility of large quantities of energy and resources, is less and less suited to our everyday operational and productive reality. The …

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COVER STORY — Ironing by Battistella, from small repairs to the conquest of emerging markets

The Curriculum Vitae of Battistella B.G. is a story of a Made in Italy ironing business that starts the activity in the mid-’70s at a small artisan lab to become one of the main players in international markets today. Battistella’s products range from semi-professional boilers to toppers, from finishers to presses and last generation ozone sanitizing cabins The story of Battistella B.G. from Rossano …

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ITALIAN TALENT — In Mugnano the turning point is named Biolavanderia

In fact relocating their laundry by a few hundred meters within this municipality on the outskirts of Naples was not the only change implemented by the De Laurentis family. At the same time, the machinery and “laundry philosophy” was also switched to use hydrocarbon-based dry cleaning solvents, and advanced Wet Cleaning methods for water-based laundering. All of this allows the …

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